68th Annual Meeting and Symposium

Sensory Transduction SGP 2014 Symposium

September 2-6, 2014

Sponsored by The Society of General Physiologists
organizers Emily Liman (USC) and Miriam Goodman (Stanford)


PROGRAM SCHEDULE | DEADLINES | REGISTRATION





Speakers, Sessions

Friends of Physiology Lecture (keynote I):
Linda Buck Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center • Deconstructing Smell


Optical Senses

Marie Burns UC Davis •  Molecular and cellular basis of gain and feedback in phototransduction
Roger Hardie University of Cambridge • Phototransduction in microvillar photoreceptors of Drosophila
Benjamin Kaupp Research Center CAESAR (Bonn) • Supramolecular organization of rhodopsin in the disk membrane
Enrico Nasi Universidad Nacional de Colombia • Melanopsin-mediated light-detection: Lessons from early chordates and lower vertebrates
King Wai Yau Johns Hopkins Medical School • The physical and biochemical limits of phototransduction


Mechanical Senses - Hearing

David Corey Harvard Medical School • Structure and mechanics of cadherins in the transduction complex of inner-ear hair cells
Robert Fettiplace University of Wisconsin-Madison • The hair-cell transduction channel and the role of TMC proteins
Jeffrey Holt Harvard Medical School • The role of TMC proteins in hair cell transduction
Ulrich Muller Scripps Research Institute • Deconstructing inner-ear mechanotransduction with genetics
Anthony Ricci Stanford University • Cochlear hair cell adaptation, new roles for calcium


Chemical Senses – Taste and smell

Robert Datta Harvard Medical School • Deep phenotyping: New methods for characterizing odor-driven behaviors
Kevin Foskett University of Pennsylvania • How taste cells lacking synapses mediate neurotransmission
Sue Kinnamon University of Colorado • Afferent signaling in taste buds: ATP and beyond
Emily Liman University of Southern California • Proton channels in taste transduction
Craig Montell UC Santa Barbara • Polymodal sensing through rhodopsins and TRP channels
Stephen Roper University of Miami • Chemosensory transduction in taste bud: Beyond receptors
C. Ron Yu Stowers Institute • Transmitting pheromone information by the mouse vomeronasal organ


Thermal Senses and Pain

Paul Garrity Brandeis University • Thermal and chemical sensation in Drosophila: Common origins of diverse detectors
Elena Gracheva Yale Medical School • Temperature adaptations to unique lifestyle in mammalian hibernators
Piali Sengupta Brandeis University • Feeling the heat: Thermosensation in C. elegans


Mechanical Senses - Touch

Diana Bautista UC Berkeley • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of chronic itch
Miriam Goodman Stanford University • Membrane platforms for sensory mechanotransduction
Yuh-Nung Jan UC San Francisco • Force-gated ion channels required for touch sensation in flies
Ellen Lumpkin Columbia University • Mechanosensory transduction in a mammalian touch receptor
Ardem Patapoutian Scripps Research Institute • Role of Piezo ion channels in mechanotransduction


Friends of Physiology Lecture (keynote II):
Martin Chalfie Columbia University • Mechanosensory Transduction and its Modification in C. elegans



ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM DEADLINES

Abstract Submission (click here for Abstract Submission Guidelines)

Early Submission > June 27

Abstracts received by the June 27th deadline are published in the August issue of The Journal of General Physiology.
In addition, young scientists who have exhibited excellence in their field of study may be asked to make brief award presentations.

Regular Submission > August 2

Abstracts received after June 27 will not be eligible for the Poster Competition. They will, however, be assigned to the regular poster session.

Symposium Award Application > June 27

Applies only to young investigators, postdocs, and students; award winners will be notified by August 1.

Poster Competition Application > June 27

Abstract Required. You must be an SGP member if you wish to enter the Poster Competition. Click here to become a member.

Students and postdocs are encouraged to enter the Poster Competition, which awards $500 prizes to the best posters. If you are interested in applying to compete in the poster competition, please complete an application by June 27.

Meeting Registration Form > August 2

 


2014 SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION FEES

Full Registration (includes room on site, meals/mixers)

MEMBERS

 

by
Aug. 2

after
Aug. 2

Regular, Emeritus,
& Lifetime

$1000.00

$1050.00

Young Investigator

$700.00

$750.00

NON-MEMBERS

 

by
Aug. 2

after
Aug. 2

Non-Members  

$1100.00

$1200.00

Students, Postdocs

$775.00

$825.00



Registration (includes meals/mixers, no room on site)

MEMBERS

 

by
Aug. 2

after
Aug. 2

Regular, Emeritus,
& Lifetime

$600.00

$650.00

Young Investigator

$400.00

$450.00

NON-MEMBERS

 

by
Aug. 2

after
Aug. 2

Non-Members
 

$650.00
 

$700.00
   

Students, Postdocs

$400.00

$450.00


 

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