This course will teach you how extracellular electrophysiology acquisition works: how we detect tiny biological signals, amplify, filter, and finally digitize them. We won’t teach you what buttons to click to perform your specific experiment in the lab, instead we want you to understand what is happening in the setup when you do.
Building and simulating electronic circuits is a large part of the course. No programming or electronics experience is required, just curiosity and commitment. Don’t worry about your publication record, we are most interested in why you want to learn this, and why it is relevant for your research.
For the course, you will need access to a Windows computer (so that we know our software will work) with a webcam, some batteries (we will inform you exactly which) and a stable internet connection for the online tutorials. All other materials will be provided in the NeuroKit.
Please make sure to have gathered all required information below before you start your application.
Marked (*) items are mandatory.
Personal information (contact details, …)*
Curriculum vitae (submitted as a separate file, max 3 pages, pdf format) *
List of publications in peer-reviewed journals (no meeting abstracts, supply list in PubMed format)
First author presentations (up to six) at meetings (with co-authors and titles)
Motivation for attending this course (about 300 words)*
Research interests and background relevant for attending this Cajal Neurokit (about 300 words)*
Stipend requested (provide arguments for stipend, 200 words), if applicable
One referee (Full name, e-mail)* (the referee will receive an e-mail asking him/her to support your application. Please make sure that your referee fill in the form that will be sent to them, as your application will be considered as incomplete if they don't.)