During the two and half days of this meeting held in Paris, the speakers will address the following topics:

* The Human and Primate Retina
* Retinal Circuits

* Retinal Impact on Eye Development and Myopia
* Light Adaptation
* Retinal Diseases and Therapies

The scientists will present highlights of the recent progress in retinal network analysis, introduce new concepts and their implications for both neuronal information processing. They will introduce insights to the mechanisms of light damage and blinding diseases. Finally, they will describe new strategies for disease prevention and restoring vision.

The meeting will start on Thursday the 5th October at 9 a.m. and end Saturday the 7th October at 1 p.m.

A first draft of the programme has been established:

The Human and Primate Retina - Session

John Dowling (Molecular and Cellular Biology Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
Reconstructing the Human Fovea

Raunak Sinha (Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA)
Transformation of visual signals in the fovea

Szabó Arnold (Semmelweis University, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Budapest, Hungary)
Long-term organotypic culture model of the adult human retina

Retinal Circuits - Session

Leon Lagnado (School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
How do ribbon synapses encode visual information?

Greg Schwartz (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago,USA)
A self regulating gap junction network of amacrine cells releases nitric oxide in the retina.

Daniel Kerschensteiner (Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University School of Medicine, USA)
Dissecting motion processing circuits in the retina

Katrin Franke (Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen, Germany)
Functional diversity in the mouse inner retina

Botond Roska (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical research, Basel, Switzerland)
The logic of retinal ganglion cell type integration in the brain

Andrew Huberman (Neurobiology & Ophthalmology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA)
Visual system regeneration. Breaking and re-creating brain circuits for seeing

Retinal Impact on Eye Develoment and Myopia - Session

David Copenhagen (UCSF School of Medicine, Ophthalmology, San Francisco CA, USA)
Melanopsin-based photoreception in fetal and newborn mice: Actions on behavior and both vascular and neural development in the eye

Frank Schaeffel (Neurobiology of the Eye, University of Tübingen, Germany)
Retinal control of myopia - lenses, light and atropine

Machelle Pardue (Biomedical Engineering, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)
Contributions of the three photoreceptor pathways to refractive eye growth and myopia in mice

Light Adaptation - Session

Thomas Münch (Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen, Germany)
Adaptation of retinal processing in a dynamically changing environment

Greg Field (Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, USA)
Light Adaptation and Correlated Activity in the Rodent Retina.

Petri Ala-Laurila (Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
Is mouse vision more sensitive during the night ?

Retinal Diseases and Therapies - Session

Florian Sennlaub (Institut de la Vision, Paris, France)
Genetic AMD-risk factors promote pathogenic subretinal inflammation

Przemyslaw Sapieha (University of Montreal, Montréal, Canada)
Cellular Senescence and Dormancy in Retinopathy

Marius Ader (Technische Universität, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Germany)
Photoreceptor transplantation: Marker-free identification of photoreceptors by mechanical phenotyping

Homaira Nawabi (Neuroscience Institute, Grenoble, France)
Axon Regeneration in the visual system

Deniz Dalkara (Institut de la Vision, Paris, France)
Optogenetics for vision restoration- translation from mice to primates


Further speakers are t.b.a. !

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