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2020 Neuropixels course

A practical course at University College London, 12-14 October 2020

Neuropixels probes are transforming neurophysiology, with over 265 laboratories worldwide adopting them in 2019 alone. The probes have 1,000 sites closely spaced on a 1 cm shank, yielding recordings of up to 500 neurons per probe.  

This practical course aims to train students and postdocs to use these probes and to spike sort using Kilosort and Phy

The course is supported by the Wellcome Trust and generously funded and hosted by the Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre. Because it is a practical course, we could only offer a limited number of places, and the applications are now closed. If you missed this opportunity, please see the Neuropixels Wiki for alternative courses.  

Organizers

Lecturers

Teaching assistants at the 2019 Neuropixels course at UCL

Teaching Assistants

  • Marius Bauza
  • Maxime Beau
  • Jai Bhagat
  • Antonin Blot
  • Dario Campagner
  • George Dimitriadis
  • Mayo Faulkner
  • Alex Fratzl
  • Sepiedeh Keshavarzi
  • Dimitar Kostadinov
  • Yaara Lefler
  • Anna Lebedeva
  • Cristina Mazuski
  • Nate Miska
  • Viktor Plattner
  • Sylvia Schroeder
  • Laura Schwartz
  • Karolina Socha
  • Mateo Velez-Fort

Demo Labs

Schedule (this is from the 2019 course and will be updated)

                        Day 1
                        • Introduction to Neuropixels - Carandini - slides
                        • Ground-truth data with Neuropixels - Marques-Smith - slides
                        • Science with large recordings - Harris - slides
                        • Recording across the brain with Neuropixels - Steinmetz - slides
                        • Practicalities of Neuropixels recordings - Steinmetz - slides
                        • Overview of the demos in Day 2 - Teaching Assistants
                        Day 2
                        • Implanting chronic Neuropixels in rats - Dimitriadis - slides - CAD - more CAD
                        • Implanting chronic Neuropixels in mice - Campagner - slides
                        • Demos: Chronic recordings
                        • Demos: Acute recordings
                        Day 3
                        • Spike sorting with Kilosort and Phy - Steinmetz - slides
                        • Analyze ground-truth data
                        • Analyze the data acquired on Day 2
                        • Project presentations

                        Tutorial at the 2019 Neuropixels course at UCL