2013 Gordon Research Conference in Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution & Neurobiology
August 18-23, 2013
The 2013 Gordon Research Conference in Neuroethology will take place August 18 through 23, 2013, at Mount Snow Resort (Vermont). The overall theme of the 2013 meeting will be "Modules, Circuits, and Networks". A detailed program is available at http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=neureth.
The sixth Neuroethology GRC will be taking place at a time when classical neuroethological topics on sensory and motor systems are increasingly integrated with molecular and genomic approaches, social neuroscience, computational neurobiology, and robotics. The pace of progress in these areas has been breath-taking due to advances in "high-throughput" and computational technologies as well as progress in analytical and modeling techniques. We believe this is an opportune time for all researchers interested in the neural basis of behavior to reflect on what these approaches have allowed us to learn about the neural and molecular underpinnings of natural behavior. We also need to explore how we can harness these varied approaches in diverse model systems and within a comparative framework to ask fundamental questions in novel and innovative ways that will lead to future breakthroughs.
As co-chairs of the 2013 Neuroethology GRC, we invite you to participate in this exciting conference in a beautiful setting. We expect an outstanding and diverse group of scientists at the forefront of research. We particularly invite younger scientists and students to attend.
Trainees are encouraged to register for the associated Gordon Research Seminar (http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=grs_neuret) that will immediately precede the conference. The International Society of Neuroethology will support a number of trainees with Heiligenberg Student Travel Awards (for application details see c). The application deadline is 30 April 2013.
We very much look forward to seeing you in August!
Heather Eisthen and Hans Hofmann
Co-Chairs, 2013 GRC in Neuroethology
Crawfly Neuroscience Training Course
20-24 June 2013
Hosted by Cornell University and ADinstruments
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University and ADInstruments, Inc. will cohost a hands-on summer workshop for life science instructors seeking to expand their curriculum reach in the neurosciences. The first 2½ days will be based on topics explored in the “Crawdad Project,” a program initially funded by the National Science Foundation to promote the use of invertebrates in undergraduate physiology and neuroscience lab courses. The second 2½ days will focus on using modern neurogenetic tools in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The two sections are designed to provide different but complementary approaches to teaching integrative neuroscience. The Crawdad section teaches basic electrophysiological recording with time-tested preparations to set the stage for the fruit fly section, which brings state of the art neurogenetic techniques into the teaching lab. The course will be taught by Bruce Johnson (Cornell University), Bob Wyttenbach (Cornell University), Ron Hoy (Cornell University), Stefan Pulver (Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI), and Wes Colgan (ADinstruments).
ADInstruments is offering a competitive scholarship to attend this workshop for all faculty members, course instructors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students interested in learning new techniques and preparations for teaching laboratory neuroscience. We especially encourage women, under-represented minorities in neuroscience, those teaching at institutions with primarily minority students, young faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to apply.
Details for this workshop are found at: http://www.adinstruments.com/CrawFly_2013
The deadline for deadline for scholarship applications is 28 February 2013.
14th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration meeting (ISV2013)
23-26 July 2013
The 14th Invertebrate Sound and Vibration international meeting will be held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Invertebrate Sound and Vibration (ISV) integrates a wide range of themes including biomechanics, evolution, behavioral ecology, neuroethology, phylogenetics, and genomics of acoustic and vibratory communication in invertebrates. For more information, see http://www.isv2013.org.
Third International Conference on Invertebrate Vision (ICIV)
1-8 August 2013
Bäckaskog Castle, Sweden
The International Conference on Invertebrate Vision brings together the world's leading authorities in invertebrate vision. The first conference was held in 2001, the second in 2008 and the third will take place 1-8 August 2013. For more information, see http://www.iciv.se.
4-8 August 2013
The 33rd International Ethological Conference (IEC) and will be be a joint meeting of the IEC and the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). For more information, go to http://iec2013.com/.
Neuroethology and Neurobiology of Memory in the Southern Cone: A Tribute to Héctor Maldonado
September 30 – October 2, 2013
Satellite Meeting: Neural Bases of Behaviour
Héctor Maldonado (1927-2010) was an outstanding scientist who strongly contributed to the understanding of the neural bases of animal behavior by his studies of learning and memory using innovative non-traditional model systems. He was also a great team-leader, the founder of Neuroethology in Argentina, and its promoter across Latin America. Inspired by Héctor’s legacy, two groups of neuroscientists come together to tribute Héctor Maldonado and to foster interactions and collaborations between groups working in Neuroethology and in Neurobiology of Memory in the region.Two days of symposia and poster presentations will precede the Closing Homage Ceremony with the participation of Profs. Yadin Dudai and Randolf Menzel. In addition, this meeting is meant to be the first step in the organization of the 2016 ICN to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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