The Department of Biomedicine
2nd Annual Meeting and Winter School

switchBoard - In the Eye of the Observer: Visual Processing at the Heart of the Retina

In November 2017, the University of Bergen hosted the second annual meeting and winter school for members of the Innovative Training Network "switchBoard"

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Professors Margaret Veruki and Espen Hartveit from the Department of Biomedicine will gather internationally leading researchers in the field of neuroscience of the retina for a scientific annual meeting. At the winter school, promising early-stage researchers at the pre-doctoral level will receive excellent training in both, neuroscience and transferable career skills. As a public outreach activity, switchBoard members have also collaborated with Vilvite museum and will open an exibit that demonstrates how neurons in the retina communicate and contribute to our visual perception of our surroundings. 

Registration for this meeting is closed.


Monday, November 06 - winter school and exibition opening

9:00-12:00Winter school for early stage researchers, part I - short course in scientific communication Vilvite museum
14:00Opening of the switchBoard museum exibitVilvite museum


Tuesday, November 07 - midterm review meeting

8:30-18:00Midterm review meetingHotel Grand Terminus
19:00Joint dinnerBryggeloftet og Stuene


Wednesday, November 08 - 2nd annual meeting

9:00-17:002nd annual meetingHotel Grand Terminus
19:00Joint dinnerWesselstuen


Thursday, November 09 - winter school

9:00 - 17:00 Winter school for early stage researchers, Part II - advanced statistics, biophysical properties of neurons Department of Biomedicine