JOHANNES ZANKER: Neuroscience graduate program (Dan Ellis )

Subject: JOHANNES ZANKER: Neuroscience graduate program
From:    Dan Ellis  <dpwe(at)ICSI.BERKELEY.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 26 Aug 1998 22:14:22 PDT

Dear List - I was sent the enclosed announcement for your information. DAn. ------- Forwarded Message From: "JOHANNES ZANKER" <JOHANNES(at)RSBS.ANU.EDU.AU> Organization: RSBS, Australian National Uni. To: AUDITORY-request(at)lists.McGill.CA Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 13:06:19 +1000 GMT Subject: (Fwd) neuroscience graduate program NEUROSCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAM THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CANBERRA The Australian National University offers a multi-disciplinary program in Neuroscience with unique coverage from the fundamental aspects of molecular and cell biology of the nervous system, through neurophysiology to the analysis of animal behaviour, human psychophysics and computational neuroscience. The courses provide advanced training in Neuroscience research in an environment of some 100 full-time research staff working in a large variety of disciplines, offering access to world-class facilities, such as excellent laboratory equipment, state-of-the-art computing resources, and modern and comprehensive libraries. Entry to the Neurosciences program can be at any level: - - Undergraduate Courses - - Graduate Diploma in Science (Grad.Dip.Sc.) / Honours Year - - Master of Science (M.Sc.) - - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Graduate courses are managed by the Graduate School. They are offered jointly by the Faculty of Science in Chemistry, Psychology and the School of Life Sciences, and by the Institute of Advanced Studies in the John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biological Sciences, and the Research School of Physics and Engineering Sciences. As indicated by the keywords listed below, the scientific activities of the Neuroscience researchers at the ANU are very broad and often multi-disciplinary. Students with background in Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Genetics, Computer Science, Engineering, Ethology, Psychology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychophysics or Zoology are encouraged to enquire. A number of competitive scholarships are available at the M.Sc. & Ph.D. levels. Students may also enquire about Neurosciences workshops and laboratory work experience schemes held during holidays. The Graduate School and Students' Association (PARSA) offer a wide range of Student Services, and the University provides assistance with accommodation, in particular for overseas students. For further information contact : Johannes M. Zanker RSBS, The Australian National University, Canberra A.C.T. 0200 Australia Tel. ++61-2-6249 5441 Fax. ++61-2-6249 3808 neuroscience.convenor(at) or visit our webpage : RESEARCH TOPICS AUDITORY PHYSIOLOGY: auditory electroencephalogram, cochlear micromechanics, cochlea efferents, rapid adaptation, two tone interaction, role of inhibition COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE: artificial seeing systems, cable theory and excitable membranes, computational modelling of perception, information theory and sensory physiology, neural networks for motor control & vision, statistics of synaptic transmission DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY: central pattern generator for locomotion, autonomic synapses, eye movements, eye growth and myopia, marsupuial neurobiology, muscle spindle, neural activity and development, neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity, neurotrophic factors and second messengers, somatosensory and visual cortex, thalamo-cortical and retino-collicular connectivity MEMBRANE PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS: cardiac sodium and calcium channels, channel kinetics of sarcoplasmic membrane, genetic manipulation of ion channels, ion channels in viruses, ion channel subconductance models, neurotransmitter action on ion channels, novel ion channels MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY: drug action and disease processes, homeobox genes in Locusta and Drosophila, neurogenetics of flies and locusts, molecular basis of learning in bees and flies, molecular basis of retinotopic map formation, receptor transduction systems, regulatory protein molecular biology, synaptic vesicle cycle, transcription factors in the neuromuscular system of insects MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY: sarcolemmal calcium channels, calcium channels in malignant hypothermia, calcium, electron microscopy of sarcoplasmic reticulum, ryanodine receptor NEUROPHARMACOLOGY: receptors in autonomic synapses, dopamin & GABA receptors in brain slices, neuropeptides, pharmacological patch-clamp studies of visual cortex, transmitter release in CNS synapses, neurotransmitters in the retina NEUROPHYSIOLOGY: attention and memory in visual cortex, cable properties and circuits in hippocampus, dendritic integration, hypoxia and voltage-dependent ion channels, inhibitory plasticity in sensory systems, LTP in cultured hippocampal neurons, LTP in bee central nervous system, mechanisms of synaptic transmission, retinal and thalamic electrophysiology VISUAL SCIENCES: adaptation in insect, wallaby, and man, cortical connectivity and function, electron microscopy, glaucoma, optic neuritis & macular degeneration, human psychophysics of orientation, shape, texture, motion, and stereopsis, information theory and eye design, insect-plant interactions, learning and memory in insects, machine vision and biorobotics, mental represenation in autism, optic nerve function and dysfunction, retinal lesions and plasticity in adult cortex, nonlinear systems identification, shape and depth from image motion, pattern electroretinogram, perceptual learning, retinal circuits and early visual processing, visual navigation, visual ecology - ---------------------------------------- johannes m. zanker convenor neuroscience graduate program - ---------------------------------------- - ---------------------------------------- johannes m. zanker convenor neuroscience graduate program - ---------------------------------------- centre for visual sciences research school of biological sciences australian national university p.o. box 475, canberra, A.C.T. 2601 australia - ----------------------------------------- e-mail neuroscience.convenor(at) phone ++61-2-6249-5441 fax ++61-2-6249-3808 - ---------------------------------------- ------- End of Forwarded Message Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at) LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at) Information is available on the WEB at

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