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In this fifth installment of the "Genetic Manipulation of Neuronal Activity" conference at Janelia, presentations will highlight advances in the development and use of new genetic reagents for the exogenous control of neural circuit activity, including naturally evolved light-gated ion channels and pumps, mutagenized temperature-sensitive synaptic transmission components, rationally designed photo-switches, "orthogonal" drug/receptor pairs and others. We will bring together leaders in the field to review progress in the design and use of current tools and, more importantly, to discuss the development of novel tools and their potential applications.
Application deadline: May 16, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET)View Full Details
In the sixth installment of this conference, we will showcase the development of cutting-edge tools and technology for imaging, from cells to intact animals. Sessions will cover the design and discovery of new fluorescent proteins (and intriguing alternatives), and their incorporation into sensors for signaling molecules and cellular states. Innovative imaging modalities making use of such reagents, as well as biological discoveries gleaned from such experiments, will also be presented. It is our hope that the meeting will present a clear picture of how far these tools have come in recent years, and what additional reagents and capabilities are required to continue the advance of the Age of Light.
Application deadline: May 23, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET)View Full Details
Chemical imaging probes remain an essential part of modern biological research. This conference will bring together the 'brightest' probe-builders and probe-users to discuss opportunities in the field and foster tighter collaborations between different disciplines.
Application deadline: May 30, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET)View Full Details
Organized by Hannah Haberkern, Misha Ahrens, Gowan Tervo, Alla Karpova, Josh Dudman and Vivek Jayaraman, this interactive workshop provides an exciting opportunity for graduate students and recent PhDs interested in the mechanistic basis of cognition to present their research to a diverse audience and discuss ideas for the future, while also discovering potential independent early-career options at Janelia.View Full Details
This will be the fifth in a series of Janelia-hosted meetings on this fascinating and highly conserved insect brain region. Much progress has been made in recent years towards understanding the anatomical structure, dynamics and behavioral involvement of central complex circuitry. We aim to facilitate ongoing discoveries by bringing together researchers utilizing a variety of experimental and theoretical approaches in a range of species, from insects to stomatopods. As with previous editions, this small conference will incorporate vertebrate researchers, roboticists, theorists and tool builders whose work is relevant to the study of the central complex. The meeting will feature a series of thematically organized sessions comprised mainly of short talks selected from submitted abstracts. Emphasis will be placed on featuring unpublished work from both junior and senior researchers.
Application deadline: June 6, 2018 (11:59 p.m. ET)View Full Details
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