[Postponed] Sensorimotor circuits for limb control
SCLC co-organizers have decided to postpone this workshop due to COVID-19 outbreak.
The new schedule will be announced once it has been fixed.
Thank you for your undestanding and cooperation.
Limb movements, such as those required for locomotion and dexterous behaviors, are essential for our daily lives. On any given day we may walk, run, drink coffee, operate a smartphone, type on a keyboard, exercise, or even play a musical instrument. These behaviors require exquisite control and coordination of dozens to hundreds of muscles, which ultimately can only be recruited by motor neurons in the ventral spinal cord. Motor neuron activity is regulated by diverse neural pathways located locally in the spinal cord as well as in supraspinal areas such as the cortex, basal ganglia, cerebellum, midbrain and brainstem. Equally critical to coordinated movements are sensory systems that are continuously involved in feedback control. Injury or disease can cause debilitating movement deficits as diverse as the motor or sensory circuits they disrupt. This workshop brings together world-class researchers whose work is revealing how motor and sensory systems in the brain, spinal cord and periphery control precise patterns of muscle activity during behaviors, and how damaged sensorimotor circuits are reorganized or repaired to achieve motor recovery.
Three days will be filled with talks, formal and informal discussions, poster presentations and sightseeing in the local Okinawa area. We encourage applications from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in any related field. We plan to have around 80 attendees including speakers. We will cover travel and accommodation fees for 30 accepted attendees, based on submitted background and motivation statements. We will inform all applicants of the selection results by April 1st, 2020.
September 15-18, 2020
- Begin Accepting Applications:
December 17, 2019
- Application Deadline:
March 31, 2020
- Notification of Application Results:
April 15, 2020
- Participants arrive in Okinawa:
September 14, 2020
- Participants depart Okinawa:
September 19, 2020
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan
- Eiman Azim (Salk, USA)
- Megan Carey (Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal)
- Rui Costa (Columbia University, USA)
- Martyn Goulding (Salk, USA)
- Noriyuki Higo (AIST, Japan)
- Tadashi Isa (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Ole Kiehn (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
- John Martin (CUNY, USA)
- Masanori Matsuzaki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Yukio Nishimura (Tokyo Metropolitan of Medical Science, Japan)
- Abigail Person (University of Colorado, USA)
- Samuel Pfaff (Salk, USA)
- Kazuhiko Seki (National Institute of Neuroscience, Japan)
- Aya Takeoka (NERF/KU Leuven, Belgium)
- Masahiko Takada (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Andrew Pruszynski (Western University, Canada)
- Sten Grillner (Karolinska institute, Sweden)
- Mackenzie Mathis (Harvard University, USA)
- Francisco Alvarez (Emory University, USA)
- Samuel Sober (Emory University, USA)
- Turgay Akay (Dalhousie University, Canada)
- Grégoire Courtine (EPFL, Switzerland)
- Jocelyne Bloch (UNIL, Switzerland)
- Yutaka Yoshida (Burke Neurological Institute/Weill Cornell Medicine and OIST)
- Eiman Azim (Salk)
- Rui Costa (Columbia University)
- Tadashi Isa (Kyoto University)
- Marylka Yoe Uusisaari (OIST)
For further information please contact Yutaka.Yoshida@oist.jp
OIST will NOT delegate any travel agencies to make a direct telephone call. If you receive such a phone call, please bring it to our attention by sending email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
OIST will handle the logistics of accommodation, travel, and meals for all workshop participants. OIST will also help with arranging visas when necessary.
*OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.*