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State of the Brain (R1)

Scientific Organizers: Terrence J. Sejnowski and Sten Grillner


May 22—26, 2016

Alpbach Congress Centrum, Alpbach, Austria


Lead Sponsor: Allen Institute for Brain Science


Abstract submission is closed. Registered attendees can bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 21, 2016 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 21, 2016 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Feb 23, 2016 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 22, 2016 [details]


Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2016-R1 "State of the Brain" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On January 21, 2016 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After January 21, 2016 until April 11, 2016 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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January 21, 2016 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 22, 2016 845.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After March 22, 2016 995.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 22, 2016 620.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After March 22, 2016 770.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 21, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract in the meeting Abstract Book
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is February 23, 2016)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: January 21, 2016


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: February 23, 2016


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract in the meeting Abstract Book
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is January 21, 2016)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 22, 2016


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, May 22 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, May 26 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, May 27 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Otto Molden Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Otto Molden Foyer

MONDAY, MAY 23

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Sten Grillner, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Cornelia Bargmann, Rockefeller University, USA
Understanding Brain Function and Dysfunction

09:30—12:15
International Brain Programs
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Terrence J. Sejnowski, The Salk Institute, USA

Felix Schuermann, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
The EU Human Brain Project

Walter J. Koroshetz, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA
State of BRAIN: NIH's Initiative

Mu-ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China
China Brain Project and Non-Human Primate Research

Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Project MindScope - Big Science, Team Science, Open Science to Understand Mouse Cortex

10:10—10:30
Coffee Break

Otto Molden Foyer
12:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

12:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Otto Molden Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Otto Molden Foyer
15:30—16:30
Panel 1: Coordinating International Programs

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Cornelia Bargmann, Rockefeller University, USA

Sten Grillner, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Walter J. Koroshetz, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Mu-ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China

Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA

Thomas Skordas, European Commission, Belgium

Sharif Taha, Kavli Foundation, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Otto Molden Foyer
17:00—19:00
Discovering Diversity: Identifying Cell Types in the Brain
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA

Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Cell Types and Circuits in the Visual System

Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization

Sara B. Linker, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Short Talk: Nuclear RNA-Seq of Single Neurons Reveals Molecular Signatures of Activation Across the Hippocampal Circuit

William Allen, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: Separately-Coordinated Brainwide Dynamics of Distinct Cell Types during Behavior

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Otto Molden Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Otto Molden Foyer

TUESDAY, MAY 24

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:30—11:30
The Brain in Action: Large-Scale Monitoring and Manipulating Neurons
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University, USA
Optogenetic Approaches to Neural Circuits

* Mark J. Schnitzer, Stanford University, USA
Reading Neural Codes from a Thousand Neurons in Freely Behaving Mice

Susumu Tonegawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and RIKEN Brain Science Institute, USA
Monitoring and Engineering Memory Engram Cells and their Circuits

Stuart Trenholm, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Short Talk: Functional Cortical Connectivity Principles Revealed by Single-Cell-Initiated Circuit Tracing with Rabies Viruses

Kishore Kuchibhotla, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: A Synaptic and Circuit Switch for Control of Flexible Behavior

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Otto Molden Foyer
11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Otto Molden Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Otto Molden Foyer
15:30—16:30
Panel 2: Bridging the Gap between Circuits and Behavior

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Mu-ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China

Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University, USA

Mark J. Schnitzer, Stanford University, USA

Susumu Tonegawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and RIKEN Brain Science Institute, USA

Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany

R. Clay Reid, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Otto Molden Foyer
17:00—19:00
Maps in the Brain: Generating Multi-Scale Neural Circuits
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Towards a Connectome of the Whole Mouse Brain

* R. Clay Reid, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Integrating Circuits, Recordings and Behavior

Terrence J. Sejnowski, The Salk Institute, USA
Global Circular Waves in Human Cortex

Zeinab Fazlali, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Iran
Short Talk: Locus Coeruleus Activity and Brain State: Implications for Sensory Coding in Rat Barrel Cortex

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Otto Molden Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Otto Molden Foyer

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:30—11:30
Advancing Human Neuroscience: Understanding Brain Function and Dysfunction
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
John Donoghue, Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering, Switzerland
Brain Computer Interfaces

Helen S. Mayberg, Emory University, USA
Iterative Strategies to Refine and Optimize DBS for Depression

* Patricia K. Kuhl, University of Washington, USA
What Can Babies’ Brains Tell Us About What it Means to be Human?

Niels Janssen, University of La Laguna, Spain
Short Talk: Whole-Brain fMRI Activity at a High Temporal Resolution: A New Analytic Technique

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Otto Molden Foyer
11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Otto Molden Foyer
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Otto Molden Foyer
15:30—16:30
Panel 3: What are the Prospects for Helping Humans with Brain Disorders?

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* John Donoghue, Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering, Switzerland

Helen S. Mayberg, Emory University, USA

Patricia K. Kuhl, University of Washington, USA

Emery N. Brown, MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology, USA

Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Otto Molden Foyer
17:00—19:00
Discovering Principles: Theory, Models, Computation and Statistics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Terrence J. Sejnowski, The Salk Institute, USA

Emery N. Brown, MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology, USA
Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain under General Anesthesia

Sten Grillner, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Multi-Scale Modeling of Neuronal Networks - From Ion Channels to Selection of Behavior

Astrid Prinz, Emory University, USA
Embracing Variability: Ensemble Modeling in Neuroscience

Suresh J. Jesuthasan, LKC School of Medicine, Singapore
Short Talk: Investigating Neural Dynamics in the Zebrafish Habenula

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Otto Molden Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Otto Molden Foyer

THURSDAY, MAY 26

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
08:30—11:30
Model Systems: Using Genetics to Deconstruct Neural Circuits
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
Gerald M. Rubin, Janelia Research Campus, USA
A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding the Fly Brain

Florian Engert, Harvard University, USA
From Whole-Brain Data to Functional Circuit Models: The Zebrafish Optomotor Response

* Hideyuki Okano, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Disease Modeling and Brain Mapping Using Transgenic Marmosets

Ashiq Hussain, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
Short Talk: Neuropeptides Modulate Female Chemosensory Processing Upon Mating in Drosophila

Justus Kebschull, Cold Spring Harbor, USA
Short Talk: MAPseq: Massively Multiplexed Mapping of Single Neuron Projections by Sequencing of Barcoded RNA

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Otto Molden Foyer
11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

15:30—16:30
Panel 4: Evolutionary Perspectives in Understanding the Brain

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Sten Grillner, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Gerald M. Rubin, Janelia Research Campus, USA

Florian Engert, Harvard University, USA

Cornelia Bargmann, Rockefeller University, USA

Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Otto Molden Foyer
17:00—18:45
Big Data: Analyzing High-Dimensional Brain Datasets
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/22/2016

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
* Sten Grillner, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Joshua T. Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University, USA
NeuroData: Enabling Petascale Neuroscience

Sean Hill, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Neuroinformatics: From Big Data to Knowledge Discovery

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)

Erwin Schrödinger Hall
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Otto Molden Foyer
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Otto Molden Foyer

FRIDAY, MAY 27

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Lead Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Allen Institute for Brain Science
 

We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

The Kavli Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13NS096939-01

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