Join the 17th ZNZ Annual Symposium

The ZNZ invites you to join the ZNZ Annual Symposium 2014. The program featuring Jeff Lichtman as the Volker-Henn lecturer, presentations by award winners and a poster session will make it worth your while.

The Symposium will start with the Volker-Henn Lecture. Work in Prof. Lichtman’s laboratory at Harvard University focuses on obtaining complete wiring diagrams (“connectomes”) of the projections of motor neuron axons in young and adult muscles. In order to approach questions related to the fine structure of neural connections he has developed methods for in vivo imaging of synapses, labeling of nerve cells with different colors, and high resolution mapping of neural connections.

The lecture by Prof. Lichtman will be followed by three parallel workshops, short talks by new ZNZ members and a poster session. Another highlight of the day is the best PhD thesis Award 2014. A call for proposals has been sent to all ZNZ group leaders, see also this ZNZ News. The awardee will present his/her work in a short talk.

The Koetser Memorial Award Lecture with which the official part of the day will end will be held by Prof. Massimo Scanziani from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). His talk entitled “Cortical Circuits of Vision” focuses on elementary circuits in cortical information processing.

The event will take place on Thursday, 11 September 2014, 8:30 – 18:30 at the UZH Central Campus, Lecture Hall HAH E3,  Häldeliweg 2, Zurich.

Find the program here.

Image: Fritjof Helmchen, Brain Research Institute