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Enrol
11.11.2019 at 08:00 - 14.2.2020 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 2.3.2020
09:15 - 10:00
Mon 2.3.2020
10:00 - 16:00
Tue 3.3.2020
09:15 - 10:00
Tue 3.3.2020
10:00 - 11:00
Tue 3.3.2020
11:00 - 16:00
Wed 4.3.2020
09:15 - 10:00
Wed 4.3.2020
10:00 - 11:00
Wed 4.3.2020
11:00 - 16:00
Thu 5.3.2020
09:15 - 10:00
Thu 5.3.2020
10:00 - 11:00
Thu 5.3.2020
11:00 - 16:00
Fri 6.3.2020
09:15 - 16:00

Description

  1. Students of Master’s Programme in Neuroscience and Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind.
  2. Other MSc students and doctoral candidates

Maximum number of participants for the hands-on part of the course: 9

Selection of participants will be based on the study program, previous studies and motivation letter.

Electrophysiological techniques. A strong background in neurophysiology, for example lectures in neurobiology, molecular neurobiology, Purves etc. A letter of motivation is required when applying for the course.

The goal is to learn widely used methods in electrophysiology (field recordings and patch clamp) and learn how to set up an electrophysiological experiment. After the course the students are aware of the mostly used electrophysiological techniques and are able to apply them in science.

March 2-6, 2020 full-day hands-on course for all participants. In addition, two additional days of laboratory work will be agreed with each student to be completed during March - May. 100% participation in all seven hands-on course days and a written report are needed for completion of the course.

During the course, several techniques are discussed and applied in practice (extra- and intracellular recordings; field potentials, patch-clamp, current-clamp. The techniques are applied to answer different physiological questions in different brain preparations. After the course the students also know how to make acute tissue preparations for electrophysiological recordings.

The total amount of work 135h Is divided into labwork (80h) and preparation of written reports (55h)

Articles are given at the course.

Course laboratory work, written report. Grading scale: 0-5

University lecturer Mikael Segerstråle

Replaces the former course 52277 Brain slice electrophysiology 5 cr.