1999.8.6 International Symposum on "Development and Regeneration of Retinal
Circuitry and Optic Nerve"
as a part of the activity of the research project entitled "Studies on the controlling factors for regeneration of the retinal circuitry and the optic nerve", supported by the Strategic Promotion System for the Promotion of Brain Science from the Science and Technology Agency of Japan.
Opening remarks by Yutaka Fukuda
11:05-11:30 Yutaka Fukuda (Dept. Physiol., Osaka Univ. Med. Sch., Japan)
Survery of the research project supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology entitled " Studies on the controlling factors for regeneration of the retinal circuitry and the optic nerve"
12:20-13:30 lunch break
13:30-14:00 Takehiko Saito (Inst. Biol. Sci., Tsukuba Univ., Japan)
Appearance and maturation of cholinergic system components during retinal development and regeneration of newt.
14:00-14:50 Paul Layer (Inst. Zool., Darmstadt Univ. Tech., Germany)
Retinogenesis resolved: from dispersed cells to complete retinal tissue in rotation culture.
14:50-15:10 coffee break
15:10-16:10 Raymond D. Lund (Inst. of Ophthal., Univ. Coll. of London, U.K.)
Effects of retinal degeneration and repair on visual function in rodents.
16:10-17:00 Jeffrey L. Goldberg (Dept. Neurobiol., Stanford Univ., U.S.A)
Survival and Growth of Retinal Ganglion Cells after Axotomy.
17:00-17:30 Makoto Tamai (Dept. Ophthal., Tohoku Univ. Med. Sch., Japan)
Clinical trials to rescue photoreceptor cell death by the transplantation of iris tissue in patients with age-related macular degenerations.
17:30 closing remarks by Yutaka Fukuda