Multisensory signal processing in larval zebrafish
Dates:2 January 2018 - 29 June 2018
Date limite de candidature:29 June 2018
~ Jan-March 2018
~ April-June 2018
In an interdisciplinary effort, we combine optical developments, genetics and neuro-computation to obtain new insights into the activity of brain-wide neural circuits that process multisensory information. To reduce the complexity, we study the small transparent brain of zebrafish larvae as a model system. We developed a novel experimental platform in which a restrained larva can be submitted to vestibular and visual stimuli, as a pilot in a flight simulator. However, in the case of the larva we can optically record the activity of all 100,000 neurons of the animal brain as it performs multisensory integration tasks. We propose lab rotation projects in the following domains: behavioral experiments, whole-brain functional calcium imaging and data analysis.
Laboratoire Jean Perrin - 4, place Jussieu 75005 Paris - +33 1 44 27 20 06 - Volker.firstname.lastname@example.org