Gerardo Guerrrero gguerr1 at icarus.uic.edu
Fri Mar 20 15:29:52 EST 1998

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
theUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). We expect that approximately
200 neuroscientists will come to our campus from universities and
colleges around the Midwest.
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 Wisconsin.

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 registration
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. 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:
Registration forms are available @

Aixa Alfonso
Assistant Professor
aalfonso at uic.edu

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

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