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2018 Neuropixels course

University College London

23-25 April 2018

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Neuropixels probes are poised to transform neurophysiology. They have close to 1,000 sites closely spaced on a 1 cm shank, and allow recordings of up to 500 neurons per electrode. They are scheduled to be available to the public at cost in mid 2018. 

In preparation for this release, this practical course aimed to train students and postdocs, from a wide array of laboratories, to use the Neuropixels probes and to spike sort using Kilosort and Phy

As with all activities related to Neuropixels at UCL, this course is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Applications

To apply, please fill out this form. The deadline for applications is 26 February 2018, and we will notify accepted applicants shortly thereafter.

Organizers

Lecturers

Demonstrators 

  • TBA

Teaching assistants

  • TBA

Schedule

Day 1
  • Morning: Introduction to Neuropixels, CMOS.
  • Afternoon: more CMOS, run dummy experiment, recording from populations
  • Evening: plan an experiment for the next day
Day 2
  • Morning: Chronic experiment.
  • Afternoon: Acute experiment. 
Day 3
  • Morning: Installing and using Kilosort and Phy to spike sort
  • Afternoon: Analyze the data acquired on Day 2

Pictures

Some pictures from the last course are available here.