Bay Area Molecular Neuroscience Meeting

July 20th, 2018 - UC Berkeley

The Bay Area Molecular Neuroscience Meeting (BAMNM for short) is being held for the first time at UC Berkeley, this summer! BAMNM intends to provide neuroscientists in the San Francisco Bay Area with a greater sense of community, creating an opportunity to communicate our findings locally, share technical expertise with each other, and foster new collaborations. We hope that our event will become a yearly Bay Area tradition, and will include a broad range of molecular neuroscientists: from molecular geneticists to structural biologists — anyone who thinks about how neuroscience happens at the molecular level.

In this inaugural year, BAMNM will consist of 11 speakers, 8 PIs and 3 student/postdocs, all from the Bay Area. Talks will start at 9 am and continue through the afternoon with breaks for lunch and coffee. Following these presentations will be external keynote from Professor Ardem Patapoutian (TSRI/HHMI). The meeting will conclude with a poster session and social hour, ending just after 7 pm.

Get ready for BAMNM18!

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More information:

Please see below for confirmed speakers, sponsors, and all other information.

BAMNM18 will be held in Stanley Hall, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3220 on July 20th, 2018.

Stanley Hall is easily accessible from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and parking is available nearby. (See here for public garages)

Thanks to generous support from MCB/QB3 and our sponsors, BAMNM18 is free to attend, but registration is required. A free bagged lunch is will be provided to all attendees. In addition to lunch, coffee breaks will be provided as well as a happy hour with refreshments during the poster session. Our happy hour is thanks to the generous sponsorship of Koniku with beer donated by local San Francisco brewery Fort Point Beer Company!

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Patapoutian Headshot

Professor Ardem Patapoutian (The Scripps Research Institute / Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

“Ion Channels that Feel the Force”

Want to present?

BAMNM has 3 speaker slots reserved for great student or postdoc speakers and room for plenty of poster presentations! Speakers will be selected from poster abstracts of attendees who have indicated interest in speaking. Awards will be given for outstanding posters.

Interested in giving a poster or being considered for a talk? Please register for BAMNM below!

Poster max size: 30 x 40 inches

Accepting abstracts until JULY 1st!

As of July 9th, all presenters have been selected and notified. Further submissions will not be considered.

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  • Our sponsor Nanion Technologies is hiring a Field Application Scientist. BAMNM is glad to share this opportunity with you! See job posting Biophysical Society job board!

Please contact the organizers at if you have an opportunity you would like us to share!

Organizer information:

BAMNM18 is organized by Holly Gildea (PhD Student, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley) and Christopher Hoel (PhD Student, Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley) with faculty sponsors Dr. Stephen Brohawn and Dr. Andrew Dillin, and administrative support from QB3 at UC Berkeley.

BAMNM 18 is one of five QB3/MCB sponsored student/postdoc organized meetings this summer.
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This site is generously hosted by the student-run Open Computing Facility at UC Berkeley.

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Our banner image is by Joe Parks (CC BY-NC 2.0). Our logo is adapted from Christine Liu’s icons designed for the Integrative Genomics Institute (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Follow the event on Twitter @BAMNM18

We are a student group acting independently of the University of California. We take full responsibility for our organization and this web site.

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