Cellular Neurobiology 2 (L, 12.0 LP)
|SWS||Type||Course Form||CP (Effort)||Presence-Time / Self-Study|
|-||L||Practical course||12.0 CP||160 h||200 h|
|(L)||12.0 CP||160 h||200 h|
|CP, Effort||12.0 CP = 360 h|
|Position of the semester||1 Sem. in WiSe|
|Level|| Master (Advanced)|
|Area of study||[BIO-ZOO] Zoology|
The goal of this course is to introduce research on circuit neurobiology to the students. Students will work in small teams (group size of 2-3 people) and independently conduct a research project. This includes writing of a scientific proposal, perform and analyze scientific experiments and presentation of results in oral and written form (presentation and proposal). Topic: Structure and function of a Drosophila sensory-motor circuit. A variety of methods will be applied to: 1. Analyze and quantify animal behavior. 2. Genetically control and manipulate individual neurons within a circuit using opto- and thermogenetic methods. 3. Relate neuronal morphology to function using immunohistological methods and confocal microscopy.
Will be provided during an orientation meeting.