Optical Measurements of Membrane Potential Symposium

Date(s) - 08/02/2013 - 08/04/2013




A Merocyanine 540 Celebration

MBL, Woods Hole, MA, 02543 USA

Preliminary Schedule

Friday, August 2
Meigs Room, Swope Center
Chairman: Kohtaro Kamino

1:30 p.m. Gary Strichartz: (10 min) Harvard Medical School
In the beginning ….

1:45 p.m. Jian-young Wu: Georgetown University
VDS imaging of novelty detection.

2:15 p.m. Julian Wooltorton: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
The Worm Turns: Optical Recordings of Electrical Activity in C. elegans Muscle.

2:45 p.m. Brandon Wright: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Voltage Imaging of Contributions from Intrinsic Circuitry to Long Term Potentiation in the Dentate Gyrus.

3:15: p.m. Clifford Woodford: UCSD
The Development of a New Class of Small Molecules Towards Fast and Sensitive Optical Detection of Membrane Potential.

3:45 p.m. Coffee

4:15 p.m. Alan Waggoner: Carnegie Mellon University
Fluorescent biosensors and targeted physiological indicators for cell pathways.

4:45 p.m. Hidekazu Tsutsui: Medicine, Osaka University
Rapid evaluation of a protein-based voltage probe using the field-induced membrane potential change

5:15 p.m. Doug Storace: Yale University School of Medicine
Optical imaging in the mouse olfactory bulb using the protein voltage sensor ArcLight and GCamp3.

Saturday, August 3.
Speck Auditorium (Rowe/Whitman building)
Chairman Alan Waggoner

9:00 a.m. George Augustine: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
High-speed optogenetic circuit mapping.

9:30 a.m. Guy Salama: University of Pittsburgh
Calcium dynamics and cardiac arrhythmias.

10:00 a.m. Tetsuro Sakai: Medicine, Ryukyu University
Spatiotemporal chaos during tachycardia-like excitation revealed by optical mapping studies.

10:30 a.m. Coffee

11:00 a.m. Marko Popovic: Yale University School of Medicine
Investigating electrical signaling in dendrites, axons and dendritic spines with optical methods.

11:30 a.m.

12:00 noon Lunch

Afternoon chairman: Meyer Jackson

1:00 p.m. Bill Ross: New York Medical College
Calcium puffs and sparks in dendrites.

1:30 p.m. Jelena Platisa: J. B. Pierce Foundation
ArcLight Voltage Indicator in Drosophila melanogaster.

2:00 p.m. Lucy Palmer: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Neuronal Activity in Cortical Circuits.

2:30 p.m. Hiroyoshi Miyakawa: Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Impact of extracellular electric fields on dendritic activities of multiple pyramidal neurons in hippocampal slices.

3:00 p.m. Klaus Michel: Technical University of Munich
Independent component analysis (ICA) as a tool to analyse voltage sensitive dye
imaging data.

3:30 p.m. Coffee

4:00 p.m. Josef Lazar: University of South Bohemia
Observing changes in membrane voltage using two-photon polarization microscopy.

4:30 p.m. Thomas Knopfel: Imperial College London
Conception, realization, development and application of voltage-sensing domain-based GEVIs in a nutshell.

5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 4. Speck Auditorium (Rowe/Whitman building)
Chairman, Dejan Zecevic

9:00 a.m. Benjamin Kaupp: Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR)
Electrical signaling in sperm revealed by voltage-sensitive dyes.

9:30 a.m. Erica Hoyos Ramirez: University of Connecticut Health Center
EPSPs dynamics in spines & how it is affected by the spine neck resistance.

10:00 a.m. Stephen Highstein: MBL
Imaging reveals changes of pH in the synaptic cleft between Type I hair cells and their terminal.
10:30 a.m. Coffee

11:00 a.m. Lei Jin: Yale University School of Medicine
Detection of electrical activity in cells with improved protein voltage sensors.

11:30 a.m. Amiram Grinvald: Weizmann Institute
VSDI in vivo.

12:00 Lunch

Afternoon Chairman, Brian Salzberg

1:00 p.m. Amanda Foust: Université Paris Descartes
Voltage dyes enable direct characterization of action potential generation, fidelity, and kinetics in CNS axonal arbors.

1:30 p.m. Alan Fine: Dalhousie University
Applications of lensless optical microscopy.

2:00 p.m. Diego Contreras: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Rules and spatiotemporal properties of response propagation in mammalian neocortex studied with voltage sensitive dyes.

2:30 p.m. Greg Carlson: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Novel translational insight into human EEG endophenotypes by classic VSD imaging.

3:00 p.m. Peter Bayguinov: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Inter- and intralaminar circuit dynamics underlying saccadic eye movements.

3:30 p.m. Coffee

4:00 p.m. Brad Baker: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Tweaking the voltage-sensing domain to make better genetically-encoded fluorescent sensors of membrane potential.

4:30 p.m. Srdjan Antic: University of Connecticut Health Center
Inconsistent Efficacy of the Action Potential Backpropagation Observed in Rat Prefrontal Cortex Layer 5 Pyramidal Neurons.

5:00 p.m. Walther Akemann: Ecole Normale Superièure
Cortical voltage imaging using voltage-sensitive fluorescent proteins.



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