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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