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.
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.
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.
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.
From the 2017 class
Good job and thank you for a very good course! I will definitely recommend it to my PhD-collegues!
Servane Le Metayer