Seminar, Symposia and Courses

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Future events:

2017 2017, date tba
InnoTruck / Fokusthema: Simulation - die dritte Säule der Wissenschaft
Location: tba 37075 Göttingen
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16.-19.05.2018 Wednesday, May 16th to Saturday, May 19th, 2018
11th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness Conference 2018
We would like to announce the ‘11th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness Conference’ to be held from May 16th to 19th 2018 in Göttingen, Germany. This international conference serves the exchange of researchers about the latest developments in the field. Here, besides the identification of so-far unknown deafness genes, new methods of exome- / genome-analysis will be presented. Advances in the identification of gene-function-relationships will be discussed as well as the role of specific genes in the molecular physiology of hearing and in age-dependent hearing loss. Speakers will also cover potential strategies for gene therapy and prepare the transfer of the results from basic research into clinical application. The conference is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Center 889 "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing".

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Confirmed speakers: Jörg Albert, Karen Avraham, Mike Bowl, David Corey, Sally Dawson, Albert Edge, Robert Fettiplace, Bernd Fritzsch, Lisa Goodrich, Eri Hashino, Jeffrey Holt, Dan Jagger, Katie Kindt, Hanni Kremer, Sharon Kujawa, Brigitte Malgrange, Mireille Montcouquiol, Cynthia Morton, Régis Nouvian, Rosamaria Santarelli, Lavinia Sheets, Richard Smith, Karen Steel, Guy van Camp, Henrique von Gersdorff, Qiuju Wang, Catherine Weisz.
Location:Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen
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Past events:

08.12.2017 2017, Friday December 8th
Auditory Neuroscience Minisymposium
Location: Max-Planck-Intitute for Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3 37075 Göttingen
Research on Hearing and Hearing Restoration as well as Auditory Synaptic Neuroscience is rapidly progressing and the fields are intimately connected. In this minisymposium , speakers of the Göttingen Campus from inside and outside the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience will present the latest progress as well as plans, discussing molecular mechanisms of hearing at the inner ear synapses and beyond, as well as the development of optogenetic restoration of hearing using optical cochlear implants.

Speakers: Dirk Beutner, Tanvi Butola, Antonino Calapai, Livia de Hoz, Erwin Neher, Chad Grabner, Lina María Jaime Tobón, Christian Setz, Christian Wrobel


26.09.2017 Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 20:00, Apex
DenkBar: "Lärm als Ursache für einen versteckten Hörverlust?"
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Dirk Beutner, Department of Otolaryngology, University Medical Center Göttingen and Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, Institute for Auditory Neuroscience, University Medical Center Göttingen
Location: Apex, Burgstr. 46, 37073 Göttingen
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11.09-12.09.2017 Monday, September 11th - Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, MPIem Lecture Hall
Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2017
Location: MPIem Lecture Hall, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, 37075 Göttingen
Organizers: Benjamin Cooper, Chad Grabner, Ruth Heidelberger, Frank Schmitz, Joshua Singer, Christian Vogl, Carolin Wichmann
Speakers: Jonathan Demb, Jeffrey Diamond, Ruth Anne Eatock, Henrique von Gersdorff, Elisabeth Glowatzki, Cole Graydon, Ruth Heidelberger, Martin Heine, Alexandra Koschak, Hernan Lopez-Schier, Frank Schmitz, Michael Schnee, Stephan Sigrist, Thirumalini Vaithianathan, Margaret Veruki, David Zenisek
Contact: Christian Vogl mail and Carolin Wichmann mail
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02.09.2017 Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, MPIem Foyer and Lecture Hall
3. Tag der Sinne - Die Sinne bewusst erleben.
Hören, Sehen, Riechen, Schmecken und Tasten sind 5 wichtige Sinne, mit denen wir täglich unsere Umwelt wahrnehmen. Wie aber funktionieren die Augen oder der Geruchssinn? Wie entstehen unterschiedliche Töne? Antworten auf diese Fragen, Hintergründe und Wissenswertes können Kinder (ab 3 Jahre), Jugendliche und Erwachsene am "Tag der Sinne" erfahren.
Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich. Der Eintritt ist frei.
Location: MPIem Foyer and Lecture Hall, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, 37075 Göttingen
Contact: Susann Müller mail
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20.03.2017 Monday, March 20th 2017, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
Restorative therapies for sensory disorders 2017
Location: University Medical Center, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075 Göttingen
Organizers: Christian Vogl, Tina Pangrsic Vilfan, Manuela Schmidt
Speakers: Deniz Delkara, Tobias Moser, Sliman Bensmaia, Joseph C. Glorioso
Contact: Susann Müller mail
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26.05. - 28.05.2016 Wednesday, May 26th - Saturday, May 28th, 2016, Lecture Hall 552, near East Entrance, Univeristy Medical Center Göttingen
Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function Symposium 2016
Location: University Medical Center, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075 Göttingen
Organizers: Dario Farina, Tobias Moser Speakers: Oskar Aszmann, Ernst Bamberg, Volker Busskamp, Max Ortiz Catalan, Ingeborg Hochmair, Sonja Kleinlogel, Dejan Popovic, Stanisa Raspopovic, Patrick Ruther, José Sahel, Hansjörg Scherberger, Hinrich Staecker, Malte Tiburcy
Contact: Patricia Räke-Kügler mail
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29.09.2015 Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 12:15, Lecture Hall 552 University Medical Center Göttingen , SFB 889 Colloquium
“Drug delivery of the cochlea for neural survival”
Dr. Andrew Wise
Bionics Institute, Australia
24.09-26.09.2015 Thursday, September 24th - Saturday, September 26th, 2015, MPIem Lecture Hall
Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015
Location: MPIem Lecture Hall, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, 37075 Göttingen
Organizers: Lena Sünke Mortensen, Tobias Moser, Frank Schmitz, Joshua Singer, David Zenisek
Speakers: Ashraf Al-Amoudi, Tom Baden, Johann H. Brandstätter, Annalisa Buniello, Jeffrey S. Diamond, Didier Dulon, Mantas Gabrielaitis, Henrique von Gersdorff, Peter Heil, Chao-Hua Huang, Katie S. Kindt, Alexandra Koschak, Caixia Lv, Kirill Martemyanov, Andreas Neef, Régis Nouvian, Toshihisa Ohtsuka, Tina Pangrsic, Magdalena Picher, Hanna Regus-Leidig, Anthony J. Ricci, Mark A. Rutherford, Wallace B. Thoreson, Josef G. Trapani, Carolin Wichmann
Contact: Jakob Neef mail
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20.07.2015 Monday, July 20th, 2015, 11:00, Large seminar room at MPIbpc, SFB 889 Colloquium
“Factors shaping secretion from mammalian photoreceptors.”
Prof. Chad Grabner
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
10.07.2015 Friday, July 3rd 2015, 12:00, Lecture Hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB 889 Sensory Lecture
"Optogenetic approaches for vision restoration in retinal degenerative diseases"
Prof. Jens Dübel
Institut de la Vision
Sorbonne Universités, Paris
03.07.2015 Friday, July 3rd 2015, 14:00, Seminar room 0.77-0.79 in MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
"Firing patterns in the auditory nerve"
Prof. Frank Rattay
Insitute for Analysis and Scientific Computing
Computational Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
TU Wien
30.06.2015 Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 12:00, Lecture Hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB 889 Sensory Lecture
"Neocortex function: Signal processing vs. associative memory"pdf
Prof. Cornelius Schwarz
Systems Neurophysiology
Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
25.06.2015 Thursday, June 25th 2015, 12:00, Lecture Hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB 889 Colloquium
"Harmonicity of sound: processing and adaptation assessed using behavioural and neuronal data"pdf
Dr. Astrid Klinge-Strahl
Auditory Neuroscience Group, DPAG
University of Oxford
23.06.2015 Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 16:00, Lecture Hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB 889 Sensory Lecture
"How coincidence detection in the medial superior olive enables sound localization"pdf
Prof. Gerard Borst
Department of Neuroscience
Erasmus MC
09.06.2015 Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 14:00, Lecture Hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB 889 Chapters in Sensory Research Written by Female Scientists
"Linking visual motion to locomotion: integration of walking direction and speed sensitivity in cell-specific motion-sensitive visual neurons"jpg
Dr. Eugenia Chiappe
Champalimaud Foundation
06.05.2015 Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 14:15, Manfred Eigen Lecture Hall, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, SFB 889 Sensory Lecture
"Regulation of neurotransmitter release from hippocampal axon terminals"pdf
Prof. Zoltan Nusser
Institute of Experimental Medicine
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
31.03.2015 March 31st, 2015, 12:00 am, Lecture hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB 889 Sensory Lecture
"Phospholipid dynamics in plasma membrane: A new paradigm for the regulation of ion channels in neurons"pdf
Prof. Byung-Chang Suh
Department of Brain Science, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology
24.03.2015 March 24th, 2015, 11:30 am, Lecture hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB 889 Sensory Lecture
"Role of specific inhibitory inputs in visual cortical plasticity"pdf
Prof. Christiaan Levelt
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
21.03.2015 March 21st, 2015, 16:50, Lecture hall 552 in Klinikum
Auditory Neuroscience Minisymposium
At the inauguration of the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience
Speakers: Tobias Moser, Benedikt Grothe, Blake Wilson. Program pdf
Contact: Jakob Neef
18.02.2015 February 18th, 2015, 11:30 am, Lecture hall 552 in Klinikum, SFB889 colloquium
"Controlling Biological Pathways With Photopharmacology" pdf
Prof. Dirk Trauner
Department of Chemistry, University of Munich