About the Practical Course
Advanced optical techniques ushered in a new era of modern neuroscience, enabling basic scientists to interrogate neural activity in behaving animals in unprecedented molecular and anatomical detail. This annual two-week intensive EMBO Practical Course hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg, Germany, bridges experimental and data science to give you theoretical knowledge of advanced optical interrogation techniques, practical hands-on experience of planning, preparing and conducting neuroimaging experiments, and sophisticated computational skills to process and analyze such complex datasets. The course will focus on single-photon microendoscopy, two-photon microscopy, and optogenetics, in freely moving or head-fixed behaving animals.
This EMBO Practical Course includes lectures from a range of international experts on the development and use of optical interrogation techniques, as well as daily practical and data analysis sessions. The course is principally aimed at mature graduate students, but applications from scientists of all levels are encouraged.
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About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.