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Summer School: Learning from the Lord of the Genes

  1. Date: September 10 - 14, 2015
    Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon

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    Application Deadline: May 20th, 2015

    Systems neuroscience of Drosophila: from genes to circuits and behaviour.

    In recent years, Drosophila melanogaster has emerged as a powerful model system in which to study the genes and neural circuits that process sensory information and generate complex behaviors. Understanding such problems requires a multi-faceted approach, so that expertise in a variety of techniques is essential to any systems neuroscientist.

    This summer school will train doctoral students and post-docs who are new to Drosophila neuroscience in cutting-edge approaches to understanding the development and function of neural circuits in this model organism. Attendees will participate in both lectures and practical sessions that will give them experience in a range of techniques used in Drosophila, from genetics and neuroanatomy to electrophysiology and computational analysis; and will help them to understand how these techniques can be used to gain fundamental insights into the neural substrates underlying complex behaviors. The summer school will take place in the state-of-the-art teaching facilities available at Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a beautiful new riverside campus in central Lisbon, Portugal.

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    This summer school is organised in of a European doctoral training network, FLiACT – Systems neuroscience of Drosophila, from genes to circuits to behaviours”. A unique feature of the summer school is that late-stage graduate fellows of FLiACT will participate in teaching attendees in an intensive and inclusive environment.

    For more information, please visit the event website