School on Neurotechniques 2014


The toolbox for investigating the function of neural circuits

Techniques derived from information theory for the analysis of neuronal population signals will be presented and practical demonstrations of experimental recording sessions provided.



  • Berdondini Luca (Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova)
  • Ballerini Laura (SISSA, Trieste)
  • D’Angelo Egidio (University of Pavia)
  • Del Giudice Paolo (National Insitute of Health, Italy)
  • Ferraina Stefano (University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’)
  • Giugliano Michele (University of Antwerp)
  • Gozzi Alessandro (IIT, Rovereto)
  • Mappelli Jonathan (University of Modena)
  • Martinoia Sergio (University of Genova)
  • Mongillo Marco (University of Padova)
  • Panzeri Stefano (IIT, Rovereto)
  • Papaleo Francesco (University of Padova and IIT)
  • Prigge Mathias (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Thewes Roland (University of Berlin)
  • Zeck Guenther (NMI at the University of Tuebingen)
  • Zeitler Ralf (Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems


  • Implantable brain probes for acute and chronic recording
  • Carbon nanotubes for brain-chip interfacing
  • Calcium imaging
  • Voltage sensitive dye imaging
  • Bacterial rhodopsins and optogenetics
  • Pharmacological and functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mixed electrophysiology, genetics and behavior approaches
  • Information theory and the analysis of neuronal population signals
  • Closed-loop electrophysiology and hybrid systems
  • Multi-electrode and multi-transistor arrays

Target Audience and Registration

  • PhD students
  • postdoctoral researchers
  • scientists working in related fields

*Sponsored by the European Commission, Project CSNII (GA No 601167, FP7, FET Proactive, Neuro-Bio-Inspired Systems) & University of Padua