Society of
General physiologists

PROGRAM

SGP 71st ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

The Optical Revolution in Physiology: From Membrane to Brain

6-10 SEPTEMBER 2017
WOODS HOLE, MASSACHUSETTS
 

Richard Kramer (UC Berkeley) and Edwin Levitan (University of Pittsburgh)


WEDNESDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER

2:00 PM-9:00 PM | Registration and Room Assignments (Swope Center, 1st Floor)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM | Dinner (Swope Center, Dining Room, 2nd Floor)

7:30 PM-8:00 PM | Opening Remarks (Rowe Auditorium)
Mark Shapiro
President, Society of General Physiologists
Richard Kramer and Edwin Levitan
Symposium Organizers
8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Eric Betzig (HHMI| Janelia) Friends of Physiology Keynote Lecture
Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

9:00 PM-11:00 PM | Mixer (Swope Center, Meigs Room)
Travel Awards Presented


THURSDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER


7:00 AM-8:30 AM | Breakfast (Swope Center, Dining Room)

8:30 AM-9:40 AM | Session I: Seeing Single Molecules in Cells
Biotium has generously supported this session as a Silver-Level Sponsor
Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard)
New technology for super-resolution of single molecules in cells
Thomas Blanpied (University of Maryland)
High resolution visualization of dynamic protein organization in synapses
9:40 AM-10:00 AM | Break

10:00 AM-11:40 AM | Session II: Imaging Cell Signaling

Marie Burns (UC Davis)

In vivo AO-SLO/OCT imaging of microglia during the initiation and resolution of retinal degeneration
Jin Zhang (UCSD)
Illuminating the biochemical activity architecture of the cell

Robert Campbell (University of Alberta)

Development of a new generation of optogenetic tools for visualization and manipulating cell signaling

           11:40-12:00 PM Poster Blitz for Session A (3 mins, 2 slides)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM | Lunch (Swope Center, Dining Room)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM | Free time
3:00 PM-5:00 PM | Poster Session A (Swope Center, 2nd Floor)
Session A authors at posters for discussion with attendees.

5:30 PM-6:45 PM | Dinner (Swope Center, Dining Room)

7:00 PM-8:45 PM | Session III: Imaging membrane trafficking and secretion
Edwin Levitan (University of Pittsburgh)
Neuronal organelle delivery, capture, and multitasking
Dalibor Sames (Columbia University)
Chemists to a chemical synapse: Imaging synaptic release with fluorescent false neurotransmitters
Lin Tian (UC Davis)
Genetically encoded sensors for monitoring release of biogenic amines and neuromodulation
9:00 PM-11:00 PM | Mixer (Swope Center, Meigs Room)


FRIDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER

7:00 AM-8:30 AM | Breakfast (Swope Center, Dining Room)

8:30 AM-9:40 AM | Session IV: Optical Sensors of Electrical Activity


Evan Miller (UC Berkeley)
Electrophysiology: unplugged. New fluorescent sensors to image voltage
Adam Cohen (Harvard)
All-optical electrophysiology in rodent CNS
9:40 AM-10:00 AM | Break

10:00 AM-11:10 AM | Session IV: Optical Sensors of Electrical Activity continued

Lauren Looger (HHMI | Janelia)
Engineering proteins to light up brain activity
Joshua Levitz (Cornell University)
Optical dissection of G protein-coupled receptors
11:10 AM-12:10 PM | Short Talks (4) from submitted abstracts (10 min each, 5 min questions)
11:10-11:25    Masayuki Yazawa (Columbia University)
    Developing optogenetic tools for tethering metocondria and endoplasmic reticulum in neurons
11:25-11:40    Rosana Molina (Montana State University)
Finding two-photon brighter green fluorescent proteins in obscure, blue-shifted variants
11:40-11:55    Robert G. Stewart (University of California, Davis)
Imaging endogenous neuronal Kv2 potassium channel gating with a fluorescent tarantula toxin
11:55-12:10    Chase Carver (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
Super resolution STORM quantitative analysis of nanodomain protein interactions in neurons
12:10 PM-1:45 PM | Lunch (Swope Center, Dining Room)

1:45 PM-5:00 PM | FREE AFTERNOON: Harbor Cruise Option 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
No charge. Sign-up sheet at the registration table. Limited Space. Meet in the Swope Lobby at 2:00 pm

5:00 PM-6:30 PM | Dinner (Swope Center, Dining Room)
6:30 PM-7:20 PM | Atsushi Miyawaki (RIKEN), Roger Y. Tsien Memorial Lecture

Cruising inside cells: New fluorescent probes and new perspectives in bioscience
This lecture is sponsored by The Journal of General Physiology
7:20 PM-7:30 PM | Break
7:30 PM-9:15 PM | Session V: Optical Studies of Synapses
Donald Arnold (USC)
Visualizing and ablating synapses in vivo using novel recombinant probes
Ryohei Yasuda (Max Planck Florida)
Imaging biochemical events underlying long-term synaptic plasticity
Richard Kramer (UC Berkeley)
Seeing the flip side of LTP through optogenetic manipulation of GABAa receptors

9:15-9:35 PM  Poster Blitz for Session B (3 mins, 2 slides)

9:35 PM-11:00 PM | Mixer (Swope Center, Meigs Room)

SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER
7:00 AM-8:30 AM | Breakfast (Swope Center, Dining Room)
8:45 AM-9:55 AM | Session VI: Whole Brain Imaging
Leica Microsystems has generously supported this session as a Gold-Level Sponsor
Elizabeth Hillman (Columbia University)
New developments in SCAPE microscopy for high-speed 3D neuroimaging
Na Ji (HHMI | Janelia)
Probing neural circuits with shaped light
           9:55 AM-10:15 AM | Break 
10:15 AM-11:25 AM | Session VI: Whole Brain Imaging continued
Ed Boyden (MIT)
Optical tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems
Viviana Gradinaru (Caltech)
New approaches for cell-specific targeting of optogenetic tools
11:25 AM-11:55 PM | Short Talks (2) from submitted abstracts (10 min each, 5 min questions)

11:25-11:40  Kotaro Kimura (Osaka University, Japan)
         Calcium dynamics regulating the timing of decision-making in C. elegans
11:40-11:55 John Ferrante (Q-State Biosciences Inc., Cambridge, MA)
      Phenotypic assays of synaptic transmission using all-optical electrophysiology
12:00 PM-1:30 PM | Lunch (Swope Center, Dining Room)
2:00 PM-3:00 PM | SGP Annual Meeting. All SGP Members welcome! (Meigs Room)
3:00 PM-5:00 PM | Poster Session B (Swope Center, 2nd Floor) 
Session B authors at posters for discussion with attendees 

5:30 PM-7:00 PM | Lobster Dinner/Clambake (Swope Center, Dining Room) 

7:00 PM-8:45 PM | Session VII: Imaging and Manipulating Brain Activity In Vivo 

Yves De Koninck (Laval University)
Imaging and manipulating pain in vivo 

Spencer Smith (UNC Chapel Hill) 
Panoramic views of the brain: next-generation multiphoton imaging 

Daniel Dombeck (Northwestern) 
Exploring the brain's navigation system with high-resolution imaging and virtual reality

8:45 PM-9:00 PM | Discussion: The Future of Optical Physiology 

9:00 PM-11:00 PM | Mixer & Awards Ceremony (Swope Center, Meigs Room) Poster Awards 


SUNDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 

7:00 AM-8:30 AM | Breakfast (Swope Center, Dining Room) 

10:00 AM | Checkout Deadline 

Pick up box lunches after checkout

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