Events Montag, 6. Mai 2019

Our lab organizes an IGSN Symposium entiteld "Psychophysics in humans and optogenetics in mice"

Guest speakers:

Thomas Knöpfel and Chenchen Song from Imperial College, London (

Michael Herzog, EPFL SV, Brain and Mind Institute, Lausanne (

Titles of talks tba - for futher info see International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN)

Past Events

Invited talks Mittwoch, 17. April 2019

Dirk Jancke gives a "Global Excellence Lecture" at the Hvidovre Hospital - Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR)

The DRCMR is one of the leading research centres in Europe within the field of biomedical MRI. A highly profiled international research team translates the latest advances in MRI to examine the brain's function, metabolism and structure.

Host: Hartwig R. Siebner, Axel Thielscher

Events Montag, 1. April 2019

Our PhD Student Zohre Azimi participates in the G-Node Advanced Neural Data Analysis (ANDA) Course, Jülich-Barmen, Germany.

The course is addressed to excellent master and PhD students and young researchers who are interested in learning advanced techniques in data analytics and in getting hands-on experience in the analysis of electrophysiological data. Internationally renowned researchers will give lectures on statistical data analysis and data mining methods with accompanying exercises.

Bernstein Netzwerk Computational Neuroscience

Invited talks Sonntag, 24. Februar 2019

Dirk Jancke held a Plenary Lecture at the 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference, 24.-27. February 2019, Vancoucer, Canada

Brain stimulation methods, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), offer new approaches to therapeutics for brain disorders. Jancke's group uses an innovative imaging method with voltage-sensitive dye to track at submilimeter range and high temporal resolution, TMS-induced plastic functional changes across the brain.

The conference program included 30 distinct 2-hour symposia, along with 12 plenary lectures, 3 poster sessions, and 4 Meet the Expert workshops.

Invited talks Dienstag, 25. September 2018

Dirk Jancke presents work from the lab at the Satellite Workshop entitled “Sensory neurons: Predictive coding or coding for predictions?"

Bernstein Conference - Satellite Workshops

Events Samstag, 7. Juli 2018

Our PhD students Zohre Azimi and Ruxandra Barzan present their results at the FENS Meeting in Berlin.

Events Freitag, 6. Juli, 09:00 Uhr

Past, future, present: All-in V1. Satellite FENS Meeting - ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function. Organized by Michael Ibbotson and Ulf Eysel. Berlin

Invited talks Freitag, 6. Juli 2018

Dirk Jancke presents recent work from the lab at FENS Satellite Symposium entitled “Receptive fields: analysis, models and applications.


Co-organized by the Australian Brain Function Centre of Excellence and Ruhr-University Bochum

FENS Satellite Symposium Homepage

Events Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2018

INI Seminar: Dirk Jancke talks about current developments in optical imaging.

Events Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2018

We are glad to welcome Matthew Chalk presenting his recent findings in our SFB 874 Colloquium.

Events Montag, 16. April 2018

Viktor Studenyak joins our lab for his Bachelor Thesis

Invited talks Freitag, 10. März 2017

V1 Population Dynamics and Plasticity.

Host: Thomas Knöpfel, Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK.

Invited talks Mittwoch, 12. Oktober 2016

Shaping activity patterns in V1: TMS-induced plasticity and context-dependent dynamics.

Host: Michael Herzog, Carl Petersen, Brain Mind Institute (BMI), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Invited talks Dienstag, 12. April 2016

Context-dependent changes of V1 population dynamics.

Host: John-Dylan Haynes, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charité, Berlin.

Invited talks Montag, 18. Mai 2015

Voltage-sensitive Dye Imaging of Brain Dynamics. Research Department Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum.

Invited talks Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013

Gonda Brain Research Colloquium, Dirk Jancke reports work of the German-Israeli Project "Decoding visual content and perception from neuronal population activity in visual cortex: VSDI, fMRI and computational modelling"

at Gonda Multidisciplinary Research Center Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Events Montag, 2. Juli 2012

Our lab organizes an IGSN Symposium entiteld "Decoding Visual Content and Perception from Neuronal Population Activity in Visual Cortex: VSDI, fMRI and Computational Modelling"

Guest speakers:

Hamutal Slovin
Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

John-Dylan Haynes
Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin

Shimon Ullman
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Invited talks Dienstag, 13. September 2011

Population dynamics across the visual brain imaged with voltage-sensitive dye.

Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.

Invited talks Donnerstag, 9. Dezember 2010

VSD imaging as a tool to study functional activity at mesoscopic population levels.

Host: Frederic Chavane, C.N.R.S. Marseille, France.

Invited talks Donnerstag, 22. April 2010

Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of the visual brain: Capturing neuronal activity dynamics at the population level.

Symposium Perspectives of Molecular Imaging in Systems Neuroscience, MPI für Biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen.

Invited talks Montag, 28. September 2009

Spatio-temporal dynamics of brain activity captured with voltage-sensitive dye imaging. Symposium Systems Neurobiology, University of Göttingen, 28-29. September, 2009.

Invited talks Freitag, 16. Januar 2009

Voltage-sensitive dye imaging as a tool to capture large-scale activation dynamics across the brain.

Host: Gustavo Deco, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Invited talks Donnerstag, 4. September 2008

Dynamic computation in early visual cortex captured by VSD imaging and parallel electrophysiology. International Workshop - Aspects of adaptive dynamics - Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst.

Invited talks Sonntag, 8. Juni 2008

From Luminance changes to Natural Scenes: Voltage-sensitive Dye Imaging in Primary Visual Brain Areas. German-USA Collaborative Symposium on Computational Neuroscience, Munich.

Invited talks Freitag, 25. Januar 2008

Population dynamics induced by local motion visualized with voltage-sensitive dye imaging in primary visual cortex.

Host: Thomas Wennekers, Centre for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, University of Plymouth, UK.

Invited talks Dienstag, 27. November 2007

Kortikale Aktivitätswellen in primären visuellen Arealen optisch registriert mittels fluoreszenter spannungsabhängiger Farbstoffe. Otto Witte, Interdisziplinären Zentrums für Klinische Forschung (IZKF) Jena Klinikum der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena.

Invited talks Dienstag, 1. Mai 2007

Cortical Activity Streaks evoked by Fast Moving Stimuli form to Patterns that Map Orientation of Motion Trajectories - Voltage-Sensitive Dye Imaging across Cat Primary Visual Cortex. Soc Neurosci Abstr 37.

San Diego, CA, USA

Invited talks Donnerstag, 29. März 2007

Population dynamics in cat early visual cortex evoked by local motion.

Symposium 22: Real-time voltage-sensitive dye imaging of cortical network activities across sensory modalities.

Invited talks Dienstag, 5. Dezember 2006

Shaping visual space from subthreshold activity in primary visual cortex: Combined voltage-sensitive dye imaging and electrophysiology in cat area 18.

Host: Fred Wolf, Max-Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Bernstein Center Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen.

Invited talks Dienstag, 31. Oktober 2006

Cortical activity visualized by voltage-sensitive dye imaging: Dynamics of subthreshold and suprathreshold activity patterns across primary visual cortex. Center for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CNNR) – University of Sussex, England.

Invited talks Samstag, 8. Juli 2006

Shaping visual space from propagating subthreshold activity in early visual cortex - Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of neural network dynamics in real time.

In: Symposium on Dynamical motion processing: new insights into the neuronal machinery, Uwe Ilg & Guillaume Masson.

5th Forum of European Neuroscience, FENS, Vienna, Austria.

Invited talks Dienstag, 13. Juni 2006

Shifting of position in primary visual cortex: Studying local stimuli dynamics using voltage-sensitive dyes. Andreas Engel, Inst. of Neurophysiology, Universitätskliniken Eppendorf (UKE) - Hamburg.

Invited talks Freitag, 3. März 2006

Studying positional effects in cat primary visual cortex using voltage-sensitive dyes. Ray Dolan, Hakwan Lau, Wellcome Trust Functional Imaging Laborator, Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL), England.

Invited talks Dienstag, 21. Februar 2006

Visualizing the Invisible: The functinal role of subthreshold cortical spread for the processing of local objects. Voltage-sensitive dye imaging in cat primary visual cortex. Henning Scheich, Leibnitz Institute of Neurobiology – Center for Learning and Memory Research, Magdeburg.

Invited talks Dienstag, 28. Juni 2005

Visualizing the invisible – Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of shaping suprathreshold activity from emerging cortical spread in early visual cortex. Satellite Symposium, ASSC9 Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA.

Invited talks Montag, 2. Mai 2005

Imaging the influence of subthreshold activity on the representation of stimulus location in cat visual cortex. Uwe Ilg, University Hospital, Clinic for Neurology, Dept. Cognitive Neurology, Tübingen.

Events Montag, 11. April 2005

Our lab organizes an IGSN Symposium entiteld "Modeling Cortical Information Processing"

Guest speakers:

Misha Tsodyks
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Wolfram Erlhagen
Departameno de Matemática para a Ciencia e Tecnologla (DMCT)), Universidade do Minho, Guimares, Portugal

Thomas Wennekers
Computational Neuroscience, Univetsity of Plymouth, UK

Events Montag, 7. Februar 2005

Our lab organizes an IGSN Symposium entiteld "The Brain in Action: Optical Imaging of Vision and Touch"


Dirk Jancke
Department of Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Thomas Hahn
Department of Cell Physiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Hubert Dinse
Theoretical Biology, Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Invited talks Montag, 27. September 2004

Imaging Cortical Motion Trajectories in Early Visual Areas of the Cat. Bert Sakmann, Hartwig Spors, Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg.

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