114th Molecules and mechanisms in magneto-, thermo-, and mechanosensation

The ability to sense and respond to physical stimuli is critical to life. This conference will bring together leaders in the life and physical sciences and will discuss the biology that underpins three overlooked senses. How do animals detect magnetic fields? What molecules mediate the detection of hot and cold? And how is a mechanical stimulus transduced into a neuronal impulse?

The conference will include investigators employing advanced genetic tools in established model systems, but also explore alternative species that are well suited to addressing specific scientific problems. Guided by the behavioural repertoire of these animals, we will discuss the underlying biophysical mechanisms and molecules that underlie the detection of a particular stimulus. This will be complemented by a series of talks that exploit these insights to develop novel synthetic tools in neuroscience.


David A. Keays (Vienna, Austria)
William R. Schafer (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

November 16-20, 2016
(Participation by invitation only)

Speakers include

Busserolles, Jérôme (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Caterina, Michael J. (Baltimore, MD, USA)
Chatzigeorgiou, Marios (Bergen, Norway)
Cybulski, Larisa Estefania ( Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentinia)
Fedele, Giorgio (Leicester, United Kingdom)
Göpfert, Martin (Göttingen, Germany)
Gracheva, Elena (New Haven, CT, USA)
Grandl, Jörg (Durham, NC, USA)
Güler, Ali D. (Charlottesville, VA, USA)
Hardie, Roger ( Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Heyers, Dominik (Oldenburg, Gemany)
Holt, Jeffrey (Boston, MA, USA)
Hore, Peter J. (Oxford, United Kingdom)
Hudspeth, A. James (New York, NY, USA)
Kindt, Katie (Bethesda, MD, USA)
Kirschvink, Joseph L. (Pasadena, CA, USA)
Landler, Lukas (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
Lewin, Gary R. (Berlin-Buch, Germany)
Lohmann, Kenneth J. (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)
Lumpkin, Ellen A. (New York, NY, USA)
Marcotti, Walter (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Minor, Daniel L. (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Montell, Craig (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Mori, Yasuo (Kyoto, Japan)
Mouritsen, Henrik Østergaard (Oldenburg, Germany)
Mueller, Ulrich (San Diego, CA, USA)
Muheim, Rachel (Lund, Sweden)
Mulhull, Eric (Boston, MA, USA)
Němec, Pavel (Praha, Czech Republic)
Nicolson, Teresa (Portland, OR, USA)
Okabe, Kohki (Tokyo, Japan)
Patapoutian, Ardem (La Jolla, CA, USA)
Phillips, John B. (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
Schüler, Dirk (Bayreuth, Germany)
Sengupta, Piali (Waltham, MA, USA)
Stanley, Sarah (New York, NY, USA)
Steel, Karen (London, United Kingdom)
Vermot, Julien (Ilkirch, France)
Vidal-Gadea, Andrés G. (Normal, Illinois, USA)
Voets, Thomas (Leuven, Belgium)
Wood, John (London, United Kingdom)
Xie, Can (Beijing, China)



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