NeuroFutures 2016

Join top thought leaders in research, engineering, industry and clinical domains at NeuroFutures 2016. Hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, with partners Oregon Health & Science University, University of Washington, and University of British Columbia, this annual conference is designed to explore new innovations at the interface of neuroscience and neurotechnology.

The 2016 conference theme was “Circuit Structure and Dynamics," with topics including:

  • novel imaging approaches
  • non-mammalian model systems
  • human and non-human primate circuit function
  • computational modeling of circuits
  • circuits in degeneration
  • circuits in psychiatric disorders 

NeuroFutures 2016

Keynote Speakers

  • Linda Buck, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
  • Anne Churchland, Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Tim Denison, Ph.D., Medtronic
  • Liqun Luo, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Afonso Silva, Ph.D., National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

NeuroFutures 2016 Planning Committee

  • Jane Roskams, Ph.D., Allen Institute (chair)
  • Kurt Haas, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
  • Sheri Mizumori, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Scott Ransom, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Rad Roberts, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Bill Rooney, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University

NeuroFutures 2016 Poster Award Winners

Cell Types & Connections (Yellow):

  • Poster 1.6 - Naresh Hanchate, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Single-cell transcriptomics reveals receptor transformations during olfactory neurogenesis (Winner)
  • Poster 2.9 - Mykyta Chernov, Oregon Health & Science University, Optogenetic functionally specific modulation in primate visual cortex (Runner-Up)
  • Poster 2.1 - Tanya Daigle, Allen Institute, Generation of transgenic mice with tightly regulated expression for cell type-specific studies (Runner-Up)

Physiology & Function (Blue):

  • Poster 1.16 - Federico Bolanos, University of British Columbia, Mouse Self Directed Home-cage Brain Imaging and Behavioural Apparatus using the Raspberry Pi (Winner)
  • Poster 1.18 - Richard Pang, University of Washington, A role for excitability changes in short-term sequence replay in model neural networks (Runner Up)

Technology & Disease (Green):

  • Poster 2.21 - Selda Yildiz, Advanced Imaging Research Center, OHSU, Respiratory effects in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Dynamics demonstrated with real-time phase contrast MRI
  • Poster 2.19 - Sarah Mondello, University of Washington, A microLED implant for long-term optogenetic stimulation of the rat spinal cord

View all poster abstracts in the program book.


Agenda Overview

Sunday, June 19

  • Public Lecture by Anne Churchland, Ph.D., 5:30pm
  • Keynote Panel Discussion, 6:30pm

Monday, June 20

  • Registration & Breakfast, 7:15-8:00am
  • Opening Keynote: Linda Buck, Ph.D., 8:15am
  • Novel Imaging Approaches: Live Awake Monitoring of Circuits, 9:30am
  • Lunch (provided), 11:30am
  • Afternoon Keynote: Liqun Luo, Ph.D., 12:30pm
  • Human and Non-Human Primate Circuit Function, 1:30pm
  • Circuits in Neurodegeneration, 3:45pm
  • Poster Session & Reception, 5:45pm

Tuesday, June 21

  • Registration & Breakfast, 7:30-8:00am
  • Opening Keynote: Afonso D. Silva, Ph.D., 8:00am
  • Imaging and Manipulating Non-Mammalian Model Circuits, 9:00am
  • Computational Modeling of Circuits, 11:15am
  • Lunch (provided) & Poster Session, 12:45pm
  • Afternoon Keynote: Tim Denison, Ph.D., 2:00pm
  • Manipulation of Circuits in Disease, 3:15pm
  • Closing Session & Poster Awards, 5:15pm

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