Winter Term 2016/17

Course Structure

The program for doctoral and postdoctoral students comprises 4 semesters (I to IV), each consisting of 3 consecutive modules [(1) to (3)]. At the end of each semester, on completing all 3 mandatory modules, a certificate is being issued. Requirement: attendance of at least 80%.
The following modules are offered during winter term 2016/17:
(1) Lecture “Sensory Systems – Basics and Principles III”
(2) Progress Reports – Progress in Neuroscience Research of the Retina and the Inner Ear
(3) Compulsory attendance of an Optional Course – the third module can be freely chosen from a list of existing courses/lectures/seminars offered at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, the University Eye Hospital or the Institute for Ophthalmic Research.


“Sensory Systems - Basics and Principles III” Module (1)
When?: Monday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where?: Seminar room of the ENT Clinic (HNO-Klinik), Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 5 (see map)
Language: English

Date Topic Lecturer
24.10.2016 Gauging the hearing of mouse and man - subjective and objective measures PD Dr. Lukas Rüttiger, Tübingen Hearing Research Center
07.11.0216 Special features of measuring nanomechanics Prof. Dr. Anthony Gummer, Tübingen Hearing Research Center
14.11.2016 Aspects of cochlear stimulation in humans Dr. Ernst Dalhoff, Tübingen Hearing Research Center
21.11.2016 Research on phototransduction in drosophila Prof. Dr. Armin Huber, University of Hohenheim, Dept. of Biosensorics
28.11.2016 New developments in optical sectioning Dr. Andreas Mack, Institute of Anatomy
05.12.2016 Optical coherence tomography angiography Dr. Laura Kühlewein, Centre of Ophthalmology
12.12.2016 In vivo assessment of ocular morphology in animal models Dr. Susanne Beck, Centre of Ophthalmology
19.12.2016 Techniques to study comparative aspects of potassium channels in eye and ear Prof. Dr. Peter Ruth, University of Tübingen, Institute of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology
09.01.2017 Genotyping and sequencing methods Dr. Nicole Weisschuh, Centre for Ophthalmology
16.01.2017 Gene expression analyses in eye and ear: recent findings and future possibilities Dr. Marita Feldkämper, Centre for Ophthalmology
23.01.2017 Protein and proteome analysis by mass spectrometry Dr. Karsten Boldt, Centre for Ophthalmology
30.01.2017 Functional examinations of the visual pathway with electrophysiological methods Dr. Torsten Strasser, Centre for Ophthalmology
06.02.2017 Techniques to study Microsaccades – Physiology and Behaviour Dr. Ziad Hafed, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
13.02.2017 Patch Clamping in the retina Dr. Timm Schubert, Centre for Ophthalmology

Progress reports

Progress in Neuroscience Research of the Retina and the Inner Ear Module (2)
When?: once per month on Thursday, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where?: Lecture hall of the University ENT-Clnic, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 5
Language: English

Date Lecturers Department / Section Title
27.10.2016 Miroslav Román Rosón AG Euler (FIA/CIN) Functional characterisation of the signal processing in the mouse dLGN
Steffen Wolter AG Knipper (THRC) Npr2 ko
24.11.2016 Dr. Elöd Körtvely AG Ueffing (FIA) tba
Dr. Miriam Vogt AG Knipper (THRC) The role of stress for hearing
15.12.2016 Felix Maier AG Schaeffel (FIA) Optics in the periphery of the visual field in chickens
Michael Krokenberger AG Gummer (THRC) Adaptive acquisition of DPOAE input/output functions in humans
19.01.2017 Christian Behrens AG Berens (FIA) Connectomics of the outer retina
Hasan Avci AG Löwenheim (THRC) Development of high-throughput bioassays using iPSC-derived human inner ear cell types
23.02.2017 Julia Stolz AG Wissinger (FIA) Functional characterization of Atf6 and its role achromatopsia
Dorit Möhrle AG Knipper (THRC) Hyperacusis and Tinnitus development over Age and the influence of Noise Exposure in the Rat Behavioral Model

At each date two progress reports will be presented – one by a young scientist of the Centre for Ophthalmology, one by a young scientist of the Hearing Research Centre / ENT-Clinic (Schedule per progress report: 30 min talk, 15 min discussion).
There will be the opportunity for further scientific discussions after the presentations with coffee, tea and cookies.

Compulsory Attendance of an Optional Course

Module (3) can be freely chosen from a list of existing courses/lectures/seminars offered at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, the University Eye Hospital or the Institute for Ophthalmic Research.

Type of Course Title Focs Group When and Where Lecturer(s)
Journal Club Preparation of the Friday seminar Master and PhD students, staff scientists, interested guests Wednesday, 9:00-10:00 am, Seminar room ENT-Clinic, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 5 Rüttiger/Knipper Members of the THRC
Seminar “Friday Seminar” Master and PhD students, staff scientists, interested guests Friday, 9:15 am, Lecture Hall ENT-Clinic, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 5 Knipper/Rüttiger/Singer/Invited speakers
Seminar Progress in Ophthalmic Genetics and Pathophysiology of the Retina staff scientists, physicians, students biology, medicine and related disciplines Wednesday 9:00-10:00 Lecture Hall, ENT- Clinic, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 5 Wissinger, Kohl, Arango-Gonzalez, Paquet-Durand, and others
Lecture Medizinphysik Medical Physics for Bachelor students “Molekulare Medizin” Tuesday 8:00-10:00 am, Lehr- und Lerngebäude Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 10, Raum 202/203 Gummer, Kaulich, Schaeffel, Schick, Thorwarth
TüKliF Seminar (Journal Club) Current Developments in Ocular Genetics and Molecular Biology of the Eye (in English) students, staff scientists Monday 10:00-11:00 am, Seminar room, Eye Hospital, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 7 Wissinger, Kohl, Reuter Weißschuh, Gonzalez, Menendez
Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience
Lecture (winter term only) Sensory Systems Neuroscience Master Students, Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience Monday 2:00-4:00 pm, Österberg- str. 3, Gradschool Lecture Hall HS-2 Start: 20.10. Braun, Gummer, Hartig, Herbert, Ostwald, Paquet-Durand
Lecture (winter term only) The Visual System Master and PhD students, Graduate School of Neural and Behavioral Sciences Wednesday 11 am - 1:00 pm Oesterberg-str. 3, Gradschool Lecture Hall HS-2 Schaeffel
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