Practical Placements in the EU universities

1-3 months practical placements (in EU research labs) are available for BioN students. Research laboratories of BioN’s partners offer individual practical trainings in different fields of modern neurotechnologies:

Professor Kai Kaila's team investigates the biophysical, ion-regulatory and molecular mechanisms of neuronal communication and plasticity in the brain. Their research strategy is based on using a number of electrophysiological and molecular biological techniques on research models ranging from cloned receptors and isolated or cultured neurons to brain tissue slices, and to the human brain in vivo.

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit’s  research uses techniques from experimental cognitive psychology, as well as new technologies for tracking the activity of the brain during language comprehension and production (fMRI, EEG, MEG). In our theoretical work we place emphasis on developing computational models of the cognitive processes involved in processing language. Much of the work also involves comparisons between different languages (cross-linguistic research) and studies of clinical populations. This latter group includes deaf patients fitted with a cochlear implant, and individuals with neuropsychological impairments.

Ion Channels and Neuronal Signalling Group (only in Swedish). Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB) research is mainly in the areas of neurobiology, myology and diabetes as well as endocytosis and exocytosis.

Alexander Dityatev's team. The first assembly of neuronal networks is driven by genetic factors, i.e. by the size of the physiological targets and the expression of chemotactic and/or cell adhesion “recognition” proteins whose genes are specifically transcribed and translated by the various neuronal populations. Formation of synaptic connections during development and their modifications by experience are important steps in the wiring of the brain. These processes require molecular recognition cues - cell adhesion, neurotrophins and extracellular matrix molecules – to guide interactions between the growth cones and environment, through which they navigate. Our research is aimed to identify functional roles of these molecules in specific subtypes of synapses and to use this knowledge for discovery of drug-like compounds capable to restore normal functions in animal models of autism, schizophrenia, epilepsy and obesity.

The Group for Neural Theory was founded in 2005 as part of the D?partment d'Etudes Cognitives (DEC) at the Ecole Normale Sup?rieure (ENS) in Paris. Since January 2009, we are also affiliated with the INSERM Unit? 960 (Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives). Our main research goal is to understand the basis of information processing in the brain by identifying links between neural dynamics and neural function. To that end, we investigate a broad range of topics in computational neuroscience, including models of probabilistic inference, feature integration, and statistical learning in neuronal architectures; models of drug addiction; models of spiking and non-spiking recurrent networks; models of short-term memory and decision-making; spike-based learning algorithms; short-term synaptic plasticity;

Roadmap for practical placements:

(1) register as a BioN students 

(2) apply for practical placement at 

(3) get an invitation from BioN partner

(4) get a n approval from your local BioN coordinator.

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