Dear FUN Colleagues,
My collaborators at the University of St Andrews asked me to inform our undergraduates about their international graduate program fellowships:
The School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, announces competitive funding for international PhD graduate students starting in the next academic year. These graduate fellowships cover all fees and include a stipend.
You can find out more about these fellowships at this link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BWS806/school-of-psychology-and-neuroscience-phd-scholarships
You can also find out about the School's PhD projects at this link (under research opportunities/PhD project titles): https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/psychology-neuroscience/prospective/pgr/, as well as information on other graduate study opportunities.
Dear FUN Colleagues,
Save the date!
The Winter 2020 CrawFly Workshop will be held Wednesday, January 8 through Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas. This workshop is sponsored by ADInstruments and A-M Systems, and hosted by Drs. Veronica Martinez Acosta and Alex Martinez from UIW and Gerard Beaudoin from Trinity University. The site announcement and registration with detailed information for this neuroscience educator workshop is: https://www.adinstruments.com/events/crawdad-crawfly-and-snailfest/crawfly-invertebrate-neurophysiology-course .
The workshop teaches principles of signal transmission in the nervous system with classic Crawdad lab exercises and behavioral and electrophysiological exercises that use the genetic tractability of fruit flies. The fly exercises highlight optogenetic manipulation to explore principles of behavior and physiology with the fruit fly model system. Participants are guided in using electrophysiological instrumentation for extracellular and intracellular recording techniques. LabChart software is taught for acquisition and analysis of physiological and behavioral data, and control of electrical and opto-genetic nerve stimulation. Sessions also include brainstorming on best practices in laboratory and classroom teaching.
As part of our continuing development of DIY teaching instrumentation, participants will each make and take home Jim Ryan’s design for an inexpensive, high quality micro-manipulator, in addition to taking home our signature optogenetic light sources. We will also demonstrate our recent DIY equipment for inexpensive fluorescent imaging.
CrawFly workshop faculty include: Veronica Martinez Acosta and Alex Martinez (UIW), Gerard Beaudoin (Trinity University), Karen Hibbard (HHMI, Janelia Research Campus, Jim Ryan (Hobart William Smith Colleges), Ilya Vilinsky (University of Cincinnati), Bob Wyttenbach (Emory University), Ron Hoy, David Deitcher and myself (Cornell University), and Emily Pease and colleagues from ADInstruments.
Two competitive scholarships will be awarded for CrawFly tuition. Visit: https://adinstrumentsna.survey.fm/adinstruments-crawfly-educator-scholarship-application to learn more about the award requirements and to submit your application. All application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM (EST) November 22, 2019. You do not need to register for the workshop to apply for this scholarship. Seats in CrawFly are being held specifically for scholarship recipients. Scholarship winners will be announced by December 3, 2019.
Email me (email@example.com) or Veronica (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Hi FUN folks,
About 2 or 4 years ago at SFN I saw a teaching poster that had a really amazing suite of online physiology simulations—similar in complexity and depth to a couple of modules of neurons in action. I was blown away and remember checking it out in more depth after the meeting, but then promptly went back to using Neurons in Action and seem to have lost all ability to conjure up the URL, name of the author, or the abstract…
Now I’m looking for a way to run a lab fully online and I’m desperately trying to reconstruct my memory. Does anyone know which resource I might be thinking of? Or have a suggestion for a NIA-level simulation that might be a good basis for an online activity?
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