The Legacy of Sir John Eccles, FRS, Nobel Laureate

Symposium 2011, September 10-11

Venue: North Rhine-Westfalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts,
Duesseldorf (Germany)

Karl Zilles (Düsseldorf): Welcome Address
Hans-Joachim Freund (Düsseldorf): Securing the Eccles Archive

Overview of Eccles’ work
The Physiological Society Lecture, Thomas A. Sears (London): One Man’s Odyssey

Working with ‘Prof’: Scholars reflect
Robert F. Schmidt (Würzburg): Canberra Legacy – pre-synaptic inhibition
Per Andersen (Oslo): Canberra Legacy – John Eccles and hippocampal synapses:   
                               Reminiscences of a wonderful apprenticeship 
Donald Faber (New York): Buffalo legacy – cerebellum

Influence of Eccles’ work, directly or indirectly, on other  schools
Hans Hultborn (Copenhagen): Motoneurones – the Scandinavian School
Elzbieta Jankowska  (Göteborg): From Single Interneurons to Neuronal Networks
Masao Ito (Tokyo): The Cerebellum in a Nutshell – the Japanese School

Contemporary research in fields of interest to Eccles
Michael Hausser (London): Spatial Distribution of Electrical Excitability
Roger Nicoll (San Francisco): Molecular Dissection of Synaptic Transmission
Ian Forsythe (Leicester): Structure and Function at a Giant Synapse: Approaching the
                                    Biophysical Limits of Information Transmission?

Central processing in relation to neural networks
Tim Bliss (London): Sir John Eccles and the Early Days of LTP
Wolf Singer (Frankfurt): Synchronized Oscillations: A basic mechanism for dynamic
                                   coordination of cortical functions
David A. McCormick (Yale): Dynamics of Cortical Network Activity

Cerebral cortex and higher level function
Gyorgy Buzsaki (Newark): Oscillatory Activity
Piergiorgio Strata (Torino): The Emotional Cerebellum
Semir Zeki (London): From Colour to Paintings –  the objectivity of  subjective experience
Henrik Walter (Berlin):The Self and It’s Brain Revisited: Neurophilosophy Today

Historical perspectives
Richard Rokyta (Prague): Sir John and the Charles Medal
Alfons Labisch, Ulrich Koppitz (Düsseldorf): Research Opportunities with the Eccles Collection in Düsseldorf
After-dinner address, Douglas Stuart (Tucson): Our Debt to Sir John Eccles

Funding agencies co-sponsoring this symposium at the North Rhine-Westfalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts:
German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (Bonn)
Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance / Stiftung Lindauer Nobelpreisträgertreffen
                      am Bodensee (Lindau)
Physiological Society (London)
Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften / Leopoldina National Academy of Science (Halle)
Cécile und Oskar Vogt Institut für Hirnforschung GmbH (Düsseldorf)
Society of Friends and Supporters of Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf / Gesellschaft von Freunden
                    und Förderern der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf e.V. (Düsseldorf)

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