MPFI’s Biennial Neural Circuits Research Conference

At the Forefront of Understanding Neural Circuits

MPFI's Sunposium conference brings together leaders in basic neuroscience research from all over the world
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2017
FEBRUARY
13-14

MPFI's Biennial Conference

At the forefront of understanding neural circuits

Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida

Visit the #Sunposium 2017 Facebook Event page for news and updates.

MPFI’s Sunposium conference brings hundreds of the world’s most esteemed neuroscience researchers together to highlight the challenges, latest findings, and advances that address some of the most complex issues at the forefront of understanding neural circuits.

Researchers from all over the world attend Sunposium to collaborate in understanding neural circuits, which underlie sensory processing, memory, and more. Along with elucidating basic behaviors and processes, understanding neural circuits will help researchers develop and improve treatments for neurological diseases and disorders that arise when these circuits aren’t working properly.

While many speakers and attendees are neuroscientists, some come from other fields such as biochemistry and physics – disciplines that cross paths with and enhance basic neuroscience research. This basic neuroscience research has the potential to put the scientific world on track to dramatically change human health - and educational conferences such as Sunposium encourage a collaborative, problem-solving approach to some of the most pressing questions and challenges in the field.

Contact

Jessica Herbst

Head, Academic Training Programs

jessica.herbst@mpfi.org

David Anderson

California Institute of Technology

Ed Boyden

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Emmanuelle Charpentier

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology - Plenary

Lu Chen

Stanford University School of Medicine

Graeme Davis

University of California San Francisco

Cagla Eroglu

Duke University School of Medicine

Yukiko Goda

RIKEN Brain Science Institute

Viviana Gradinaru
Viviana Gradinaru

California Institute of Technology - Plenary

2016 Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Recipient

Bill Hansson

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Fritjof Helmchen

University of Zurich

Andrew Huberman

Stanford University School of Medicine

Rudiger Klein

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

Dayu Lin

New York University Langone Medical Center

Michael Long

New York University School of Medicine

Thomas Mrsic-Flogel

University of Basel

Kang Shen

Stanford University School of Medicine

Inna Slutsky

Tel Aviv University

Thomas Südhof

Stanford University School of Medicine - Plenary

Susumu Tonegawa

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Plenary

Samuel Young, Jr.

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Please note the registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception.
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Sunposium 2015 was held at the PGA National Resort & Spa, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Attendees enjoyed talks from twenty-four of neuroscience’s most accomplished researchers. Download a complete agenda here.
Sunposium 2013 was held at The Breakers, located in Palm Beach, Florida. Attendees enjoyed talks from seventeen top neuroscience researchers. Download a complete agenda here.

Since Sunposium is held during the peak tourist season for this area, we strongly recommend you reserve your lodging as soon as possible, as rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase significantly.

Sunposium has a conference group rate at the Hyatt Place West Palm Beach ($189/night) until December 29, 2016. This rate is very limited and on a first come, first serve basis. To make a reservation, please call 1-888-492-8847 and ask for The Max Planck Feb 2017 rate.

Nearby attractions include CityPlace, a $600 million shopping, dining and entertainment complex; the nationally acclaimed Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Palm Beach’s famous Worth Avenue; South Florida’s beautiful beaches; and a wide variety of dining options - ranging from casual waterfront to sophisticated chic.

For more information about things to do in the Palm Beaches, Florida, please visit http://www.thepalmbeaches.com/things-to-do

  • Palm Beach County Convention Center
  • 650 Okeechobee Boulevard
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  1. Directions from I-95: Take I-95 to the Okeechobee Boulevard exit (# 70) and head east on Okeechobee Boulevard, approximately 1 mile. The Palm Beach County Convention Center is located on the south side of Okeechobee Boulevard, directly across the street from CityPlace.
  2. Direction from Florida Turnpike: Take Florida’s Turnpike to the West Palm Beach/Okeechobee Boulevard exit (# 99) and head east for approximately 7 miles. The Palm Beach County Convention Center is located on the south side of Okeechobee Boulevard, directly across the street from CityPlace.
For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Miriam Chun at 561-972-9067 or by email at partner@mpfi.org
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