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Graduate Course: Understanding the Brain through the Hippocampus and other neural systems 2017 organized by Marco Capogna

The four day course (28 November-1 December 2017), held at Aarhus University, has addressed key topics in molecular, cellular and system neuroscience. The vision from which the course is based is that explanation of normal and pathological events in the brain can only come from the rigorous definition of the neuronal circuits that underlie these events.

The information provided in the course spans multiple functional levels from neurotransmission and plasticity at identified synapses, to the firing of single identified cells in vivo and up to the behaviour-dependent organisation of cell assemblies and macro-circuit dynamics, encompassing all relevant time scales. In this way, the course defines the mechanisms that underpin distinct temporal and spatial domains of the brain activity.

Instructors included international experts active in Denmark and in other European sites: Marco Capogna (AU), Francesco Ferraguti (Austria), Norbert Hajos (Hungary), Sadegh Nabavi (AU), Ole Kiehn (KU), Jean Francoise Perrier (KU), Maiken Nedergaard (KU), Keisuke Yonehara (AU), Mogens Andreasen (AU), Steen Nedergaard (AU), Morten Skovgaard Jensen (AU), Jozsef Csicsvari (Austria),  Duda Kvitsiani (AU), Tania Rinaldi Barkat (Switzerland), Jens Christian Sørensen (AU), Mark West (AU), and Gitte Moos Knudsen (KU).

Twenty six students attended the course. Their provenience was from Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital, DANDRITE, Center for Music in the Brain Aarhus, Nordic Bioscience A/S, Institute of Molecular Medicine SDU, UC SYD, and University of Copenhagen.