Society of
General physiologists



The Optical Revolution in Physiology: From Membrane to Brain

6-10 SEPTEMBER 2017

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


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)

7:15 PM-7:30 PM | Opening Remarks (Rowe Auditorium)

Conference Organizers, Richard Kramer and Edwin Levitan
Merritt Maduke, President-Elect, Society of General Physiologists
7:30 PM-8:15 PM | Eric Betzig (HHMI| Janelia) Friends of Physiology Keynote Lecture 
Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

9:30 PM-11:00 PM | Mixer (Swope Center, Meigs Room)
Travel Awards Presented


7:00 AM-8:15 AM | Breakfast (Swope Center, Dining Room)

8:15 AM-10:15 AM | Session I: Seeing and Manipulating Single Molecules in Cells
Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard)
New technology for super-resolution of single molecules in cells
mas Blanpied (University of Maryland)
High resolution visualization of dynamic protein organization in synapses
Joshua Levitz (Cornell University)
Optical dissection of G protein-coupled receptors
10:15 AM-10:35 AM | Break

10:35 AM-12:25 PM | Session II: Imaging Cell Signaling

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
 (HHMI | Janelia)
Emerging fluorescence technology to study the spatial and temporal dynamics of organelles
Jin Zhang (UCSD)
Illuminating the biochemical activity architecture of the cell

12:00-12:25 PM Flash Poster Preview A (20 mins)

12:35PM-1:45 PM | Lunch (Swope Center, Dining Room)

1:45 PM-3:00 PM | Roundtable discussion about publishing and grants with invited speakers and editors from The Journal of General Physiology
3:00 PM-5:00 PM | Poster Session A (Swope Center, 2nd Floor)
Session A Authors at Posters for discussion with attendees.

5:00 PM-6:30 PM | Dinner (Swope Center, Dining Room)

6:30 PM-8:30 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
Robert Campbell (University of Alberta)
Development of a new generation of optogenetic tools for visualization and manipulating cell signaling
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)


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

8:30 AM-10:30 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
Lauren Looger (HHMI | Janelia)
Engineering proteins to light up brain activity

10:30 AM-10:50 AM | Break

10:50 AM-12:10 PM | Session V: Optical Manipulators of Electrical Activity

Viviana Gradinaru (Caltech)
New approaches for cell-specific targeting of optogenetic tools
12:10 PM-1:45 PM | Lunch (Swope Center, Dining Room)

2:00 PM-5:00 PM | FREE AFTERNOON: Harbor Cruise Option 2:30-4:00
No charge. Sign-up sheet at the registration table. Limited Space.

5:00 PM-6:30 PM | Dinner (Swope Center, Dining Room)
6:30 PM-7:30 PM | Atsushi Miyawaki (RIKEN) 
Roger Y. Tsien Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Journal of General Physiology
Cruising inside cells: New fluorescent probes and new perspectives in bioscience

7:30 PM-7:50 PM | Break
7:50 PM-9:10 PM | Session VI: Optical Studies of Synaptic Plasticity
Richard Kramer (UC Berkeley)
Seeing the flip side of LTP through optogenetic manipulation of GABAa receptors
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

9:10-9:30 PM  Flash Poster Preview B (30 mins) (<2 mins, 1 slide)

9:30 PM-11:00 PM | Mixer (Swope Center, Meigs Room)

7:00 AM-8:30 AM | Breakfast (Swope Center, Dining Room)
8:30 AM-10:30 AM | Session VII: Amazing New Technologies for Whole Brain Imaging
Elizabeth Hillman (Columbia University)
New developments in SCAPE microscopy for high-speed 3D neuroimaging
Na Ji (HHMI | Janelia)
Probing neural circuits with shaped light
Ed Boyden (MIT)
Optical tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems
10:30 AM-10:50 AM | Break 
10:50 AM-11:50 PM | 4 Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts 
12:00 PM-1:40 PM | Lunch (Swope Center, Dining Room)
2:00 PM-3:30 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 

5:00 PM-6:30 PM | Lobster Dinner/Clambake (Swope Center, Dining Room) 

6:30 PM-8:30 PM | Session VIII: 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) 
Calcium imaging of hippocampal place/grid cells in awake exploring mice

8:30 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 


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

10:00 AM | Checkout Deadline 

12:35 PM-1:45 PM | Lunch (Swope Center, Dining Room) Pick up box lunches after checkout

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