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Welcome! Please find the current preliminary program for AChemS 2022 listed below. Note that any aspect of this program is subject to change.

April 20 (8:00AM - 4:45 PM): ISN Symposium
April 20-23: AChemS Annual Meeting Program


  Wed - Apr 19      Thu - Apr 20      Fri - Apr 21      Sat - Apr 22   

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

9:00 - 4:00 PM
PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM
A CELEBRATION OF GORDON M SHEPHERD, M. D, D. PHIL.
Chair/Organizer: Charles Greer, Stuart Firestein, Minghong Ma
Calusa EFGH

This pre-meeting event is in memory of Professor Gordon Murray Shepherd, M. D, D. Phil. (1933-2022), a founding member and former president of AChemS. During his long, successful career (52 years at Yale University with full extramural funding), Gordon and his laboratory made seminal contributions in many areas of neuroscience research, and of course most notably in the chemosensory field. He published >300 research articles and 8 books, including The Synaptic Organization of the Brain in its 5th edition. He inspired and mentored so many AChemS members during his career, and we would like to get together in celebration of his life and achievements (see https://www. nature. com/articles/s41593-022-01141-2 for more details). Speakers include former trainees, colleagues and friends from all over the world and will cover a broad range of topics with a focus on chemosenses. These topics span from development, organization, function and computation of neural circuits to animal and human behavior, reflecting Gordon’s broad interests and influence.



9:00

OPENING REMARKS
Charles Greer. Yale University


9:15

OLFACTION, A SEX ATTRACTANT, AND TSETSE FLIES
John R. Carlson1, Shimaa A. M. Ebrahim1, Hany K. M. Dweck1, Sebastian Chahda1, Neeraj Soni1, Brian Weiss2. 1Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. 2Dept. of Epidemiology of Microbial Disease, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA


9:45

VIDEO TRIBUTE
Kensaku Mori. Riken Center for Brain Science, Japan


9:50

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS REGULATING OLFACTORY BULB FORMATION
Fumiaki Imamura, Claire Miller, Ayako Ito. Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA


10:20

VIDEO TRIBUTE
Pierre-Marie Lledo. Institut Pasteur de Paris, France


10:25

COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS AND DYSFUNCTIONS EMERGING FROM A LARGE-SCALE DATA-DRIVEN MODEL OF THE OLFACTORY BULB
Michele Migliore. Institute of Biophysics, National Research Council, Palermo, *, Italy


10:55

VIDEO TRIBUTE
Doron Lancet. Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


11:00

LOCAL CIRCUIT FUNCTION IN THE OLFACTORY BULB
Ben Strowbridge. Case Western Reserve Univ, Cleveland, OH, USA


11:30

TRIBUTES
Paul Trompley1, Chiquito Crasto2, Fuqiang Xu3, Arjun Masurkar4. 1Florida State University . 2Texas Tech University . 3Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China . 4New York University


11:50

LUNCH ON OWN.


1:00

OPENING REMARKS
Stuart Firestein . Columbia University


1:10

FROM SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION TO SENSORY DISORDERS
Frank Zufall. Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine (CIPMM), Saarland University, Homburg, *, Germany


1:40

NEUROGASTRONOMY AND THE ODORANT RECEPTORS
Timothy S. McClintock1, Hiroaki Matsunami2, Claire A. de March2, 3. 1University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. 2Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. 3CNRS, Universite Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, *, France


2:10

THE IMPACT OF ODOR FAMILIARITY ON PIRIFORM CORTEX ODOR RESPONSE
Ian F. Chapman1, 2, Max L. Fletcher1. 1University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA. 2Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA


2:40

GORDON SHEPHERD: FLAVOR AND RETRONASAL SMELL
justus verhagen1, 2. 1The John B. Pierce Laboratory, New Haven, CT, USA. 2Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA


3:10

TRIBUTES
Trese Leinders-Zufall1, Shin Nagayama2, Haiqing Zhao3, Michael Singer4, Minghong Ma5. 1Saarland University, Germany . 2University of Texas Houston . 3Johns Hopkins University . 4Cartesian Therapeutics . 5University of Pennsylvania


3:30

MISCELLANEOUS MUSINGS
GMG Shepherd. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

12:00 - 4:00 PM
MEETING
ACHEMS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING (INVITE ONLY)
Great Egret

4:00 - 4:30 PM
WORKSHOP
PYRFUME CODE-FEST ORIENTATION
Calusa ABC

Pyrfume (https://pyrfume. org/) is a project to make olfactory datasets easy to find, access, and use in combination with other datasets and tools. At the pyrfume codefest, we will provide starter code, orient you to the available datasets, and provide a team of peer teachers as support. We welcome both brand-new coders and more practiced coders!


4:30 - 5:00 PM
EVENT
DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP MEET AND GREET
Calusa Terrace

5:00 - 6:00 PM
EVENT
ACHEMS WELCOME/AWARDS CEREMONY
Calusa EFGH

6:00 - 7:00 PM
LECTURE
KEYNOTE LECTURE SPONSORED BY ADM
Calusa EFGH


6:00

HONEY--A PHYTOCHEMICAL CORNUCOPIA FOR BEES AND PEOPLE
May Berenbaum. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

7:00 - 9:00 PM
EVENT
WELCOME BANQUET
Waterfall Pool Deck