NextGenVis Grand Project Summary

From 2015-2018, the NextGenVis Research Training program funded fifteen PhD students across Europe to work on important issues related to human vision. The students investigated topics ranging from basic clinical questions about eye and brain disease through to computational models of vision that inform the rapidly expanding field of machine learning. In the leaflet provide a short summary of at least one major output from each student and describe its potential future relevance to healthcare and industry. You can access the leaflet here: NEXTGENVIS_Guidelines  

NextGenVis Finale! > Aftermovie

From February 25th – 28th, the final workshop of NextGenVis took place in Pisa, Italy. During this week we presented the scientific highlights of NextGenVis, but we also looked back at three years of successful collaborations, great neurosciences, exciting developments and above all an amazing network. Curious about how we looked back at NextGenVis? Check out the video below!  

NextGenVis 8th Workshop + Dissemination Conference in Pisa

Our 8th meeting will be held in Pisa (IT), from Feb 24th – Feb 28th, 2018. This will be our final (official) meeting with the NGV consortium. During the meeting all ESRs will give a presentation overviewing their (scientific) work performed as Marie-Curie ESRs within the NextGenVis network. Furthermore, the consortium will work on some final reporting and a visit to the lab of Stella Maris and a social activity have been planned. On Wednesdays the 27th of Februari, we’ll organise a Dissemination Conference, during which the ESRs will present their most prestigious work. Furthermore, NGV PIs will give a talk where they put the work … Read More

NextGenVis 7th Workshop in Lübeck

  Our 7th meeting was held in Lübeck (DE), from July 17th – July 20th, 2018. The meeting included a follow-up workshop on Career Planning, with invited talks from Anette Hammerschmidt (career consultant/coach), Jonathan Mall (founder of NEURO FLASH) and Sara Fabbri (Assistant Professor, University of Groningen) and a workshop on Grant Pitching. Wa also visited the premisis of gestigon, a gesture control and body tracking software developer. Furthermore, the ESRs pitched their ‘Business Plans’, for which both “REPERIO” and “CLASSIFLY” received a monetary award: Congratulations! 

NextGenVis 6th Workshop in Jerusalem

Our 6th meeting was held in Jerusalem (IL), from March 19th – March 22nd, 2018. The meeting included a Grant Writing workshop, a visit to Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, and a symposium “Career development in the visual neuroscience field; Basic science, translational, therapeutic, rehabilitation and technology viewpoints”. Full program

NextGenVis 5th Workshop in Copenhagen

Our 5th meeting was held in Copenhagen (DK), from October 31st – November 3rd, 2017 The meeting included a Drug Discovery workshop hosted by Lundbeck, a visit to Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (Europe’s leading centre in biomedical fMRI), and a follow-up workshop on writing business plans for scientists by EuroGrant. Meeting documents Full program

NextGenVis 4th Advanced Course & Workshop in Maastricht and Eindhoven

Our 4th meeting was held in Maastricht and Eindhoven (NL), from February 12-17, 2017.  The meeting included an advanced training course on high-field MRI hosted by BrainInnovation, a visit to Philips Hightech Campus in Eindhoven, and a workshop on writing business plans for scientists by EuroGrant. Furthermore, the mid-term review meeting (mid-term project evaluation) in the presence of two EU representatives has taken place. Full program

NextGenVis 3rd Advanced Course in York: Computational Modelling of the Visual System

Our 3rd meeting was held in York (UK), from September 16th –  19th, 2016.  This meeting included ‘Advanced training course 2: Computational Neuroimaging of the Visual System’ (day two). On the first day, the ESR’s presented the progress of their projects. On day two, three international experts, and two principal investigators with expert knowledge on the topic from NextGenVis, gave the advanced training course. This course provided in-depth treatment of approaches and some of the most recent technical advances in computational neuroscience (e.g. quantitative MRI and advanced neuroimaging methods). The course also provided insight into theoretical and methodological challenges and advances … Read More

NextGenVis 2nd Workshop in Magdeburg

Our 2nd meeting was held in Magdeburg (DE), from February 12th – 15th, 2016. On the first day, the ESR’s presented the progress of their projects. On day two, the ‘Advanced training course 1: The Human Visual System – Physiology, Pathophysiology, Rehabilitation & Restoration’ was focused on lectures on the foundations of the human visual system as well as the frontiers of vision research.  The advanced training course featured eight international speakers with expert knowledge of the topic. On the last two days, the ESR’s visited the clinical facilities of Otto-von-Guericke University and workshops on visual field defect measurements. They also … Read More

NextGenVis 1st Workshop in Utrecht

Our 1st meeting was held in Utrecht (NL), from November 22nd – 25th, 2015. The meeting started with project presentations by the ESR’s and a keynote lecture by Dr. Jonathan Winawer (NYU) who is a leading expert in fMRI analysis of the human visual system. The 23rd-25th of November consisted of a hands-on workshop (‘Tool advancement: fMRI analysis’) taught by Prof. Serge Dumoulin on fMRI analysis using population receptive field modelling, as well as a visit to the high-field MRI scanning facilities at Utrecht University. On the final day, the 26th of November, the ESR’s visited the Royal Dutch Visio rehabilitation … Read More