2. EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Aim
In this course, participants will get an overview of the current state-of-the-art of electrophysiological methods and analyses. The course will deal with a wide range topics, ranging from single neurons (cable theory, action potentials) through neuronal microcircuits (synaptic transmission and plasticity), to in vivo neuronal networks and behavior (in vivo recording and optogenetics). The course will consist of lectures and connected practical work.

Contents of the course
Principles of neuronal excitability:

  • Cable theory and Action Potentials
  • Neuron modelling
  • In vitro whole-cell patch-clamp recordings
  • Synaptic transmission and plasticity
  • In vivo recordings (patch-clamp, juxtacellular recording, single-unit recording)
  • Optogenetics

  • Desired background level of participants

    No specific background is required.

    If applicable: difference between PhD- and master-course
    n.a.

    Duration of the course / ECTS
    40 hrs / 1,4 ECTS

    Format
    Lectures, practical work

    Maximum number of participants

    20

    Organizers
    Prof. dr. Maarten Kole (NIN, UU)
    Dr. Rogier Min (NIN, VUmc)

    Year / dates next course
    The next course will be organized in 2018.

    Program of last course
    See downloadable file

    Registration through
    Els Borghols (els.borghols@vu.nl)

    When applying for participation, please send a short e-mail of motivation: