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This meeting took place in 2018

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State of the Brain: Genetic Dissection of Brain Circuits and Behavior in Health and Disease (A2)

Organizer(s) Sean Hill, Hongkui Zeng, Z. Josh Huang and György Buzsáki
January 14—18, 2018
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 21, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Oct 19, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 21, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 20, 2017

Lead Sponsor: Allen Institute for Brain Science

Summary of Meeting:
Identifying and understanding the building blocks of the nervous system and how they interact is a central focus of international efforts to understand the brain. Modern genetic approaches hold the promise of establishing an inventory of cell types, exploring mechanisms of cellular identity, developing tools for experimental manipulations, building a brain-wide cell type atlas, and providing the basis of establishing brain-wide connectivity atlases at cellular resolution. Understanding how diseases and disorders impact cells, synapses and circuitry is essential to guide the development of treatments and therapies. Creating such an atlas of genetically identified cell types and their connectivity will provide key data and knowledge for developing in silico reconstructions of brain circuitry and developing theories of brain structure and function. This conference brings together leading scientists from around the world to present the latest tools, techniques and discoveries in using genetic approaches to understand the cell types of the brain and their role in cognition, behavior and brain diseases and disorders.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Alan R. Mardinly
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Johannes Passecker
Medical University Vienna, Austria