Scientific Program

The scientific program is arranged around four keynote talks and eighteen main talks. In addition, several short talks in particular of trainees and young investigators will be selected from the submitted abstracts. There will also be several poster sessions and opportunities for individual discussions of PhD students and young investigators with the keynote and invited speakers. Please also note our pre-conference workshops.

Keynote Speakers

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Edward Chang

University of California San Francisco, USA

 

Jennifer Groh

Duke University Durham, USA

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Richard Mooney

Duke University Durham, USA

 

Laurel Trainor

McMaster University Hamilton, Canada

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Main Talks

Victoria Bajo Lorenzana (University of Oxford, UK)

Brice Bathellier (Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, France)

Jennifer Bizley (University College London, UK)

Elvira Brattico (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Nai Ding (Zhejiang University, China)

Marta Garrido (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Jessica Grahn (Western University, London, Canada)

Andrea Hasenstaub (University of California San Francisco, USA)

Ingrid Johnsrude (Western University, London, Canada)

Josh McDermott (MIT Cambridge, USA)

Nima Mesgarani (Columbia University New York, USA)

Adi Mizrahi (Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel)

Michelle Moerel (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

Jonas Obleser (University of Lübeck, Germany)

Andrew Oxenham (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)

Dan Sanes (New York University, USA)

Anne Takesian (Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, USA)

Michael Yartsev (University of California Berkeley, USA)

 

Pre-Conference Workshops

Miniaturized fluorescence microscopy for circuit investigations

Date: September 2-3, 2021; 9am - 4pm

Location: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg; Brenneckestr. 6; D-39118 Magdeburg (Germany)

Maximum number of participants: 15
Fee: 100 EUR
Decription: This two-day workshop will be organized by Dr. Micahel Lippert and Dr. Pavol Bauer of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg (the host of the ICAC 2020 conference) and is supported by Labmaker. The course will cover the hardware and software of miniscopes for head-mounted calcium imaging in rodents as well as the practical aspects of performing the surgeries and running experiments. Lunch, snacks, drinks, and coffee are included. Please register for this workshop via the conference registration.

Lightsheet microscopy with UltraMicroscope Blaze (LaVision BioTec)

Date: September 2-3, 2021; 9am - 4pm

Location: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg; Brenneckestr. 6; D-39118 Magdeburg (Germany)

Maximum number participants: 10
Fee: 100 EUR
Description: This two-day workshop will be organized by representatives of LaVision BioTec / Miltenyi Biotech Company, a world leading company in lightsheet microscope development and production, and by the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg (the host of the ICAC 2020 conference). It will provide theory and hands-on training on several solvent-based and aqueous-based rodent brain clearing methods and subsequent lightsheet imaging of the samples using LaVision's brand new UltraMicroscope Blaze. You are welcome to bring your own samples with you. Lunch, snacks, drinks, and coffee are included. Please register for this workshop via the conference registration.