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Final Program

Special Guest - Sydney Brenner

Sunday 2 June 2013
12:00-14:30 Registration
14:30-14:45 Welcome and Introduction
Session 1: Vision
Chair: Richard Axel
14:45-15:20 [INV1] Cell-type specific computations in retina and cortex
B. Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
15:20-15:55 [INV2] Dissecting neural computation in the Drosophila visual system
T. Clandinin, Stanford University, USA
15:55-16:30 [INV3] Understanding neural computation: Insights from connectomics and theory
D. Chklovskii, HHMI Janelia Farm, USA
16:30-17:05 [INV4] Customizing neural circuits to perform specific visual functions
A. Huberman, University of California San Diego, USA
17:05-17:20 [ST1] Visual feature detection in flies
M.A. Frye1UCLA, USA and 2Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
17:20-17:35 Poster Teasers
Five presentations with 3 minutes each and two slides each
17:35-18:35 Welcome Drinks Reception
Monday 3 June 2013
Session 2: Chemosensory Perception
Chair: Marty Chalfie
09:00-09:35 [INV5] Molecular and neural architecture of circuits underlying social behaviors in the mouse
C. Dulac, Harvard University, USA
09:35-10:10 [INV6] Neuronal circuits and computations in the olfactory system of zebrafish
R. Friedrich, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
10:10-10:40 Refreshment Break
10:40-11:15 [INV7] Olfactory sensory coding of 'self' underlies display of social behavior
L. Stowers, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
11:15-11:50 [INV8] Order from disorder:  Representations of olfactory information in the cortex
R. Axel, Columbia University, USA
11:50-12:05 [ST2] The maxillary palps of the fly mediate yeast preference
M.C. StensmyrMax Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
12:05-13:30 LUNCH
Session 3: Mechanosensation and Motor Response
Chair: David Anderson
13:30-14:05 [INV9] May the force be with you: search for ion channels that respond to pressure
A. Patapoutian, Scripps Research Institute, USA
14:05-14:40 [INV10] Genetics of Drosophila hearing
M. Göpfert, Göttingen University, Germany
14:40-16:10 Poster Session 1 – refreshments will be served from 14:40-15:10
16:10-16:45 [INV11] Identification of cellular and molecular components of mechanosensory circuitries in Drosophila
Y.N Jan
, University of California San Francisco, USA
16:45-17:20 [INV12] Neurogenetics in C. elegans: Differentiation and mechanosensation
M. Chalfie, Columbia University, USA
17:20-17:35 [ST3] Mechanosensory interactions drive collective behavior in Drosophila
P. Ramdya,*,1,2 P. Lichocki,2 L. Frisch,2 W. Tse,2 D. Floreano,2 and R. Benton11Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
19:00-22:00 Meet the Speakers Dinner
Tuesday 4 June 2013
Session 4: Innate Behavior
Chair: Barry Dickson
09:00-09:35 [INV13] Genetic dissection of emotion circuits in flies and mice
D. Anderson
, California Institute of Technology, USA
09:35-10:10 [INV14] Circuits underlying sleep: Wake cycles in Drosophila
A. Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania, USA
10:10-10:40 Refreshment Break
10:40-11:15 [INV15] Sex circuits: the neural basis of Drosophila mating behaviors
B. Dickson
, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
11:15-11:50 [INV16] Overlapping circuits for behavior in C. elegans
C. Bargmann, Rockefeller University, USA
11:50-12:05 [ST4] Functional characterisation and genetic logic of a bidirectional circuit switch in sex pheromone processing
J. Kohl, A.D. Ostrovsky, S. Frechter, and G.S.X.E. Jefferis*,  MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
12:05-13:30 LUNCH
Session 5: Learning, Remembering, Deciding
Chair: Cori Bargmann
13:30-14:05 [INV17] Neural control of appetitive behaviour in Drosophila
C.J. Burke,1 G. Das,2 W. Huetteroth,2 S. Lin,2 D. Owald,2 E. Perisse,2 and S. Waddell*1,2, 1UMass Medical School, USA, 2University of Oxford, UK
14:05-14:40 [INV18] Stimulation of distinct striatal neurons reveals divergent neural computations for value-based decision-making
M. Lee,1,2 L.H. Tai,1,2 and L. Wilbrecht*,1,2,3, 1University of California San Francisco, USA, 2Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, USA, 3University of California Berkeley, USA
14:40-16:10 Poster Session 2 – refreshments will be served from 14:40-15:10
16:10-16:25 [ST5] Redundant pathways specify male courtship in Drosophila melanogaster
B.S. Baker*and Y. Pan,  HHMI Janelia Farm, USA
16:25-17:00 [INV19] Gene-environment interplay in behavior
M. Sokolowski, University of Toronto, Canada
17:00-17:30 Closing remarks given by Sydney Brenner
End of Symposia


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