Restoration of Sensory and Motor Function Symposium 2016

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Course on "Approaches in Sensory and Motor Function"

This course provides an overview on current methods for investigating sensory and motor systems to understand their underlying neuronal mechanisms and to employ this knowledge for the enhancing of sensory perception or the decoding of movement intentions. To make progress in the restoration of sensory and motor functions in animals and humans, modern molecular, electrophysiological, and behavioral methods have been more and more combined, recently. This course, taught by an international faculty of recognized speakers, offers a comprehensive overview of these novel approaches.

Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Location: Lecture hall of the Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, Göttingen
Organizers: Hansjörg Scherberger
Contact person: Hansjörg Scherberger

(Preliminary) Program

Course program: pdf

09:00 – 09:50

Stanisa Raspopovic,
École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland
"From computational models and animal experiments to the bionic hands: a framework for the neuroprosthetic development"

09.50 – 10:40

Hinrich Staecker,
University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas, USA
"Mouse models for inner ear gene therapy"

10:40 – 11:30

Tobias Moser,
Institute for Auditory Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany
"Restoration of hearing"

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch break
12:00 – 12:50

Volker Busskamp,
Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden, Germany
"Restoration of vision"

12:50 – 13:40

Hans Scherberger,
German Primate Center Göttingen, Germany
"Restoration of hand motor control"

13:40 – 14:30

Max Ortiz-Catalan,
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
"Towards natural control of artificial limbs via osseointegration"