Cell-Nerf symposium: Neurotechnologies

Organized by Cell Symposia, NERF & VIB Conferences
30 September - 2 October 2018, Leuven, Belgium
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Sunday, 30 September, 2018
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Jul 20
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Aug 20
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
John Donoghue
Wyss Center Campus Biotech Geneva, CH
17:15 - 17:45
Kaspar Podgorski
Howard Hughes Medical Institut, Janelia Research Campus, US
17:45 - 18:00
Presenter TBA
18:00 - 18:15
Presenter TBA
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
Michel Maharbiz
UC Berkeley, US
09:30 - 10:00
György Buzsáki
New York University, School of Medicine, US
10:00 - 10:30
Jin Hyung Lee
Stanford University, US
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
11:00 - 11:30
Megan Carey
Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, PT
11:30 - 12:00
Edward Callaway
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US
12:00 - 12:30
Presenter TBA
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
Anne Andrews
UCLA, US
15:00 - 15:15
Presenter TBA
15:15 - 15:30
Presenter TBA
15:30 - 16:00
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)

Day 3 - 2 October 2018

Tuesday, 2 October, 2018
08:30 - 09:00
Breakfast: Jubileumzaal
09:00 - 12:30
Session 4: Promotiezaal
09:09 - 30
Simon Schultz
Imperial College london, UK
09:30 - 10:00
Ilaria Testa
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE​
10:00 - 10:30
Tony Zador
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, US
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
11:00 - 11:30
Thomas Stieglitz
University of Freiburg, DE
11:30 - 12:00
Stephanie Lacour
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, IBI, CH
12:00 - 12:15
Presenter TBA
12:15 - 12:30
Presenter TBA
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch: Jubileumzaal
13:30 - 14:30
Poster session 2: Jubileumzaal
14:30 - 17:30
Session 5: Promotiezaal
14:30 - 15:00
Eddie Chang
UC San Francisco, US
15:00 - 15:30
Tim Denison
Vice President of Research and Core Technology, Medtronic, USA
15:30 - 16:00
Gaetano Leogrande
Medtronic, NL
15:45 - 16:15
Refreshment Break | Jubileumzaal
16:15 - 16:45
Myriam Pannetier-Lecoeur
Le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), FR
16:45 - 17:15
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.

Venue

Universiteitshallen, KU Leuven, Belgium
Oude Markt 13, 
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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