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This meeting took place in 2019

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Mammalian Sensory Systems (C4)

Organizer(s) Stephen Liberles, David D. Ginty, Jeffrey R. Holt and Melanie Samuel
March 15—19, 2019
Allen Institute • Seattle, WA USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Dec 11, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 28, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2019

Sponsored by Allen Institute and Merck & Co., Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Our basic external sensory systems - touch, taste, vision, hearing and smell - enable us to perceive the world around us, and other internal sensory systems enable us to perceive the secret world within us. Recent advances have revealed the molecular logic of how some sensory systems work, while other sensory systems remain uncharted. Fields of sensory biology often maintain separate cultures, and are at varying levels of maturity, with different frontiers, unknowns and perspectives. This conference brings leading experts from different sensory fields together, and reviews conceptual and technical advances achieved in one sensory system that may enable new findings in others. It highlights recent advances in each external sense: vision, olfaction, taste, hearing and touch/pain/temperature sensation, as well as new developments in the emerging field of internal organ sensation. Topics include: 1) Receptors and sensory mechanisms, 2) Neural circuits, 3) Behavioral and physiological responses, and 4) The genetic basis of sensory deficits.

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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Scholarship Recipients

Alan J. Emanuel
Harvard Medical School, USA

Alejandra Fernandez
Oregon Health & Science University, USA

Norah K. Koblesky
University of California-San Diego, USA

Yin Liu
Stanford University, USA

Fred Schwaller
Max Delbruck Centrum, Germany

Wendy W.S. Yue
University of California, San Francisco, USA