(together with the Neuroscience course – PD Bioengineering, MIT-Portugal)
Neuronal Circuits & Behavior 2016
April 22-29, 2016
CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra
Coordinator: João Peça (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lecturers, University of Coimbra:
João Peça, CNC, III
Miguel Castelo-Branco, IBILI and Faculty of Medicine
Miquel Bosch, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain
Gabriel Pires, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Universidade de Coimbra
Luisa Pinto, ICVS
Susana Lima, Champalimaud Foundation
Maria Luísa Vasconcelos, Champalimaud Foundation
Miguel Remondes, IMM
PDBEB & MBCM students: Will write a 3 pages long grant proposal that should include the following sections: a) State of the art; b) Objectives of proposal; 3) Proposed tasks and methodology.
Grant Proposal Deadline: May 6
9.00h-9.45h: Introduction to Neuronal Circuits
10.00h-10.45h: (Opto)genetic dissection of neuronal circuit
14.00h-14.45h: " Introduction to Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI)"
15.00h-16.00h: Seminar “P300-based BCI as an assistive tool for individuals with motor disabilities: methods, challenges and applications”
Time to meet your tutor for grant proposal
11.00h-11.45h: Stress and Neuroplasticity
12.00h-12.45h: Postnatal Neuroplasticity in depression
14.00h-15.45h: Hypothalamic circuits and mate selection
15.00h-16.00h: Seminar “Neural mechanism underlying state dependent modulation of sexual behavior”
9.00h-10.15h: Multi-photon microscopy: principles and applications - Live imaging of neurons and synapses in vivo
Structural plasticity of the synapse
Afternoon: Time to meet your tutor for grant proposal
2P microscopy – practical session
14.00h-14.45h: In vivo electrophysiology recordings in awake animals
15.00-15.45: Brain Maps for Choice Behaviors
11.00h-11.45h: Innate behavior: Drosophila in neuroscience
Maria Luísa Vasconcelos
12.00h-13.00h: Seminar “Neuronal basis of female fruit fly receptivity”
Maria Luísa Vasconcelos
14.00h-14.45h: Imaging circuits in disease state
Yizhar O, Fenno LE, Davidson TJ, Mogri M, Deisseroth K (2011) Optogenetics in Neural Systems. Neuron 71, 9.
In vivo electrophysiology:
Chorev E, Epsztein J, Houweling AR, Lee AK and Brecht M (2009) Electrophysiological recordings from behaving animals—going beyond spikes. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 19:513–519.
Svoboda K and Yasuda R (2006) Principles of Two-Photon Excitation Primer Microscopy and Its Applications to Neuroscience. Neuron 50, 823–839.
Conditional gene expression:
Lewandoski, M. Conditional control of gene expression in the mouse. Nat.Rev.Genet. 2, 743–755 (2001).