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Retinal Signal Processing

We want to understand how retinal neurons communicate with each other and work together to transform the image falling on the retina into coded neuronal activity.

We study the retina at various levels ranging from the molecular level (ion channels), via synaptic contacts towards the behaviour of neuronal networks and eventually the whole animal.

Methodology

The work we are performing is highly multidisciplinary.

We integrate morphology, molecular biology, genetics, electrophysiology, vital imaging, behaviour and computational models. I am fully convinced that such a broad approach is the only way resolving the complicated issue of neuronal communication and coding.

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Dr. R. Dermietzel and Dr. G. Zoild (Germany).
    Functional role of connexins and pannexins in the retina
  • Cooperation 2
    Dr. G. Harwyschyn (Canada).
    The retinal mechanism for polairzation vision in fish
  • Cooperation 3
    Dr. S. Yazulla (USA)
    Morphological description of the major neurotransmitter systems in the zebrafish retina
  • Cooperation 4
    Dr. D. McMahon (USA).
    Properties of hemichannels in dissociated horizontal cells of zebrafish retina
  • Cooperation 5
    RETICIRC (FP7).
    Botond Roska (Switzerland), Stephan Neuhauss (Switzerland), Serge Picaud (France) and Reto Weiler (Germany). Maarten Kamermans is coordinator.
    Understanding retinal circuitry for restoring vision

Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    The mechanism of horizontal cells to cone feedback
  • Project 2
    The role of connexins the outer retinal processing
  • Project 3
    Coding strategies of retinal neurons

Group Leader

Maarten Kamermans
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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

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