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Deadline extension to November 25


Our understanding of brain function has been greatly advanced by the development of the light microscope. We are organizing a microscopy course that will be held in conjunction with a Max Planck symposium (Dec. 2-5, 2018). The course is designed for graduate students to highlight the diverse applications of modern optical techniques in the field of neuroscience. In addition to the symposium talks, two afternoons (Dec. 4-5, 2018) will be dedicated to practical lab demonstrations. Special emphasis will be placed on fluorescence microscopy and its use in different model systems. At the end of the course, students are expected to understand the numerous considerations that go into choice of optical tool in experimental design and to properly collect and interpret imaging data.

For program details, please click here.

The course is able to accommodate 8-10 students, which will be chosen from an application pool. To apply, please submit a biographical sketch and a letter of intent (1-page limit) briefly describing how this course will benefit your research or career goals to Ms. Natalia Salinas ( An application fee of $5.000 (CLP) (non-refundable) is needed to cover processing costs.

Please send proof of payment along with the application. The deadline for submission of application is midnight of November 25, 2018.

Selection notifications will be sent out on November 26, 2018. For enrollment, payment of $25.000 (CLP) is needed in advance (for registration and lunch expenses). We will send the instructions for enrollment in the selection notifications. Please note that students are responsible to find their own housing and transportation to the course venue during the course. Limited fellowships are available for students traveling from afar. If you need financial travel support, please include this information in the email along with the application.

To apply, please click here.








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