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Genetics and Biochemistry of Sleep (C5)

Organizer(s) Amita Sehgal, Jay C. Dunlap and Emmanuel Mignot
March 7—12, 2008
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, California USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 7, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 5, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 7, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 21, 2008

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
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.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: November 7, 2007 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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    • Grammar and spelling
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    • Sufficient background
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    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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