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Agenda of the Vision Camp 2021

Final Version, 2021-06-24

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

13:00 - 13:05 Welcome
Paquet-Durand / Wheeler-Schilling

Keynote Lecture I

Evolution of Vision
Dan-E. Nilsson, Lund, Sweden


SESSION 1 – “ Virtual Reality Applications In Vision Science”

Chair: Miguel García García

  • Yannick Sauer, ZVSL, Ophthalmic Research Institute, Tübingen
    “Studying Visual Perception Under The Influence Of Distortions In A Vr Based Optical Simulation.”
  • Olga Lukashova-Sanz, Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    “Visual Search Enhancement Via Saliency-Aware Augmentation In VR.”
  • Gianni Bremer, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
    “Eye Tracking Data In Deep Learning Trajectory Prediction.”
  • Milos Wieczorek, Talkingeyes and more GmbH
    “IDeA: VR Application For Detection Of Visual Field Loss And Patients Assistance Through Augmented Reality.”
14:50 - 15:05 Break

SESSION 2 – “Cell Death Mechanism in Retinal Degeneration”

Chair: Francois Paquet-Durand

  • Arianna Tolone, University of Tübingen
    “Investigating PKG mediatedphotoreceptor degeneration in animal models for hereditary retinal diseases”
  • Soumaya Belhadj, University of Tübingen
    “Calpain activity as a biomarker for retinal degeneration”
  • Li Huang. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia:
    “In vitro models for photoreceptor degeneration”
  • Meltem Kutluer, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
    “Gene expression changes in photoreceptor during degeneration”

The Open Session: “A quick visual journey from repairing genes to synaptic functions”

Chair: Timm Schubert

  • Pietro De Angeli, University of Tübingen
    “CRISPR/Cas9-based rescue of deep-intronic ABCA4 variant c.5197-557G>T in patient-derived photoreceptor precursor cells”
  • Yeşim Tütüncü, Sabanci University, Istanbul
    “Screening For Pharmacologically Active Molecules For Müller Cell Dedifferentiation”
  • Ronja Jung, University of Tübingen
    “Transcorneal electrical stimulation evaluated by pupillary response dynamics reveals frequency-dependent activation of human retinal neurons in vivo”
  • Jenna Nagy, UW Madison
    “GABA-A presynaptic inhibition regulates the gain and kinetics of retinal output neurons”

Keynote Lecture II

“The Mysteries of Amacrine Cells in the Retina”
Meg Veruki, Bergen, Norway

18:15 - 20:00 Vision Camp Social
Meet the Vision Camp 2021 participants in Gather.Town
The access link will be provided during the day

Friday, June 25th, 2021


Keynote Lecture III

“Degeneration-Dependent Retinal Remodelling after Rescue”
Susanne Koch, LMU Munich, Germany


SESSION 4 – “Imaging the Eye”

Chair: Judith Birkenfeld, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

  • Kassandra Groux, Langevin Institute/Vision Institute, Paris, France
    “Imaging RPE cell cultures with Dynamic Full-Field OCT: detecting stress and repair”
  • Alfonso Jimenez Villar, Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
    “Optical probing of ocular biomechanics”
  • Jenny Reiniger, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
    “On the relationship between fixation behavior and the cone photoreceptor mosaic”
  • Lupe Villegas, IO-CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    “Mapping the properties of the sclera through optical imaging techniques”
14:50 - 15:00 Break

SESSION 5 – “Pathomechanisms in glaucoma

Chair: Sabrina Reinehr

  • Till Henning, Department of Ophthalmology, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    “Autoimmunity in glaucoma”
  • Ana Maria Müller-Bühl, Experimental Eye Research Institute, University Eye Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum
    “Complement activation in cultivated porcine retinas”
  • Ramona Pawlak, Institute of Human Anatomy and Embryology, University Regensburg
    “The effect of nitric oxide on Schlemm’s Canal endothelial cells”
  • Rupali Vohra, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Eye Translational Research Unit (EyeTRU, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    “Mitochondrial vulnerability in glaucoma”

SESSION 6 – FOR “Cornea Session”

Chair: Karina Hadrian, Cologne

  • Alfrun Schönberg, University Hospital Cologne, Cornea Lab, Experimental Ophthalmology
    “Pre-incubation of donor tissue with sCD83 improves graft survival via the induction of tolerogenic cells”
  • Gwen Musial, University Hospital Cologne, Ocular Surface Group
    “Dynamic Contrast microscopic Optical Coherence Tomography: A new method for in-vitro tissue analysis”
  • Anastassia Kostenko, Newcastle University, The Centre for Life,
    “Storable cell-laden bio-ink development for 3D bio printing”
  • Noor Ahmed S Hussain, Newcastle University, The Centre for Life
    “Role of mechanotransduction in corneal endothelial homeostasis and application in tissue engineering”

“How to organise clinical trials – a case study”

Chair: Thomas Wheeler-Schilling

  • Wolfgang Klein, CEO Katairo GmbH, DE
    “The importance of clinical trials for medical research”
  • Oliver Jungmann, Smerud Medical Research, DE
    “The role of a contract research organization (CRO) in a clincal trial design”
  • Patty Dhooge, Radbound UMC, Nijmegen, NL
    “Methodological pitfalls in a clinical trial”
  • Katarina Stingl, University Tuebingen, DE
    “Clinical pitfalls in a clinical trial”
18:20-18:35 Announcement of the three best talks


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