Cajal Course talks : Biosensors and actuators for cellular and systems neuroscience

Programme of talks

Programme des conférences données dans le cadre de la formation Cajal qui a lieu du 24 juin au 9 juillet :

Lieu : CGFB.

Tuesday 25th June – 9:00
Haruhiko Bito – Tokyo University, Japan

Tuesday 25th June – 11:00
Scott Sternson – Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, USA

Thursday 27th June – 9:00
Oliver Griesbeck – MPI for Neurobiology , Germany

Thursday 27th June – 11:00
Ryohei Yasuda – Max Planck Florida Institute , USA

Saturday 29th June – 9:00
Mark J. Schnitzer – Stanford University, USA

Saturday 29th June – 11:00
Karl Deisseroth – Stanford University , USA

Monday 1st July – 9:00
Michael LIN – Stanford University USA

Monday 1st July – 11:00
Peter Hegemann – Humboldt University , Germany

Friday 5th July – 9:00
Thomas Oertner – Hamburg Eppendorf University, Germany

Friday 5th July – 11:00
Valentina Emiliani – Paris Descartes University, France

Monday 8th July – 9:00
Thomas Kash – University of North Carolina , USA

Monday 8th July – 11:00
Stéphane Dieudonné – IBENS, France

Tuesday 9th July – 9:00
Ofer Yizhar – Weizmann Institute of Science – Israel

Tuesday 9th July – 11:45
Sandrine POUVREAU – IINS, University of Bordeaux, France

About the course

Optical techniques have become indispensable for biological research in recent decades. Systems neuroscience has seen some of the most exciting developments in this regard, following the development of genetically-encoded biosensors and actuators that allow multi-modal interrogation of neural circuit function. This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the principles behind the design and application of these tools, and enable hands-on experience with optogenetic and chemogenetic actuators and with genetically encoded reporters of calcium, voltage and metabolism. Experimental work will span a wide range of systems and experimental preparations, utilizing standard microscopy methods as well as advanced hardware for parallel excitation and imaging of neuronal circuits. In addition to the practical aspects of utilizing these powerful tools, the course will cover the conceptual issues of data analysis and interpretation.

Course director

Ofer Yizhar
Weizmann Institute of Science




Michael Lin Stanford University USA
Sandrine Pouvreau IINS University of Bordeaux France


This course is organised in partnership with the Bordeaux Imaging Center


Publication: 29/06/19
Mise à jour: 03/07/19