Module: Current Techniques in Neuroscience

CSB1020H/S, Teaching Section LEC 0124

Coordinator

Dr. Baohua Liu

Offered Winter 2022 session, 6 classes

Enrolment limited to 10 graduate students

Weight

One module (0.25 FCE)

Location

Online

Schedule

Tentative, all online

Six Fridays from 9-11 am, January 21st – February 25th, 2022

Course Description

This course will examine emerging cutting-edge techniques that are revolutionizing fundamental neuroscience research. Techniques to be investigated include: optogenetics, chemogenetics, current strategies for cell-type-specific transgene expression and virus-based circuit tracing, large scale electrophysiology, next generation fluorescent indicators, new imaging techniques such as two photo imaging and super-resolution microscopy. Students will take an active role in researching these techniques and presenting their theoretical foundations as well as practical applications, including advantages and disadvantages, to the class.

Evaluation

Presentation               60%

Participation                40%

Pre-requisites

Background in Neuroscience

Reading Materials

Required readings will be primary research articles and reviews, and will be provided during the first week of class

Website

Quercus

Last updated on August 11th, 2022