Giant Synapse Symposium 2019

Synapses to circuits

Image of vestibular hair cell synapse recordings (Donatella Contini and Jon Art)

About the meeting      

The Giant Synapse Symposium 2019
Date: Friday, October 18th 2019

Time: 8:50 am - 5:15 pm
Place: University of Illinois at Chicago

Thanks to all those who attended and also to Prof Janet Richmond who coordinated the evening venue.

The meeting will next be held prior to the 2021 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington DC

The purpose of this symposium is to provide an effective platform to discuss exciting scientific discoveries and exchange ideas originated from a variety of synapses with the philosophy that all synapses that contribute to our knowledge are giant. The symposium is staged one day before the onset of the official SFN programs, featuring an excellent line up of speakers presenting their exciting work in a series of 20 mins short-talks including Q&A. Trainees will have multiple opportunities to interact with speakers and distinguished guests in formal and informal settings.

The Symposium Organisors

SAMUEL YOUNG Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Director of Molecular Auditory Research in the Department of Otolaryngology University of Iowa

LU-YANG WANG Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Brain Development & Disorders, Senior Scientist, Program in Neuroscience & Mental Health, SickKids Research Institute; Professor & Associate Chair (Academic), Department of Physiology, University of Toronto;
Professor and Head of Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Registration is FREE, but all attendees must register

Dinner: A contribution is requested of $35 per attendee. Payment can be made by PayPal to: PayPal.Me/GiantSynapse

Because of the number of participants this year dinner will be an informal gathering. It will be held in a meeting space in the JeffJack building at the corner of Jefferson and Jackson in West loop Chicago.

The address is: 601 W. Jackson St Chicago IL.

This symposium is generously sponsored by: