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Cell-Nerf symposium: Neurotechnologies

30 September - 2 October 2018, Leuven, Belgium
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Riverside - Leuven
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City Hall - Leuven
City Hall - Leuven
Old Market Leuven
Grote Markt - Leuven
Grote Markt - Leuven
Muntstraat - Leuven
Muntstraat - Leuven
Poster session - Leuven
Poster session - Leuven
Martelaren Square - Leuven (Copyright Tobias - Cornille)
Martelaren Square - Leuven (Copyright Tobias - Cornille)
Cell-Nerf symposium: Neurotechnologies

Organized by Cell Symposia, NERF & VIB Conferences

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The meeting will broadly focus on neurotechnologies for research and neuroprosthetic applications, covering advances in molecular, optical, and electrophysiological approaches for measuring and manipulating neural circuits.

Recent technological advances from fields as diverse as gene and protein engineering, optics, photonics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, electrophysiology, and more have helped propel forward our understanding of the genetic, molecular, and physiological mechanisms that contribute to the development and function of the central nervous system. We will bring together leading experts at the forefront of neurotechnology development to discuss the next generation of tools and methods. They will present their latest work and share their thoughts more broadly on how the field as a whole might tackle critical challenges.

Themes

  • Neural recordings: imaging and electrophysiological approaches
  • Prosthetics and brain-machine interfaces
  • Optical manipulation of circuits and cells
  • Material science and nanotechnology
  • Design of new probes and sensors
  • Neuromodulation
  • Cell and tissue engineering


Early Bird registration deadline: 20 July 2018 (register early and save €100)

Abstract deadline: 22 June 2018

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Program

Day 1 - Sunday, 30 September, 2018

14:30
16:30
Registration: Jubileumzaal Foyer
Session 1: Promotiezaal
16:30
16:45
Welcome and Introduction: Promotiezaal
16:45
17:15
Brain computer interfaces: Progress and challenges
17:15
17:45
Kilohertz frame-rate two-photon tomography
17:45
18:00
Cortex wide cellular resolution neural interfacing via digitally generated transparent polymer skulls

Suhasa Kodandaramaiah

University of Minnesota, US
18:00
18:15
Customizable, 3D-printed, thousand-channel probes for neural recording and photostimulation

Eric Yttri

Department of Biological Sciences Carnegie Mellon University, US
18:15
19:00
Welcome drinks reception: Jubileumzaal

Day 2 - Monday, 01 October, 2018

08:30
09:00
Breakfast: Jubileumzaal
Session 2: Promotiezaal
09:00
09:30
Recent developments in the neural dust platform: StimDust, a 2 mm^3 ultrasonically powered stimulator
09:30
10:00
Circuit analysis by single neuron, single spike resolution methods
10:00
10:30
Illuminating neural circuits: From molecules to MRI for precision brain health
10:30
11:00
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
11:00
11:30
A quantitative framework for locomotor coordination and learning in mice
11:30
12:00
Functional micro-architecture for shape and color in primate primary visual cortex
12:00
12:30
Engineering functional brain connectivity patterns by high-speed whole-brain imaging and neuromodulator polytherapy

Yanik Mehmet Fatih

ETH Zurich, CH
12:15
12:30
Poster Blitz
12:30
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:30
Poster session 1: Jubileumzaal
Session 3: Promotiezaal
14:30
15:00
Neurotransmitter sensing via aptamer-field-effect transistors
15:00
15:15
CMOS technology for three-dimensional neural recording using microwire arrays

Nicholas Melosh

Stanford University, US
15:15
15:30
Cell type-specific optical recording and electrical stimulation in a mouse model of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

Jonathan Schor

UC San Francisco, US
15:30
16:00
Soft, biocompatible optoelectronic neural interfaces
16:00
16:30
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
16:30
17:15
Panel discussion
17:30
19:00
Walking tour
19:00
22:00
Meet the Speakers Dinner: Faculty Club

Day 3 - Tuesday, 02 October, 2018

08:30
09:00
Breakfast: Jubileumzaal
Session 4: Promotiezaal
09:00
09:30
From photon to pipette: Optical and electrophysiological tools for studying intact neural circuits
09:30
10:00
Faster and gentler optical nanoscopy for brain cell imaging
10:00
10:30
Molecular connectomics: Present and future

Alex Vaughan

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, US
10:30
11:00
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
11:00
11:30
Flexible multielectrode arrays as implantable interfaces to the central and peripheral nervous system
11:30
12:00
Electronic dura mater – Soft surface neural implants
12:00
12:15
Demonstration of visual restoration with a subretinal photovoltaic implant and optogenetic therapy in non-human primates

Serge Picaud

Institut de la Vision, FR
12:15
12:30
Multiplexed temporally focused light shaping for high-resolution multi-cell targetingc

N. Accanto

Paris Descartes University, FR
12:30
13:30
Lunch: Jubileumzaal
13:30
14:30
Poster session 2: Jubileumzaal
Session 5: Promotiezaal
14:30
14:45
Functional ultrasound imaging (fUSi) in rodents, primates and humans

Alan Urban

NERF, Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders, IMEC, VIB, KU Leuven, BE
14:45
15:15

Tim Denison

Vice President of Research and Core Technology, Medtronic, US
15:15
15:45
Chronic sensing of brain activity

Gaetano Leogrande

Medtronic, NL
15:45
16:15
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
16:15
16:45
In vivo local recordings of the magnetic signature of neurons with GMR sensors
16:45
17:15
High channel count electrophysiology: Neuropixels and beyond, where can technology take us?

Tim Harris

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, US
17:15
17:30
Closing Remarks | Promotiezaal

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 30-09-2018 until 13-10-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 30-09-2018 until 13-10-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.