2015 Program

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Frontiers in Neurophotonics 2015 Scientific Program

Saturday, October 3 2015
13:30 – 17h Registration
17:00 – 17:15 Welcome remarks
17:30 – 19:30
Session 1
Session Chair: Jean-Baptiste Sibarita

Jérôme Mertz, Boston University, USA – Adaptive optics without guide stars 

Mathias Fink, École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris, France – Ultrasound and Neuroscience 

David Perrais, Université de Bordeaux, France Visualizing membrane trafficking in living cells with new pH sensitive fluorescent proteins 

Istvan Katona, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary Cell type-specific STORM superresolution imaging of synaptic endocannabinoid signaling

19:30 – Welcome cocktail + Museum visit (Musée de la Civilisation)


Sunday, October 4 2015
9:00 – 11:00
Session 2a
Session Chair: Valentin Nägerl

Sebastian Jähne, University of Göttingen Medical Center, Germany – Super-resolution investigation of synaptic function 

Markus Sauer, Biozentrum Universität Würzburg, Germany dSTORM Coming of Age: Applications in Neuroscience 

10:00-10:15 – Short talk
Paul De Koninck, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec, Canada –
Fluorescence lifetime nanoscopy for measuring FRET in dendritic spines

10.15-10.30 – Short talk
Tamas Fuzesi – Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, Canada –Hypothalamic CRH neurons balance opposing stress behaviours.

Jean-Baptiste Sibarita, University of Bordeaux, France – Single-objective Selective-Plane Illumination Microscopy for high- and super-resolution imaging of biological structures 

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break at exhibit hall
Sponsored by the Centre d’Optique Photonique et Laser
11:30 – 12:30
Session 2b
Session Chair: Valentin Nägerl

Takeharu Nagai, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan – Genetically-encoded tools to optically control and image neuronal activity

David Kleinfeld, University of California in San Diego, USA – Blood flow, brain vascular dynamics, and the basis of resting state connectivity

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch – Poster Sessions
14:00 – 14:05 Special announcement
14:05 – 14.25 14:05 – 14:25 – Industry talk
Tatsuo Nakata – Olympus, Senior Manager, R&D/Engineering Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas – New R&D Business Unit: Advancing research through engineering customization
14:25 – 15:10
Session 3a
Session Chair: Paul De Koninck
David Boas, Martinos center for biomedical imaging, USA Optical Imaging of Oxygen Delivery and Consumption : Guiding Interpretation of BOLD fMRI 15:55-15:10 – Short talk
Benoit Gosselin – Université Laval, Québec, Canada – A Wireless Headstage for Combined Optogenetics and Multichannel Electrophysiological Recording in Freely Behaving Animals
15:10 – 15:30 15:10 – 15:30 – Industry talk
Sead Doric – Doric Lenses – The multimodal evolution of miniature fluorescent microscope
15:30 – 16:45 15:30-15:45 – Short talk
Sarah Aufmkolk – Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg, Germany – Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy of synaptic proteins
Tim Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada – High throughput imaging of mesoscopic functional connectivity in mouse cortex16:15-16:45
Kevin Briggman, NIH-NINDS, USA Modern 3D electron microscopy for mapping neural circuits 
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee break at exhibit hall
Sponsored by Huron Digital Pathology
17:15 – 19:00
Session 3b
Session chair: Yves De Koninck
Paul Wiseman, McGill University, Canada New strategies and pitfalls for measuring receptor oligomerization with fluorescence fluctuation methods17:45-18:00 – Short talk
Pieter Vanden Berghe – University of Leuven, Belgium – A correlative second harmonic (SH) – electron microscopy (EM) approach to investigate microtubules and intracellular transport phenomena

18:00-18:15 – Short talk
Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal -Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec, Canada – Gold nanoparticle-assisted all optical localized stimulation and monitoring of Ca2+ signaling in neurons

Nelson Spruston, Janelia Farm, USA Assessing cell type-specific connectivity in the mouse brain using large-scale array tomography and two-photon microscopy


Monday, October 5 2015
9:00 – 10:30
Session 4a
Session chair: Pierre Marquet9:00-9:30
Yves De Koninck, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec, Canada – Fibre-optics for in vivo optogenetics; from single cells to hard-to-get-to areas of the nervous system9:30-10:00
Casper C. Hoogenraad, Utrecht University, Netherlands Monitoring and manipulating intracellular transport 

10:00-10:15 – Short talk
Benjamin Rappaz – EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland – Image-based label-free screening of GABA agonists, antagonists and modulators

10:15-10:30 – Short talk
Antoine Godin, Université de Bordeaux, France Unraveling live brain tissue nano-structure using single fluorescent carbon nanotubes

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break at exhibit hall
Sponsored by Doric Lenses
11:00 – 12:00
Session 4b
Session chair: Pierre Marquet

Robert Campbell, University of Alberta, Canada – Red fluorescent protein-based neurophotonic probes for visualization of neuronal activity

11:30 – 12:00
Santiago Costantino, Université de Montréal, Centre de recherche de l’hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Canada – Laser-assisted single-cell tagging and membrane functionalization

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch – Poster Sessions
14:00-14:30 14:00-14:30 – Industry talk
Patrick Myles – Huron Digital Pathology – Advances in Whole Mount Brain Scanning
14:30 – 15:30
Session 5
Session chair: Rainer Friedrich

14:30 – 15:00
Arthur Konnerth, Technische Universität München, Germany – Deep two-photon imaging of neuronal networks in vivo with a red-shifted indicator

15:00 – 15:30
Georg Keller, FMI – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Germany Visuomotor learning in mouse primary visual cortex

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break in exhibit hall
Sponsored by Olympus
16:00 – 17:00
Session 5
Thomas Oertner, Institute for Synaptic Physiology, Germany   Synaptic plasticity controls synaptic lifetime16:30-17:00
Jason Kerr, Max Planck Institute, Germany Turning calcium transients  into spikes and watching the animal in action 
17:15 Departure in front of the Musée towards le Manoir Montmorency (banquet dinner)
Tuesday, October 6
9:00 – 11:00
Session 6a
Session chair: Tim Murphy

Rainer Friedrich – Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland – Deconstructing and reconstructing neuronal circuits for olfaction

Minoru Koyama, Janelia farm, USA Synaptic mechanisms underlying integration of early-born and late-born motor circuits 

10:00-10:15 – Short talk
Pierre Bon – Université de Bordeaux, France – Quantitative Phase Imaging for label-free live-cell cytoskeleton, organelles trafficking and for 3D fluorescence super-resolution

10:15-10:30 – Short talk
Masha Prager-Khoutorsky – McGill University, Montreal, Canada – Superresolution imaging reveals unique microtubule structure mediating mechanotransduction in neurons

Claire Wyart, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épiniere (ICM), France – Investigation of a novel sensory interface relaying information from the cerebrospinal fluid to motor circuits 

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break at exhibit hall
Sponsored by Zeiss
11:30 – 12:30
Session 6b
Session chair: Tim Murphy

Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University, USA – Recent development in optogenetics

12:30 – 12:45 Closing remarks
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch