Bertarelli Symposium 2017

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Agenda

Perception, Learning and Memory: Neuroengineering Perspectives

Friday April 7, 2017

9:00

Welcome, Opening Words
George Q. Daley (Dean, HMS); Demetri Psaltis (EPFL)

9:05

Functional Modules in Visual Perception: How Do We Get Them and What Good Are They?
Margaret Livingstone (Harvard)

9:45

Towards Tissue Engineering the Macula: Cone-RPE Constructs
Michael J. Young (HMS); Matthias P. Lutolf (EPFL); Yvan Arsenijevic (Jules-Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital)

10:15 Coffee

10:45

Dynamics of Brain Networks in Children with Autism: from Motion-Corrected Imaging through Network Analysis to Prediction of Effective Treatment Response
Dara S. Manoach (HMS); Dimitri Van De Ville (EPFL)

11:15

Molecular Mechanisms of Memory Storage and Enhancement
Cristina M. Alberini (New York University)

11:55

Five Short Talks from former Bertarelli Fellows
M. Badi-Dubois; N. Majubu; B. Robert; L. Renaud; E. Pirondini

12:20 Lunch (Buffet)

13:50

Histone Acetylation: Towards Cognitive Enhancement on the Chromatin
Johannes Gräff (EPFL)

14:30

Advanced Optical Techniques for Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy of Hearing Loss
Konstantina M. Stankovic (HMS); Demetris Psaltis (EPFL)

15:00

Next Generation Auditory Brainstem Implants: Translation to Clinical Implementation
Daniel J. Lee (HMS); M. Christian Brown (HMS); Stéphanie P. Lacour (EPFL); Nicolas Grandjean (EPFL)

15:30 Coffee

16:00

Gene Therapy Restores Hearing and Balance in a Mouse Model of Usher Syndrome, Type 1C
Gwenaëlle S. G. Géléoc (HMS)

16:30

Targeted Brain Stimulation to Modulate Memory Performance in Humans
Michael J. Kahana (University of Pennsylvania)

17:10

Closing remarks
Martin Vetterli (President of EPFL)