Research for Vision:
From Neuroscience to Neurotechnology
June 28, 2016 - 1 PM - 6 PM
The symposium addresses the findings from neuroscience research for retinal and cortical processing of visual information, and builds a bridge to neurotechnological aids in blindness after retinal degeneration.
This year’s Neurotech symposium focuses on research into visual processing and its translation into technology. It will discuss the latest insights into retinal and cortical representations of visual information, into retinal degeneration and the state of technology intended for its treatment. In two panels with a total of ten talks, the symposium will show how the range from basic research to clinical research to clinical application can successfully be integrated, drawing on the expertise of CIN, NMI and corporate speakers.
The first panel concentrates on basic research, exploring what we know about the retinal and neuronal basis of vision: how is the visual signal pre-processed and encoded in the retina? Which are the channels that deliver visual information from the retina to the brain? What is the role of active gaze direction by the visuomotor system? And what mechanisms are active in retinal degeneration?
The second panel will provide an overview of the possibilities of neurotechnological solutions to these degenerative mechanisms, showing how far neurotechnology has come. The panel will feature talks on cellular therapies, two stimulation techniques (retinal and transcorneal), as well as the current state of retinal implants.
As part of the International MEA Meeting, Neurotech 2016 will conclude with that larger event’s official opening ceremony and opening lecture. The evening will close in a general get-together.
Philip Berens (CIN), Ziad M. Hafed (CIN), Thomas Euler (CIN), Matthias Bethge (CIN), Eberhart Zrenner (CIN), Ida Zündorf (Okuvision GmbH), Günther Zeck (NMI Reutlingen), Walter-G. Wrobel (Retina Implant AG), Sonja Kleinlogel (University Bern)
Evening keynote lecture:
Andres Lozano, University of Toronto, Canada.
The evening lectures is a joint event of
Tübingen Neurotech 2016 and MEA 2016
the online registration is closed, please register at the Registration desk at the Stadthalle.
The official language of the conference will be English.
Registration fees for the Tübingen Neurotech Symposium (incl. evening key-note lectures and incl. food and drinks):
- reduced price (Students, senior citizen) 20 Euro
- normal price (Academics) 40 Euro
- Industry 60 Euro
You can also register at the venue for the evening key-note lectures
(reduced price 10 Euro / normal price 15 Euro).
Media representatives need no registration. Please sign up on the registration desk.
Tübingen Neurotech 2016 is organized by NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute and the CIN Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrating Neuroscience