Sensory Sciences Lecture Series

The Sensory Sciences Lecture Series takes place on the second Thursday of each month at 16:15 in form of a digital seminar via Zoom.

Lectures are held by either two scientist from different faculties at FAU in pairs of two times 20 minutes or by guest speakers from around the world, who present their research within a 45 minute lecture.

The subsequent discussion can be used to make new contacts, exchange ideas and initiate projects, crossing the boundaries of faculties and bridging scientific disciplines.

December 12, 2019

FATMA DENIZ   

Gallant Lab in Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

“Cross-modal linguistic representations in the human brain: A naturalistic approach to fMRI”

 

January 16, 2020

BERND EDLER       

International Audio Laboratories (AudioLabs) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

“Introduction to Models of Spatial Hearing”

TIM ROHE

Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Tübingen.

“Multisensory influences on spatial hearing”

 

February 13, 2020

HELENE LOOS

Chair for Aroma and Smell Research at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

“Human chemocommunication”

NICOLAS ROHLEDER

Prof. Chair of Health Psychology at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

“Stress and Health”

 

May 14, 2020

JESSICA FREIHERR

Prof. for Neuroscience of sensory perception at Psychiatry at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

“Neuroscience of multisensory integration”

IRYNA RUDA

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Erlangen.

“An investigation on short-term gustatory memory”

 

July 9, 2020

DANA SCHNEIDER-BLANK

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst (HAWK), Fakultät Ressourcenmanagement, Göttingen.

“I can smell what you can’t see – Use of dogs in plant quarantine measures – beetle and funghi discriminating dogs.”

UTA KIELAU

Wolfsbetreuerin Schleswig-Holstein, nach §49 LNatSchG Beauftragte des Ministerium für Energiewende, Landwirtschaft, Umwelt, Natur und Digitalisierung.

“Tell me, if it was a wolf!? Scent discriminating dogs as a supplementary tool for the on-site confirmation of wolf (Canis lupus) suspects in Schleswig-Holstein – and the questions about how?”

 

September 10, 2020

LUIS LOPERA & OLIVER AMFT

Chair of Digital Health at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Wearables to Fight COVID-19”

DANIJELA GREGUREC

RLE- Bioelectronics Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Chair of Aroma and Smell Research, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Magnetic nanomaterials for remote control of sensory neurons”

 

October 8, 2020

ANDREAS WIERSCHEM

Prof. für Hochdruckthermofluiddynamik und Rheologie; Chair of Fluid Mechanics; Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Pressure-induced crystallization of edible fats – a step towards high-pressure processing of fat-containing products?”

SIMON HAMMANN

J.prof. für Lebensmittelsicherheit und-qualität; Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Approaching the (almost) unfathomable complexity of food lipidomes”

 

November 12, 2020

ROBERT SCHOBER

Chair for Digital Communications (IDC) at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Learning from Nature: Synthetic Molecular Communication”

TILMAN SAUERWALD

Head of the Department of Perceptual Sensor Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV.

“Techniques for the detection of odorants with sensor systems”

 

December 10, 2020

ANDREAS FÜRST

Chair for Marketing at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

On the Fit of Multiple Sensory Attributes with a Product’s Sensory Function: Exploring the Impact of Partial Attributes – Function Congruence on Product Evaluation

ALEX WILTSCHKO

Senior Research Scientist at Google, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

“Machine Learning for Scent: Learning to Represent the Perceptual Properties of Molecules.”

 

January 14, 2021

JOHAN LUNDSTRÖM

Karolinska Institute, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Stockholm, Sweden

The role of the human olfactory bulb, in health and disease

 

February 11, 2021

JOACHIM RUTHER

Chair for Chemical Ecology at University of Regensburg

“Let’s get chemical –sexual communication in parasitic wasps”

 

March 11, 2021

PETER BELL

J.prof. for Digital Humanities with focus art history, Department of Theatre- and Mediascience, Institute for Art History at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Artistic and Artificial Seeing and How to See Odeurs. A Sketch About Art History and Computer Vision”

CARO VERBEEK

Faculty of Humanities, Art and Culture, History, Antiquity at Amsterdam University

“The museum of smells – presenting volatile heritage”

ANDREA BÜTTNER

Chair of Aroma and Smell Research, Department for Chemistry and Pharmacy at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Executive Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV

“The scent of time – human chemosensation yesterday, today, tomorrow”

 

April 08, 2021

ANDREAS FEIGENSPAN

Chair for Neurobiology, Department of Biology at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Signal processing at the first synapse of  the visual system.”

 

June 10, 2021

BJÖRN ESKOFIER

Chair for Machine Learning and Data Analytics, Department Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering (AIBE) at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“Future Health”

 

July 08, 2021

UTA NOPPENEY

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen. The Netherlands.

“Making sense of the senses”

 

September 09, 2021

GARMT DIJKSTERHUIS

Food and Biobased Research at Wageningen University and Research

“Food related perception and behaviour reserach at Wageningen Food and Biobased Research”

 

October 14, 2021

CORINNA DAWID

Chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science, TUM School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich

“Discovery of molecular targets for taste innovations”

 

Zoom meeting Links will be provided via email.

 

November 11, 2021

SILVIA BUDDAY

Junior Research Group Leader in the Emmy Noether-Programme (“BRAINIACS – BRAIn mechaNIcs ACross Scales”) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Applied Mechanics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

“BRAIn mechaNIcs ACross Scales: Linking microstructure, mechanics and pathology”

 

January 13, 2022

DOMINIK BACH

University College London

“Using the senses to predict threat”

News and upcoming events concerning the Sensory Sciences will be announced on this webpage and via email. If you want to sign up for the Sensory Sciences mailing list, you are interested in presenting your research or  you want to suggest a guest-lecturer, please contact us via email: nadine.goldenstein(at)fau.de.

We are looking forward to new topics and interdisciplinary talks to enhance the Sensory Sciences Community at FAU and beyond.