[Comp-neuro] Spring School 2010, "Optical imaging and electrophysiological recording in neuroscience" - Paris - Tuesday 20th to Friday 30th April 2010.

Sabah Boumaza sabah.boumaza at paris-neuroscience.com
Tue Feb 2 11:53:35 CET 2010

/* Paris School of Neuroscience Spring School 2010*/
/*"Optical imaging and electrophysiological recording in neuroscience"*/
*Paris, Tuesday 20th to Friday 30th April 2010.*

The Paris School of Neuroscience aims to give intensive tuition in the 
technical basis and practical implementation of optical imaging and 
electrophysiological recording in the Neurosciences. The topics covered 
in lecture and practical work are:

- Photophysics and photochemistry of fluorophores
- Light sources and lasers for fluorescence excitation
- Conventional and confocal microscopy
- CCD cameras
- Patch clamp and extracellular recording. Multi-electrode arrays. In 
vivo electrical recording
- Data analysis and image analysis
- Two-photon confocal and other non-linear microscopy
- Fluorescent indicators for calcium and other ions and membrane potential
- Adaptive optics in microscopy
- Photolysis
- Brain slice and In vivo imaging
- Viral transfection of genetically encoded markers and indicators.

The lectures are at 9-00 and 6-00 each day before and after daily 
practical classes. Practical work will be 1-3 day experiments in one of 
the above topics.

*The School fee is 800 Euros:*
Accommodation (for 12 nights) is close to the University and includes 
breakfast, lunch is provided in the lab each day.
The fee of 800 EUR includes accommodation. Participants are responsible 
for their own travel arrangements.
*Attendance to lectures only (no fee) or to lectures and practical work 
(400 Euros) is open upon registration.*

*How to apply?
*There are 18 places. Applications should be made on the website and 
must include a brief (1-2 page) CV, description of the current research 
senior colleague. Some bursary support as a half fee will be available.
Attendance to lectures only (no fee) or to lectures and practical work 
(400 euros) *is open upon registration.*
*Deadline March 2010, 1st*

*Université Paris Descartes, 45 rue des Saints Pères, 75006 Paris, France

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