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SFB 889 sensory lecture

Speaker: Dr. Christian Kubisch, Institute of Human Genetics, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Time: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 11:00
Location: Lecture Hall 552, UMG
Host: Prof. Tobias Moser

InnoTruck Fokusthema Simulation - die dritte Säule der Wissenschaft 2017

Time: tba 2017
  Location: tba Göttingen

InnoTruck – Technology and ideas for tomorrow

During the course of its nationwide tour, this information and dialogue initiative, organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), will highlight ways that innovation can have a positive impact on our lives. The diverse range of exhibits and varied programme of events presents the future tasks that make up the government’s High-Tech Strategy and gives visitors the opportunity to get involved and try things out for themselves.
With the aid of multi-media content and simple experiments, the on-board scientific staff will demonstrate which technologies are promising to bring the most important developments and into which areas, as well as showing how an idea can evolve into an innovation with genuine added value for society, and where exciting career prospects will be likely to arise, in particular for young people.
Time: Thursday, May 3rd to Friday, May 4th, 2018
  Location: Markplatz, Göttingen
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11th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness Conference 2018

We would like to announce the ‘11th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness Conference’ to be held from May 16th to 19th 2018 in Göttingen, Germany. This international conference serves the exchange of researchers about the latest developments in the field. Here, besides the identification of so-far unknown deafness genes, new methods of exome- / genome-analysis will be presented. Advances in the identification of gene-function-relationships will be discussed as well as the role of specific genes in the molecular physiology of hearing and in age-dependent hearing loss. Speakers will also cover potential strategies for gene therapy and prepare the transfer of the results from basic research into clinical application. The conference is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Center 889 "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing".

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Confirmed speakers: Jörg Albert, Karen Avraham, Mike Bowl, David Corey, Sally Dawson, Albert Edge, Robert Fettiplace, Bernd Fritzsch, Lisa Goodrich, Eri Hashino, Jeffrey Holt, Dan Jagger, Katie Kindt, Hanni Kremer, Sharon Kujawa, Brigitte Malgrange, Mireille Montcouquiol, Cynthia Morton, Régis Nouvian, Rosamaria Santarelli, Lavinia Sheets, Richard Smith, Karen Steel, Guy van Camp, Henrique von Gersdorff, Qiuju Wang, Catherine Weisz
Time: Wednesday, May 16th to Saturday, May 19th, 2018
  Location: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen
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Public Forum: Sensorische Prothesen

Volker Busskamp, Ernst Bamberg, Bernhard Graimann, Tobias Moser
Time: Friday, May 27th, 2016
  Location: Paulinerkirche, Papendiek 14