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Guyot Prize Symposium: Advances in biological otology

Date: 29 October 2019
Time: 12:15 hour till 16:00 hour
Location: UMCG, Blauwe patio
Address: Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen

​​​​​The 2019 Guyot Prize is awarded to prof. Tobias Moser from the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany, for his contribution to our understanding of the synapses in the inner ear and to the development on an optogenetic cochlear implant. We will celebrate this prize with a symposium entitled ‘Advances in Biological Otology’. You are cordially invited to take part in the festive event.​

About t​he Guyot Prize

The Guyot Prize is the oldest scientific prize awarded by the University of Groningen.

The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in auditory science and otology. It has been awarded every five years since 1914. Earlier recipients include C. Hallpike (awarded 1969), Eelco Huizinga (1964) and later Nobel prize winners Robert Barany (1914) and Georg von Bekesy (1939). The prize is named after Henri Daniel Guyot, who founded the school for the deaf in Groningen in 1790, the first of its kind in The Netherlands.

Register now for the Guyot Prize Symposium


​​12.15​Arrival with coffee and tea
​13.00Hannie Kremer (Radboud University)
Genetics of hearing impairment, a symphony of man and mouse
​13.30​Sonja Pyott (University Medical Center Groningen)
Molecular regulators of the hair cells, auditory neurons, and their synapses
Christina Fuller (University Medical Center Groningen)
The early-deafened, late-implanted cochlear implant user
Pim van Dijk (University Medical Center Groningen)
The Guyot Prize
Marian Joëls (Dean, University Medical Center Groningen)
Award Ceremony
Tobias Moser (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)
Towards the Optical Cochlear Implant: Optogenetic Stimulation of the Auditory Pathway
Reception (Blauwe Patio)

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