The 2012 Gordon Conference on Neural Development in Newport, Rhode Island, will bring together a unique and international group of scientists with the common research goal of exploring the molecular, cellular and functional basis of brain development. Invited speakers will present cutting-edge research on topics ranging from brain patterning, neural stem cells, cell fate specification, neuronal migration and polarity, synaptic development, circuit development to new insights into human brain development and evolution. Each talk will be followed by discussions in which students and postdocs are especially encouraged to participate.
The meeting will highlight the diversity of experimental approaches and model systems (e.g. mammals, zebrafish, C. elegans, Drosophila) that have led to major breakthroughs in the field. Recent technical achievements in molecular genetics and in vivo imaging relevant to research in neural development will be discussed extensively.
Poster sessions and informal gatherings will provide additional opportunities for informal interactions among junior and senior researchers, and foster collaborations and further discussion. Some short talks by participants will be selected from the poster abstracts. Informal mentoring workshops for students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty will also be held on issues such as funding, obtaining independent positions, and publishing. Members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to attend.
For more information, see the conference website.
Join Metanexus Today
Metanexus fosters a growing international network of individuals and groups exploring the dynamic interface between cosmos, nature and culture. Membership is open to all. Join Now!