Bernstein Symposium series 2011

This year four symposia will take place at the Bernstein Center Tuebingen with focus on the four different research areas.

Cluster A Symposium 2011

Cluster D Symposium 2011

Cluster B Symposium 2011

Cluster C Symposium 2011


Retina coding in light of clinical applications, June 08-09

Organized by Cluster A

Richard H. Masland (Harvard Medical School/MEEI)
Sheila Nirenberg (Cornell University)
Rolando Berlinguer-Palmini (New Castle University)
Eberhart Zrenner (Institute for Opthalmic Research)
Eizaburo Doi (New York University)
Robert G. Smith (University of Pennsylvania)
Martin Greschner (Salk Institute)


Multisensory perception and action, September 28-29

Organized by Cluster D

Dana Ballard (University of Texas)
David Knill (University of Rochester)
Wei Ji Ma (Baylor College of Medicine)
Barry Stein (Wake Forest University)
Giulio Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology)
John van Opstal (University of Nijmegen)



Sensory Cortex: anatomy, plasticity, behaviour, October 18-19

Organized by Cluster B.

Guoqiang Bi (University of Science and Technology of China)
Michael Brecht (HU Berlin, BCCN Berlin)
Yves Fregnac (Unité de Neurosciences Information et Complexité)
Arthur Konnerth (TU München)
Troy Margrie (National Institute for Medical Research)
Kevan Martin (University of Zürich, ETH Zürich)
Pavel Osten (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Fred Wolf (MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, BCCN Göttingen, University of Göttingen)


Bayesian Inference: From spikes to behaviour, December 09-11

Organized by Cluster C.

Michael Black, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany
Daniel Braun, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Opher Donchin, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Be’er Sheva, ISRAEL
Dominik Endres, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Adrienne Fairhall, University of Washington, Washington, USA
Peter Földiak, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Konrad Koerding, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Peter Latham, University College London, London, UK
Jörg Lücke, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany
Laurence Maloney, University of New York, New York, USA
Uta Noppeney, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Jan Peters, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Josh Tenenbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA