MSc/PhD Program

Methods Courses

During the first months (Oct - Dec) of the Neuroscience Program, all students participate in a series of introductory methods courses. They learn fundamental techniques applied in current research and meet members of the participating research groups.

Courses are not open to the public.

Block A - Neuroanatomy & Development

Topic Supervisors
Human Brain Reuss
Development Dresbach
Histology Dresbach
EM Rickmann, Chao
Sensory Systems Staiger
Development of the Insect Nervous System Silies
Introduction Neuroanatomy of the Leech Hörner, Ferber
Single Neuron Recording Hörner, Ferber

Block B - Physiology & Basic Statistics

Topic Supervisors
Statistics Friede, Günhan, Leha
Electrophysiological/ Optical Techniques Lindau, Zhao, Fang
Genetic Engineering: siRNA and other Transgenic Techniques Tuoc, Sokpor, Nguyen
Live-Cell Imaging Rizzoli, Seitz, Wildhagen
EM Möbius, Meschkat
Demo MRI and MRS Boretius
Fluorescence Microscopy Optics/ (Non-)Confocal Imaging Enderlein
NEURON Simulation Program Hörner
Introduction to Cell Culture Methods Rhee
Psychophysical Methods in Decision Making Studies Pooresmaeili
Demo FLIM Wouters
Demo Patch Clamp Techniques Schlüter
Introduction Methods in Molecular Biology Göbbels
Psychophysiological Methods Schacht
Visual Sense of Arthropods Schmidt, Michel
Insect Muscles Heinrich, Hahn
Physiology of Locust Wing Stretch Receptor Corthals, NN
Communication of Weakly Electric Fish Hörner, Giraldo

Block C - Modelling, Autonomous Nervous System, Pharmaclology

Topic Supervisors
Neuronal Modelling Gütig
Behavioral Analysis Ehrenreich / Treue

Block E - Sensory and Motor Systems

Topic Supervisors
Clinical Sensory Physiology Moser et al.
Muscle & Spinal Motor Systems Hülsmann

Block F - Clinical Neurosciences and Higher Brain Functions

Topic Supervisors
Demo Functional Topography of the Human Brain Chao