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Agenda of the Vision Camp 2015

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Preliminary version, 2015-04-29

Friday, June 12th, 2015

until 16:00 Arrival
18:00-18:05 Welcome
18:05-19:05 Keynote Lecture I
"Parallel processing in the Mammalian Retina"
Prof. Heinz Wässle
Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
19:30-open end Open-air Barbecue (campfire outside the castle)

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

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

06:30-07:15 Early morning exercises
07:30-8:30 Breakfast

Scientific Session I: 'Photoreceptor cell death: Mechanisms and Treatments'
Chair: Francois Paquet-Durand, Department for Ophthalmology, Tuebingen, Germany

  • "Increased calcium influx via the synaptic terminal may contribute to cone photoreceptor cell death"
    Manoj Kulkarni (Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Tübingen)
  • "ROS-related aggrephagy in Retinal Pigment Epithelial cells"
    Luis Bonet-Ponce (Catholic University of Valencia)
  • "Pharmacological restoration of visual function in zebrafish following histone deacetylase inhibitor treatment"
    Conor Daly (School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Dublin)
  • "PARP inhibition as a strategy for the treatment of hereditary retinal degeneration"
    Melanie Barth (Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Tübingen)

Scientific Session II: 'Therapeutic strategies for retinal degenerative diseases'
Chair: Dominik Fischer, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Oxford, UK

  • "Serous retinopathy associated with MEK inhibition (binimetinib)"
    Elon H.C. van Dijk (Leiden, NL)
  • "Translational read-through of retinal dystrophy causing nonsense mutations"
    Fabian Möller (Mainz, DE)
  • "Pre-treatment characteristics in Choroideremia patients"
    Immanuel P. Seitz (Tuebingen, DE)
  • "Cone rescue through gene therapy in Retinitis Pigmentosa"
    Daniyar L. Dauletbekov (Oxford, UK)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Scientific Session III: 'Spineless eyes: How invertebrates see the world'
Chair: Emily Baird, Lund Vision Group, Lund University, Sweden

  • "A Twisted View of the World: Why Mantis Shrimp Rotate Their Eyes"
    Ilse Daly (University of Bristol, UK)
  • "Seeing with primitive eyes: Vision in marine worms"
    John Kirwan (Lund University, Sweden)
  • "Looking through the Schwarzwald: Spatial vision in bees"
    Aravin Chakravarthi (Lund University, Sweden)
  • "Hoverflies' visual responses depends upon the statistics of natural scenes"
    Olga Dyakova (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Scientific Session IV: 'Neuronal wiring of the retina'
Chair: Timm Schubert, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tuebingen, Germany

  • "Impaired electroretinogram responses in ceramide synthase-deficient mice"
    Bianca Brüggen (University of Oldenburg)
  • "Receptive field properties of alpha-like ganglion cells from retinas with GluA4-deficient horizontal cells"
    Sebastian Ströh (University of Oldenburg)
  • "Retinal processing around saccades"
    Saad Idrees (Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen)
  • "Functional characterization of the signal processing chain in the mouse early visual system"
    Miroslav Roman Roson (Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen)
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Scientific Session V: 'Immunology of the Eye'
Chair: Marcus Karlstetter, Experimental Immunology of the Eye, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne, Germany

  • "Interplay between complement system, inflammasome activation, and RPE atrophy in AMD"
    Carolina Brandstetter (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn)
  • "Recombinant and Endogenous Expression of Age-Related Maculopathy Susceptibility Protein 2 (ARMS2)"
    Yuchen Lin (Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Jena)
  • "IFNß-treatment as a therapy targeting microglia in a murine model of retinal degeneration"
    Anika Lückoff (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne)
  • "Translocator protein (18 kDa) (TSPO) and microglia as a therapeutic target in retinal degeneration"
    Rebecca Scholz (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne)
15:00-16:00 Keynote Lecture II
"On preventing degenerative retinopathies: the reality of extreme genetic heterogeneity"

Prof. Peter Humphries
Trinity College Dublin
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

Educational Session I - "Acceleration of the innovation process in research"
(30 min talk & 15 min discussion)

  • Siegfried Wahl, ZEISS Vision Science Lab, Germany

Educational Session II - "How to develop a career outside of academia?"
(30 min talk & 15 min discussion)

  • Pieter J. Gaillard

Educational Session III - "From the idea to the invention – Intellectual Property in the industry"
(30 min talk & 15 min discussion)

  • Adam Muschielok – Rodenstock GmbH
18:30-18:45 Group Photo
19:00-open end

Poster Session

20:30-open end Buffet in the inner bailey

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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

07:00-07:45 Early morning exercises
08:00-9:00 Breakfast

Scientific Session VI: 'Vertebrate animal and cell models for functional and therapeutic research on IRDs'
Chair: Erwin van Wyk, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • "Using zebrafish as a model to develop a therapeutic intervention for USH2A-associated retinitis pigmentosa"
    Ralph Slijkerman (Radboudumc Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • "Generation of a zebrafish eys knock-out model for inherited retinal degeneration"
    Muriel Messchaert (Radboudumc Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • "Analyzing retinal degeneration in a canine model of RPE65 deficiency"
    Fei Song (Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany)
  • "A novel feeder-free culture system to derive Human retinal pigment epithelium from pluripotent stem cells to generate in vitro disease model"
    Florian Udry (Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Scientific Session VII: 'Visual adaptation to the natural and optical environment'
Chair: Arne Ohlendorf, Zeiss Vision

  • "Monocular adaptation to spatially varying distortions"
    Selam Habtegiorgis (ZEISS Vision Science Lab, Tübingen, Germany)
  • "Neural compensation of interocular differences in optical blur magnitude and orientation"
    Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan (Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, Madrid, Spain)
  • "Development of fine-tuned aberration"
    Tomasz Kozlowski (Lund Vision Group, Lund, Sweden)
  • "Lack of oblique astigmatism in the chicken eye"
    Felix Maier (Section of Neurobiology of the eye, Tübingen, Germany)

Poster Awards

  • Carl Zeiss Award Winners
    Short presentations (each 5 minutes)
  • Charles River Award Winners
    Short presentations (each 5 minutes)
12:00-13:30 FAREWELL Lunch

Preliminary Agenda

The Abstracts of the Young Researcher Vision Camp 2015

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Have a look on the third version (2015-06-10) of the Vision Camp 2015 Abstract Booklet as PDF document (4.6 MByte)


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