The ISER 2014 meeting in San Francisco was held back in July and I am just now getting to the post after sitting down to go through a backlog of image editing. Its been a busy year. Sorry folks. Next ISER (2016 in Japan!), I promise to be faster with the imagery… What follows is a quick summary of some of the action. It is certainly not a comprehensive documentation of the meeting, but a small slice of some of what I saw.
Robert Marc received the Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research and gave a stunning talk with the only standing ovation I’ve ever seen for an ISER talk. I’m really disappointed that there was no recording of it.
Steve Fliesler made this cartoon of the image of Robert above, with a caption that pretty much describes the moment… encapsulating some of the concepts that we’ve been pushing for the last few years. I love this, so much.
Steve Fliesler, President of ISER.
Christine Curcio accepted the Ludwig von Sallmann Prize with her talk.
Jerry Lutty introduced Pat D’Amore for her award.
Pat D’Amore received the Endre A. Balazs Prize.
Tom Yorio received the Ernst H. Bárány Prize.
Peter Gouras (his Webvision chapter on color vision is here) introduced some of the speakers.
My friend, Ken Sloan with whom one of these days, I need to get together for a photo-walk.
Bärbel Rohrer presenting her wonderful work on AMD and complement.
John Ash talking about retinal degeneration.
Ning Tian talking about retinal ganglion cells.
Sam Wu talking about retinal neurophysiology.
Daniel Ryskamp talking about the work he did in David Krizaj’s lab.
Sam Wu and Robert Marc.
Paul Bernstein and his brother.
Boris Stanzel enjoying a beer. Wish there were time on my last trip to Germany to stop by Bonn and visit.
Peter Gouras and Robert Marc.
Two of my most favorite people in the world, Robert Marc and Ann Torrence.