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Retinal neurobiology and visual processing

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This SRC showcases the most recent advances in our understanding of neuronal circuits responsible for retinal image processing. A broad range of concepts and approaches will be covered in thematic sessions led by internationally recognized researchers in the field. Topics will include physical constraints on visual processing, retinal development, processing at photoreceptor and bipolar cell synapses, the functions of specific types of amacrine and ganglion cells, and stem cells and regeneration. One workshop covering recent advances in retinal connectomics is planned.

This conference has evolved into one of the premier meetings on retinal circuitry, development, and processing. This conference will feature long platform talks by internationally known researchers, junior faculty, and advanced postdoctoral fellows. Postdocs and graduate students are strongly encouraged to present posters. Selected postdoctoral poster presenters will be promoted to short talks. Selected graduate student poster presenters will be invited to feature their work in short "data blitz" talks. This conference provides a unique opportunity for retinal scientists at all levels to exchange ideas, establish collaborations, and meet new colleagues. It is anticipated that there will be funds available to support the attendance of participants.

FASEB has announced a total of 36 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2016. Registration opens January 7, 2016. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2016 SRCs, please visit


Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes. In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at Proposal guidelines can be found at

FASEB is composed of 30 societies with more than 125,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

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