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Neurofly conference announcement

jean-francois.ferveur jean-francois.ferveur at u-bourgogne.fr
Fri Jan 11 17:15:24 EST 2002

First announcement for the NEUROFLY 2002

As in past years, the Neurofly meeting wishes to gather together scientists
involved in the study of the nervous system in Drosophila. The program aims
to facilitate interaction among the participants as well as to maximize the
flow of communication among the expected participant group (around 150).
The venue for the symposium is very close to the building where the lodging
facilities are located, on the campus of the University of Burgundy. We
have chosen a Residence located outside of the main urban area to ensure an
undisturbed environment.

Plenary Sessions:

Six plenary oral sessions, with 15-20 minutes talks are scheduled. Each
will focus on the most recent developments in the field of Early
neurogenesis, Cell signaling, Axonal guidance, Neural degeneration,
Patterning of sensory systems, Neurophysiology, Brain structure &
Behaviour, and will be introduced by a chairperson belonging to the
Scientific Committee. Substantial time will be provided for questions and
discussions during each session.

Poster Sessions:

Posters will stand throughout the meeting. Two sessions of 2.5 hours each
are planned to ensure easy interactions between presenters and
participants. The Scientific Committee will monitor their contents and
quality. It will also help in selecting the oral and the poster
from the submitted abstracts.


A mini-symposium on Nervous system Evolution will also be held to discuss
the developmental and evolutionary constraints that allow the formation of
a nervous system in different metazoan organisms. Four experts in the field
will present data from different approaches and perspectives.


Two workshops (genomics /neurotechniques) are planned as a forum for the
discussion of future research with Drosophila. Special attention will be
focused on new perspectives derived from the Genome Project. These
workshops will also be aimed at bringing together the expertise and
knowledge of scientists using novel techniques in fly neurobiology. During
the workshop, a considerable amount of time will be made available for
informal discussion and contributions from the audience.

Preliminary information is available on

                                Jean-Francois Ferveur

                                      UMR-CNRS 5548
                                    Faculte des Sciences
                                Universite de Bourgogne
                                6, Bd Gabriel  21 000 Dijon
                                tel office: 33-(0)3 80 39 37 82
                                tel labo: 33-(0)3 80 39 62 19
                                        fax:  33-(0)3 80 39 62 89
                        jean-francois.ferveur at u-bourgogne.fr



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