marmoset bioscience symposium 2019


We are pleased to announce the 2019 Marmoset Bioscience Symposium to be held on October 17, 2019, at Greenhouse Loft in Chicago, two days before the start of the Society for Neuroscience annual conference. The meeting will consist of a keynote lecture, a young investigator talk & invited talks from trainees (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)

The principal objectives include:
  • (1) To communicate and disseminate new findings from using marmosets as a model organism in diverse fields and development of new genetic, viral and analytic tools that will advance research in marmosets
  • (2) To provide an open forum for discussion of new hypotheses and approaches and discrepancies in the literature and to facilitate exchange of reagents such as antibodies, protocols and viral toolbox, including viral vector targeting specific neuronal cell types
  • (3) To increase interactions and collaborations between basic scientists and translational and clinical groups interested in modeling human disease in the marmoset. They include human geneticists and psychiatrists
  • (4) To provide an atmosphere in which researchers wishing to use marmosets in their research may interact directly with established investigators
Meeting Flyer


  • 7:00-8:00 Registration and poster set-up
  • 8:00-8:15 Opening remarks and announcements
  • 8:15-9:15 Keynote lecture: Professor Xiaoqin Wang
  • 9:15-10:15 Theme 1: Social behavior, physiology and neural circuits
  • 10:15-10:30 Break and poster setup
  • 10:30-11:30 Theme 2: Aging and neurodegenerative disease
  • 11:30-1:30 Poster and Lunch
  • 1:30-1:45 Programmatic announcements from NIH ICs on funding opportunities
  • 1:45-2:30 Young investigator awardee presentation
  • 2:30-3:30 Theme 3: Genetic, viral and analytic tools development for marmoset research
  • 3:30-3:45 Coffee Break
  • 3:45-4:45 Town hall meeting
  • 4:45-5:00 Concluding remarks

Abstract (deadline July 1,2019 **SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED** )

*Abstracts submitted for the SfN main meeting may also be submitted to the Marmoset Bioscience Symposium
Submitting Author


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Young Investigator Award (deadline July 1)

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Register for the Bioscience Symposium

Early registration deadline is September 1, 2019. Registration is open through September 17, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend the marmoset bioscience symposium if I am not attending the SfN main meeting?
Registration for the Marmoset Bioscience Symposium is independent of the main SfN meeting has to be registered separately.

If I am presenting an abstract, do I have to register?
All attendees have to register.

Is there parking nearby?
There is parking within walking distance.

Can I just submit the same abstract as I submitted to the SfN main meeting?

Can I submit more than one abstract?
Only 1 abstract is allowed per submitting author. However, multiple abstracts can be submitted from the same lab if different authors submit them.

Can I edit my abstract after I have submitted?
If you would like to update a submitted abstract, simply resubmit in the submission tab using the same submitting author name & email. Only the most recent abstract submission will be considered as the final version.