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Cajal course : Biosensors and actuators for cellular and systems neuroscience

Sunday 23 June 2019 - Saturday 13 July 2019

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
Israel

 

 

Co-directors

Michael Lin
Stanford University
USA

 

 

Sandrine Pouvreau
IINS
University of Bordeaux
France

 

 

 

This course is organised in partnership with the Bordeaux Imaging Center (BIC).

 

 


Keynote Speakers

Haruhiko Bito – Tokyo University, Japan
Karl Deisseroth – Stanford University , USA
Stéphane Dieudonné – Inserm – Institut de Biologie de l’École Normale Supérieure (IBENS), France
Valentina Emiliani – Paris Descartes University, France
Oliver Griesbeck – MPI for Neurobiology , Germany
Peter Hegemann – Humboldt University , Germany
Thomas Kash – University of North Carolina , USA
Thomas Oertner – Hamburg Eppendorf University, Germany
Mark J. Schnitzer – Stanford University, USA
Scott Sternson – Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, USA
Ryohei Yasuda – Max Planck Florida Institute , USA

Coming soon

  1. Seminar – Suzana Herculano-Houzel

    Friday 26 April 2019 / 11:30

    Life slows down with more neurons in the cerebral cortex.

  2. Seminar – Maxime Assous

    Friday 3 May 2019 / 10:00 - 11:30

    Extrinsic innervation of striatal interneurons and implications for the local microcircuitry.

  3. Monthly conference – Richard Robitaille

    Friday 3 May 2019 / 11:30 - 12:30

    Regulation of synaptic structure ad function by glial celles in health and disease

  4. Seminar – Stéphanie Trouche

    Friday 10 May 2019 / 11:30 - 12:30

    Invited by : Catherine Le Moine

  5. Bordeaux Neurocampus Day

    Wednesday 15 May 2019 / 09:00 - 18:00

    (Haut Carré, Talence)

Details

Start:
Sunday 23 June 2019
End:
Saturday 13 July 2019
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