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This meeting took place in 2007



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Chemical Senses: From Genes to Perception (A7)


Organizer(s) Peter Mombaerts and Leslie B. Vosshall
January 21—25, 2007
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 21, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 24, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 21, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 21, 2006

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The chemical senses - taste and smell - have been revolutionized by molecular biology since Buck and Axel's discovery of odorant receptors in 1991. We have now a nearly complete description of the repertoires of chemosensory receptor genes in several vertebrate and invertebrate species. The enormous and exciting task faced by the field is how chemosensory circuits develop and how the mature brain perceives tastes and smells. A solution of these problems will require integrative and comparative approaches. Receptor-driven perspectives are rapidly taking over from more traditional analyses. We propose an integrative meeting about research on taste, smell and pheromones, in vertebrate and invertebrate systems, using imaging, modeling, molecular biology, genomics, physiology, and developmental studies.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

15:00—19:30
Registration

Ballroom Lobby
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Ballroom Lobby
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Ballroom 2
Linda B. Buck, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Unraveling Smell

20:30—22:00
Evening Workshop

Ballroom 2
James P. White, University of Utah, USA
Sex-Specific Chemosensory Behaviors Mediated by Social Signals in C. elegans

Lisa T. Stowers, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Identification of the Pheromone Ligands and Sensory Neurons that Mediate Male-Male Aggression in the Mouse

Haiqing Zhao, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Fast Adaptation of Olfactory Sensory Neurons is Required for Odor Tracking in Mice

John D. Laughlin, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
The Structural Basis of Pheromone Recognition in Drosophila

Lindsey J. Macpherson, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Mechanism of Activation of TRPA1 by Pungent Compounds


MONDAY, JANUARY 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff/Eagles Nest
08:00—11:15
Olfaction-Periphery/Ligands I
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Ballroom 2
Leslie B. Vosshall, Rockefeller University, USA
Genetics of Olfactory Coding in Drosophila

Hiroaki Matsunami, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Chaperones for Mammalian Odorant Receptors in Heterologous Expression

Peter Mombaerts, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
Targeted Mutagenesis of Mouse Odorant Receptor Genes

Hitoshi Sakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Identity and Projection of Olfactory Sensory Neurons in the Mouse

Alexander Chesler, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: The Organization of Olfactory Sensory Projections by G-protein Signaling

Ko Kobayakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Glomerular Map Formation and Odor Perception in the Zone1- and Class II- Depleted Mutant Mice

09:15—09:35
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Ballroom 3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Ballroom 3
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:15
Olfaction-Periphery/Ligands II
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Ballroom 2
Stuart Firestein, Columbia University, USA
Evolution, Function and Regulation of Mammalian Odor Receptors

Barbara Trask, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Genomics of Mammalian Odorant Receptors

Laurence J. Zwiebel, Vanderbilt University, USA
Olfactory Genomics as a Basis for Disrupting Disease Transmission by Vector Mosquitoes

Yuki Oka, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Odorant Receptor Map in the Mouse Olfactory Bulb: in vivo Sensitivity and Specificity of Receptor-defined Glomeruli

Bart Kempenaers, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Short Talk : Numbers and Proportion of Functional Olfactory Receptor Genes Indicate a Well Developed Sense of Smell in Birds

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Ballroom 3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Ballroom 3

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff/Eagles Nest
08:00—11:15
Olfaction-Central/Perception
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Ballroom 2
Minmin Luo, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China
Sensitive Detection of Ambient CO2 by a Specialized Olfactory Subsystem in Mice

David J. Anderson, California Institute of Technology, USA
Molecular Genetic Analysis of Neural Circuits for Innate Defensive Behaviors in Flies and Mice

Cornelia Bargmann, Rockefeller University, USA
From Odor to Behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans

Christian Margot, Firmenich SA, Switzerland
Olfactory Psychophysics: Correlating Molecular Structure with Human Perception

Jessica Porter, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Short Talk: Mechanisms of Scent Tracking in Humans

Cory M. Root, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Glomerulus-specific Propagation of Olfactory Information in Drosophila Antennal Lobe

09:15—09:35
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Ballroom 3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Ballroom 3
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:15
Taste-Peripheral/Genomics
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Ballroom 2
Mark J. Zoller, Senomyx, Inc., USA
Using Human Taste Receptors to Discover Novel Flavor Ingredients

Charles S. Zuker, HHMI, Columbia University, USA
Molecular Biology of Mammalian Taste

Dennis Drayna, NIDCD, National Institutes of Health, USA
Sequence Variation in Human Taste Receptors

Jae Young Kwon, Yale University, USA
Short Talk: The Peripheral Organization of Putative Gustatory Receptor Genes in the Drosophila Larva

Hubert Amrein, Duke University, USA
Short Talk: A Pheromone Receptor Responsible for Heterosexual Mating Behavior in Drosophila

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Ballroom 3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Ballroom 3

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff/Eagles Nest
08:00—08:40
Taste-Peripheral/Genomics
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Ballroom 2
Robert F. Margolskee, Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA
Beyond Taste: The Roles of Taste Receptors and Gustducin in Gastrointestinal Chemosensation

08:40—09:15
Taste-Central/Perception
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Ballroom 2
Kristin Scott, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Taste Recognition in Drosophila

09:30—10:05
Chemosensory Circuits
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Ballroom 2
Barry Dickson, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
A Single Olfactory Channel Mediates Behavioral Responses to a Drosophila Sex Pheromone

10:05—11:15
Chemical Senses-Evolution
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Ballroom 2
Bill S. Hansson, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
Evolution of Odor Coding in Arthropods

Zhihua Zou, Novo Nordisk, China
Short Talk: Olfactory and Gustatory Sensory Inputs Converge on Lateral Hypothalamic MCH Neurons to Regulate Feeding and Social Behaviors

Scott Waddell, University of Oxford, UK
Short Talk: Systems-Level Odor Memory Processing in Drosophila Mushroom Body Neurons

09:15—09:30
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—18:15
Pheromones-Peripheral/Genomics
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Ballroom 2
Richard Benton, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Short Talk: An Essential Role for a CD36 Scavenger Receptor in Pheromone Perception in Drosophila

Bettina Malnic, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Short Talk: Ggamma13 and Ric-8B: New Potential Components of the Odorant Signaling Complex

Kazushige Touhara, University of Tokyo, Japan
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Sex pheromone Reception

18:15—19:15
Closing Address
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Ballroom 2
Richard Axel, Columbia University, USA
Odorant Receptors

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Ballroom 3
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Ballroom 3

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

 
Departure


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National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13DC008509-01A1




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Firmenich SA


Senomyx, Inc.


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