S13 Sino-German joint symposium on cutting-edge neurotechnology in behavioral and systems neuroscience
Pascal Fries (Frankfurt/M.) and Liping Wang (Shenzhen, China)
Live Discussion: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 18:00 - 19:00h
Technological development is the driving force in revealing the secrets of brain function. The emergence of new genetic tools, electrode probes, imaging techniques and machine-learning based data analyses provides us a great chance to precisely monitor or manipulate defined neural populations or pathway in awake, behaving state, which could allow us to link the brain, cognition, and behavior in a way not previously thought. For example, researchers are developing new probes and analysis methods for examining how network activity of neurons such as long-range synchronization contributes to cognitive functions.
Motivated by increasing demand, the academic, governmental, and private sectors have taken initiative to expand research efforts in cutting-edge neurotechnology. For instance, the BRAIN Initiative in the United States, the Human Brain Project in the European Union, and the China Brain Project are all multi-billion dollar projects aimed to develop new technologies to facilitate understanding brain functions, expand new methods of diagnosis, treatment and recovery for several brain disorders or injury.
To further share new ideas and technical innovations in behavioral and systems neuroscience research. In this Sino-German joint symposium, we will highlight recent progresses of novel tool in investigating the function of large-scale neuronal network in mesoscopic level. We will present new genetic encoded sensors to monitor activity of neuromodulators, in-vivo, awaking multiarea two-photon imaging technology, machine-learning based behavioral mapping method and new model of neural network communication mechanism in system level. We target researchers in neuroscience, physics, computer science and engineering, and clinics. By combining cutting-edge concepts and synergies between research fields this symposium will highlight new directions in future neuroscience research.
The Göttingen Meeting gratefully acknowledges the financial support of ATSbio.