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BACKGROUND

Recent developments in technologies that allow the activation and inhibition of specific cell assemblies in behaving brains have revolutionized systems neuroscience.
An ideal complement to these ground-breaking tools are approaches that allow the functional imaging of a large numbers of neurons in freely moving animals (e.g. head-mounted fluorescent microscopes originally developed in the Schnitzer lab). However, for a number of reasons (e.g., cost) these head-mounted fluorescent microscopes are still inaccessible to most labs. This workshop is sponsored by ICLM and organized by the labs of
Alcino Silva, Bal Khakh and Peyman Golshani. Instructors will include Daniel Aharoni, Denise Cai, Tristan Shuman and Tsai-Yi Lu.

TOPIC

This ICLM workshop on January 15 and 16th, 2016 (the first workshop of a series) will cover both a theoretical and a practical hands-on review of a new generation of head-mounted fluorescent microscopes (miniscopes) developed at UCLA in the labs of Alcino Silva, Bal Khakh and Peyman Golshani. The long-term goal is to create a wiki-like community of users that will share the development of this powerful technology, from the design of the miniscopes to the computer software, surgery methods, etc, in an open source and commercial free environment. This workshop is the first of a series of events to share the evolving technology of miniscopes.
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We are sorry but
registration for the workshop on January 15th and 16th, 2016 is closed. However, in the near future, we plan to have additional workshops.

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SCHEDULE
January 15th, 2016

9:30 AM- 10:30: Introduction: imaging principles and microscope design
10:30 AM - Noon: Image processing software for miniscopes

Noon-2:00 PM: Lunch

2:00- 4:00 PM: Hands-on assembly of miniscopes
4:00- 6:00 PM: Surgery implantation

January 16th, 2016
9:30 AM- Noon- 10 min talks by participants

Noon-2:00 PM: Lunch

2:00- 4:00 PM: Working groups and Q/A