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The study of synapses and neuronal circuits has entered a major new era of discovery. Genetic and biochemical studies have revealed the “parts list” of proteins that mediate synapse formation, plasticity, stability, and function. New optical approaches such as optogenetics and fluorescent protein-based activity probes are allowing the unprecedented ability to measure and manipulate cellular activities, even at the synapse level, to link to the behavior-related neuronal responses and to quantitatively assess specific roles of those proteins, affecting synapse and circuit function. Technologies arising from genome-era analysis have sped the discovery of genes associated with neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative diseases. With these new powerful tools in hand, many unsolved fundamental questions in neuroscience become suddenly accessible to the entire community of neuroscientists. Neuroscientists are beginning to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern the development, function, and plasticity of neuronal circuits and uncover how disruption of these mechanisms contributes to circuit dysfunction in complex human brain disorders. Our symposium will explore these topics, with talks by international leaders in the field.

Language

The language of the event will be English.

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Ticket: Free.

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Agenda

7:30 AM

30 mins

Registration

8 AM

120 mins

10 AM

30 mins

Break

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Remarks and Q&A

Speakers

  • Anthony J. Koleske (Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Neuroscience  at  Yale University)

    Anthony J. Koleske

    Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Neuroscience at Yale University

  • Ji-Song Guan (Professor  at  School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University)

    Ji-Song Guan

    Professor at School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University

  • Yousheng Shu (Professor, Dean  at  School of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University)

    Yousheng Shu

    Professor, Dean at School of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University

  • Jianyuan Sun (Professor and Director of Neuroscience Program  at  School of Life Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)

    Jianyuan Sun

    Professor and Director of Neuroscience Program at School of Life Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Jun Yao (Principal Investigator  at  School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University)

    Jun Yao

    Principal Investigator at School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University

  • Xiaohui Zhang (Professor  at  State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience & Learning, Beijing Normal University)

    Xiaohui Zhang

    Professor at State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience & Learning, Beijing Normal University

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