[Comp-neuro] Application Deadline Approaching: School on Neurotechniques 2016, Padova, Italy

Mufti Mahmud muftimahmud at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 12:38:34 CET 2016


Dear All,

Sorry for the cross posting.

I am glad to communicate that the NeuroChip Laboratory of University of
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 February 15 – 19, 2016 and the deadline for
application is January 20, 2016.

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. Transcranic magnetic stimulation
4. Mixed electrophysiology, genetics and behavior approaches
5. Closed-loop electrophysiology and neuromorphic systems
6. Genetically encoded fluorecent probes
7. Signal Analysis
8. Calcium imaging
9. Neuron cultures techniques
10. In vivo electrophysiology

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards,
Mufti Mahmud, PhD

Call for participation

School on Neurotechniques 2016: The toolbox for investigating the function
of neural circuits
15-19 February 2016
NeuroChip Lab, University of Padova, Italy
Website: http://www.vassanellilab.eu/school-neurotechniques/

OBJECTIVE

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
expanding.
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
recommended.

SPEAKERS

Luca Berdondini  Italian Institute of Technology,  Genova, IT
Stefano Ferraina  University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, IT
Michele Giugliano University of Antwerp, BE
Giacomo Indiveri  INI, Zurich , CH
Jonathan Mapelli University of Modena, IT
Marcello Massimini University of Milan , IT
Nurmikko Arto Brown University, Providence, USA
Tullio Pozzan  CNR Rome, IT
Themis Prodromakis University of Southampton, UK
Roland Thewes  University of Berlin, DE
Paul Verschure ICREA at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES
Guenther Zeck NMI at the University of Tuebingen, Reutlingen, DE
Ralf Zeitler Venneos, Stuttgart, DE
Davide Zoccolan SISSA, Trieste, IT

REGISTRATION

To apply, please register at (
http://www.vassanellilab.eu/school-neurotechniques/school-neurotechniques-2016/registration/)
on or before January 20, 2016. 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.

LOCATION

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.

WHEN

February 15-19, 2016. Target audience (N = ~25 active full-time): PhD
students, postdoctoral researchers, scientists, members of associated EC
CSNII consortia.

-- 
Mufti Mahmud, PhD
​Postdoctoral Research Fellow
NeuroChip Lab <http://www.vassanellilab.eu/> - Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
<http://www.biomed.unipd.it/?L=1>
University of Padova
Via f. Marzolo 3
35131 - Padova, Italy
Lab: +39 049 827 5308
Fax: +39 049 827 5301
https://sites.google.com/site/muftimahmud/
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