program

 
 

Updated: August 21, 2019

thursday: september 12

9:00—9:10 Welcome words


9:10—11:00 Session I: Phototransduction, Photoreceptors and RPE

  • 9:10 - 9:15 Chair: TBA

  • 9:15 - 9:45 Keynote: King-Wai Yau (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
    Title: Light Detection in the Eye — The Big Picture

  • 9:45 - 10:10 Marie Burns (UC Davis, USA)
    Title: Naughty or Nice? The nature of microglia interactions with photoreceptors during injury, degeneration and retinal remodeling

  • 10:10 - 10:35 Soile Nymark (Tampere University, Finland)
    Title: Voltage-Gated Ion Channels of RPE: Important Players in Photoreceptor Renewal

  • 10:35 - 11:00 Rikard Frederiksen (UCLA, USA)
    Title: Photoreceptor responsiveness and pigment regeneration in bright light

11:00—11:30 Coffee


11:30—13:20 Session II: Neural computations in the retina

  • 11:30 - 11:35 Chair: Greg Schwartz (Northwestern University, USA)

  • 11:35 - 12:05 Keynote: Tim Gollisch (University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany)
    Title: Retinal coding of dynamic visual scenes

  • 12:05 - 12:30 Philipp Berens (University of Tübingen, Germany)
    Title: Inferring biophysical models of retinal neurons from data

  • 12:30 - 12:55 Stephane Deny (Stanford University, USA)
    Title: The emergence of multiple retinal cell types through efficient coding of natural movies

  • 12:55 - 13:20 TBA

13:20—14:20 Lunch


14:20—16:10 Session III: Non-image forming vision

  • 14:20 - 14:25 Chair: TBA

  • 14:25 - 14:55 Keynote: Tiffany Schmidt (Northwestern University, USA)
    Title: GABAergic ipRGCs in the mouse retina

  • 14:55 - 15:20 Annette Allen (University of Manchester, UK)
    Title: Does melanopsin help us to detect patterns?

  • 15:20 - 15:45 Samer Hattar (Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA)
    Title: TBA

  • 15:45 - 16:10 Tim Brown (University of Manchester, UK)
    Title: Cone-derived colour signals regulate circadian light sensitivity to support clock alignment in an unpredictable world

16:10—16:40 Coffee

16:40—17:50 short talks and quickfire Session I

  • 16:40 - 16:45 Chair: TBA

  • 16:45 - 17:00 TBA

  • 17:00 - 17:15 Jussi Tiihonen (Aalto University, Finland)
    Title: Utilization of a single-photon gun to measure single-photon responses in retinal rods

    Quickfire presentations:

  • Jen-Chun Hsiang (Washington University, USA)

  • Helene Schreyer (University of Göttingen, Germany)

  • Kiersten Ruda (Duke University, USA)

  • Yunmin Wu (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany)

  • TBA

  • TBA

  • TBA

17:50—19:50 Poster session I



20:00— Social program:

Löyly restaurant and sauna bar at Helsinki waterfront

Friday, September 13

9:00—10:25 Session IV: Novel methods in visual neuroscience

  • 9:00 - 9:05 Chair: Thomas Euler (University of Tübingen, Germany)

  • 9:05 - 9:35 Keynote: Botond Roska (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research Basel, Switzerland)
    Title: TBA

  • 9:35 - 10:00 Valentina Emiliani (Vision Insitut / CNRS, France)
    Title: Holographic manipulation of visual circuits

  • 10:00 - 10:25 Alexander Mathis (Harvard University, USA)
    Title: DeepLabCut: a deep learning tool for fast, robust, and efficient 3D pose estimation


10:25—10:55 Coffee


10:55—12:45 Session V: Cones and color vision (Ragnar granit session)

  • 10:55 - 11:00 Chair: TBA

  • 11:00 - 11:30 Keynote: Austin Roorda (UC Berkeley, USA)
    Title: Hacking the human visual system

  • 11:30 - 11:55 Michael Do (Harvard Medical School, USA)
    Title: High-fidelity signal propagation through foveal cones

  • 11:55 - 12:20 Katrin Franke (University of Tübingen, Germany)
    Title: Chromatic processing in the mouse retina

  • 12:20 - 12:45 Tom Baden (University of Sussex, UK)
    Title: Zebrafish colour vision and natural light

12:45—13:45 Lunch


13:45—15:35 Session VI: Retinal circuits I

  • 13:45 - 13:50 Chair: Leon Lagnado (University of Sussex, UK)

  • 13:50 - 14:20 Keynote: Fred Rieke (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
    Title: Retinal coding of natural inputs

  • 14:20 - 14:45 Keisuke Yonehara (Aarhus University, Denmark)
    Title: Visual motion processing from retina to visual cortical areas in mice

  • 14:45 - 15:10 Wei Wei (University of Chicago, USA)
    Title: A dynamic retinal circuit for context-dependent motion processing

  • 15:10 - 15:35 TBA

15:35—16:05 Coffee


16:05—17:15 Short talks and quickfire Session II

  • 16:05 - 16:10 Chair: TBA

  • 16:10 - 16:25 Or Shemesh (MIT, USA)
    Title: Reading out and manipulating neural circuits at single-cell resolution

  • 16:25 - 16:40 Wei Li (NIH, USA)
    Title: An essential optic role of mitochondria in cone photoreceptors


    Quickfire presentations:

  • Filip Janiak (University of Sussex, UK)

  • Saad Idrees (University of Tübingen, Germany)

  • TBA

  • TBA

  • TBA

  • TBA

  • TBA

17:15—19:15 Poster session II

19:35—20:00 Boats to the dinner

20:00— Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place at the Restaurant Saaristo located on the Klippan island. The dinner will feature the artist Emilianne.

Saturday, September 14

9:00—10:50 Session VII: Beyond the retina

  • 9:00 - 9:05 Chair: TBA

  • 9:05 - 9:35 Keynote: Herwig Baier (Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany)
    Title: Gone hunting – Visuomotor circuits for prey capture behavior in zebrafish

  • 9:35 - 10:00 Chinfei Chen (Harvard, USA)
    Title: Convergence of the Retinogeniculate Circuit

  • 10:00 - 10:25 Maarten Kamermans (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience)
    Title: Nystagmus in patients with CSNB originates from synchronously firing retinal ganglion cells

  • 10:25 - 10:50 Norma Kühn (Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders, Belgium)
    Title: Local integration of retinal inputs in wide-field neurons of the superior colliculus

10:50—11:20 Coffee


11:20—13:10 Session VIII: Retinal circuits II

  • 11:20 - 11:25 Chair: William Grimes (NINDS/NIH, USA)

  • 11:25 - 11:55 Keynote: Thomas Euler (University of Tübingen, Germany)
    Title: Dendritic integration in mouse retinal ganglion cells

  • 11:55 - 12:20 Josh Singer (University of Maryland, USA)
    Title: Anatomical and physiological analysis of novel retinal circuits

  • 12:20 - 12:45 Jeffrey Diamond (NIH, USA)
    Title: A novel (primary?) rod pathway in the mouse retina

  • 12:45 - 13:10 Greg Field (Duke University, USA)
    Title: Meta-Mosaics of the Mammalian Retina


13:10—14:10 Lunch

14:10—14:40 Young investigator award & Business meeting