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Summer School: Learning from the Lord of the Genes

Summer School: Learning from the Lord of the Genes

10/09/2015 14/09/2015
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Summer School: Learning from the Lord of the Genes

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) Lisbon, Portugal

In recent years, Drosophila melanogaster has emerged as a powerful model system in which to study the genes and neural circuits that process sensory information and generate complex behaviors. Understanding such problems requires a multi-faceted approach, so that expertise in a variety of techniques is essential to any systems neuroscientist.

This summer school will train doctoral students and post-docs who are new to Drosophila neuroscience in cutting-edge approaches to understanding the development and function of neural circuits in this model organism. Attendees will participate in both lectures and practical sessions that will give them experience in a range of techniques used in Drosophila, from genetics and neuroanatomy to electrophysiology and computational analysis; and will help them to understand how these techniques can be used to gain fundamental insights into the neural substrates underlying complex behaviors. The summer school will take place in the state-of-the-art teaching facilities available at Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a beautiful new riverside campus in central Lisbon, Portugal.

Instructors:

  • Leslie Griffith (Brandeis University, MS, USA)
  • Scott Waddell (Centre for Neural Circuits and Behavior, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Christen Mirth (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Greg Jefferis (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
  • Leonie Ringrose (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria)
  • and FLiACT fellows

Application

Click here to register. Application deadline May 20th, 2015

Venue

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), Lisbon, Portugal.

More information

http://www.fliact.org/summerschool