The toolbox for investigating the function of neural circuits
15 – 19 February , University of Padua – Italy
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 2016 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 â€˜in vitroâ€™ and â€˜in vivoâ€™ and for application in neuroprosthetics.
Methods and protocols on laboratory techniques and signal analysisÂ will be presented.
- Luca BerdondiniÂ Italian Institute of Technology,Â Genova, IT
- Stefano FerrainaÂ University of Rome â€˜La Sapienzaâ€™, IT
- Michele GiuglianoÂ University of Antwerp, BE
- Giacomo IndiveriÂ INI, Zurich , CH
- Jonathan Mapelli University of Modena, IT
- Marcello Massimini University of Milan , IT
- Nurmikko Arto Brown University, Providence, USA
- Tullio PozzanÂ CNR Rome, IT
- Themis Prodromakis University of Southampton, UK
- Roland ThewesÂ University of Berlin, DE
Paul Verschure ICREA at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES
- Guenther ZeckÂ NMI at the University of Tuebingen, Reutlingen, DE
- Ralf Zeitler Venneos , Stuttgart, DE
- Davide Zoccolan SISSA, Trieste, IT
Registration deadlineÂ :Â 20 January 2016
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The School is sponsored by Padua University and the EU funded project “The Convergent Science Network of Biomimetics and Neurotechnology” FP7-ICT-601167 (http://csnetwork.eu/)
- Multi-electrode and multi-transistor arrays
- Implantable brain probes for acute and chronic recording
- Transcranic magnetic stimulation
- Mixed electrophysiology, genetics and behavior approaches
- Closed-loop electrophysiology and neuromorphic systems
- Genetically encoded fluorescent probes
- Two-photon microscopy
- Signal Analysis
- Calcium imaging
- Neuronal culture techniques
- In vivo electrophysiology
Target Audience and Registration
- PhD students
- postdoctoral researchers
- scientists working in related fields
Candidates will be selected on the basis of the reference letter and/or CV provided at the moment of the online registration.