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International Symposium: Current Trends and Future Directions of Synaptic Plasticity Research

We are pleased to announce the international Symposium “Current Trends and Future Directions of Synaptic Plasticity Research” to be held at the University of Washington from July 18th through July 20th, 2013.

Synaptic plasticity is the best cellular and molecular model of learning and memory and a highly dynamic field in modern neuroscience.

This meeting will bring together 47 experts from the US and Japan to discuss recent research aimed to understand the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and to identify hypothesis and new technical challenges for the next decade.

Lectures and poster session are open to UW community. If you would like to present a poster, please contact Dr. Andres Barria at

For a full schedule and details of the meeting please visit the web page:

This meeting is possible thanks to the US-Japan Brain Research Collaborative Program sponsored by NIH and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Institutional support has also been provided by the Office of the Dean for Research and Graduate Education, UW School of Medicine; Riken Brain Science Institute; UW Department of Physiology & Biophysics; Comprehensive Brain Science Network; and Nichibeino.


  • Andres Barria – University of Washington
  • Karen Zito – UC Davis
  • Yasunori Hayashi – Riken BSI
  • Zheng Li – NIH