Meeting annoucement: Development of the nervous system and pattern formation

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Swiss-Japanese Scientific Seminar

Progress in developmental biology:
Development of the nervous system and pattern formation

	Sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the JSPS
with additional support by the Fondazione Monte Verità

Place: Centro Seminariale Fondazione Monte Verità
6612 Ascona, Switzerland

Date: 31. March 2000 to 3. April 2000 

Organizers:	Thomas R. Bürglin, Yasushi Hiromi, Heinrich Reichert

The goal of the seminar is to bring together Japanese and Swiss
biologists who study related topics in Developmental Biology and
Neurobiology, and to foster information exchange and collaborations. The
seminar will cover two areas of develomental biology: development of the
nervous system and pattern formation. While pattern formation is often
studied not in the context of the nervous system, many molecular
processes play also important roles in the nervous system. Thus we
expect that the presentations on pattern formation will also lead to
relevant insights for the nervous system. Two particular aspects of
nervous system development that will be highlighted during the seminar
are brain development and development of the sensory nervous system,
such as eye and thermosensor development. The seminar is open to all
interested persons, and we particularly hope that students will also

For further information and online registration (soon implemented),
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Preliminary Outline of Program

Friday, 31. March
Arrival:	Throughout the day, check-in during the afternoon (at the
morning there will be another meeting)
17.00	Welcome
18.00	Dinner
20.00	Keynote lecture

Saturday, 1. April
8.00		Breakfast
9.00		Lectures: Nervous system development: the brain
12.30		Lunch
14.00		Posters 
16.00		Lectures: Development of the sensory nervous system: eyes
19.00		Dinner
21.00		Selected short talks, discussion of future directions

Sunday, 2. April

8.00		Breakfast
9.00		Lectures: Pattern formation
12.30		Lunch
14.00		Free time, discussions
16.00		Lectures: Pattern formation
19.00		Dinner

Monday, 3. April

8.00		Breakfast

Registration deadline for participants with abstracts/posters/talks:
Registration deadline for participants: 28. February 1999
Total number of participants: ~ 50
Registration fee, includes accomodation, and meals (not for invited
					450.00 Sfr. (~36'000 Yen)

Confirmed Participants from Japan:
- Shin-ichi Aizawa, Kumamoto University School of Medicine
- Tatsumi Hirata, Nagoya University
- Yasushi Hiromi, National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka
- Atsushi Kuroiwa, Nagoya University
- Ikue Mori, Nagoya University
- Noriko Osumi, National Institute of Neuroscience, Tokyo
- Noriyuki Sato, Kyoto University
- Tetsuya Tabata, University of Tokyo

Confirmed Participants from Switzerland:

- Markus Affolter, University of Basel
- Konrad Basler, University of Zürich
- Thomas Bürglin, University of Basel
- Pico Caroni, Friedrich-Miescher-Institute, Basel
- Denis Duboule, University of Geneva
- Walter Gehring, University of Basel
- Ernst Hafen, University of Zürich
- Heinrich Reichert, University of Basel

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