Today : Monday, September 25, 2017    فارسی

Aims and Scope of the School:The purpose of this school is to provide an opportunity for MSc and PhD students in the Asia-Pacific region to gain the latest fundamental and technological developments of transdisciplinary research on learning and memory function with 3 main separate line of focus on molecular, electrophysiological and computational approaches by reputable researchers (local and abroad).

Description:The school provides five full days with 10 lectures and opportunities to participate in a variety of laboratory projects. Hands on experience with  molecular methods (Western Blot and PCR), electrophysiology (Patch clamp, field potential and single unit recording),  cognition and EEG/ERP, electronic microscope (TEM) and analysis software packages will provide the audience with a unique opportunity to experience date acquisition and analysis under the supervision of senior investigators and professors. There will be group discussions during the school about the lectures and detailed questions-answer sessions. Last day of the school is devoted to poster presentation. Participants will enjoy a full day of cultural visit in Kerman city on the sixth day of the school.

Laboratory projects will focus on the following themes:

Electrophysiology (Neuronal activity and synaptic plasticity)
- In-vivo field potential recording
- In-vitro field potential recording
- Single unit recording
- Patch clamp recording

Molecular Biology
- Western Blotting
- PCR

Cognition
- DMST  in monkey
- EEG/ERP

Behavioral task in rodent
- Open field 
- Morris water maze 
- Radial maze
- Zero maze
- Shuttle Box
- Elevated plus maze 
- Novel object recognition
- Startle reflex

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) 
- Structure of TEM
- Specimen preparation for TEM

Program Summary:
• Lectures:  Keynote lectures by renowned international scientists and invited lectures by national scientists.
• Labs: Introductory laboratory sessions in neuroscience and discussion session by the invited speakers. 
• Students’ poster presentations