In vivo Phenotyping of Mutant Rodents – Postgraduate ONWAR Course

Biobserve supports the

6th Postgraduate ONWAR Course in Behavioral Neuroscience

In vivo Phenotyping of Mutant Rodents:
Integrating Neural Activity, Neurochemistry, Heart Rate & Behavior

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 28 – September 2, 2017

Organizers: Oliver Stiedl, Tommy Pattij, Maarten Loos & Matthijs Verhage

This postgraduate course aims at Ph.D. students and early post-docs interested in integrative approaches combining behavior research with electrophysiological, autonomic and neuro- chemical measures under physiological conditions.
The course promotes advanced phenotyping of rodent models including novel approaches with a focus on aspects of psychopathology and cognitive dysfunction. Current topics are presented and experimental experience will be provided for several state-of-the-art techniques and analyses combining both theoretical aspects and practical demonstrations with the contribution of prominent expert scientists in the field.

Guest speakers besides the organizers* are:

Ilan Golani, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Stephan von Hörsten, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Bianca Jupp, University of Cambridge, UK
Martien Kas, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Tobias Kalenscher, University Düsseldorf, Germany
Helmut W. Kessels, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nathan Marchant, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sabine Spijker, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Julika Pitsch, University of Bonn Medical Center, Germany
Thomas Steckler, Janssen R&D, Beerse, Belgium
Philip Tovote, Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland / University Würzburg, Germany
Ingo Willuhn, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Markus Wöhr, University Marburg, Germany

*Maarten Loos (Sylics BV Amsterdam), Tommy Pattij (VUmc) and Oliver Stiedl (VU)

Participants: max. 24
Course Fee: 500 €
Application deadline: June 30, 2017

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