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Agenda of the Vision Camp 2016

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Friday, June 10th, 2016

until 16:00 Arrival (for details see ‘How to get there’)
17:30 - 17:35 Welcome
17:35 - 18:35 Keynote Lecture I
"Personalized Medicine for Hearing Loss"

Prof. Hubert Löwenheim
Oldenburg, Germany
19:00 - open end Open-air Barbecue
21:00 – 22:00 Adventure Tour with Wild Life Rangers in the Valley Danube (optional) – Attention: separate reservation necessary

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Each scientific session consists of 4 talks a 10min; total 60 min per session; including introduction (up to 3 min) and discussion

07:00 - 08:00 Early morning exercises
08:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 Scientific Session I: Gain in the brain - can sensory loss in the auditory system be centrally compensated?
Chair: Lukas Ruettiger
  • "Central Auditory Gain after Cochlear Trauma"
    Daniel Polley
  • "Examination of the Human Auditory Brain"
    Oliver Profant
  • "Functional Brain Imaging in Hearing Impaired Patients with and without Tinnitus - a Pilot Study"
    Ebrahim Saad Aldamer
  • "Age Related Inner Ear Synaptopathy and Central Compensation"
    Dorit Möhrle
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Scientific Session II: 'Photoreceptor Cell Death Mechanisms'
Chair: Francois Paquet-Durand
  • "Simulating diabetic retinopathy in retinal explant cultures"
    Laura Trachsel
  • "Activity of histone deacetylase in secondary cone photoreceptor degeneration"
    Eleni Petridou
  • "Identification and Characterization of Novel Cone Photoreceptor Enriched Factors that are Conserved in Zebrafish, Mouse and Human"
    Andrew Smith
  • " Ca2+ imaging in degenerating cone photoreceptors"
    Michael Power
11:30 - 12:30 Scientific Session III
Chair: Timm Schubert
  • "Investigating new therapeutic targets for inherited photoreceptor degeneration: Secondary medical indications for PARP inhibitors used in cancer treatment"
    Ayse Sahaboglu
  • "Role of BDNF for adaptive and non-adaptive central circuit formation"
    Wibke Singer
  • "Neurodegeneration in glaucomatous PTP-Meg2 deficient mice"
    Jacqueline Reinhard
  • "Mechanisms and effects of neuroprosthetic intervention"
    Juan Ordonez
12: 30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Scientific Session IV
Chair: Sigrid Diether
  • "Ongoing Activation of the Deaf Auditory System via Cochlear Implant Augments GABAergic Neuronal Networks and Glia Hypertrophy"
    Nicole Roßkothen-Kuhl
  • "Comparative real-time analysis of cGMP signals linked to degeneration and regeneration of the eye and ear"
    Markus Wolters
  • "Restoration of visual function following cell transplantation into a mouse model of complete blindness"
    Tiago Ferreira
  • "Development of endocytosis in cochlear inner hair cells"
    Stephanie Eckrich
15:00 - 16:00 Scientific Session V
Chair: Michaela Bitzer
  • "Layout of an Actuator Array for Local Inner Ear Stimulation"
    Daniel Schurzig
  • "Improving visual function in neurodegenerative diseases by a battery of mobile Apps"
    Iliya Ivanov
  • "Exploring the neurosensory perception formation: Pupillary response as window for understanding gating mechanisms"
    Krunoslav Stingl
  • "Concept for fabricating direct contacts between neuroprostheses electrode surfaces and neurites by means of artificial adhesive and synaptic structures in cochlea implants (CI)"
    Pooyan Aliuos
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Scientific Session VII
Chair: Hasan Avci
  • "Cochlear Implant with Gapless Interface to Auditory Neurons"
    Masaaki Ishikawa
  • "Generation of hair-cell-like cells from IPS cells"
    Aurélie Dos Santos
  • "Could spontaneous Ca2+ activity of developing inner hair cells hold a key to trigger regenerative processes or differentiation of stem cells in the mammalian inner ear?"
    Tobias Eckrich
  • "The importance of the tubulin turnover for the correct function of the cochlear sensory epithelium"
    Kristen Rak
17:45 - 18:45 Keynote Lecture II
"Restoring vision in blind people"

Prof. Eberhart Zrenner
Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Tuebingen, Germany
18:45 - 19:00 Group Photo
19:00 - open end Poster Session
20:30 - open end Buffet in the inner bailey

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Each session consists of 4 talks a 10min; total 60 min per session; including introduction (up to 3 min) and discussion

7:00 - 8:00 Early morning exercises
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Scientific Session VIII: 'Advances in Retinal Imaging'
Chair: Arne Ohlendorf
  • "Functional imaging of single photoreceptor cells in the living human eye"
    Niklas Domdei
  • "Parallel line scanning ophthalmoscope for retinal imaging"
    Kari Vienola
  • "Aberration-free functional imaging of human retina using full-field swept-source optical coherence tomography"
    Hendrik Spahr
10:00 - 11:00 Scientific Session IX: 'Invertebrate vision in motion'
Chair: Gavin Taylor
  • "Disentangling the origins of vision by investigating marine zooplankton"
    Alberto Valero Gracia
  • "Facilitatory receptive field effects in dragonfly target motion detecting neurons"
    Joseph Fabian
  • "Honeybee visual cognition: a miniature brain’s simple solutions to complex problems"
    Mark Roper
  • "What type of route should we learn and follow"
    Olivier Bertrand
11:00 - 12:00 Poster Awards & Talks of the Awardees
12:00 - 13:30 FAREWELL Lunch (optional)

The Abstracts of the Young Researcher Vision Camp 2016

Have a look on the first version (2016-06-08) of the Vision Camp 2016 Abstract Booklet as PDF document (2.0 MByte)

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