Genetics and Biochemistry of Sleep
Organizer(s): Amita Sehgal, Jay C. Dunlap and Emmanuel Mignot Date: March 07 - 12, 2008
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, USA
Sleep is increasingly being recognized as an important area of research that is also relevant for our understanding of other physiological functions. Among recent advances are the identification of genes that contribute to sleep disorders (e.g., narcolepsy, advanced sleep phase syndrome), the development of animal, including invertebrate, model systems for sleep, the discovery of sleep-regulating genes and the demonstration of links between sleep and metabolism. In addition, the serious health consequences of disrupted sleep have been rigorously documented. Major questions now are how the timing and duration of sleep are controlled by the circadian and sleep-promoting homeostatic systems, and what essential functions are served by sleep. The program emphasizes the benefits of a cross-disciplinary approach to address the problems posed above. It also highlights the extent to which sleep impacts other aspects of physiology, and the progress towards understanding the molecular basis of sleep disorders.
Scholarship Deadline: November 7 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 7 2007
Abstract Deadline: December 5 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 21 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.