Welcome to the EulerLab
Our research aims at a better understanding of the sophisticated neural computations that take place already in the early visual system, in particular, the retina.
We are part of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research at the University of Tübingen, the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) in Tübingen.
Open Visual Stimulator paper online
The paper on our flexible, spatial visual stimulator with up to 6 chromatic channels is available at eLIFE. The stimulator combines commercial digital light processing (DLP) devices with open hard- and software components that can be easily adapted to the experimentalist’s specific needs. Further information can be found in our GitHub repository.
Retreat³ - Second joint retreat of the Berens, Franke and Euler labs
At Kloster Obermarchtal, we spend three very intense and pleasant days discussing carriers, lab life and, of course, science. We were joined by our long-term collaborators Laura Busse (LMU) and Matthias Bethge - both from CRC 1233 "Robust Vision" - and Alex Ecker, who presented their work and provided us with valuable input.
Group picture courtesy of Z. Zhao.
Visual Processing at the Heart of the Retina
The third annual meeting of the switchBoard European Training Network (Sept 17-20, 2018) at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland offers a public symposium and summer school on cutting-edge retina research in Europe and internationally.
The retina symposium will take place Thursday Sept 20 (Confirmed speakers: Prof. EJ Chichilnisky, Dr. Jeffrey S. Diamond, Dr. Michal Rivlin , Dr. Marion Silies, Prof. Tetsuya Yagi).
SPP 2041 "Computational Connectomics"
We are happy to be part of the DFG-funded SPP 2041 "Computational Connectomics", coordinated by Jochen Triech (BFNT Frankfurt, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt).
Postdoc position in Systems Neuroscience available
Applications are sought for a Postdoc position for a collaborative project in the groups of Thomas Euler and Philipp Berens at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, the CIN , and the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) of the University of Tübingen.
Picture by Tartuferi, 1887.
Interactive Eye Exhibit revealed at VilVite Science Center, Bergen
As part of their training and in close collaboration with VilVite, PhD students from the ITN "switchBoard" created an interactive exhibit that illustrates some of the retina's main working principles. The exhibit was revealed on November 6, 2017, in the VilVite Science Center in Bergen, Norway, where it is now part of the permanent exhibition.
The Innovative Training Network (ITN) "switchBoard" receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 674901.
A video of the ceremony is available here (courtesy of Ingrid Hagerup and the University of Bergen)
Picture by Gemma Taverni.
New Symposium Issue in Journal of Physiology
The Journal of Physiology Symposium Issue this August (J Physiol 15 August 2017, 595:16) contains three review articles written together by members of the Berens, Baden and Euler labs. They cover recent developments with respect to bipolar cell function, and the connectivity between photoreceptors and horizontal cells in the outer mouse retina.
CRC 1233 | Robust Vision – Inference Principles and Neural Mechanisms
In January 2017, our collaborative research center “Robust Vision – Inference Principles and Neural Mechanisms” (CRC 1233) started. Funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), a group of more than 20 PIs will jointly address the question why biological visual systems are so remarkably robustness. To this end, we will combine expertise in experimental and computational neuroscience, as well as in machine learning and computer vision.