Method Workshops

Neurizons brings you method workshops for state of the art and emerging techniques in Neuroscience. It is an opportunity to get hands on practical training and an introduction to the new trends in scientific methods. Experience the work atmosphere and learn first hand the techniques you read about and always wanted to try.

To register, please email us at neurizon@gwdg.de

Offered by: Department of NanoBiophotonics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
Number of participants: 12-14
Course duration: approximately 3 hours

Course content:

  • Introduction to super-resolution imaging techniques e.g. STED, PALM, STORM etc.
  • Neuroscience specific applications and introduction to in vivo STED.
  • Imaging demonstration using brain slices and cultures neurons.

Outcome: to learn the principles of super-resolution microscopy and understand the technique specifically with respect to neuroscience related applications.

Offered by: Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine.
Number of participants: 7
Course duration: t.b.a.

Course content:

  • Introduction to patch clamp electrophysiology
  • Training in electrophysiology in cultured neurons and brain slices

Outcome: to learn the principles of patch clamp electrophysiology and gain some hands on practical experience in patching neurons in culture and brain slices.

Offered by: Marcin Barszczewski from Andor Technology
Number of participants: 14 (in 2 batches)
Course duration: approximately 1.5 hours each batch

Course content:  

  • Image sensors and cameras, application specific choices
  • Demonstration of different imaging systems
  • Discussion and application specific queries

Outcome: to get acquainted with different imaging systems and have a chance to address application specific questions.

Offered by: Klinik für Klinische Neurophysiologie, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Number of participants: Maximum 20
Course duration: 2 hours (13:30-15:30)

Course content: 

  • Brief introduction into theoretical background of transcranial electrical stimulation.
  • Demonstrations of some basic practical applications

Outcome: Participants can expect to gain insights into the theory behind transcranial electrical stimulation paradigms (tDCS and tACS) that have been developed at the Department of Clinical neurophysiology, Göttingen.  And also learn about applications including the use of tDCS as a tool to modulate cortical neuroplasticity in humans.