1998 Cold Spring Harbor Meeting

Pat Edwards edwards at uoneuro.uoregon.edu
Tue Oct 7 13:57:29 EST 1997

Third Biennial Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on

April 29 - May 3, 1998 


***Conference Organizers***
Marie-Andree Akimenko, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jose Antonio Campos-Ortega, University of Cologne, Germany
John Postlethwait, University of Oregon
Eric Weinberg, University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Wilson, Kings College London, United Kingdom

Dear Colleague

You are cordially invited to participate in the third biennial Zebrafish 
Development & Genetics meeting, which will be held at the Cold 
Spring Harbor Laboratory.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on 
Wednesday, April 29, and will conclude with lunch on Sunday, 
May 3, 1998.  The meeting will focus on the cellular, molecular, 
and genetic regulation of development and growth in zebrafish, the 
only vertebrate in which systematic large scale screens for embryonic 
lethal mutations have been conducted. Topics, session chairs and 
keynote speaker include:

***Topics and Session Chairs***

Early development/axis formation I. Chair: Frederic Rosa, Ecole 
Normale Superieure, Paris, France 

Axis formation II. Chair: Marnie E Halpern, Carnegie Institution of 

Somitogenesis and muscle formation. Chair: Liliana Solnica-Krezel, 
Vanderbilt University

Central nervous system. Chair: Friedrich Bonhoeffer, Max-Planck-
Institut fur Entwicklungsbiologie, Tubingen, Germany 

Neural crest and head development. Chair: David Raible, University 
of Washington, Seattle

Sensory systems. Chair: Tanya Whitfield, University of Oxford, 
United Kingdom

Organogenesis, Didier Stainier. Chair: University of California, 
San Francisco 

Other aspects of development. Chair: Christine Beattie, Ohio 
State University

Genomics. Chair: Pascal Haffter, Max-Planck-Institut fur 
Entwicklungsbiologie, Tubingen, Germany 

Innovative methodologies. Chair: Perry B. Hackett , University 
of Minnesota

Perspectives from other fish. 

Akihiro Shima, University of Tokyo, Japan 
Samuel Aparicio, Wellcome CRC Institute, United Kingdom

***Keynote speaker***
Janet Rossant, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, 

We encourage you to register and submit abstracts for the 
meeting electronically at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's web 
site (see url below). Please note that abstracts must arrive by 
February 11, 1998,  to allow time for the program to be 
assembled and printed.  Selection of material for oral and 
poster presentation will be made by the organizers in 
consultation with the chairs of the individual sessions.  The oral 
sessions will begin with an introductory talk by the session 
Chairs and will contain talks strictly limited to 11 minutes and 
10 slides, plus 4 minutes for discussion.   If you wish to designate 
an abstract for poster session only, please mark it accordingly.  
We hope that you or a member of your laboratory will be able to 
participate in what promises to be a most interesting and 
stimulating meeting.

We are especially eager to have as many young people as 
possible  attend since they are likely to benefit most from 
this meeting.  To assist them, we have applied for funds 
from government and industry that we hope will allow us to 
provide at least partial support for the attendance of graduate 
students and postdocs.  

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor. 


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory encourages you to register 
and submit abstracts online via the Web at 
http://www.cshl.org/meetings. Text versions of registration 
forms, abstract instructions will be emailed to you on request 
by contacting meetings at cshl.org.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 
Meetings & Courses Office
1 Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Email: meetings at cshl.org   
Phone: (516) 367-8346
Fax: (516) 367-8845   

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