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Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015

September 24th - 26th, 2015 in Göttingen

We would like to announce the Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015, a small-sized international meeting to be held from the September 24th to 26th 2015 in Göttingen, Germany. The conference is jointly organized by the two Collaborative Research Centers "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing" and "Ca2+Signaling: Molecular Mechanisms und Integrative Functions". Ribbon synapses of sensory cells in the inner ear and the retina are specialized in reliably transmitting sensory information over prolonged periods of time. Recent work has achieved major progress in understanding ribbon synapse molecular anatomy and physiology. Moreover, ribbon synapse function has been explored at the sensory systems level and by computational approaches. The meeting brings together experts in the field for discussing new data and providing a current overview on the processing of sensory information at ribbon synapses. We encourage participation of young scientists who might contribute by a poster or short talk (a limited number of slots are available).

Speakers: Ashraf Al-Amoudi, Tom Baden, Johann H. Brandstätter, Jeffrey S. Diamond, Didier Dulon, Henrique von Gersdorff, Peter Heil, Katie S. Kindt, Andreas Neef, Régis Nouvian, Toshihisa Ohtsuka, Tina Pangrsic, Anthony J. Ricci, Saaid Safieddine, Wallace B. Thoreson, Josef G. Trapani, Carolin Wichmann.

Please find more information on the conference website



4th DEMOVE Symposium

Translational Engineering in Neurorehabilitation 2015
(TEN 2015)

June 11th to 12th, 2015 in Göttingen

The DEMOVE Project:

In this project, which is an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC), we propose the development of advanced electrode systems for in-vivo electrophysiological recordings from nerves and muscles in humans and new computational methods/models for extracting functionally significant information on human movement from these recordings. The highly innovative focus is that of providing the link between the cellular mechanisms and the behavior of the whole motor system in the intact human, i.e. to build the bridge between the neural and functional understanding of movement. On the basis of these new technologies, we aim at answering open questions in movement neuroscience and using novel principles for man-machine interaction. Specific applications in man-machine interaction are related to neurorehabilitation technologies, such as functional electrical stimulation, myoelectric and peripheral neural prostheses.

Please find more information on the conference website