International Student Project in Multiphoton Imaging in Visual Cortex

between the Department of Neurophysiology & Institut de Neuroscience de la Timone

Aix-Marseille Université, www.int.univ-amu.fr

Joint student projects are available in multiphoton imaging of mouse visual cortex at the Department of Neurophysiology together with the InVibe Lab at the INT Marseille. Out labs focus on information processing in visual cortex. Applying state-of-the-art multiphoton imaging techniques we visualize and identify cortical neurons and measure their responses to visual input.

We are currently looking for motivated students to participate in this collaboration study. The project includes multiphoton imaging experiments in the labs at the INT in Marseille. Assignments are available for a Master Student Research Project that ideally can be continued as a Master Thesis. Intense training in neuroscience and technical expertise will be provided and participation in the vibrant research groups of the institutes is expected. Experience in neurophysiology and fluorescence imaging is an advantage but not required.

For more information please contact Bjoern Kampa (kampa(at)bio2.rwth-aachen.de)

Hiwi Position

In the Systems Neurophysiology Lab

We are looking for student research assistants (Hiwi, Bsc or MSc students) to participate in the technical support of our research projects. The positions will include technical work, building setups, electronics, data acquisition and processing on the one hand but also handling and training of mice. 

The Systems Neurophysiology Lab at the RWTH Aachen University focuses on the processing of multisensory information in the cortex of mice during navigation in virtual reality. Applying state-of-the-art multiphoton imaging techniques, we manipulate cortical neurons and measure their responses to multisensory input. Together with combinations of patch-clamp recordings and holographic optogenetics we further identify the local wiring diagrams of the underlying neuronal networks. 

If you like to join our team and be part of our neuroscience research projects, you should have experience in soldering or tinkering or enjoy working with little animals, and send us an email with your CV, previous working experience, skills and a motivation letter. We are an international research group; fluent English will therefore be required.

Please contact Prof. Björn Kampa (kampa@brain.rwth-aachen.de).

Website: http://brain.rwth-aachen.de