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Workshops / Conferences

To Promote Interdisciplinary Exchange

The Hector Fellow Academy sponsors workshops and international conferences which are organized by several Hector Fellows. Thereby cooperation between Hector Fellows and interdisciplinary research is supported.

Past Workshops / Conferences

New Horizons in Vision and Hearing Research 2018

What are the causes for the loss of sight and hearing? Are they genetic causes or environmental factors? Are stress, constant accessibility and excessive media use reasons for the increase in sensory disorders in old age? Do hearing disorders increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's? Or does wearing glasses with age-related low vision reduce the risk of dementia? Is it possible to develop new ways of treating neurosensory disorders with gene therapy, stem cells or electronic implants?
More than 200 top international and national researchers explored these questions at the symposium "New Horizons in Vision and Hearing Research" from March 5th - 7th, 2018 at the University Hospital Tübingen. To the event website.

Adaptive Epigenomics: Building a Bridge Between Animal and Human Research

The interdisciplinary workshop "Adaptive Epigenomics" took place on the 24th and 25th of July 2017 in the monastery Hegne near Constance. The event was organized by the Hector Fellows Thomas Elbert and Axel Meyer, as well as by the young scientists Dr. Amber Makowicz, Daniela Conrad and Maggie Sefton, who are promoted by the Hector Fellow Academy. The workshop combined the two research fields of the organizers: Clinical Psychology and Evolutionary Biology. In addition to lectures by international scientists on the latest research in the field of "Epigenomics," the participants were also offered hands-on exercises for the analysis of epigenetic data. The aim of the workshop was to build a bridge between human and animal research. Continue to the talks.

Colour in Mind - From Perception to Art

The conference "Colour in Mind - From Perception to Art" organized by the Hector Fellows Peter Hegemann and Eberhart Zrenner took place from 21st September to 23th September 2016 at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. Leading color experts and young scientists from the fields of natural sciences, engineering sciences and the humanities came together to discuss the aspects of color research and to share interdisciplinary information. The focus of the conference was on the neuroscientific aspects of color vision, color in nature & human life, color in art and culture, and the application and importance of color in technology and media. Over 350 participants from 12 countries took part in the 25 short talks, 16 workshops, 10 poster presentations and an accompanying film demonstration with a workshop discussion. During the event a Hector Fellow Academy Speakers Award was granted.

2nd International Klaus Betke Symposium

On March 06th/07th, 2015 the 2nd International Klaus Betke Symposium took place at the Dr. von Hauner Childrens’ Hospital in Munich. The topic was rare diseases of the human immune system with a focus on neutrophil granulocytes and the biology of mitochondria. More than 150 doctors and scientists from pediatrics and molecular biology participated in the conference which was organized by the Hector Fellows Christoph Klein and Nikolaus Pfanner.