Wednesday, July 18  

16:00   Heiko Luhmann (Institute of Physiology, Mainz, Germany): Welcome and opening remarks

16:15   Miguel Maravall (Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain): Sensory response diversity and thalamocortical communication in the whisker system  

17:00   Daniel E. Shulz (CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France): Neuronal representation of complex multi-whisker tactile scenes  

20:00   Sonia Garel (INSERM U784, Paris, France): Building thalamocortical projections in the barrel cortex  

20:45   Heiko Luhmann (Institute of Physiology, Mainz, Germany): Early development of local, column-like networks in the rodent barrel cortex    


Thursday, July 19  

  9:00     Jochen Staiger (Dept. of Neuroanatomy, Göttingen, Germany): Pyramidal cells in the supragranular compartment of rat somatosensory cortex show continuum, layer, and mosaic features of circuit organization  

  9:45     Kevin Fox (Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK): Functional connectivity and plasticity of layer V neurons  

10:30   Dirk Feldmeyer (Research Centre Juelich, Jülich, Germany): Cell types, synaptic connections and neuromodulation in layer 6 of the barrel cortex  


11:15   Snack and coffee  


12:00   Carl Petersen (Brain Mind Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland): Membrane potential recordings from neocortical GABAergic neurons in mouse barrel cortex during whisker-related behavior  

12:45   James Poulet (Max-Delbrück-Center, Berlin, Germany): Using dual targeted whole cell recordings in the cfos-gfp mouse to identify active barrel cortex neurons  

13:30   Fritjof Helmchen (Brain Research Institute, Zürich, Switzerland): Imaging barrel cortex circuit dynamics with genetically-encoded calcium indicators  


14:00   Snack and coffee  


15:00   Ilan Lampl (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovat, Israel): New insights into the mechanisms and functions of tactile adaptation in rodents  

15:45   Mathew Diamond (SISSA, Trieste, Italy): Sensation of whisker motion - psychophysics and neurometrics  

16:30   Cornelius Schwarz (Hertie Institute, Tübingen, Germany): Context specific processing in the barrel column