January CrawFly Workshop Jan 10 -14 , 2018, Emory University in Atlanta

01/10/2018 - 01/14/2018
Dear FUN friends, The January 2018 International CrawFly Workshop, sponsored by ADInstruments, will be hosted Weds, January 10 through Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Emory University in Atlanta. The site announcement for this neuroscience educator workshop is: [https://www.adinstruments.com/events/training/crawfly-invertebrate-neurophysiology-course]. Click on "Register" at the bottom of the above web page for details and scholarship information or go directly to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crawfly-invertebrate-neurophysiology-course.... (You may have to paste these links into your browser) Bob Wyttenbach (Emory University) is our local host, and the workshop will be taught by Bob, Ilya Vilinsky (University of Cincinnati), Karen Hibbard (HHMI at Janelia Research Campus), and Ron Hoy, David Deitcher and Bruce Johnson (Cornell University) and ADInstruments educators. It presents classic and new student lab exercises to teach fundamental principles of signal transmission in the nervous system. The workshop begins with tutorials on the use of LabChart software for acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological and behavioral data, and for control of electrical and opto-genetic nerve stimulation. Classic Crawdad lab exercises follow to learn extracellular and intracellular recording techniques. Finally, participants explore new student lab exercises that take advantage of the genetic tractability of fruitflies. These use optogenetic manipulation to explore principles of behavior and physiology with the fruitfly model system. Participants will make their own optical stimulators for fruitfly exercises at home. Sessions include brainstorming on best practices in laboratory and classroom teaching. Join the CrawFly teaching community! Two competitive ADI scholarships for tuition and other support are available to encourage participant diversity and encourage participation of beginning faculty and graduate students/post-docs interested in neuroscience education. Scholarship application deadline is 11:59pm November 18, 2017, scholarship announcement by Dec 8, 2017. Contact Bob Wyttenbach ([email protected]) or Bruce Johnson ([email protected]) for questions. Best wishes, Bob Wyttenbach and Bruce Johnson