BrainMIC Winter Course: 4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits

FRET-based sensor of inhibitory synaptic activity SuperClomeleon expressed in Starburst Amacrine Cells in the retina. Courtesy of the Feller Lab at UC Berkeley.

FRET-based sensor of inhibitory synaptic activity, SuperClomeleon, expressed in Starburst Amacrine Cells in the retina. Courtesy of the Feller Lab at UC Berkeley.

Course Date: January 10-15, 2016
Application Deadline: October 30, 2015

 

In January 2016, UC Berkeley will offer its first annual winter course at the new ZEISS Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center (BrainMIC). The course will focus on the newest optical tools, imaging systems, and analysis methods that are being developed for the study of neuronal circuits. Each day will be divided into lectures and hands on laboratory experience using emerging BRAIN Initiative neurotechnologies, including optogenetics, calcium imaging, super resolution imaging, and cleared tissue imaging (e.g. CLARITY). Students will rotate through demos at each of eight microscope stations, then select a single microscope station for a two day project.

Graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty are encouraged to apply. A maximum of 16 students will be selected to attend the course. Tuition costs $500 and includes meals; does not include accommodations.

 

How to Apply

 

Calcium activity in cortical neurons, measured with two-photon imaging of GCaMP6. Courtesy of Kelly Clancy, Feldman Lab at UC Berkeley.

Calcium activity in cortical neurons, measured with two-photon imaging of GCaMP6. Courtesy of Kelly Clancy, Feldman Lab at UC Berkeley.

Please submit the following three components of your application by October 30, 2015 to be considered for the course. We will let you know whether or not you have been selected to take the course by November 15, 2015. This course is currently restricted to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents.

Part 1) Submit your basic information using this form.

Part 2) Provide a statement that describes what you are studying and why you want to take the course (700 words max). Please email a pdf of your statement to brainmic@berkeley.edu. Files should be labeled with your name as follows: last_first_statement.pdf

Part 3) Graduate student and postdoc applicants must submit a letter support from their PI. Please ask your PI to email a pdf of your letter of support to brainmic@berkeley.edu (700 words max). Files should be labeled using the applicant’s name as follows: last_first_support.pdf

2016 UC Berkeley Course Faculty

ZeissEhud Isacoff
Marla Feller
Dan Feldman
Hillel Adesnik
Xavier Darzacq
Dan Fletcher
Richard Kramer
Evan Miller
Hernan Garcia
Yang Dan
Laura Waller
Abby Dernburg
Michel Maharbiz
Nipam Patel
Chris Gainer
Holly Aaron
Jen-Yi Lee
Zach Newman
Zach Helft
Drew Friedmann
Claire Oldfield