We are looking for a student with very good Matlab programming skills, and good knowledge of data analysis and statistics approaches to help with the analyses of very large in vivo calcium imaging datasets.
Student internship: Using anterograde or retrograde, and possibly transsynaptic tracers (CTB, AAV viruses, CAV2 viruses, Rabies virus), the intern will explore the cell-type specific connectivity of the mouse superior colliculus, an evolutionary old visual brain area, important in directing attention. Techniques will be tracer and virus injections, perfusions, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy. We are looking for somebody who can start right now
Developing a setup for behavioral training in mice. The ambitious goal is to build up new hardware and software and a state-of-the-art setup. Once the setup is ready, this project includes animal handling and training, and the analysis of data.
Bij de ondersteunende afdeling Mechatronica is een vacature voor een excellente en inspirerende Leidinggevend werktuigbouwkundige/fijnmechanicus voor 38 uur per week (full time) die zich onderscheidt op zowel creatief als technisch vlak.
Dienstverband voor onbepaalde tijd voorafgegaan door een aanstelling van maximaal 2 jaar
In this electrophysiological project we will use intracellular electrodes to record responses of horizontal cells and use information theory and linear/non-linear analysis to determine how well far luminocity and color are seperated at horizontal cell level.
For this project the fish are tested in behavioral tasks using optokinetic, startle and optomotor assays. Furthermore, the electrical responses of the eye are evaluated using ERG measurements and the morphology of the retina is studied using morphological techniques.
The group is driven by the general question: “How do we control our behavior?”, and is specifically interested in “compulsivity” and the effects of “deep-brain stimulation” on compulsive behavior. The student will be involved in one of the projects that are available.
Animal handling and training, programming, extracellular recordings and/or two-photon imaging, data analysis, possibly extended with histological techniques and microscopy. Start dates between July 2017 – October 2017; respond as soon as possible. Start dates October 2017 – February 2018; respond before September 1st, 2017
Research techniques include psychophysics, eye-tracking, EEG, etc. Start dates between July 2017 – October 2017; respond as soon as possible. Start dates October 2017 – February 2018; respond before September 1st, 2017