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Session III: Circuit mapping, connectomics, functional inference and modelling

09:00 - 10:30

Session moderators: Carlos Ribeiro, Champalimaud Foundation, PT & Glenn Turner, CSHL, US

Questions addressed during the session:


- What are the best approaches to get from a connectome to function? Is it more efficient to start from a function and look for its neural substrate? How much connectome detail is “enough”?

- What can we hope to learn from unbiased behavioural screens?

- How can modelling help circuit mapping and functional characterization? What is the value, particularly to robotics but also to neuroscience, of learning precise mechanistic implementations of circuit operations that are already well-described by theoretical models?



09:00 - 09:30 - Bill Schafer, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Sensory circuits and mechanisms in C. elegans


09:30 - 10:00 - Casey Schneider-Mizell, HHMI-Janelia Farm, US
Network architecture underlying multisensory processing in the Drosophila larva

10:00 - 10:30 - Aki Nose, The University of Tokyo, JP
Functional dissection of the central circuits that regulate Drosophila larval locomotion.




10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

(continued) Session III

11:00 - 13:10

11:00 - 11:20 - Tomoko Ohyama
Multilevel multimodal integration enhances action selection in Drosophila

11:20 - 11:40 - Sebastian Hückesfeld, Univeristy of Bonn, DE
Feeding motor patterns in Drosophila larvae

11:40 - 12:00 - Andrew Seeds, HHMI-Janelia Farm, US
A suppression hierarchy among competing motor programs drives sequential grooming

12:00 - 12:20 - Anne C. von Philipsborn, Aarhus University, DK
Neuronal circuits for Drosophila courtship song

12:20 - 12:40 - Kenta Asahina, Caltech, US
Sexually dimorphic neurons control male aggressive arousal in Drosophila through neuropeptide Tachykinin

12:40 - 13:10 - Ilona Grunwald Kadow, Max-Planck Institute for Neurobiology, DE
A higher brain circuit for immediate integration of conflicting sensory information in Drosophila

13:10 Lunch

14:00 Half day excursion

19:00 Dinner

Forward Look Plenary Discussion: Opportunities, promises and challenges for the coming 10 years

20:30 - 21:00

Philosophical perspective on robotics

21:00 - 21:30

Rupert Glasgow, Robots and selves

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