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The joint symposium of the Indian National Science Academy INSA and the Leopoldina discusses key issues of interdisciplinary research on vision.

Date: Monday, 1 to Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Time: 09:00 to 17:30
Location: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, L V Prasad Marg, 500 034 Hyderabad, India

The aim of this symposium is to bring together experimental, neuroscientific, theoretical and clinical research on vision. Recent advances in colour vision, eye movement control, object perception and imagery, action control and perceptual learning in development and adulthood will be discussed. The symposium includes research utilising approaches from genetics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, brain imaging, behaviour, and modelling both in animals and humans. Clinical perspectives, such as for understanding visual dysfunctions as well as for restoring vision, will be discussed.

In 2007, the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which was renewed in 2012, to highlight their strategic partnership. Within the framework of this cooperation agreement, high-profile joint symposia on topics of global relevance are organised on a regular basis. The symposium in 2016 is organised under the joint leadership of INSA and Leopoldina member Professor Dorairajan Balasubramanian, L V Prasad Eye Institute, and Leopoldina member Professor Brigitte Roeder, Institute for Psychology of the University of Hamburg.

Picture: ©Adrian Niederhaeuser – Fotolia.com

Further information

Participation is by invitation only.


Dr Ruth Narmann
Department of International Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)345 / 4 72 39-835
E-Mail: ruth.narmann@leopoldina.org