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Bonsai Workshop 2018

Nencki Open Lab presents:

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS
21st – 23rd November 2018

LAST MINUTE: Registration till MONDAY 19th November 2018!

We would like to invite you to the first workshop about Bonsai programming language organized as a part of our new project, Nencki Open Lab.

Bonsai is an open visual programming language used inneuroscience for the development of behavioral paradigms. You can use Bonsai to track an animal, deliver visual or auditory stimuli and combine it with Arduino to control lasers, automated doors, synchronize different setups – and many, many more.

The aim of the workshop will be to develop a closed - loop behavioral paradigm, in which animal will be tracked online and the cage environment will change - door will open, the light will be switched and sound produced depending on animal's position and behavior.

You will learn also basics of Arduino programming. During
the last day of the project you will be also able to discuss your ideas and ask us how to implement skills from the workshop in your everyday research practice.

We also plan an integration session on Thursday, November 22nd!

Please find a registration form here:

The workshop will take place 10AM – 2PM each day.

Teaching Assistants:

Juan Ignacio Sanguinetti Scheck
(Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin) has graduated from University of the Republic, Montevideo (Uruguay) has strong background in behavioural studies, including work on electric fish and mice. Currently he works as a post-doc in the lab of Michael Brecht in Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin. He combines behavioural techniques with in vivo electrophysiological recordings.

Mateusz Kostecki
(Laboratory of Neurobiology of Emotions, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Science) graduated from Inter-faculty Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Warsaw. The aim of his PhD project is to elucidate the neural basis of the social transfer information about food localization in rodents using miniscopes. He is interested in electronics.