The workshop provides intensive practical experience of a number of microelectrode, patch clamp and optical techniques applied to single cells. It is intended for postgraduate students, post-doctoral workers or established scientists wishing to apply these techniques in their research.
There will be lectures given on a number of different topics these topics include: Electronics, microscopy, data analysis and computing, bilayer recording, flash photolysis, amperometry and capacitance measurements, multi-electrode arrays, in vivo patch clamp recording. The workshop will have a maximum capacity of 20 participants. The course fee includes food and accommodation for the duration of the workshop.
Applications should include a copy of a Curriculum Vitae and Research Project (giving a concise description of your research, your reasons for wishing to attend and your experience of techniques taught on the workshop). Maximum length 4 pages. Also a PDF copy of a signed Letter of Recommendation on organisation letterheaded notepaper from an academic referee, preferably PhD supervisor or Head of Laboratory. This letter should indicate how your research, the laboratory in which you work and the area of research that you intend to pursue will benefit from your participation on the course. Applicants should also list in order of priority four 3-day techniques that you would like to learn selected from the list on the application form. Indicate what your likely source of funding is. Applicants who expect to require visas to attend the course should indicate this on the application.