From the essentials to cutting edge techniques in optical imaging and electrophysiology

OPTICAL IMAGING AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL RECORDING IN NEUROSCIENCE

An 11-day residential course of lectures, demonstrations and practical work (provisonal dates 14–25 May 2018 inclusive)

LECTURES AND PRACTICALS

Lectures and practicals held at the Université Paris Descartes, 45 Rue des Saints Peres, 75006 Paris, France. Two days of demonstrations are run at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), 46 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris. World-expert lecturers and instructors come from Paris, France, Europe, the world.

FEES

The course fee will be 1500 Euros per student, with a reduced fee of 1100 Euros for students who do not require accommodation. Special arrangements exist for attending lectures only and for students from contributing institutions.

HANDS-ON

The course offers intensive practical sessions over six days, with dedicated instructors and setups assembled with the latest equipment. Students choose 3 techniques from: patch-clamping in slices, field recordings, calcium imaging, voltage-senstive dyes, photolysis, optical bench and (new in 2018) analogue and digital electronics.

BOARD AND LODGING

Accomodation in a student residence is available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the course (except on the middle Sunday). All students and lecturers are invited to the welcome and farewell banquets.

DEMONSTRATIONS

There are numerous demonstrations of advanced techniques, including: confocal microscopy, high-speed two-photon imaging, in vivo imaging, in vivo patch-clamp recording, TIRF imaging, super-resolution imaging, extracellular recording in vivo, viral transfection methods, wavefront engineering.

PARISIAN RESEARCH SOCIAL

Make the most of your stay in Paris to learn about its extensive research community and meet with local scientists to explore opportunities for collaboration, post-docs and careers. A social evening will be organised to connect interested students and researchers.

 

Hosted by 2 major Parisian universities

TESTIMONIALS

From the 2017 class

Good job and thank you for a very good course! I will definitely recommend it to my PhD-collegues!

Very helpful for new PhD students to get necessary basic and practical knowledge imaging and ephys experiments.

I enjoyed the course very much. I could definitely broaden and intensify my knowledge on neurophysiological techniques. In particular, instructors and speakers seemed to be really interested in conveying information and expertise. They were very open to discuss and answer questions.

Organizers

David Ogden

Paris Descartes

Federico Trigo

Paris Descartes

Boris Barbour

ENS

Jonathan Bradley

ENS

Brandon Stell

Paris Descartes

Adrien Schramm

Course manager

Stéphane Dieudonné

ENS

Staff

Servane Le Metayer

Paris Descartes

Gilles Dewailly

Paris Descartes

Luc Tamisier

Paris Descartes