Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2019

Course on "Fundamental Principles of Sensory Processing"

Rapid and reliable processing of sensory information is fundamental for all living organisms. This process does not only rely on specialized sensory organs but also requires complex neuronal circuits to integrate and interpret the incoming signals. This course aims to shed light on the basic principles underlying sensory perception and encoding, reaching from basic anatomy to comprehensive network activity analysis.

We have invited experts who will not only provide an overview of the visual and auditory systems, but also share their current research.

We focus on both the visual system (two lectures) and the auditory system (two lectures), while also adding lectures on the development of sensory signaling and lateral line function.

Date: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, 09:00-17:00 h
Location: Ludwig Prandtl lecture hall, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen

Organizers & Contact: Tina Pangrsic & Christian Vogl

Please email Tina Pangrsic or Christian Vogl to register for the course.

Course program: (Download here: pdf)

09:00 – 09:05

Brief Introduction: Tina Pangrsic

09:05 – 10:20

Régis Nouvian
“Cochlear maturation”

10:20 – 11:35

Juan D. Goutman
"Synaptic mechanisms that allow sound encoding at the hair cell ribbon synapse"

11:35 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00

Lavinia Sheets
"Fish School: what the lateral-line can teach us about hair-cell organ development, damage, and repair"

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 15:45

David Zenisek
"Phototransduction and the outer retina signaling mechanisms"

15:45 – 17:00 Tim Gollisch
"Analysis of retinal function using neuronal recordings and computation models"
17:00 – 17:05

Closing remarks: Christian Vogl

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