Missions


Early Stage Researchers missions

As part of their training, ESRs have the opportunity to participate in prestigious international conferences in neuro and bio-behavioural sciences, robotics and neurology and rehabilitation medicine. Travelling to conferences is also an effective way for them to disseminate results and learn how to communicate around their projects to different audiences.

 

MCAA General Assembly 2016, Venice, Italy

 

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A group of PACE ESRs attended the General Assembly of the Marie Curie Alumni Association 2016 hosted by the University of Venice from 4 to 5 March.

The Marie Curie Alumni Association is open to any past or present Marie Curie researcher; i.e. any past or current beneficiary of funding under the European Commission’s Marie Curie programme, which encourages international mobility among researchers. The association is governed by a Board elected by the MCAA members; a small group of board members constitute an Executive Committee. Funding and support for the MCAA is provided by the European Commission (Directorate General for Education and Culture).

Kiana Mansour Pour (ESR1), James Mathew (ESR2), Amirhossein Jahani (ESR13) and Yeshasvi Venkata Sai Tirupachuri (ESR8) took the opportunity to network with former MSCA fellows as well as ESRs involved in other science fields.

 

 

NCM 26th Annual Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

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James Mathew (ESR2) and his Principal Investigator Frédéric Danion attended the Society for the Neural Control Movement (NCM) 26th Annual Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

“ The Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM) is an international community of scientists, clinician-investigators and students all engaged in research whose common goal is to understand how the brain controls movement. NCM’s annual meetings have provided a forum for leading edge research, scholarly debate, the interchange of ideas and a platform for many exceptional established and emerging researchers in the field of Neural Science.”

James and Fred travelled to Montegobay from 24 to 29 April and presented a poster entitled: “What is the role of primary motor cortex in Eye-Hand coordination? A TMS study.”

 

 

 

 

VSS Annual Meeting 2016 in Florida, USA

 

Ljubica Jovanovic (ESR3), Valentina Vencato (ESR5) and Lisa Knelange (ESR6) presented posters at the Vision Science Society (VSS) 16th Annual Meeting from 13 to 18 May in Florida:

“Recalibration to audiovisual simultaneity: Isight from temporal bisection task”, by Ljiubica Jovanovic, CNRS-Ecole normale supérieure

“Perception of saccadic reaction time in humans”, by Valentina Vencato, CNRS-Institut des Neurosciences de la Timone (INT)

“Increased variability in a temporal-coincidence task after\adaptation to delays: a possible explanation”, by Lisa Knelange, University of Barcelona

“The Vision Sciences Society is a non-profit membership organization of scientists who are interested in the functional aspects of vision. VSS was founded in 2001 with the main purpose of holding an annual meeting that brings together in one forum scientists from the broad range of disciplines that contribute to vision science, including visual psychophysics, neuroscience, computational vision and cognitive psychology. The scientific content of the meetings reflects the breadth of topics in modern vision science, from visual coding to perception, recognition and the visual control of action, as well as the recent development of new methodologies from cognitive psychology, computer vision and neuroimaging.”

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Helmholtz Retreat in Schoorl, Netherlands

 

From 29 June to 1 July 2016, Jacob Nelson attended the Helmholtz Retreat (hosted by the Helmholtz Institute in the Netherlands). This was a three day retreat which consisted of a soft skills workshop as well as a number of psychology-related talks from various researchers in the Netherlands.

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Summer School on Interdisciplinary Robotics, Cefalu - Sicily, Italy

 

Yeshasvi Tirupachuri (ESR 8) took part in the Summer School on Interdisciplinary Robotics from 10 to 13 July in Cefalu, Sicily (Italy). He presented a poster on “The control and representation of articulated objects – Insights from robots”.

Organised by APRIL, another ITN Marie Curie Network, this Summer School on “Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Methods” aimed to provide students with a series of lectures and hands-on practical lab sessions on research methods and robot technologies.
APRIL (Applications of Personal Robotics for Interaction and Learning) is the first Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate (ITN-EID) to train the next generation of researchers and engineers for the emerging field of personal robotics.”

 

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MSCA ESOF Satellite Event in Manchester, UK

 

Valentina Vencato, Yeshasvi Tirupachuri and Alessia Cacace attended the MSCA ESOF satellite event that took place in Manchester on 28-29 July 2016. They presented one poster together outlining their projects: “Perception and actions in complex environments: enhancing and restoring interaction in everyday life activities.”

This year’s theme was “Researcher and Society”, reflecting on the mission of the researcher vis-à-vis society, his/her moral duty to share his/her knowledge with the general public, and to be ethical and transparent when presenting scientific data.”

The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. Each conference aims to deliver stimulating content and lively debate around the latest advancements and discoveries in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

ESOF brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science.

 

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European Conference on Visual Perception in Barcelona, Spain

 

From 28 August to 1st September, Ljubica Jovanovic and Kiana Mansour Pour attended the ECVP 2016 in Barcelona, organised and hosted by the University of Barcelona, a PACE partner. Lisa Knelange, PACE fellow at UB assisted her PI Joan Lopez Moliner, who organised the conference.  She also presented a poster on “The Nature of Error Signals in Adaptation”.

The European Conference on Visual Perception is a travelling, annual meeting dedicated to scientific study of human visual perception. ECVP is highly interdisciplinary and attracts researchers and students from Psychology, Neurosciences, Optics, Computational Sciences and so on. Even though vision is the main topic, other sensory modalities are very well represented as well as the interactions between the different modalities (multisensory perception). The conference is open to both young and established scientists from Europe and other parts of the world. To encourage the widest possible participation, particularly among students, the meeting is held in a different European location each year.

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Lisa Knelange presenting her poster and Eli Brenner, PACE partner at VU following another presentation

 

 

ESMAC 25th annual meeting in Seville, Spain

 

Adam Booth attended the 25th annual meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, in Seville (Spain) from 25th September to 1st October 2016. He presented an abstract published in Gait and Posture: “Real-time feedback to improve gait in children with cerebral palsy”.

The annual ESMAC meeting attracts clinicians and researchers from multiple disciplines such as orthopedics surgeons, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, as well as physiotherapists, prosthetists, occupational therapists, human movement scientists, biomechanical/electrical/medical engineers, and others interested in human movement.

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10th annual meeting of the GDR Vision in Toulouse, France

 

Valentina Vencato, Kiana Mansour Pour, Anna Montagnini, Laurent Madelain and Joan Lopez Moliner from the PACE Network attended the 10th annual meeting of the GDR Vision in Toulouse on 3 and 4 November 2016.

The tenth international forum of the GDR-vision associates the French community working on visual perception. It follows the “GDR vision” days organized each year in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Lyon or Grenoble. See http://www.gdr-vision.org.

This year, Spanish and Portuguese Vision Scientists were invited to join the forum.

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Valentina Vencato presenting at GDR Vision Toulouse

 

Dutch Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (DCRM) in Maastricht, the Netherlands

 

Adam Booth was invited to speak at the virtual reality symposium of the Dutch Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine on 10-11 November, in Maastricht where he presented his work on Real-time feedback.

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Neuroscience 2016 - SFN in San Diego, USA

 

Valentina Vencato, Kiana Mansour Pour and James Mathew attended the international conference Neuroscience 2016, organised by the Society for Neuroscience  (SFN) from 12 to 16 November in San Diego. The PACE early stage researchers presented posters on:

  • Investigating the contribution of M1in Eye-hand coordination using TMS, James Mathew
  • Discrimination of saccade latencies, Valentina Vencato
  • Voluntarily tracking tracking moving clouds: Effects of spatial frequency bandwidth on human smooth pursuit.

Neuroscience holds an annual meeting and this year, more than 30,300 participants from 80 countries convened in San Diego for the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 38,000 members in more than 90 countries and over 130 chapters worldwide.

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DGNR, German Congress Rehab, Bonn, Germany

 

Adam Booth attended the DGNR in Bonn.

3rd DU and JCUH joint research seminar in Stockton, UK

 

Alessia Cacace attented the third Durham University and James Cook University Hospital Joint Research Seminar that took place on December 10th, in Stockton.

 

NCM 2017 in Dublin, Ireland

 

From 2 to 5 May 2017, James Mathew (ESR2) and his Principal Investigator Frédéric Danion attended the Society for the Neural Control Movement (NCM) 27th Annual Meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

They presented a poster entitled: “How dependent are the update of control and prediction during adaptation to visuomotor rotation?”

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EACD, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Adam attented the 29th European Academy of Childhood Disability meeting “Steps into the future”, held in Amsterdam from May 17 to May 20. He presented his work on real time visual feedback to improve gait in children with cerebral palsy.

 

The EACD is an academic association of professionals working with children with disability throughout Europe.

VSS Annual Meeting 2017 in Tampa, USA

 

Alix de Dieuleveult (ESR10), Valentina Vencato (ESR5) and Lisa Knelange (ESR6) presented posters at the Vision Science Society (VSS) 17th Annual Meeting from 19 to 24 May in Florida:

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“The relationship between baseline variability and adapation to temporal delays in interception”, by Lisa Knelange, University of Barcelona

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EFRR, Glasgow, UK

 

From May 24 to May 27, Adam Booth attended the 14th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, host by Glasgow Caledonian University.

SQAB 2017 in Denver, USA

 

Valentina Vencato attended the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior 40th Annual Meeting that took place from May 25 to May 26 in Denver.

European Conference on Visual Perception 2017 in Berlin, Germany

 

From 27 August to 31st August, Valentina Vencato, Kiana Mansour Pour, Alix Dedieuleveult attented the 40th European Conference on Visual Perception, in Berlin.

ICVR, Montreal, Canada

 

Desiderio Cano Porras attended the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation 2017, held from June 19 to June 22 in Montreal, with his Principal Investigator, Meir Plotnik. He gave a talk on gait adaptation to conflictive visual flow in virtual environments and obtained the Best Presentation Award.

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Desiderio, Meir Plotnik and their team.

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ISPGR, Fort Lauderdale

 

From June 25 to June 29, Desiderio Cano Porras attented the World Congress of the International Society of Posture and Gait Research in Florida. He presented his work on gait adaptation to conflictive visual flow in virtual environments and obtained the Student Travel Award.

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ESMAC, Trondheim, Norway

 

Adam Booth attended the 26th Annual Meeting of ESMAC. The meeting took place in Trondheim from September 6 to September 9.

 

The purpose of ESMAC (the European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children) is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional interaction and the exchange of ideas among Society members relating to movement analysis in adults and children in clinical and research settings. ESMAC is multidisciplinary by nature, mainly interacting clinical and bioengineering disciplines, and ranging from basic sciences to applied practices. Our members are from many backgrounds: orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrist, physiotherapists, human movement scientists, biomechanical and biomedical engineers; as well as many others. ESMAC’s main event is an annual scientific congress which is normally preceded by an instructional course for gait analysis and topic symposia.

 

Neuroscience 2017 SFN, Washington DC, USA

 

The 47th Annual Meeting will be held from November 11th to November 15th. Lisa Knelange and Jacob Nelson will attend SFN to present their work.

NVP Wintercongres in Egmond, Netherlands

 

Alix Dedieuleveult will attend the NVP Wintercongres that will be held from December 14 to December 16.

 

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