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Chemical Senses: Receptors and Circuits
Organizer(s): Leslie B. Vosshall and Peter Mombaerts
Date: March 15 - 19, 2009
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
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Summary of Meeting:
The goal of this Keystone Symposium is to bring together both pioneers and newcomers to the neurobiology of the chemical senses to discuss the development and function of neuronal circuits that underlie the perception of odorants, tastants, and pheromones. In the decade since the identification of molecular receptors for chemosensory stimuli, the field is increasingly moving toward questions of how sensory circuits are assembled during development and how they function in mediating chemosensory perception. Researchers are elucidating the molecules and mechanisms that pattern connections from the periphery to the brain. Using electrophysiological and imaging techniques, information processing is being studied mostly at the periphery. However, there is little information about how information is propagated from lower pathways to the cortex (or equivalent) and other higher brain regions. This meeting will highlight recent results using developmental, electrophysiological, functional imaging, and behavioral approaches to elucidate how chemosensory signals are processed in invertebrate and vertebrate model systems, ranging from nematode, fruit fly, zebrafish, mouse, rat, non-human primate to human.
Scholarship Deadline: November 17 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 17 2008
Abstract Deadline: December 15 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 15 2009
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Cell PressRoyal Society of Chemistry
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Grant No. 1R13DC009937-01
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Program

Sunday, March 15 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Pre Function


Sunday, March 15 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Opening Lecture
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 1
Peter Mombaerts, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
The P Element

Sunday, March 15 | 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Workshop 1: Neuroethology and Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 3
Hitoshi Sakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Molecular Basis of Odor Perception in the Mouse

Sunday, March 15 | 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Workshop 1: Neuroethology and Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 3
Bill S. Hansson, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
Fruitfly Olfactory Neuroethology

Sunday, March 15 | 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Workshop 1: Neuroethology and Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 3
Timothy E. Holy, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
The Mammalian Accessory Olfactory System: Stimuli and Circuitry

Monday, March 16 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 8
Liqun Luo, Stanford University, USA
Wiring Up the Fly Olfactory Circuit

Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 8
Leslie B. Vosshall, Rockefeller University, USA
DEET and Beyond: Harnessing Insect Olfaction to Develop New Repellents

Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 8
Richard Benton, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Short Talk: Variant Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors as Chemosensory Receptors in Drosophila

Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 4 of 8
Hubert Amrein, Duke University, USA
Short Talk: Sweet Taste Perception in Drosophila

Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 5 of 8
Alain Trembleau, University Pierre & Marie Curie, France
Evidence for a Developmentally-Regulated Local Translation of Odorant Receptor mRNAs in Axons of Olfactory Sensory Neurons


Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 6 of 8
Takeshi Imai, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Pre-Target Axon-Axon Interactions Establish the Neural Map Topography

Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 7 of 8
Xiaodong Li, Senomyx, Inc., USA
Short Talk: Molecular Mechanisms for Enhancement of T1R Taste Receptors

Monday, March 16 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Molecular Biology of Smell and Taste
Room: Mountain

Speaker 8 of 8
Dennis Drayna, NIDCD, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Population-Specific Genetic Variants Control Human Sweet Taste Sensitivity

Monday, March 16 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Pre Function


Monday, March 16 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch


Monday, March 16 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Bay


Monday, March 16 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Bay


Monday, March 16 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Monday, March 16 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Pain/Olfactory Circuits I
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 5
David Julius, University of California, San Francisco, USA
From Peppers to Peppermints: Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway

Monday, March 16 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Pain/Olfactory Circuits I
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 5
Ardem Patapoutian, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
TRP Channels and Nociception

Monday, March 16 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Pain/Olfactory Circuits I
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 5
Joel D. Mainland, Duke University, USA
Short Talk: Cracking the Code: Translating Odorants into Olfactory Receptor Responses

Monday, March 16 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Pain/Olfactory Circuits I
Room: Mountain

Speaker 4 of 5
Gilles J. Laurent, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Germany
Neural Coding of Olfactory Information

Monday, March 16 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Pain/Olfactory Circuits I
Room: Mountain

Speaker 5 of 5
Rainer Friedrich, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Transformation of Odor Representations in the Olfactory Bulb and Beyond

Monday, March 16 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Monday, March 16 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Bay


Monday, March 16 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 17 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Olfactory Circuits II
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 6
Rachel Wilson, Harvard Medical School, USA
Olfactory Processing in the Drosophila Brain

Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Olfactory Circuits II
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 6
Gero Miesenböck, University of Oxford, UK
Signals and Noise in Olfactory Circuits

Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Olfactory Circuits II
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 6
Matt Wachowiak, Boston University, USA
Low-Level Mechanisms for Processing Odor Information in the Behaving Animal

Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Olfactory Circuits II
Room: Mountain

Speaker 4 of 6
Gary L. Westbrook, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
The Interplay between Chemical and Electrical Synapses in Olfactory Bulb Glomeruli

Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Olfactory Circuits II
Room: Mountain

Speaker 5 of 6
Haiqing Zhao, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Short Talk: ANO2, a Calcium-Activated Chloride Channel in Vertebrate Olfactory Transduction

Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Olfactory Circuits II
Room: Mountain

Speaker 6 of 6
Hartwig Spors, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
Short Talk: In vivo Imaging of Mice with Genetically Labeled Glomeruli

Tuesday, March 17 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Pre Function


Tuesday, March 17 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch


Tuesday, March 17 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 8
Tristram Wyatt, University of Oxford, UK
Pheromones at 50 - From Birth to Maturity

Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 8
Marie-Christine Broillet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The Mouse Grueneberg Ganglion: A Danger Detector

Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 8
Joerg Fleischer, Institute of Physiology, Germany
Short Talk: Grueneberg Ganglion – a Dual Sensory Organ?

Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 4 of 8
Liming Sun, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, China
Short Talk: Guanylyl Cyclase-D in the Olfactory CO2 Neurons is Activated by Bicarbonate

Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 5 of 8
Kazushige Touhara, University of Tokyo, Japan
Chemosensory Receptor and Behavior

Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 6 of 8
Darren W. Logan, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Short Talk: Suckling is Promoted by Innate Conditioning via Non-Specialist Olfactory Circuits

Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 7 of 8
Albert Folch, University of Washington, USA
Large-Scale Search for Pheromone-Specialist Olfactory Sensory Neurons using a Microfluidic Platform

Tuesday, March 17 | 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 2: 50 Years of Pheromone Research
Room: Mountain

Speaker 8 of 8
Frank Zufall, University of Saarland, Germany
Sensory Adaptation in the Vomeronasal Organ

Tuesday, March 17 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Tuesday, March 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pheromone Processing
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 6
Lisa Stowers, The Scripps Research, USA
Molecular Mechanisms of Pheromone Detection

Tuesday, March 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pheromone Processing
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 6
Yoram Ben-Shaul, Harvard University, USA
The Mouse AOB: New Insights into Vomeronasal Chemosensory Processing

Tuesday, March 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pheromone Processing
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 6
Hiroaki Matsunami, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Translating Odorants into Olfactory Receptor Responses

Tuesday, March 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pheromone Processing
Room: Mountain

Speaker 4 of 6
Ivanka Savic, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Visualizing Pheromone Perception in the Human Brain

Tuesday, March 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pheromone Processing
Room: Mountain

Speaker 5 of 6
Monika C. M. Frey, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Short Talk: Don´t Run Away! – A Human Pheromone as an Unconscious Safety Signal


Tuesday, March 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Pheromone Processing
Room: Mountain

Speaker 6 of 6
Ivan Rodriguez, University of Geneva, Switzerland
V1R Monogenic Expression: Copycat or Unique Mechanism?


Tuesday, March 17 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Bay


Tuesday, March 17 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Bay


Wednesday, March 18 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 6
Mario de Bono, University of Cambridge, UK
Evolutionary Sculpting of Foraging in C. elegans

Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 6
Cornelia Bargmann, Rockefeller University and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, USA
Half a Wiring Diagram is Better than None: Generating Flexible Olfactory Behaviors from a Fixed Anatomy

Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 6
David J. Anderson, California Institute of Technology, USA
Role of Chemosensation in the Regulation of Aggression in Drosophila

Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 4 of 6
Zach Mainen, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
Neural Mechanisms of Olfactory-Guided Decisions in Rodents

Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 5 of 6
Julia L. Semmelhack, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Select Glomeruli in the Drosophila Antennal Lobe Mediate Innate Olfactory Attraction and Aversion

Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Behavior
Room: Mountain

Speaker 6 of 6
Ron Congrong Yu, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Altered Odor Response and Discrimination in Mice with Multi Glomerular Maps

Wednesday, March 18 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Pre Function


Wednesday, March 18 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, March 18 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Wednesday, March 18 | 5:00PM - 6:20PM
Cortex and Beyond
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 4
Donald A. Wilson, Nathan Kline Institute and New York University School of Medicine, USA
Olfactory Cortical Processing

Wednesday, March 18 | 5:00PM - 6:20PM
Cortex and Beyond
Room: Mountain

Speaker 2 of 4
Edmund T. Rolls, Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience, UK
Multimodal Sensory Integration in and beyond the Orbitofrontal Cortex

Wednesday, March 18 | 5:00PM - 6:20PM
Cortex and Beyond
Room: Mountain

Speaker 3 of 4
Denise Chen, Rice University, USA
Short Talk: Encoding Human Sexual Chemosensory Cues in the Orbitofrontal and Fusiform Cortices


Wednesday, March 18 | 5:00PM - 6:20PM
Cortex and Beyond
Room: Mountain

Speaker 4 of 4
Markus Knaden, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
Short Talk: Smell Stereo: How Desert Ants Take Olfactory Snapshots

Wednesday, March 18 | 7:00PM - 7:30PM
Closing Lecture
Room: Mountain

Speaker 1 of 1
Linda B. Buck, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Olfactory Mechanisms in Mammals

Wednesday, March 18 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Social Hour
Room: Alumni


Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Wednesday, March 18 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Granhall


Thursday, March 19 | 10:22AM - 10:22AM
Departure


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