Talking Science with Matteo Carandini

Talking Science is a unique opportunity to meet and talk about neuroscience with a leading researcher in an informal atmosphere - a two-day program for the PhD students of LMU, TUM, and the MPIs.

This year's guest is Matteo Carandini (Professor of Visual Neuroscience, University College London).

Matteo Carandini studied mathematics at Università di Roma (1990) and received a PhD in Neural Science from New York University (1996). After postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University and New York University, he established a laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (1998). He then moved the laboratory to the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco (2002) and finally to UCL (2007). In 2017 Prof. Carandini co-initiated the International Brain Laboratory, a global neuroscience collaboration.

Prof. Carandini runs a joint research group with Prof. Kenneth Harris, the Cortical Processing Laboratory. His work aims to understand how the brain processes sensory signals, and integrates them with internal signals to guide decision and action. The goal is to understand these processes at the level of large populations of individual neurons. The laboratory investigates these questions with advanced experimental techniques and with computational analysis.

The program consists of two talks and round table discussions on science and life in science. Additionally, there are spots for lunch or dinner with Prof. Carandini. Sign up HERE!

Wednesday, 12.12. at 10:00 LMU Biocenter B01.027
Julius Bernstein Lecture: From Vision to Navigation: A Journey across Mouse Cortex
Wednesday, 12.12. at 14:00 LMU Biocenter D00.003
Round Table Discussions
Thursday, 13.12. at 11:00 LMU Biocenter D00.003
Open Discussion Forum: Probing the Textbook Model of Brain Function
Christof Koch (Allen Institute for Brain Science) - cancelled
Gina Turrigiano (Brandeis University)
Gilles Laurent (MPI for Brain Research)
Ed Boyden (MIT)
Larry Abbott (Columbia University)
Nikos Logothetis (MPI for Biological Cybernetics)
May-Britt Moser (Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience)
Karel Svoboda (Janelia Research Campus)
Markus Meister (Caltech)

Talking Science is made possible through the generous support of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich and organized by: