The first “Sense to Synapse” meeting was held on 19th April 2012 at Columbia University Morningside Campus in New York City. It was organized by Christopher Bergevin (Columbia University) and Dáibhid Ó Maoiléidigh (Rockefeller University), with generous support from the Biophysical Society, as well as from F.M. Kirby Center for Sensory Neuroscience and Vision Sciences Training grant from the National Eye Institute (T32 EY103933-11).
The meeting was a success, featuring keynote talks from a number of prominent scientists, such as:
Stuart Firestein (Columbia University, see photo),
A. James Hudspeth (Rockefeller University),
Ellen Lumpkin (Columbia University),
Elizabeth Olson (Columbia University),
M. Hakan Ozdener (Monell Center, Temple University) and
Eero Simoncelli (New York University).
Stuart Firestein (Columbia University) talks about the sense of smell at S2S 2012. Image source: http://biophysicalsociety.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/sense-to-synapse-2012-bridging-the-gap-between-sensory-scientists/
Participants of S2S 2012 networking during a coffee break. Image source: http://biophysicalsociety.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/sense-to-synapse-2012-bridging-the-gap-between-sensory-scientists/
Success of “Sense to Synapse 2012” has attracted the attention of the Journal of General Physiology (JGP, Rockefeller Press) and thanks to their generous support, “Sense to Synapse” is now an annual event aimed at building and strengthening the network of NY-area scientists working on sensory systems.
“JGP Sense to Synapse 2013” is organized by
Joriene de Nooij (Columbia University) and Adema Ribic (Yale University)
and will be held on 11th April 2013 at Davis Auditorium/Schapiro CESPR Building,