Photons and Neurons

27th Symposium: June 3-6, 2010

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All talks & discussion sessions were held in Goergen Hall, University of Rochester, River Campus

Thursday, June 3

7:30 - 10:30 PM Registration & Welcome Reception, Staybridge Suites (Rapids Room)

Friday, June 4

8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast, Munnerlyn Atrium

8:45 AM Welcome, Ania Majewska

Session I: Imaging Central Circuits (Krystel Huxlin, Moderator)

9:00 - 9:45 AM Eyal Seidemann, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Real-time optical imaging of neural population responses in the visual cortex of behaving monkeys: insight on population coding

9:45 - 10:30 AM Zachary Mainen, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme
Reading out neural circuits for decision-making in the rat

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break (Refreshments will be served), Munnerlyn Atrium

11:00 - 11:45 AM Samuel Wang, Princeton University
Widespread shifts in activity patterns in the cerebella of locomoting mice

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester
In vivo imaging of non-neuronal brain cells

12:30 - 1:00 PM Discussion Session

1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch, Munnerlyn Atrium

Session II: Advances in Optical Imaging (Maiken Nedergaard, Moderator)

2:00 - 2:45 PM Eric Betzig, Janelia Farm
Pushing the envelope in biological imaging

2:45 - 3:30 PM Chris Xu, Cornell University
Technology development for deep tissue multiphoton imaging

3:30 - 4:00 PM Break (Refreshments will be served), Munnerlyn Atrium

4:00 - 4:45 PM Lihong Wang, Washington University
Photoacoustic tomography: breaking through the optical diffusion limit

4:45 - 5:30 PM Bart Borghuis, Janelia Farm
Dissecting rodent retinal circuits with a genetically encoded calcium indicator

5:30 - 6:00 PM Discussion Session

6:00 - 9:00 PM Posters - Reception/Dinner, Munnerlyn Atrium

Saturday, June 5

8:00 AM Breakfast, Munnerlyn Atrium

Session III: Imaging the Senses (David Williams, Moderator)

9:00 - 9:45 AM Tim Holy, Washington University
Outnumbered no more: deciphering olfactory coding using fast three-dimensional calcium imaging

9:45 - 10:30 AM Austin Roorda, UC Berkeley
Exploring vision in living eyes on a cellular scale

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break (Refreshments will be served), Munnerlyn Atrium

11:00 - 11:45 AM Donald Miller, Indiana University
Probing photoreceptor activity using adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Joseph Carroll, Medical College of Wisconsin
Imaging the human retina - development & disruption

12:30 - 1:00 PM Discussion Session

1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch, Munnerlyn Atrium

Session IV: Imaging Visual Cortical Circuits (Ania Majewska, Moderator)

2:00 - 2:45 PM Rafael Yuste, Columbia University
Two-photon mapping and manipulation of neocortical circuits

2:45 - 3:30 PM David Fitzpatrick, Duke University
Imaging the experience-dependent emergence of functional circuits in visual cortex

3:30 - 4:00 PM Break (Refreshments will be served), Munnerlyn Atrium

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Anna Roe, Vanderbilt University
Imaging attention in the brain: optical imaging studies of area V4 in awake, behaving macaque monkeys

4:45 - 5:30 PM Mark Hübener, Max Planck Institute, Martinsried
Structural plasticity of excitatory and inhibitory neurons in mouse visual cortex

5:30 - 6:00 PM Discussion Session

6:00 - 7:00 PM Posters

7:30 - 9:30 PM Dinner, George Eastman House

Sunday, June 6

8:00 AM Breakfast, Munnerlyn Atrium

Session V: Controlling Neurons with Light (Tony Movshon, Moderator)

9:00 - 9:45 AM Richard Kramer, UC Berkeley
Non-genetic photochemical tools for controlling neural activity with light

9:45 - 10:30 AM Ed Boyden, MIT
Controlling brain circuits with light: enabling integrative analysis and engineering of neural systems

10:30 - 11:00 AM Discussion Session

11:00 - 11:45 AM Break (Refreshments will be served), Munnerlyn Atrium

Keynote Address

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University
Connectomics in the developing nervous system

12:30 - 1:00 PM Wrap-up Discussion Session, Tony Movshon

1:00 - 1:15 PM Closing Remarks

End of Meeting

1:45 PM Barbecue at the home of David & Inger Williams, Fairport, NY

Organizing Committee
Ania Majewska, University of Rochester
David Williams, University of Rochester
Tony Movshon, New York University

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