Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School

The Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School is a unique opportunity to learn how to use advanced optical methods for your research. It consists of morning lectures on the theoretical basis of the use of light, optics and probes to study brain cells (both ex– and in-vivo), followed by afternoons dedicated to hands-on experiments on custom microscopes.

Neurophotonics is quickly becoming one of the most promising ways to understand the functioning of the brain and nervous system. Understanding the underlying theory and learning the techniques of neurophotonics brings new depth to the experimental approaches that can be taken to tackle complex neuroscience questions.

The school is also an opportunity to meet fellow researchers and students from around the world, and to network with top experts in the fields related to neurophotonics. Physicists, biologists, chemists and neuroscience experts come together to teach methods that can help solve important neuroscience problems.

  • Tracking cell migration and maturation in live brain slices.
  • Video-rate multimodal imaging in vivo.
  • Coherent Anti-stokes Raman Scattering microscopy.
  • Imaging protein trafficking in various neuronal compartments.
  • Single membrane receptor tracking.
  • Fluorescence lifetime approaches.
  • Photobleaching and Photoactivation techniques.
  • Two-photon calcium imaging in axons and dendrites.
  • Mapping synaptic connections between neurons.
  • Super-resolution optical imaging
  • Optical microprobe applications in vivo.


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