International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN2018)
“Development of circuits, functions, and disorders in the nervous system”
We are pleased to announce that the 22nd Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience “Development of circuits, functions, and disorders in the nervous system” will be held on May 22 (Tue) – 25 (Fri), 2018 at Nara Kasugano International Forum, Nara, Japan.
Abstract submission deadline: 12 January 2018
Author registration deadline: 28 February 2018
This meeting covers a wide range fields within developmental neuroscience from basic studies with diverse model animals to studies of human diseases, and will include talks and poster presentations on the topics listed below. Two short talks will be selected for each symposium from the poster presentations. As in previous years, the ISDN will provide a number of travel and poster awards for trainees.
Fumio Matsuzaki, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan (Meeting Chair)
François Guillemot, The Francis Crick Institute, UK (ISDN President and Meeting Co-Chair)
Yukiko Gotoh, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ryoichiro Kageyama, Kyoto University, Japan
Pierre Leprince, University of Liège, Belgium (ISDN Treasurer)
Regino Perez-Polo, University of Texas, USA (IJDN Editor-in-Chief)
Tomomi Shimogori, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Stefano Stifani, McGill University, Canada (ISDN Secretary General)
Michèle Studer, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Shubha Tole, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India
We are pleased to announce that the CDB Symposium 2018 will be held as follows:
Theme: Dynamic Homeostasis: From Development to Aging
Date: March 26 (Mon.) – 28 (Wed.), 2018
Venue: RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), Kobe, Japan
Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017
Participation fee: FREE (Lunch and Banquet fee required separately - optional)
Lunch: 3,000 JPY (3 days)
Banquet: 5,000 JPY (General) / 1,000 JPY (Student)
Tissue homeostasis is a dynamically regulated process. Cells and tissues exhibit a high degree of adaptability during maintenance, maturation and renewal, and respond to a wide range of environmental changes. They also have intrinsic and extrinsic systems for damage control and repair. Stem cell systems, systemic modulation within and between tissues, and epigenetic controls may all underlie the robustness and plasticity of tissues. Defects in such homeostatic systems lead to developmental disorders, while aging is thought to involve the gradual deterioration of their function. In this symposium, we will cover a wide range of topics on dynamic homeostasis and cell/tissue integrity from the cellular to organismal level, establish new perspectives, and look to the next frontiers of the field.
The program of the 2017 CDB Symposium will feature presentations covering a broad range of topics, including (1) Maintenance of tissue integrity, (2) Homeostatic disorder, (3) Systemic control and metabolism, (4) Aging, (5) Chromosomal and epigenetic control, (6) Cell lineage and single cell analysis.
We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session from many scientists to increase opportunities for lively and informative exchange of views. A small number of poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. A limited number of travel fellowships for graduate students and post-docs traveling to Japan will also be available.
We look forward to seeing you in Kobe, Japan in March 2018.