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Advancements in multielectrode recording techniques in neurophysiology: From wire probes to Neuropixels
The BNA are delighted to be working with Scientifica to host this free webinar which will take place on Thursday 12th August from 5-6pm BST.

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to multielectrode recording technologies for in vivo neurophysiology. Whether you are new to the field or have experience with one type of technology, this webinar will provide you with information about a variety of technologies, with a main focus on Neuropixels probes.

Dr Kris Schoepfer, US Product Specialist at Scientifica, will provide an overview of multielectrode technologies available to record from one or more brain areas simultaneously, including:
• DIY multielectrode probes
• Tetrodes / Hyperdrives
• Silicon probes
• Neuropixels

Dr Sylvia Schröder, University of Sussex, will delve deeper into the advantages of Neuropixels, highlighting the value of channel depth and the types of new biological insights that can be explored thanks to the advancements this technology brings. Presenting exciting data from the optic tract and superior colliculus, Sylvia will also discuss how Neuropixels recordings can be combined with optogenetics, and how histology can be used to identify the location of probes.

Aug 12, 2021 05:00 PM in London

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Dr Sylvia Schroeder
Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow @University of Sussex
Sylvia's interests in neural mechanisms then to a Master in Neural Systems and Computation at the Institute of Neuroinformatics in Zurich (Switzerland). She used electrophysiology to study the functional diversity of neighbouring neurons in cat primary visual cortex. The surprising differences of neurons’ responses to natural visual stimuli, sparked Sylvia’s interest in the relevance of neural codes during natural behaviour. With the support of a Marie Curie Fellowship, Sylvia joined the Cortex lab at UCL to study how behaviour affects early visual processing in the retina and the superior colliculus. Using two-photon imaging and Neuropixels probes in mice, she discovered that retinal output and the activity of downstream neurons are modulated by the animal’s level of arousal and its running speed. Sylvia is currently a Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Group Leader at the University of Sussex.