Visual Processing Lab
(Sektion für klinische und experimentelle Sinnesphysiologie)

Visual
Processing Lab

(Sektion für klinische und experimentelle Sinnesphysiologie)
Head:
Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Michael B. Hoffmann

- auf Deutsch -
Universitäts-Augenklinik
Haus 60b - map
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg
Germany
Fon: +49 391 67 13585
Fax: +49 391 67 13570

We are part of the Ophthalmic Department of the University of Magdeburg and use electrophysiological, psychophysical, and magnetic resonance imaging methods for two main purposes: For further information use the navigation bar on the left to inspect our site.
NEWS . . .
· Symposium
EU Logo OptiVisT Logo
(11/21) OptiVisT Symposium on November 26th
"From the Basics to new INSIGHTS: Structure, function, disorders of the vision and action systems"
=> preliminary program
If interested in participating you need to register: francie.kramer(at)med.ovgu.de
· accepted (09/21) Lowndes et al.
Structural differences across multiple visual cortical regions in the absence of cone function in congenital achromatopsia.
Frontiers in Neuroscience (in press)
· accepted (09/21) Puzniak et al.
Deep learning-based detection of malformed optic chiasms from MRI images.
Frontiers in Neuroscience (in press)
· accepted (09/21) Puzniak et al.
CHIASM, the human brain albinism and achiasma MRI dataset.
Scientific data (in press)
· awarded
scholarship
(09/21) Congratulations to cand. med. Sophie Korn for the scholarship award of a DOG-Doktorandenstipendium for her work on binocular visual acuity
· course
(09/21) Online combined Moorfields eye hospital/UCL and ISCEV 2021
Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision Course
· welcome
(09/21) We welcome the orthoptist Jana Helling who just joined our orthoptics.
· special issue
(08/21) in "Eye" on "Visual electrophysiology": link to open access articles
· defense (08/21) Congratulations to Khaldoon Al-Nosairy - PhD-Thesis: "Structure and function in glaucoma: OCT/A and ERG investigations"
· accepted
(08/21) Prabhakaran et al.
Mapping visual field defects with fMRI - impact of approach and experimental conditions.
Frontiers in Neuroscience (in press)
· accepted
(07/21) Choritz et al.
Telemedical applications in ophthalmology in times of COVID-19.
Ophthalmologe (in press)
· JOB OPENING
(technical assistant)
(07/21) Koordinations-/Studienassistenz (Optometrist/Optiker/Orthoptist/MTAF etc.)
- zur Unterstützung elektrophysiologischer Messungen im Rahmen einer Studie
- zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Stellenausschreibung Koordinations-/Studienassistenz
· JOB OPENING
(PhD position)
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(07/21) Within the unique european HORIZON 2020 Innovative Training Network OptiVisT we are offering a EU-funded PhD position on "Assessment of functional vision for daily life locomotion and navigation using VR" (duration: 3 years)
Informal enquiries are welcome by Prof. Michael Hoffmann
Check out OptiVisT-Recruitment for application process, employment and elegibility conditions.
Deadline for applications is July 31st 2021.
PhD projects will start in autumn 2021.
· welcome
(07/21) We welcome the medical PhD students Henricke Buhr, Elizabeth Quanz, Theresa Eckermann who just joined our lab to start their thesis work.
· award
(06/21) Congratulations to Francie Kramer (MSc Optometry) for the Rupp-und Hubrach award for her Master thesis entitled "VR-based investigation of orientation behavior in patients with glaucomatous visual deficits"
· accepted
(06/21) Prabhakaran et al.
Functional dynamics of de-afferented early visual cortex in glaucoma.
Frontiers in Neuroscience (in press)
· Studien-
teilnehmer
gesucht
(06/21) Interesse an Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen Studie "Gehen mit Glaukom"?
Kontakt: Anruf unter 0391 67 17770
Video-Botschaft
· accepted
(05/21) Al Nosairy et al.
Non-invasive electrophysiology in glaucoma, structure and function - a review.
Eye (in press)
· JOB OPENING
(research assistant - HIWI)
(04/21) wissenschaftl. studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d) "HIWI"
- zur Unterstützung elektrophysiologischer Patientenstudien
- zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Stellenausschreibung HIWI
· JOB OPENING
(technical assistant)
(04/21) Optometrist/Optiker/Orthoptist/MTAF (m/w/d)
- zur Unterstützung der klinischen Elektrophysiologie
- zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Stellenausschreibung Optometrist/Optiker/Orthoptist
· JOB OPENING
(technical assistant)
(04/21) Orthoptist (m/w/d)
- zur Unterstützung der Orthoptik
- zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt
Stellenausschreibung Orthoptist
· appointed
(04/21) Michael Hoffmann has been appointed scientific head of the Orthoptics at the Ophthalmic Department in Magdeburg
· accepted
(03/21) Al-Nosairy et al.
Structure-function relationship of retinal ganglion cells in multiple sclerosis.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2021)
· accepted
(03/21) van den Bosch et al.
Implanted microsensor continuous IOP telemetry suggests gaze and eyelid closure effects on IOP - a preliminary study.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences (in press) IOVS (in press)
· OPtiVisT
Project Kick OFF

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(03/21) The European HORIZON 2020 Innovative Training Network OptiVisT has kicked-off.
We are currently in the recruitment process - Two PhD students will start their projects soon in summer in the Visual Processing Lab.
Pressrelease: "Augenforscher von morgen"
· accepted
(02/21) Hoffmann et al.
Neuro-computational approaches for objective visual function assessment.
Ophthalmologe (in press)
· JOB OPENINGS
(PhD positions)
EU Logo OptiVisT Logo
(12/20) Within the unique european HORIZON 2020 Innovative Training Network OptiVisT
we are offering EU-funded PhD positions (duration: 3 years) for two projects
  • PhD 1 (Project 2):
    Visual evoked potential-based assessment of functional vision via natural stimulus perception
  • PhD 2 (Project 7):
    Assessment of functional vision for daily life locomotion and navigation using VR
  • Informal enquiries are welcome by Prof. Michael Hoffmann
    Check out OptiVisT-Recruitment for application process, employment and elegibility conditions.
    Deadline for applications is February 28th 2021.
    PhD projects will start between July and October 2021.
    · accepted
    (12/20) Hoffmann et al.
    ISCEV standard for clinical multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) (2021 update)
    Documenta Ophthalmologica (in press)
    · accepted
    (12/20) Pollmann et al.
    Preserved contextual cueing in realistic scenes in patients with age-related macular degeneration
    Brain Sciences (2020)
    · in press
    (12/20) Puzniak et al.
    Tracking the visual system - from optic chiasm to primary visual cortex
    Zeitschrift für Epileptologie (in press)
    · Defense (11/20) Congratulations to Francie Kramer - MSc-Thesis: "Virtual-Reality-basierte Untersuchung des Orientierungsverhaltens bei Patienten mit glaukomatöser Sehbeeinträchtigung"
    · Defense (11/20) Congratulations to David Muranyi - PhD-Thesis: "Skotopische multifokale visuell evozierte kortikale Potenziale"
    · Completion (10/20) EGRET/EGRET+ HORIZON ITN Program (2016-2020)
    EGRET-MOVIE
    · Online
    Conference
    (09/20) 5th European Days of Albinism
    2020 November 4th-7th
    · Studien-
    teilnehmer
    gesucht
    (09/20) Interesse an Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen Studie "Gehen mit Glaukom"?
    Kontakt: Anruf unter 0391 67 17770
    Video-Botschaft
    · accepted
    (09/20) Al-Nosairy et al.
    Diagnostic performance of multifocal photopic negative response, pattern electroretinogram and optical coherence tomography in glaucoma
    Exp Eye Res (in press)
    · accepted
    (09/20) Al-Nosairy et al.
    Combined multi-modal assessment of glaucomatous damage with electroretinography and optical coherence tomography/angiography
    TVST ( in press)
    · accepted
    (08/20) Prabhakaran et al.
    Foveal pRF properties in the visual cortex depend on the extent of stimulated visual field.
    Neuroimage (in press)
    · in press
    (07/20) Hamilton et al.
    ISCEV extended protocol for VEP methods of estimation of visual acuity.
    Documenta Ophthalmologica (in press)
    · accepted
    (06/20) Al-Nosairy et al.
    Use of a novel telemetric sensor to study interactions of intraocular pressure and ganglion cell function in glaucoma.
    British Journal of Ophthalmology (in press)
    · accepted
    (05/20) Hamilton et al.
    VEP estimation of visual acuity: a systematic review
    Documenta Ophthalmologica (in press)
    · Defense (05/20) Congratulatioins to Phillip Freundlieb - PhD-Thesis: "Konventionelle Sehschärfe und Übersehschärfe: Vergleich photopischer und skotopischer Bedingungen"
    · accepted
    (04/20) Ahmadi et al.
    Triple visual hemifield maps in a case of optic chiasm hypoplasia.
    Neuroimage (in press)
    =cancelled =
    (due to COVID19)
    (04/20) Sehen Verstehen - Week-end seminar (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz)
    Date: 24-26th April 2020

    Last update by Michael Hoffmann 17.09.2021