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This meeting took place in 2001



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The Synapse (J5)


Organizer(s) Joshua R. Sanes, Ben A. Barres and Ann Marie Craig
March 1—6, 2001
Taos Convention Center (meeting only) • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 1, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 2, 2001


Summary of Meeting:
Synapses are the sites at which most information processing occurs in the brain. The specificity of synapse formation determines how we feel, move and think; changes in synaptic efficacy underlie learning and memory; most psychoactive drugs target synaptic components; and defects in synapses are likely to trigger many neurological and psychiatric diseases. Until recently, however, our understanding of synapses was based largely on a single accessible model synapse, which does not think or learn: the vertebrate skeletal neuromuscular junction. Now, new molecular, cellular and genetic tools are making it possible to analyze synapses in the brain with a comparable degree of sophistication. This symposium will cover recent investigations of synapse formation and function in invertebrate peripheral and central nervous systems and in invertebrates, highlighting principles emerging from studies utilizing diverse systems and techniques.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1

14:00—19:00
Registration

Foyer
18:15—19:15
Welcome

Bataan
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Rio Grande A-B
19:30—21:30
Keynote Address (Joint): Synaptic Physiology: From Mechanics to Plasticity
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Rio Grande A-B
Charles F. Stevens, The Salk Institute, USA
Reliability and Plasticity of Synapses

Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego, USA
The Mammalian Hippocampus and Memory


FRIDAY, MARCH 2

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Bataan
08:00—11:00
Postsynaptic Structure and Function
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Rio Grande A-B
* Richard W. Tsien, Stanford University, USA

Peter Somogyi, University of Oxford, UK
Distribution of Receptors at Central Synapses

Mary B. Kennedy, California Institute of Technology, USA
The Postsynaptic Density

Morgan H. Sheng, Genentech, Inc., USA
Molecular Dynamics at the Postsynaptic Specialization

Robert T. Fremeau, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Identification and Functional Characterization of Synaptic Vesicle Glutamate Transporters

08:00—11:00
Hippocampal-Dependent Memory in Animals
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Rio Grande C-D
* Matthew A. Wilson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Edvard Moser, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Neural Mechanisms of Spatial Memory

Michael Fanselow, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
The Hippocampus: A Place and Time for Fear

Lynn Nadel, University of Arizona, USA
The Hippocampal Role in Long-Term Spatial and Episodic Memory

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

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Bataan
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Bataan
16:30—18:30
Poster Session 1: Structure and Function of Synapses

Bataan
17:30—18:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Bataan
18:30—19:30
Coffee Available

Bataan
18:30—20:30
Presynaptic Structure and Function (Joint)
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Rio Grande A - B
* Mary B. Kennedy, California Institute of Technology, USA

Uel Jackson McMahan, Stanford University, USA
The Architecture of Active Zone Material And its Role in Synaptic Transmission, as Revealed by Electron Microscope Tomography

Pietro V. De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Molecular Mechanisms in Synaptic Vesicle Recycling

Richard W. Tsien, Stanford University, USA
Modulation of Fusion Events and Vesicular Reuse at Hippocampal Synapses


SATURDAY, MARCH 3

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Bataan
08:00—11:00
Plasticity of Synaptic Transmission/Mechanisms of Plasticity (Joint)
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Rio Grande A-B
* Ann Marie Craig, University of British Columbia, Canada

Richard L. Huganir, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Regulation of AMPA Receptor Function During Synaptic Plasticity

Mu-ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China
Retrograde Presynaptic Modifications Associated with LTP/LTD

Roberto Malinow, University of California, San Diego, USA
LTP Mechanisms: From Silence to Four-Lane Traffic

Guosong Liu, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Functional Maturation of CNS glutamatergic Synapses

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Bataan
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Bataan
16:30—18:30
Poster Session 2: Mechanics and Specificity of Synapse Formation

Bataan
17:30—18:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Bataan
18:30—19:30
Coffee Available

Bataan
18:30—20:30
Intercellular Organizers of Synapse Formation
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Rio Grande A-B
* Mu-ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China

David R. Colman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Dynamic Aspects of Synaptic Adhesion in the CNS

Thomas C. Südhof, Stanford School of Medicine, USA
Synaptic Cell Adhesion and the Targeting of Synaptic Vesicles for Release

Joshua R. Sanes, Harvard University, USA
Synapse Formation in Mutant and Fluorescent Mice

18:30—20:30
Multi-Electrode Approaches to Understanding Hippocampal Function
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Rio Grande C-D
* Nelson Spruston, Northwestern University, USA

Matthew A. Wilson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dynamics of Hippocampal Memory Formation and Consolidation

Robert Muller, Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, USA
Synaptic Plasticity, Place Cells and Behavior

John O'Keefe, University College London, UK
Spatial Aspects of Hippocampal Function

Kate Jeffery, University College London, UK
Short Talk: Preserved Performance in a Hippocampal-Dependent Spatial Task Despite Complete Place Cell Remapping


SUNDAY, MARCH 4

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Bataan
08:00—11:00
Local and Global Synthesis of Synaptic Component/Local Protein Synthesis During Plasticity (Joint)
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Rio Grande A-B
* Mark R. Mayford, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Paul F. Worley, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Immediate Early Genes That Target the Excitatory Synapse

Justin R. Fallon, Brown University, USA
Regulation of Protein Synthesis in Dendrites

Erin M. Schuman, Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Germany
mRNA Trafficking and Protein Synthesis at the Synapse

Lorna W. Role, Stony Brook University, USA
Regulation of Pre- and Postsynaptic Receptors

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Bataan
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Bataan
16:30—18:30
Poster Session 3: Plasticity, Rearrangement and Pathology of Synapses

Bataan
17:30—18:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Bataan
18:30—19:30
Coffee Available

Bataan
18:30—20:30
Intracellular Mediators of Synapse Formation
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Rio Grande A-B
* David R. Colman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA

Ben A. Barres, Stanford University, USA
Control of Synapse Number by Glia

Ann Marie Craig, University of British Columbia, Canada
Regulation of Receptor Clustering at Hippocampal Synapses

Yishi Jin, University of California, San Diego, USA
A Genetic Study of Synaptogenesis in C. elegans

18:30—20:30
Transgenic Approaches to Plasticity
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Rio Grande C-D
* Erin M. Schuman, Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Germany

Mark R. Mayford, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Regulated Genetic Studies of Memory Formation

Alcino J. Silva, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

Seth G.N. Grant, Centre for Genome Research, UK
Short Talk: Proteomic and Genetic Analysis of a 2000kD Signaling Complex Controlling Synaptic Plasticity and Learning


MONDAY, MARCH 5

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Bataan
08:00—11:00
Synaptic Rearrangement/Morphological Changes During Synaptic Plasticity (Joint)
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Rio Grande A-B
* Joshua R. Sanes, Harvard University, USA

Andrew I. Matus, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Glutamate Receptors Regulate Actin-Based Plasticity in Dendritic Spines

Jeff W. Lichtman, Harvard University, USA
Synaptic Competition at the Neuromuscular Junction

Rafael Yuste, HHMI/Columbia University, USA
Imaging the Structure and Function of Dendritic Spines

Graeme W. Davis, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Molecular Mechanisms of Structural and Functional Synaptic Development

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Bataan
15:00—16:00
Coffee Available

Bataan
17:00—19:00
Synaptic Ensembles: Formation and Function
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Rio Grande A-B
* Ben A. Barres, Stanford University, USA

Gilles J. Laurent, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Germany
Circuit Dynamics and Odor Codes

Eric Frank, Tufts University Medical School, USA
Genetic Analysis of Synaptic Connectivity Between Sensory and Motor Neurons in the Mammalian Spinal Cord

Peter Scheiffele, Biozentrum, University Basel, Switzerland
Short Talk: Neuroligin and Presynaptic Differentiation in the Central Nervous System

Matthew B. Dalva, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Short Talk: Eph Receptors and Postsynaptic Differentiation at Glutamatergic Synapses

17:00—19:00
Dendritic Processing and Amplification
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Rio Grande C-D
* Rafael Yuste, HHMI/Columbia University, USA

Nelson Spruston, Northwestern University, USA
Mechanisms of Action Potential Bursting in Pyramidal Neurons of Subiculum

Daniel Johnston, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Role of Active Dendrites in Long Term Potentiation

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Rio Grande
20:00—22:00
Banquet

Bataan
21:00—00:00
Entertainment

Bataan

TUESDAY, MARCH 6

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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


National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Grant No. 1 R13 MH62686-01




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