Symposium on Biological Complexity
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA CA 92037

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, January 10, 2008
12:00:00 Registration
18:45:00 Opening Remarks
19:00:00 “Internal Representations of the Olfactory World” Richard Axel
20:00:00 Reception
Friday, January 11, 2008
08:00:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 “Cerebellar Interneurons: A New Superimposed System for Controlling Learning” Chris I. De Zeeuw
09:00:00 The Construction of Spinal Motor Circuits Thomas M Jessell
09:00:00 “Unifying Principles that Govern the Development and Later Function of Motor Systems in the Spinal Cord and Hindbrain” Joseph Fetcho
09:00:00 “Recent Advances in the Neurobiology of Locomotion” Keir Pearson
12:30:00 Lunch
14:00:00 “Dissecting a Circuit for Sensory Behavior” Cori Bargmann
14:00:00 “What Songbirds Can Teach Us about Circuits and Signals” Alison Doupe
14:00:00 “The Genetics of Olfactory Perception” Leslie B Vosshall
14:00:00 “Neuronal Correlates of Subjective Sensory Experience” Ranulfo Romo
17:00:00 Dinner
17:30:00 Poster Session
Saturday, January 12, 2008
08:00:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 “From Flies to Mice: Molecular Genetics of Drug Addiction” Ulrike Heberlein
09:00:00 “Molecular Neurobiology of Social Bonding” Larry J Young
09:00:00 “The Human Amygdala’s Contribution to Emotion and Social Behavior” Ralph Adolphs
09:00:00 “Molecular Genetic Analysis of Neural Circuits Underlying Emotional Behaviors” David Anderson
12:30:00 Lunch
14:00:00 “Ion Channel Complexity in Epileptic Brain” Jeff Noebels
14:00:00 “Deciphering the Neuronal Origins of Rett Syndrome” Huda Y. Zoghbi
14:00:00 “High-speed Optical Interrogation of Living Neural Circuitry: Development and Application to Psychiatric Diseases” Karl Deisseroth
14:00:00 “Neural Circuits for Genetic Risk for Psychiatric Disorders” Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
14:00:00 “A Prion–like Mechanism in the Maintenance of Memory Storage” Eric R Kandel
17:30:00 Poster Session
19:00:00 “Perspectives and Life as a Neuroscientist” Jean-Pierre Changeux
Sunday, January 13, 2008
08:00:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 “Brain Nicotinic Receptors and Cognitive Functions” Jean-Pierre Changeux
09:00:00 “Functional Integration of New Neurons into the Hippocampal Circuitry” Fred H. Gage
09:00:00 “Roles of Individual Hippocampal Circuits in Episodic Memory” Susumu Tonegawa
09:00:00 “Grid Cells and Spatial Representations in the Entorhinal-hippocampal Circuit” Edvard Moser
12:00:00 End of Symposium
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