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Maarten Kamermans

Short CV

1985 – 1989 Ph.D. student
Department of Sensory Physics of the Laboratory of Medical Physics of the University of Amsterdam
1989 – 1991 Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, Division Neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley
1991 – 1996 Royal Academy Fellow
Department of Sensory Physics of the Laboratory of Medical Physics of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam.
1996 – 1999 Senior Researcher
Department of Visual System Analysis of the Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute (NORI-KNAW) and Department of Sensory Physics of the Laboratory of Medical Physics of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam.
1999 - 2005 Group leader: Retinal Signal Processing
The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute (NORI-KNAW) and Laboratory of Medical Physics of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam.
2003 – 2005 Science Deputy Director NORI
The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute (NORI-KNAW)
2005 - present Group leader: Retinal Signal Processing
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN-KNAW)
2007 - present Professor in “Neurophysiology in particular Sensory-physiology”
Department of Neurogenetics of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam.

Scientifc Interest

  • Retinal neural coding
  • Mechanisms of synaptic transmission of neurons responding with graded potentials.
  • Mechanisms of colour vision and colour constancy

Memberships

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • SFN

Further Activities

  • ARVO program planning committee member for VN (2009-2011)
Maarten Kamermans
Maarten Kamermans

Research Group

Retinal Signal Processing

Contact

Netherlands Institute for neuroscience

Meibergdreef 47
1105 BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 566 5180
Fax: +31 20 566 6121

Email:
m.kamermans[at]nin.knaw.nl

Website:
www.nin.knaw.nl

Key Publications

  1. Leanne Godinho, Philip R. Williams, Yvonne Claassen, Elayne Provost, Steven D. Leach, Maarten Kamermans and Rachel O. L. Wong.
    In vivo imaging reveals novel modes of horizontal cell genesis in the developing zebrafish retina.
    Neuron 56(4):587-603 (2007)
  2. M. van Leeuwen, C. Joselevitch, I. Fahrenfort and M. Kamermans.
    The contribution of the outer retina to color constancy: a general model synthesized from primate and fish data.
    Vis Neurosci 24:1-14 (2007)
  3. C. Shields, J. Klooster, Y. Claassen, Mahboob-ul-hussain, Georg Zoidl, R. Dermietzel and M. Kamermans.
    Horizontal cells-specific expression of connexin 52.6 & connexin 55.5 in the zebrafish retina.
    J. Comp Neurol 501:765-779. (2007)
  4. C. Joselevitch and M. Kamermans
    The physiological role of opponency in goldfish bipolar cells.
    J. Neurosci Res 85(7):1579-1591. (2007)
  5. Fahrenfort I, Sjoerdsma T, Ripps H, Kamermans M
    Cobalt ions inhibit negative feedback in the outer retina by blocking hemichannels on horizontal cells.
    Vis Neurosci 21: 501-511. (2004)
  6. Kamermans M, Fahrenfort I
    Ephaptic interactions within a chemical synapse: hemichannel-mediated ephaptic inhibition in the retina.
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 14: 531-541. (2004)
  7. M. Kamermans, D.A. Kraaij and H. Spekreijse
    The dynamics of the signal from horizontal cells to cones in the goldfish retina.
    J Physiol 534(2): 489-500 (2001)
  8. M. Kamermans, I. Fahrenfort, K. Schultz, U. Janssen-Bienhold, T. Sjoerdsma and R. Weiler
    Hemichannel mediated inhibition in the outer retina.
    Science 292: 1178-1180 (2001)
  9. D.A.Kraaij, H., Spekreijse and M. Kamermans
    The open and closed loop characteristics of the cone/horizontal cell synapse in goldfish retina
    J Neurophysiol 84: 1256-1265 (2000)
  10. M. Kamermans, D.A. Kraaij and H. Spekreijse
    The Cone/Horizontal cell network: A possible site for color constancy.
    Vis Neurosci 15:787-797 (1998)

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