[Comp-neuro] Call for Applications: School on Neurotechnologies 2015 (March 23-27, 2015) at Padova, Italy.

Mufti Mahmud muftimahmud at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 21:40:28 CET 2015

Dear All,

Sorry for the cross posting of this message.

I am glad to communicate that the NeuroChip Laboratory of University of
Padova, Padova, Italy is organizing a School on Neurotechniques with
special emphasis on "Tools for Investigating the Function of Neural
Circuits". The school will be held from March 23 – 27, 2015 and the
deadline for application is February 20, 2015.

The following topics will be covered in the school:

1. Multi-electrode and multi-transistor arrays
2. Implantable brain probes for acute and chronic recording
3. Calcium imaging
4. Voltage sensitive dye imaging
5. Optogenetics
6. Transcranic magnetic stimulation and EEG
7. Mixed electrophysiology, genetics and behavior approaches
8. Information theory and the analysis of neuronal population signals
9. Closed-loop electrophysiology and hybrid neuromorphic-neural systems

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards,
Mufti Mahmud

Call for participation

School on Neurotechniques 2015: The toolbox for investigating the function
of neural circuits
23-27 March 2015
NeuroChip Lab, University of Padova, Italy
Website: http://www.vassanellilab.eu/school-neurotechniques/


Investigating information processing and identifying operational rules of
brain neural circuits relies on the capability to selectively record and
stimulate multiple neurons within a network.
The toolbox of available techniques conceived to meet this need is rapidly
The CSN School on Neurotechniques 2015 will offer an overview on advanced
electrical- and light-based recording methods of neuronal excitability,
focusing on those that are most relevant for the investigation of neural
networks ‘in vitro’ and ‘in vivo’ and for application in neuroprosthetics.
Techniques derived from information theory for the analysis of neuronal
population signals will be presented and practical demonstrations of
experimental recording sessions provided.

The school targets doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, scientists
working in the related fields. Since the school's topics are
interdisciplinary covering neurobiology, neuronal biophysics, microscopy,
and electronics, preliminary knowledge in these fields is highly


Luca Berdondini, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Paolo Del Giudice, National Institute of Health, Italy
Stefano Ferraina, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy
Marta Giacomello, University of Padova, Italy
Michele Giugliano, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Bernd Kuhn, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology, Japan
Gabriele Losi, CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Padova, Italy
Sergio Martinoia, University of Genova, Italy
Marcello Massimini University of Milan , Italy
Silvestro Micera, EPFL, Switzerland & SSSUP, Italy
Ofer Yizhar, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Stefano Panzeri, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Patrick Ruther, University of Freiburg, Germany
Roland Thewes, University of Berlin, Germany
Paul Verschure, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Guenther Zeck, NMI at the University of Tuebingen, Germany
Ralf Zeitler, MPI for Intelligent Systems, Germany


To apply, please register at (
http://www.vassanellilab.eu/school-neurotechniques/registration/) on or
before February 20, 2015. If you have any further questions, please contact
silviamaria.lattanzio at unipd.it or stefano.vassanelli at unipd.it

The registration is FREE, however, the number of places are limited. The
registration is sponsored by the European Commission, Project CSNII
csnetwork.eu (GA No 601167, FP7, FET Proactive, Neuro-Bio-Inspired
Systems). Travel and accommodation costs are not funded.


The school will be hosted by the NeuroChip Laboratory, Department of
Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Via f. Marzolo 3, 35131 -
Padova, Italy. The location is very close the city centre and is easily
reachable from the railway or bus station of Padova.


March 23-27, 2015. Target audience (N = ~25 active full-time): PhD
students, postdoctoral researchers, scientists, members of associated EC
CSNII consortia.
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