2019 timetable, it will be replaced by the 2020 soon

All lectures at the Centre Universitaire des Saints Pères are open to parisian academic students/researchers. You don’t have to let us know in advance, just show up (see the contact page for direction information).


All the things with an @ or in red are only open to Paris Neuro Course students and specific guests.

THURSDAY – May 9th

09:30  Welcome and introductory information – David Ogden

11:00  Whole-cell patch-clamp – Alain Marty

13:30  Electronics primer – Boris Barbour/Hubert Affolter

15:30  Electronics of patch-clamp amplifiers – Boris Barbour

17:30  Extracellular recording – Clément Léna

FRIDAY – May 10th

09:00  Fluorescent indicators – Brandon Stell

11:00  Genetically encoded calcium indicators (GECIs) – David DiGregorio

13:30  Introduction to optogenetics – Guillaume Dugué

15:30  Lasers for one and two photon excitation – Gail McConnell

17:30  Overview of methods in optical microscopy – Brad Amos

SATURDAY – May 11th

09:00  Basic Optics – Noah Russell

11:00  Setting up DIC, resolution in the optical microscope – B. Amos

14:00  Viral expression strategies – Jonathan Bradley

16:00  Transgenic approaches to label neurons – Jean Livet

18:00  1 & 2 photon excitation – non-linear microscopy – David Ogden

MONDAY – May 13th

09:00  Light detectors – Klaus Suhling 

11:00  Light sources – Martin Thomas

13:30  Scanning laser confocal and multi-beam microscopy – Stefanie Reichelt

15:30  Fluorescence calcium transients analysis – Christophe Pouzat

18:00  Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) – Klaus Suhling

TUESDAY – May 14th

08:30  Welcome @ IBENS – Stéphane Dieudonné

09:00  AOD-based two-photon microscopes @ IBENS– Stéphane Dieudonné

11:00  Deep two-photon imaging in vivo @ IBENS– Laurent Bourdieu

13:30  Lab visits @ IBENS

18:00  Optical measurement of membrane potential @ IBENS– Marco Canepari


WEDNESDAY – May 15th

09:00  Neuropixels – high-density extracellular recordings – Tim Harris

11:00  EMCCD and sCMOS cameras – Jeremy Graham

13:30  Hands-on workshop

18:00  Structured illumination microscopy – Maia Brunstein

THURSDAY – May 16th

08:30  Welcome @ ICM – Bassem Hassan

09:30  Tissue Clearing and Image Analysis @ ICM – Nicolas Renier

10:30  Tissue Clearing Demo / Lab visit @ ICM

13:30  Hands-on workshop

17:00  Super-resolution microscopy – Marc Guillon

19:00  Parisian Research Social @ CUSP

FRIDAY – May 17th

09:00  Light sheet imaging in vivo – Georges Debregeas

11:00  Functional roles of neuronal membrane conductances dynamic clamp – Lyle Graham

13:30  Hands-on workshop & Demonstrations:
– J. Bradley: Practical techniques in viral transfection

18:00  Fluorescence functional imaging in freely moving rodents – Cathie Ventalon

SATURDAY – May 18th

09:00  Photolysis – David Ogden

10:30  Imaging single molecules in live cells – Marianne Renner

13:30  Hands-on workshop

MONDAY – May 20th

08:30  Welcome @ Pasteur – David DiGregorio

09:30  Patch in vivo Demo / Lab visit @ Pasteur

13:30  Hands-on workshop

18:00   Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy TIRF – Martin Oheim (To be confirmed)

TUESDAY – May 21st

09:00  Wavefront modulation for single and two-photon patterned activation – Valentina Emiliani

11:00  Miniature microscopes – Peyman Golshani

13:30  Hands-on workshop & Demonstrations:
– AiryScan, super-resolution microscopy

20:00  Farewell Dinner




Brad Amos

LMB Cambrige, UK

Jonathan Bradley


Guillaume Dugué


Marc Guillon

Paris Descartes

Alain Marty

Paris Descartes

Christophe Pouzat

Paris Descartes

Klaus Suhling

Kings College London

Diego Restrepo

CU Denver, USA

Hubert Affolter

Sutter Instruments

Raphaël Candelier

Lab. Jean Perrin

Valentina Emiliani

Paris Descartes

Clément Léna


Gail McConnell

Inst. Biophotonics Strathclyde, UK

Stefanie Reichelt

Cancer Research, UK

Martin Thomas

Cairn Research

Laurent Moreaux

Caltech, USA

Boris Barbour


Marco Canepari

Inserm Grenoble

Lyle Graham

Paris Descartes

Jean Livet

Institut de la Vision

David Ogden

Paris Descartes

Marianne Renner


Cathie Ventalon


Laurent Bourdieu


Stéphane Dieudonné


Jeremy Graham

Cairn Research

Troy Margrie

Sainsbury-Wellcome centre, UK

Maia Brunstein

Paris Descartes

Brandon Stell

Paris Descartes

Tim Harris

HHMI - Janelia, USA