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2017 Neuropixels course

University College London

22-24 May 2017

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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 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 was generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Organizers

Lecturers

  • Matteo Carandini
  • Kenneth Harris
  • Adam Kampff
  • Marius Pachitariu
  • Nick Steinmetz

Demonstrators 

  • Marius Bauza
  • Lee Cossell
  • George Dimitriadis
  • Sepiedeh Keshavarzi
  • Andre Marques-Smith
  • Andrew Peters 

Teaching assistants

  • Lorenza Calcaterra
  • Stephen Lenzi
  • Goncalo Lopes
  • Joana Neto
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Dario Quiñones

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 course are available here.