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Integrative Approaches to Brain Complexity Conference

October 7th - 10th, 2009, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire.

The fourth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory/Wellcome Trust conference on Integrative Approaches to Brain Complexity will be held at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. The meeting will begin in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 7 (3pm), and end after lunch on Saturday, October 10, 2009.

Understanding the structural and functional complexity of the vertebrate nervous system is the theme of this meeting. Advances in genomics and proteomics are defining the molecular building blocks that underpin the structural complexity of the brain and it behavioural output. Combining genetic discoveries with anatomical, electrophysiological and behavioural findings, it is now feasible to integrate this knowledge.

This meeting will address approaches ranging from molecular biology to behaving animal studies, from single gene to complex sets of genes, from synapses to networked brain functions. Emphasis will be placed on large scale approaches that generate accesssible molecular and biological databases. Strategies for acquisition of molecular, physiological and behavioural data on a large scale and the analysis and integration of this data will be addressed. In keeping with traditional Cold Spring Harbor meetings, the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.

Cenference organised by:
Seth Grant, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Nathaniel Heintz, HHMI/The Rockerfeller University, USA
Jeffrey Noebels, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Registration for this event is required. Please register as soon as possible. For more information please click here

Posted on 21/08/2009

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