Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Excitability

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Excitability

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The full program is only open for PhD students and junior postdocs. This program consists of three parts: 

  • the ephys course
  • the symposium (active participation with a poster)
  • two on site hands-on workshops at IAP partner labs (KUL Sipido, KUL Tytgat, UH, ULB, Ulg, Ugent)

1. Program ephys course (Monday April, 25, 2016)

This course takes place at Campus Erasme, ULB.

10:00-12:00 dr. David Gall (Université libre de Bruxelles) - The biophysics of electrophysiology and imaging
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-16:00 Bilayer workshop


2. Program symposium (Tuesday April, 26, 2016 - 9:00-16:30)

The symposium takes place at the University Foundation, Brussels.

The program is available here.


3. On site hands-on workshops at IAP partner labs

At the 6 IAP partner labs (KUL Sipido, KUL Tytgat, UH, ULB, Ulg, UGent), hands-on workshops take place on April 27-29, 2016. The duration of each workshop is 3 hours (between 9:00 - 12:00 or between 14:00 - 17:00) and each workshop will be organized 6 times during these 3 days. Each participant takes part in 2 workshops. Below you can find more information about the topics of the workshops.

1. Whole-cell and single channel patch clamp on connexin hemichannels (cardiomyocytes and astrocytes) (UGent, Lab of Prof. Leybaert)

2. Whole-cell patch clamp to record synaptic activity in mouse brain slices (postnatal) (Uhasselt, Lab of prof. Rigo)

3. Patch clamp on striatal neurons in brain slices (ULB, Lab of Prof. Schiffmann)

4. Whole-cell and subcellular patch clamp techniques in rat brain slices and in vivo recordings in awake rats (Ulg, Lab of Prof. Seutin)

5. Whole-cell patch clamp on isolated cardiomyocytes (KU Leuven, Lab of Prof. Sipido)

6. Two-electrode voltage clamp using Xenopus oocytes: an versatile system for heterologous expression of ion channels and receptors (KU Leuven, Lab of Prof. Tytgat)

If you register for the full program, you need to indicate your preference for which workshops you would like to follow. The organizing committee will take your preferences into account while assigning the places for the workshops. You will be informed about that in the week of March 28.