OPTICAL IMAGING AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL RECORDING IN NEUROSCIENCE
A 14-day residential course of lectures, demonstrations and practical work; a lectures-only option will be available online
LECTURES AND PRACTICALS
Lectures and practicals held at the Université Paris Descartes, 45 Rue des Saints Peres, 75006 Paris, France. Three days of demonstrations and lab visits are run at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) and Pasteur Institute. World-expert lecturers and instructors come from Paris, France, Europe, the world.
The course fee is expected to be 1700€ per student including accommodation and 1200€ without accommodation. Special arrangements exist for attending lectures only (including online for a modest fee) 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, Neuropixel, photolysis, optical bench and analogue and digital electronics.
BOARD AND LODGING
Accomodation in a student residence should be available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the course (except Sundays). All students and lecturers are invited to the welcome and farewell banquets.
PARISIAN RESEARCH SOCIAL
All the feedback from the 2018 class (will be updated with 2019 soon)
The Paris neuro course is amazing, very great teachers, interesting students and great in-depth curriculum
The ENP spring course was extremely beneficial. As a graduate student coming from a molecular biology background but had joined a neuroscience lab, it was very helpful to learn more of the technical aspects and theoretical background to concepts I see everyday in lab but did not necessarily understand. I now feel more equipped to handle the acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological and optical data! It was an awesome experience and I learned from the top experts of the field!
I totally enjoyed the breadth of knowledge taught in the workshop -from the very basics upto the state-of-the-art. The instructors were extremely good at breaking down complex concepts into very simple terms. The hands-on workshop were elaborate and valuable too. Overall, I would highly recommend it to all budding neuroscientists.
I absolutely loved the course. It’s great to pick apart an amplifier and a microscope and really understand the instruments I work with. I look forward to upgrade my microscope when I go back to the lab. I would highly recommend any PhD student in imaging to do this course in the beginning of the PhD!
Servane Le Metayer