Olfaction: the stimulus space, neural representation and behavioural relevance

Design by Mirijam Neve / www.meervanmir.com
June 11 - 14, 2018 

at OIST Graduate University

There has been rapid progress in our understanding of olfaction. The workshop will feature latest advancements, with a particular focus on the nature of olfactory stimulus, its representation in the brain and how it is used to guide animal behaviour. A variety of approaches will be presented, including computational, engineering and biological experiments on insects, fish and mammals. 


Hokto Kazama, Christoph Kirst, Venkatesh Murthy, Izumi Fukunaga

Confirmed speakers

Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard Medical School, USA
Thierry Emonet, Yale University, USA
Veronica Egger, University of Regensburg, Germany
Kevin Franks, Duke University, USA
Rainer Friedrich (cancelled), Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland
Izumi Fukunaga, OIST Graduate University, Japan
Elizabeth Hong, California Institute of Technology, USA
Takeshi Imai, Kyushu University, Japan
Hokto Kazama, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan
Christoph Kirst (cancelled), Rockefeller University, USA
Alexei Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Venkatesh Murthy, Harvard University, USA
Gabrielle Nevitt, University of California, Davis, USA 
Shannon Olsson, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
Gonzalo Otazu, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Dmitry Rinberg, New York University, USA
Andreas Schaefer, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Mukhles Sowwan (cancelled), OIST Graduate University, Japan
Kazushige Touhara, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Christina Zelano, NorthWestern University, USA



Photographs from the workshop can be viewed here.

Important dates

Application deadline has been extended to 17th January, 2018.

Application deadline is 31st December, 2017. Capacity is 44 non-speaking participants due to the availability of accommodation at OIST Seaside House.

Travel subsidy

Half of travel costs for all non-speakers will be subsidized. Full bursaries are available in limited cases. Selection will be based on abstracts. For more on travel, please go to Travel and Accommodations.



Generously supported by Thorlabs, Inc