Gerardo Guerrrero gguerr1 at icarus.uic.edu
Thu Mar 19 16:29:57 EST 1998

There is a correction to the web address that was given yesterday  the
correct address is given on this posting.

Neurobiology Group
Dept. of Biological Sciences


February 18, 1998

Dear Colleague:

We cordially invite you to attend the 20th Annual Meeting of the Midwest
Neurobiologists Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19,1998 at the
University of
Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We expect that approximately 200
neuroscientists will come to our campus from universities and colleges
around the Midwest U.S.  The

Department of Biological Sciences at UIC is hosting the meeting.

The scientific program will begin at 5:00 P.M. Friday, April 17 with a
poster session and dinner. Saturday, there will be slide presentations,
laboratory tours and
equipment exhibits. Sunday will be a symposium and this year's theme is
"Chemosensory and Auditory Transduction and Processing". We have
invited Dr. Sue C. Kinnamon from Colorado State University to speak on
taste transduction, Dr. Jonathan J. Art from the University of Illinois
College of
Medicine to
speak on auditory transduction, Dr. John T. Caprio from Louisiana State
University to speak on transduction and processing for olfaction, and
Dr. Donata
Oertel from the University of Wisconsin to cover auditory processing.
Dinner Saturday night will feature Dr. Antony O. Stretton from the
University of

By tradition, we design the nonprofit Midwest Neurobiologists meeting to
be affordable for graduate students and post-docs, and to provide a
format in which they

are encouraged to present their work. On the social side, we have
arranged for entertainment Saturday night that reflects a real Chicago
art form. There will be a
performance by Billy Branch And The Sons of Blues - one of Chicago's
strongest blues groups. Registration fees cover registration materials
(including a
program with printed abstracts) and all meals (dinner Friday; breakfast,
lunch and dinner Saturday; and breakfast Sunday). There are alternative
packages if you are from Chicago and cannot attend the entire meeting.

Please fill out the pre-registration and abstract form and return it by
March 27, 1998. Registration will also be possible at the meeting. We
have reserved a block of
50 rooms at The Quality Inn, close to the UIC campus, at the rate of
$79/$89 for a single/double room respectively. You must reserve a room
by March 27 if you
want to guarantee a room at this rate. The hotel will release rooms for
the public after the 27th. The hotel telephone is 312-829-5000.
Registration forms are available at

Please take this opportunity to present some of your work and/or help us
show off UIC.
We hope to see you in April. For the organizing committee:

Aixa Alfonso
Assistant Professor
aalfonso at uic.edu
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

Drs. A. Don Murphy, Aixa Alfonso, Chris Comer, Department of Biological
Sciences and the Laboratory of Integrative Neurobiology (LIN); Dr. Paul
Departments of Biological Sciences, and of Ophthalmology, and LIN; Dr.
Fred Prete, Department of Biological Sciences, DePaul University.

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