ICAN 2018 brought together engineers and neuroscientists together to review the recent advancement in neurotechnology and neuroscience, define the need for next-generation tools to move neuroscience forward, and enhance translation of technology to science community.

ICAN 2018


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Except as noted, all meetings will take place in the Gerald Ford Presidential Library

May 6, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 PM Reception (by invitation only) - Huron Ballroom, Graduate Ann Arbor

May 7, 2018

8:00 Registration Ford Library Atrium
8:30 Opening - Euisik Yoon and György Buzsáki
8:40 Welcoming Remarks - Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, U-M

Karel Svoboda, Janelia, HMMI
8:45 Optical and Electrophysiological Studies of Multi-regional Neural Networks During Behavior

9:45 Break

SESSION 1 (Chair: Patrick Ruther)
10:00 Real Time Monitoring of Neurochemicals In-vivo Using MEMS Neural Probe With Microfluidic Channels - Il-Joo Cho, KIST, Korea
10:30 Developmental Wiring Rules and Their Relevance for Cognitive Behavior - Ileana Hanganu-Opatz, U. Hamburg
11:00 Time Will Tell: Prefrontal Signaling of Fear Associations Over Time - Greg Quirk, UPR
11:30 Stability and Functionality of Thin-Film Recording and Stimulation Electrodes in the Peripheral and Central Nervous System - Thomas Stieglitz, U. Freiburg

12:00 Lunch

SESSION 2 (Chair: Ken Wise)
1:30 Welcome Remarks - Stephanie Albin, Kavli Foundation
1:40 Recalibration of the Path Integration System in an Augmented Reality Environment MEMS Tools for Bidirectional Brain-machine Interfaces - James Knierim, Johns Hopkins
2:10 Soft, Bioactive and Durable – Why Polymer Electrodes Can be Tougher Than Metals - Maria Asplund, U. Freiburg
2:40 Advancing Neurotechnology With Tissue Engineering - Jack Judy, U. Florida
3:10 Local Network Analyses Require High-resolution Tools - György Buzsáki, NYU
3:40 Fiberless Optoelectrodes: Scaling, Mapping and Closed-loop Control - Euisik Yoon, U-M

4:10 Break

4:30 IPAN PI Meeting Conference Room A/B
6:30 Dinner (by invitation only) - Gandy Dancer Restaurant

May 8, 2018

8:30 Continental Breakfast Ford Library Atrium

Michale Fee, MIT
9:00 Emergence of Neural Sequences in Songbird Motor Cortex: New Tools and New Science

10:00 Break

SESSION 3 (Chair: Greg Quirk)
10:10 Using Large-scale Electrophysiology to Measure Neuronal Populations Supporting Vision, Action, and Reward Across the Mouse - Nick Steinmetz, UCL
10:40 LED-based MEMS Tools for Optogenetic Applications Aside From Cerebral Tissue - Patrick Ruther, U. Freiburg
11:10 Sequential Firing Patterns of Hippocampal Populations - Kamran Diba, U-M

POSTER SESSION (Chair: John Seymour)
11:40 Posters and Lunch Ford Library Atrium

2:00 Adjourn

Keynote Speakers

Karel Svoboda
Janelia, HMMI

"Optical and Electrophysiological Studies of Multi-regional Neural Networks During Behavior"

Michale Fee

"Emergence of Neural Sequences in Songbird Motor Cortex: New Tools and New Science"


Holiday Inn

A select number of rooms are available at the Holiday Inn, located at 3600 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Accommodations and associated costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

Rooms may be booked here for a nightly rate of $114 with the group code ICA. Note: this link does not work on mobile devices. Shuttle service will be available to/from the ICAN site and will be announced at a later date.

Additional Hotel Options

Ann Arbor has many hotels available to visitors, with U-M preferred options listed below. There are no room blocks at these locations and prices are subject to change. Accommodations and associated costs are the responsibility of the attendee, and no shuttle service has been set up at these locations.

Graduate Ann Arbor
615 E. Huron Street
(734) 769-2200

Residence Inn Downtown
120 W. Huron Street
(734) 662-9999

Hampton Inn Ann Arbor-North
2300 Green Road
(734) 996-4444