Cell-Nerf symposium: Neurotechnologies

Organized by Cell Symposia, NERF & VIB Conferences
30 September - 2 October 2018, Leuven, Belgium
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Cell-Nerf symposium: Neurotechnologies
Organized by Cell Symposia, NERF & VIB Conferences

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

Submit your abstract here

Confirmed speakers

Anne Andrews

UCLA, US

Eddie Chang

UC San Francisco, US

Ilaria Testa

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE​

Edward Callaway

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US

Megan Carey

Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, PT

György Buzsáki

New York University, School of Medicine, US

John Donoghue

Wyss Center Campus Biotech Geneva, CH

Tim Harris

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, US

Stephanie Lacour

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, IBI, CH

Jin Hyung Lee

Stanford University, US

Michel Maharbiz

UC Berkeley, US

Myriam Pannetier-Lecoeur

Le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), FR

Kaspar Podgorski

Howard Hughes Medical Institut, Janelia Research Campus, US

John Rogers

University of Illinois, US

Simon Schultz

Imperial College london, UK

Thomas Stieglitz

University of Freiburg, DE

Tony Zador

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, US

Tim Denison

Vice President of Research and Core Technology, Medtronic, USA

Day 1 - 30 September 2018

Sunday, 30 September, 2018
14:30 - 16:30
Registration: Jubileumzaal Foyer
16:30 - 18:00
Session 1: Promotiezaal
16:30 - 16:45
Welcome and Introduction: Promotiezaal
16:45 - 17:15
Brain computer interfaces: Progress and challenges
John Donoghue
Wyss Center Campus Biotech Geneva, CH
17:15 - 17:45
Kilohertz frame-rate two-photon tomography
Kaspar Podgorski
Howard Hughes Medical Institut, Janelia Research Campus, US
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

Organizing committee:

John Donoghue, Wyss Center, CH
Sebastian Haesler, Neuroelectronics Research Flanders (NERF), BE
Mariela Zirlinger, Senior Scientific Editor at Cell Press/Elsevier, Neuron, US

Day 2 - 1 October 2018

Monday, 1 October, 2018
08:30 - 09:00
Breakfast: Jubileumzaal
09:00 - 12:30
Session 2: Promotiezaal
09:00 - 09:30
Recent developments in the neural dust platform: StimDust, a 2 mm^3 ultrasonically powered stimulator
Michel Maharbiz
UC Berkeley, US
09:30 - 10:00
Circuit analysis by single neuron, single spike resolution methods
György Buzsáki
New York University, School of Medicine, US
10:00 - 10:30
Illuminating neural circuits: From molecules to MRI for precision brain health
Jin Hyung Lee
Stanford University, US
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
11:00 - 11:30
A quantitative framework for locomotor coordination and learning in mice
Megan Carey
Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, PT
11:30 - 12:00
Functional micro-architecture for shape and color in primate primary visual cortex
Edward Callaway
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US
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
14:30 - 17:30
Session 3: Promotiezaal
14:30 - 15:00
Neurotransmitter sensing via aptamer-field-effect transistors
Anne Andrews
UCLA, US
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
John Rogers
University of Illinois, US
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

(Ticket holders only) @ Faculty Club

Day 3 - 2 October 2018

Tuesday, 2 October, 2018
08:30 - 09:00
Breakfast: Jubileumzaal
09:00 - 12:30
Session 4: Promotiezaal
09:00 - 09:30
From photon to pipette: Optical and electrophysiological tools for studying intact neural circuits
Simon Schultz
Imperial College london, UK
09:30 - 10:00
Faster and gentler optical nanoscopy for brain cell imaging
Ilaria Testa
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE​
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
Thomas Stieglitz
University of Freiburg, DE
11:30 - 12:00
Electronic dura mater – Soft surface neural implants
Stephanie Lacour
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, IBI, CH
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
14:30 - 17:30
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, USA
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
Myriam Pannetier-Lecoeur
Le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), FR
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
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.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 30-09-2018 until 13-10-2018.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.