International Conference on Invertebrate Vision

Bäckaskog Castle, Sweden | August 1 - August 8, 2013

Stint Satellite Symposium on Vision in Dim Light

Wednesday August 7th -Friday August 9th 2013

Background:

Nocturnal and deep-sea animals have conquered the world's darkest habitats. The large majority of these animals have well-developed visual systems, and research during the last 20 years has shown that many of them have remarkable visual abilities. We are now beginning to understand the neural strategies that underlie these abilities in both vertebrates and invertebrates, but there are still considerable gaps in our understanding of how vision works in dim light.

Symposium Aims:

This timely symposium will bring together leading experts in nocturnal and deep-sea vision to discuss and identify key research directions in the field. The symposium is intended to provide a rare opportunity for researchers that work on this topic in vertebrates and invertebrates to meet and discuss common themes, and to inspire new collaborative efforts. The symposium is generously sponsored by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).

Participation:

Although a number of invited speakers will fill the main program (speakers are still being confirmed), the symposium is open to everyone and poster contributions are welcome. Posters will be presented during the final afternoon of the main ICIV meeting (August 7), in conjunction with the ICIV posters. A prize for best poster will be awarded at the Symposium dinner. The preliminary program is available for download here.

A modest registration fee will be charged for all non-invited participants.

Registration and formal abstract submission for this symposium will open in April. In the meantime, for further information or expressions of interest in participating or presenting, please contact the symposium organiser, at the University of Adelaide with a proposed title and abstract.

Many thanks and warmest regards, David O'Carroll & Eric Warrant, symposium co-chairs