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Workshop: Two-Photon Microscopy

February 5 @ 15:00 - 17:30

Technical workshop on the function and utility of two-photon microscopy in neuroscience

Tuesday 5 February, Tuesday – 3pm at the OCGF Seminar Room, DPAG/Sherrington Bldg

The Cortex Club is excited to host a workshop on Two-Photon Imaging in Neuroscience, led by Dr Adam Packer, Sir Henry Dale Fellow at DPAG, Oxford.

If you have ever wondered how two-photon imaging works, this introductory workshop is for you! Please join us on February 5th at the OCGF Seminar Room, located in the Sherrington Building of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.


Register is required – please sign at at: https://goo.gl/forms/aAp1ctYziQ2EIQPc2

Attendants and everyone else with an interest in the subject are also invited to join us at the pub after the workshop.  For more information contact tai-ying.lee [at] dpag.ox.ac.uk.



Optical approaches are revolutionising the way experiments are performed in systems neuroscience. This workshop will focus on two-photon microscopy, explaining how it works and why it is useful. Starting with basic optical principles, we will work our way up to advanced approaches. The goal of the workshop is to develop an intuition for the basic operating principles of these microscopes and how they can be used to record and manipulate neural activity in vivo. This workshop is geared towards those interested in using this approach in their work as well as current users of two-photon microscopy that wish to understand more deeply how the microscope works. Topics covered include:
  1. How do lenses work
  2. Fluorescence and two-photon excitation
  3. How does a two-photon microscope work
  4. Two-photon optogenetics and multi-cell stimulation with spatial light modulators



February 5
15:00 - 17:30


Henry Wellcome Building of Gene Function (OCGF)
The Henry Wellcome Building of Gene Function
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3QB United Kingdom
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