The annual meeting aimed to summarize the achievements of the consortium by introducing recently developed tools (e.g. electrodes and microchips for monitoring brain activity in different species, novel opsins for silencing neuronal activity), dissection of neuronal circuits in the adult and developing brain and new analytical approaches and data-constrained models. The PIs presented the results of their intra- and inter-troika collaborative efforts, whereas the coordinator of the Program highlighted the impressive added value of the consortium for on the one hand, better understanding of the brain function and on the other hand, for tailored training and promotion of young scientists.
During the two days of the meeting the 76 researchers directly involved in the SPP discussed their results and planned the projects for the 2nd funding period that will start in Fall 2016. They receive feedback from Michael Hausser, Ofer Yizhar, Thomas Klausberger, Francesco Battaglia, and Yiota Poirazi that gave keynote lectures at the meeting .
The program of the meeting is also available.