This series of advanced, hands-on workshops for PhD students are available during 2018. These workshops offer students the opportunity to develop skills in key areas that they, with the support of their supervisor, identify to be directly related to their research project. Each program has been designed by the Workshop Leader to provide a comprehensive, small group experience.
- Applications for each workshop are now being accepted.
- Application closing dates vary for each workshop, so please check the closing date of the workshop you are interested in. Applications generally close 6 weeks before commencement of each workshop. Students are notified 2-3 weeks before commencement of the workshop.
- Students must be from the University of Melbourne or the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Limited places are offered for each workshop program and students are chosen via a competitive application.
- Students may apply to participate in more than one workshop, provided they have support of their supervisor(s) to do so, being mindful of potential scheduling clashes (e.g.) the Bioinformatics and Ion Channel workshops will have some overlap in July.
- Students receive a certificate of completion by successfully completing their workshop.
- Whilst every effort is made to present each workshop in the proposed timeframe, students should note that all proposed dates and times are subject to change at the discretion of each workshop presenter(s).
For any enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program, check out our website.
|Workshop||Proposed Timeframe for Workshops||Closing Date for Applications|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging||September to mid-October. Three 1hr lectures per week for 6 weeks.||1-Aug-18|
|Fundamentals of Ion Channel Function in the Brain: Intracellular and Extracellular Recordings||9 - 13 July. Approx. 7hr days with breaks.||31-May-18|
|Bioinformatics for bench researchers||Thursday 19 July - Thursday 20 September.|
Every Thursday 10.00am - 12.00pm commencing with an introduction and concluding with final student presentations. Please note there will be no formal workshop on Thursday 13 September as students will dedicate this time to prepare their final presentation.
|Neural Computational Modelling||2 days per week (9.00am - 5.00pm) for 2 weeks in September (days negotiable with class, and are subject to change).||1-Aug-18|
Start the week of August 6th. A combined total of 12 lectures (1-1.5hrs) and lab practicals.
Advanced Neuroscience Workshops
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The aim of this workshop program is to educate students in the principles of MRI, the design of the MRI scanners and use of contrast to distinguish between abnormal and normal tissue. The focus will be on imaging the brain.
Fundamentals of Ion Channel Function in the Brain: Intracellular and Extracellular Recordings
We’ll cover the principles of bio-electricity, ion channel biophysics and electrophysiological recording of channel activity from single cells through to neuronal networks.
Bioinformatics for Bench Researchers
This course is designed to overcome this hurdle by teaching you how to use selected online tools to rapidly test and develop your hypotheses or even make novel findings using freely available high-quality data.
Neural Computational Modelling
This workshop aims to introduce students to the mathematical approaches and computational tools used in computational modelling of neurons and neural systems.
This course provides an overview of proteomics and the tools used to conduct proteomics with a particular emphasis on mass spectrometry. Description coming soon.