In ISyN, we aim for new concepts of method training and interaction of neuroscientists at all levels of education.
We invite the community, particularly PhD students and PostDocs, to actively participate and shape the SystemsClub.
The SystemsClub focuses on the exchange and training of the scientists carrying out the respective scientific projects. In many cases, system-theoretical and data-driven methods are generic and can be applied to different questions by incorporating the relevant expert knowledge from the various areas of neuroscientific research.
Each SystemsClub event addresses a specific subject, being hosted by a specific research group. One or more talks on this topic will be given by the respective host and by speakers from other research groups. The talks should focus on the current problems and roadblocks in terms of Systems Analyses. These could be manifold, such as problem of small data, whether to implement machine learning, which programming language to use, how to extract the features of interest from noisy data, data integration in regards to different level observations. Note, you do not need to be an analysis expert to host the SystemsClub! The talk(s) will be followed by an extended open-end discussion. Often times, a lab tour and a subsequent get together will be quite useful.
Just take advantage of the first two SystemsClub which will be hosted by RG Stroh on the 29th of April on Calcium Imaging on the and RG Gerber on Mouse Behavioral Tracking on the 3rd of June.
The field of optical calcium imaging, particularly of individual neuron function in the intact tissue, relies on detecting subtle changes in light intensity. The implementation of 2-photon microscopy in combination with calcium indicators allowed for the first time a functional readout of neuronal circuits comprising of several hundred neurons in the rodent cortex. This led to a tremendous advance in our understanding on how complex circuit dysfunction arise, particularly also in early stages of neurological disorders. Particularly 2 photon calcium imaging approaches pose unique challenges, both in terms of system integration, experimental design, and not the least, analysis. Most of these steps are processed quite differently depending on the laboratory. Here, in a hands-on-manner, we aim to show you our procedure of data acquisition and analysis, including the GUI ViNe-Seg.
Infos follow soon.