MCCS 2020

October 21-22, 2020 (Virtual)

The 2020 MCCS Workshop will be Oct 21-22
All times are in Eastern USA Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Although it is disappointing to be unable to convene in person this year, we have developed an exciting online program, with the great benefit that the virtual format reduces barriers to broad participation. We hope you will join us for this event! 

Registration is FREE but required for all participants, including those giving presentations. Please register by Oct. 18.

In developing the program, MCCS has teamed up with our sister organizations, MCCS Asia and MCCS Europe, to offer three sessions of talks over the course of ~24 hours, to accommodate members from time zones around the world. Each session will include invited speakers plus speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The deadline for submitting an abstract to be considered for an oral presentation is September 21, 2020. Abstract authors selected for a presentation will be notified by Oct. 2.  There will be no poster session this year, so abstract submission is for consideration for an oral presentation only.




Session 1 hosted by MCCS Asia
Wednesday Oct 21, 8pm Eastern US
(Thursday Oct 22, 2 am central Europe / Thurs Oct 22, 9am Japan)

Session 2  hosted by MCCS Europe
Thursday, Oct 22, 3am Eastern US
(Thurs Oct 22, 9 am central Europe / Thurs Oct 22, 4pm Japan)

Session 3 hosted by MCCS
Thursday, Oct 22, 11am Eastern US
(Thurs Oct 22, 5pm central Europe / Thurs Oct 22 12am Japan)  






Seth Grant (University of Edinburgh) Synapse diversity and synaptome architecture across the lifespan.

Jennifer Phillips-Cremins (U Penn) Genome folding, unfolding, and refolding in the mammalian brain.

Saul Villeda (UCSF) Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Rejuvenation.

Inna Slutzkey (Tel Aviv Univ) An interplay between plasticity and stability in hippocampal circuits: From basic principles to malfunctions.

María S. Robles (LMU, Munich) Sleep deprivation impairs proteome and phosphorylation rhythms in synapses. 

Hongyu Zhang (U of Bergen) Modulation of AMPA receptor surface diffusion to restore hippocampal plasticity and memory.

Yvette Wong (Northwestern Univ) Mitochondria-lysosome contact sites in neuronal homeostasis and disease.

David DiGregorio (Institut Pasteur) Heterogeneity in synaptic dynamics as a substrate for sub-second timers within neural circuits

Yaniv Ziv (Weizmann) Stability and dynamics in neural codes for long-term spatial memory

Akihiro Yamanaka (Nagoya University) Regulation of sleep and memory by the hypothalamic neurons
Hyungju Park (Korea Brain Research Institute, KBRI) Astrocyte-mediated constant synapse reorganization is required for normal synaptic functions and memory formation
Dan Ohtan Wang (Kyoto University) Synaptic epitranscriptomics in neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders
Eunji Cheong (Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.) Astrocytes control sensory acuity via tonic inhibition in the thalamus
Tian Xue (Chinese Science & Tech Univ.) TBA