Tuesday, January 21, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Call for Participation: CSNII School on Neurotechniques 2014, 10-15 March 2014, Padova, Italy.

Dear All,

Sorry for the cross posting of this message. 

I am happy to communicate that the NeuroChip Laboratory of University of Padova, 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 10-15 March 2014 and the deadline for application is 20 February, 2014.

The following topics will be covered in the school:

1. Multi-electrode and multi-transistor arrays
2. Implantable probes for acute and chronic recording
3. Carbon nanotubes for brain-chip interfacing
4. Calcium imaging
5. Voltage sensitive dye imaging
6. Bacterial rhodopsins and optogenetics
7. Pharmacological and functional magnetic resonance imaging
8. Mixed electrophysiological, genetic and behavioral approaches
9. Information theory & analysis of neuronal population signals
10. Closed-loop electrophysiology and hybrid systems

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards,
Mufti Mahmud

Call for Participation

CSNII School on Neurotechniques 2014: The Toolbox for Investigating the Function of Neural Circuits
10-15 March 2014
NeuroChip Lab, University of Padova, 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 CSNII School on Neurotechniques 2014 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.


To apply, please register (http://www.cyberrat.eu/school.php) on or before February 20, 2014. If you have any further questions, please contact marta.maschietto@unipd.it 

The registration is FREE. The registration is sponsored by the European Commission through the CSNII project under FP7 (FET Proactive Intiative 'Neuro-Bio-Inspired Systems - NBIS'). Travel and accommodation costs are not funded.


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. 


March 10-15, 2014. Target audience (N = ~30 active full-time): PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, scientists, members of associated EC CSNII consortia.

Mufti Mahmud, PhD
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Theoretical Neurobiology & Neuroengineering Lab
University of Antwerp
T6.63, Universiteitsplein 1
2610 - Wilrijk, Belgium
Lab: +32 3 265 2610
Assistant Professor (on leave)
Institute of Information Technology
Jahangirnagar University
Savar, 1342 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

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