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ROTATION IN PHYSIOLOGY AND DISORDERS OF: A) EYE MOVEMENTS AND POSTURAL CONTROL, B) LIMB MOVEMENTS, C) SPATIAL ORIENTATION Top of the page

Coordinator:

D. Anastasopoulos

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Lab. of Neurology

Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens

Duration:

3-6 months

 

Credits:

9 ECTS per 3 months

 

Objectives:

The experimental set up in operation includes:

Simultaneous position control of a Barany chair, an optokinetic drum, a mirror galvanometer and a head motor. A variety of stimuli can be implemented (sinus, ramps, raised cosinus and other form of trajectories gained computationally. Combinations of vestibular, neck proprioceptive, optokinetic and visual stimuli can elicit various categories of eye movements.

Eye movement recordings in the horizontal plane (EOG, infrared)

Analysis of eye movement signals on Macintosh and PC (desaccading, Fourier, calculation of the main sequence etc)

Manipulation of a laser spot, projected onto the screen, by means of a joystick (psychophysical experiments on spatial orientation)

Evaluation of the visual vertical (visual perception of verticality)

3D eye movement measurements by means of a 1.5 m magnetic search coil. Calculation of various movement parameters by quaternions

Simultaneous recordings of force, surface- and needle EMG from interosseus I during isometric voluntary contractions in patients with essential tremor, dystonia, parkinson's disease and cerebellar ataxia. Data analysis in cooperation with C. Christacos in Herakleion, Creta.

Measurements of the center of pressure of patients and controls on a posturographic platform.

Visual and somatosensory  evoked potentials. Conduction studies of peripheral nerves.

Electromyographic investigations in various diseases of peripheral nerves and muscles. Studies of the neuromuscular junction (repetitive stimulation, single fiber EMG)

 

Instructors:

D. Anastasopoulos, C. Christakos

 

 

ROTATION IN ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS (A.N.N.) Top of the page

Coordinator:

G. Athanasiou

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Department of Physics

Duration:

3 months

 

Credit Hours:

9 ECTS per 3 months

 

Objectives:

The students will develop/simulate cells(Filters) and ANNs for retina and L.G.N.The resulting filters will be used for the spatiotemporal analysis of signals and pictures. They will be trained in parallel in signal/picture capture and transformationsFast Fourier Transform (F.F.T.)- Wavelet, picture and signal statistics, as well as in Principal Component Analysis(PCA) and Independent Component Analysis(ICA).

 

Instructors:

G. Athanasiou

 

ROTATION IN COMPUTATIONAL AND MATHEMATICAL NEUROSCIENCE Top of the page

Coordinator:

V. Cutsuridis

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology FORTH

Duration:

3-9 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

Development of mathematical and computational models of the brain/mind across multiple levels of complexity, time scales, synapse types and brain areas. Modelling tools to be used: NEURON, MATLAB, Brian, XPP-AUTO.

 

Instructors:

Vassilis Cutsuridis

Prerequisites:

Honest desire and passion for research

 

ROTATION IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE Top of the page

Coordinator:

A. Moschovakis

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, FORTH

Duration:

3-9 months

 

Credit Hours:

9 ECTS per 3 months

 

Objectives:

Computer assisted 3-D reconstruction of neurons and simulation of their electrical properties (Neurolucida, Nodus, Genesis, PSpice, Neuron). Simulation of neural networks

 

Instructors:

A. Moschovakis

 

ROTATION IN THE ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS Top of the page

Coordinator:

Panagiotis Simos, Ph.D.

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

University of Crete, Department of Psychology

Duration:

3-6 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

To familiarize students with test administration techniques used in the assessment of intelligence, achievement, cognitive and linguistic functions. Students receive individualized training in test administration and in the evaluation of test results and perform supervised testing of children in area schools and health institutions.

 

Instructors:

Panagiotis Simos, Ph.D., Angeliki Mouzaki, Ph.D.

 

Prerequisites:

Neuropsychological Assessment

 

ROTATION IN NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF LEARNING AND MEMORY Top of the page

Coordinator:

F. Sidiropoulou

 

Lab/Institution:

 

Neurophysiology and Behavior Laboratory, Dept of Biology, University of Crete

Duration:

3-9 months

 

Credits:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

The graduate student will be introduced to the following behavioral, electrophysiological, histological and computational techniques:

a) Behavioral approaches to study learning and memory: object recognition tests, delayed alternation in the T-maze, contextual fear conditioning.

b) Electrophysiological approaches: field recordings from mouse brain slice preparation, patch-clamp recordings from mouse brain slice preparation.

c) Histology: Golgi-Cox staining and analysis of dendritic structure, immunohistochemistry for transmitter receptors.

ä) d) Computational approaches: Detailed compartmental neuron models to study the role of different cell types in the emergence of persistent activity.

 

Instructors:

K. Sidiropoulou

 

ROTATION IN THE LABORATORY OF SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY Top of the page

Coordinator:

C. Christakos

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Laboratory of Systems Physiology,

Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Crete

Duration:

3-6 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

Within the frame of the research of the control of muscle contractions and movement, the graduate student will be trained in neuronal recording (electromyography), analysis of neural signals and systems, and mathematical/computer modeling of neurophysiological activities and mechanisms.

 

Instructors:

C. Christakos and collaborators

 

Prerequisites:

Neurophysiology, Basic knowledge of calculus, probability theory and computer programming

 

ROTATION IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Top of the page

Coordinator:

Giannis Kugiumutzakis

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Laboratory of Psychology,

Faculty of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete

Duration:

3-6 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

The graduate student will be exposed in research methodologies used for the micro-analysis of human behavior, during the early years of life. The following five main projects exist at present:

 

1. Development of human imitation during neonatal and early infant period in experimental and naturalistic (longitudinal) setting.

 

2. Visual- acoustic detection of small numbers  during the first year of life (experimental setting).

 

3. Investigation of humor in dyadic and triadic interaction between infants and their parents (naturalistic, longitudinal setting).

 

4. Investigation of infant rhythmic behavior and musical  ability during the first year of life (longitudinal, field study).

 

5. Imaginary companions during the pre-school years (field study)

 

Instructors:

Giannis Kugiumutzakis and the researchers of the Lab Dr Theono Kokkinaki, Dr Vasiliki Tsourtou, Dr Eleni Vitalaki, Dr Maria-Eleni Semitekolou, Dr Maria Markodimitraki

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology

 

ROTATION IN THE LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY Top of the page

Coordinator:

G. Liapakis

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete

 

Duration:

3-6 months 

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

The graduate student will participate in research projects that aim 1) to determine the structure of G-protein coupled receptors, 2) to elucidate the mode of ligand binding to G-protein coupled receptors, 3) to elucidate the mode of G protein interaction with receptors, and 4) to determine the transcriptional regulation of receptor expression by various factors. The methodological approach includes ligand-binding studies, measurement of intracellular concentrations of second messengers, the substituted-cysteine accessibility method, and molecular biology techniques.

These research projects are focused to answer the following questions

a) What is the structure of receptors belonging to family B of G- 

protein coupled receptors? In these studies we will use as prototyp of ethe corticotropin releasing factor receptor.

b) How agonists and antagonists bind to the corticotropin releasing factor receptor?

c) Is the expression of  corticotropin releasing factor receptors  transcriptionaly regulated, and how?

d) What is the structure of the intracellular regions of G-protein   coupled receptors and how they interact with G-proteins? In  these studies we will use as prototype the beta2-adrenergic  receptor.

 

Instructors:

G. Liapakis and M. Venihaki

 

Prerequisites:

Neurotransmitters and their receptors

 

ROTATION IN IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY Top of the page

Coordinator:

Yannis Dalezios

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Laboratory of Electron Microscopy,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete

Duration:

3 or 6 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

The graduate student will become familiar with methods revealing the chemical identity and the types of synaptic relations of neurons using light or/and electron microscopy.

Depending on the duration of the rotation, the trainee will have the opportunity of practising the following:

  1. Fluorescence immunohistochemistry for testing the chemical identity oÊ neurons and their neurotransmitter receptors using light microscopy.
  2. Peroxidase or/and gold  silver intensified immuno-histochemistry for testing the chemical identity of neurons and the distribution of their neurotransmitter receptors using light and electron microscopy.
  3. Preparation for electron microscopy (embedding in resin, cutting of ultra thin sections). Detection and photography of structures of interest using a transmission electron microscope.

The rotation will be part of projects exploring two major questions:

i.         What types of neurons control eye movements? How do they talk to each other?

ii.       What are the neurotransmitter receptor subtypes expressed by specific cortical neurons? How is the differential distribution of these receptors related to neuronal function?

 

Instructors:

Yannis Dalezios

 

Prerequisites:

It is recommended that the students have attended one of the following courses: «Synaptic relations in the cortex», «Oculomotor system», «Structure and function of neurotransmitter receptors

 

ROTATION IN NEUROGENETICS AND AGEING Top of the page

Coordinator:

Nektarios Tavernarakis

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Ageing,

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas

Duration:

3 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

Research in the lab focuses on studies of neuronal function and dysfunction. Specific aims include investigation of the molecular mechanisms of necrotic cell death in neurodegeneration and senescent decline, the molecular mechanisms of sensory transduction and integration by the nervous system, the interplay between cellular metabolism and ageing, and the development of novel genetic tools for biomedical research.

 

Instructors:

Nektarios Tavernarakis and collaborators

 

Prerequisites:

Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry

 

ROTATION IN COMPUTATIONAL VISION AND ROBOTICS Top of the page

Coordinator:

P. Trahanias, D. Tsakiris, A. Argyros

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory

Institute of Computer Science

Foundation for Research and Technology  Hellas

Duration:

3-6 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

The Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory of FORTH possesses mobile robots able to move both in indoors environments, as well as fly, and equipped with sensors (e.g. vision, laser, sonar); the use and programming of these robots, so that they display a desired behavior, is one of the objectives of the present rotation.

 

The graduate students will be also exposed to a variety of techniques for processing and understanding sensory data, and for control, as well as to related computational tools (e.g. Matlab) for addressing problems in:

 

        Autonomous robot navigation

        Behavior-based robotics

        Stereo vision

        Image retrieval by content

        Visual motion analysis

        Active Perception

        Motion control based on sensory information

        Life-like perception

        Biomimetic robot behaviors

 

Instructors:

P. Trahanias, D. Tsakiris, A. Argyros

 

Prerequisites:

The following courses are recommended: Computational Vision, Intelligent Systems, Biomimetic Robotics, Autonomous Robot Navigation.

 

ROTATION IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE Top of the page

Coordinator:

P. Poirazi

Laboratory/Institution:

Computational Biology Lab, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, FORTH

Duration:

3-9 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

Research training in brain modeling techniques with particular emphasis on:

1) Compartmental models: students will develop and/or use detailed biophysical models of single cells incorporating several membrane mechanisms (using the NEURON simulation environment). Simulations of model cells will be performed in order to investigate memory/information processing capacity under normal and/or pathological conditions (aging/stress)

2) Abstract models: students will develop and/or use more general mathematical and computational models of single cells or populations of cells (e.g. neural networks) to study learning and memory issues especially with respect to morphological parameters.

Instructors:

P.Poirazi

 

Prerequisites:

Students should be familiar with either NEURON or a programming language, preferably C/C++ or Java.

 

ROTATION IN THE LABORATORY OF FUNCTIONAL BRAIN IMAGING Top of the page

Coordinator:

Helen Savaki

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Laboratory of Functional Brain Imaging,

Medical Faculty, University of Crete.

Duration:

3-6 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

The graduate student will be exposed in the field of research concerning the functional pathways of the monkey brain involved in programming and executing eye and arm movements to visual targets in the extrapersonal space. The methodological approach includes the quantitative autoradiographic 14C-deoxyglucose technique, image analysis, and two-dimensional reconstruction of the local cerebral glucose utilization. Three main projects exist at present:

 

a) Investigation of the cortical cerebral pathways involved in voluntary arm-reaching movements of a monkey executing a learned visuo-skeletomotor task. Encoding of the visual and somatosensory guidance of arm movements within cortical areas 4, 6, SMA 5, 7, 9 and 46.

 

b) Cortical regions, related to saccadic eye-movements, in the monkey brain. How the parameters of saccades (direction, amplitude, eye-position and trajectory) are coded in the associated cortical areas.

 

c) Cortical areas involved in execution and observation of grasping movements. Mirror-neurons circuit in the monkey brain.

 

Instructors:

Helen Savaki, Vassilis Raos

 

Prerequisites:

Cerebral Cortex

 

ROTATION IN MOTOR AND COGNITIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGYTop of the page

Coordinator:

Vassilis Raos

Laboratory/Institute:

Laboratory of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete

Duration:

minimum 6 months

Credit hours  Μονάδες:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

Research training emphasizing on the role of the cortical areas of the frontal lobe in action execution and action understanding. Students will be familiarized with

        extracellular recording of single neurons activity from awake animals while performing tasks and analysis of neuronal responses

        intracortical microstimulation

        reversible inactivation of cortical areas

        behavioral training and basic surgical procedures

        recording and analysis of behavioral data.

 

Instructors:

Vassilis Raos

 

ROTATION IN THE USE OF FUNCTIONAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES IN THE STUDY OF COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS IN MAN Top of the page

Coordinator:

N. Smyrnis

 

Laboratory/ Institution:

Congitive Neurophysiology Laboratory,

Dept. Neurology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

 

Duration:

3-6 months

 

CreditHours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

 The postgraduate student will be exposed in the field of research of the neurophysiological substrate of higher cognitive functions such as working memory, memory scanning, inhibition of response etc in tasks that involve eye and arm movements in humans. The methods used by our laboratory in the study of these functions are the psychophysical analysis of behavioral data and the subsequeent neurophsyiological study of the substrate using: 1) high density event related potentials (62 channel recording system),2) transcranial magnetic stimulation (for the production of a temporary functional lesion) and 3) functional magnetic resonance imaging (in a 1,5T magnet). The student is expected to participate in at least on study protocol using one of the above methods during his training in the laboratory. 

 

Instructors:

N. Smyrnis, É. Malogiannis, Á. Mantas, G. Pantes

 

Prerequisites:

It would be optimal if the student during his/her rotaition in the laboratory would also participate in the course with the same title.

 

ROTATION IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION Top of the page

Coordinator:

Constantine Stephanidis

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory

Institute of Computer Science

Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas

Duration:

6 months

CreditHours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

Assignments will deal with issues related to the user centered design of software applications: User Requirements Elicitation, Task Analysis, Design, Implementation and Evaluation. Furthermore, issues related to the accessibility and usability of software applications will be addressed.

Instructors:

Constantine Stephanidis

Prerequisite:

 

 

ROTATION IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF PERCEPTION Top of the page

Coordinator:

M. Venieri

 

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Philosophical research and translation lab.

Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete.

Duration:

3-6 months

 

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

 

Objectives:

The students are expected to learn how to conduct philosophical research by dealing with problems in the philosophy of perception.

They will be guided to write a short essay on a relevant subject.

Instructors:

M. Venieri

 

ROTATION IN THE VISUAL PSYCHOPHYSICS LABORATORY - FUNDAMENTALS OF VISION Top of the page

Coordinator:

Miltiadis Tsilimbaris

Laboratory/Institution:

 

Vision Sciences Laboratory
VEIC (Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete)
Department of Ophthalmology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete

 

Duration:

3-6 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

Academic Knowledge:
Visual perception is mediated by a number of processes which occur at different stages of visual pathways and cannot be evaluated directly. Its study is usually achieved using three classic experimental approaches: anatomic, neurophysiologic and psychophysical. While the first two are central to the understanding the processing information at various levels of the visual system, psychophysical studies are elucidated in order to investigate the limits and the operating strategies of the visual system. This is achieved by testing the relationship between variations in the physical pattern of stimuli (eg luminance, contrast, colour, form, orientation) and perceptual responses, ie what an observer sees and reports.

Intellectual Knowledge:
Students will have the opportunity to collect and analyse their own data using standard and advanced methodologies employed to study human vision. In parallel, they will acquire knowledge on current literature regarding the neurophysiological characteristics of the early, pre-cortical visual pathway (retina-LGN).

Practicall skills:
The graduate student will have the opportunity to design and conduct experiments in vision. These will involve standard and advanced psychophysical methodologies. Moreover, electrophysiology testing will aid in recording responses from neuronal sub-groups in the retina (photoreceptors - ganglion cells) and the visual cortex (VEPs). The stimuli will include simple and gabor gratings, as well as natural scenes.

Research Methodologies
• Standard visual psychophysics (eg Contrast Sensitivity)

• Visual Reaction Times
• Flash and pattern Electro-retinography (ERG)
• Visual evoked potentials (VEPs)
• Eye movement recording.

Instructors:

Sotiris Plainis, Miltiadis Tsilimbaris, Aristophanis Pallikaris

 

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOURAL EXPERIMENTS FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE Top of the page

Coordinator:

Eleni Orfanidou, Ph.D.

 

Laboratory/Institution:

University of Crete, Department of Psychology

Duration:

3 or 6 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

To familiarize students with the design, administration and analysis of behavioral experiments used in the study of linguistic functions. These experiments are run on a computer, they use words or pictures, and they record reaction times and errors while the volunteer performs a linguistic task. Depending on the duration of the rotation, the students will be involved in designing a linguistic experiment (choice of words with characteristics of interest, organization of the material within the experiment), they will receive training in the software used to run the experiments (DMDX), they will perform supervised testing of volunteers, and they will be introduced to basic methods of results processing (Excel) and statistical analysis (SPSS).

Instructors:

Eleni Orfanidou, Ph.D.

Prerequisites:

Language and the brain

 

ROTATION IN SOCIAL COGNITIVE METHODOLOGIES: EXPERIMENTAL AND NATURALISTIC Top of the page

Coordinator:

Konstantinos Kafetsios, Ph.D.

 

Laboratory/Institution:

University of Crete, Department of Psychology

Duration:

3 or 6 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

1. To train students in experimental and naturalistic social cognitive methods and analytic techniques with emphasis in the processing of socio-emotional information.
Set up and use of social cognitive experiments in emotion perception using reaction time (e.g., Emotion stroop) and emotion perception paradigms.
Familiarization with computer environments (DMDX, Superlab).
Training in event sampling methodologies for naturalistic social cognition in social interaction (Rochester Interaction Record, End of day reports).
Introduction to multilevel data analytic techniques for event sampling data (social interaction data).
Introduction to social cognitive theories of emotion
2. The above methods and techniques allow the answering of research questions such as:
How do schemas at different levels (interpersonal, intergroup, cultural) influence the processing of emotion information (attention, categorization, inference)?
How do attention to emotion relate to naturalistic social cognition, i.e., emotion in everyday social interaction?
How does the social context influence awareness of, and reporting of different emotions?

Instructors:

Konstantinos Kafetsios

Prerequisites:

Neuropsychological Assessment

 

ROTATION IN NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF VISUAL ATTENTION Top of the page

Coordinator:

Georgia Gregoriou

 

Laboratory/Institution:

Laboratory of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete

Duration:

3-9 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

To familiarize students with:
1) Electrophysiological techniques of extracellular recordings (of spikes and local field potentials) from multiple brain areas simultaneously using multielectrode arrays in animal subjects performing visual attention tasks.
2) Electrical microstimulation and reversible inactivation techniques using pharmacological agents. Effects on behavior and neuronal activity.
3) Analysis of electrophysiological signals using computational methods of signal processing.

Instructors:

Georgia Gregoriou

 

ROTATION IN EVOLUTIONARY COGNITIVE SYSTEMS Top of the page

Coordinator:

M. Maniadakis

 

Laboratory/Institution:

Computational Vision and Robotics Laboratory Institute of Computer Science Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas

Duration:

3-9 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

Evolutionary Cognitive Systems focusing on the combination of cooperative and competitive evolutionary methods. The proposed studies will address solving well formulated mathematical problems as well as designing intelligent artificial agents. The rotation will focus on the suitability of methods selecting individuals from partial populations to assemble global problem solutions, the design of specific, population-dependent fitness functions.

Instructors:

M. Maniadakis

Prerequisites:

Good programming skills. Moreover the introductory course Evolutionary Cognitive Systems is recommended.

 

ROTATION IN MACHINE LEARNING AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF BIOMEDICAL DATA Top of the page

Coordinator:

Ioannis Tsamardinos

 

Laboratory/Institution:

Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas

Duration:

3-6 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

The student will analyze real biomedical datasets (i.e., biomedical measurements on a number of entities such as patients, bacteria cultures, tissues, animals, etc.) from the public domain or unpublished data provided to us by the lab's collaborators. The objectives of such an analysis may be to create diagnostic or predictive models of disease, discover new knowledge about the biomedical mechanisms generating the measurements, and others. The exact dataset and task depends on the on-going lab projects at the time. Examples of past and on-going projects include the prediction of the chemosensitivity of tumours from gene-expression, prediction of survival of patients based on molecular signatures, identifying molecular signatures of gene methylation and miRNA to diagnose mesothelioma, and others. The student will be exposed to state-of-the-art machine learning and statistical techniques for analyzing such data and gain practical with biomedical data analysis.

Instructors:

Ioannis Tsamardinos

 

ROTATION IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS Top of the page

Coordinator:

Ioannis Tsamardinos

 

Laboratory/Institution:

Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas

Duration:

6 months

Credit Hours:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

The student will design and apply novel algorithms in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, as well as apply and evaluate them. To make this task easier on the student, they will be asked to explore novel adaptations and extensions of existing state-of-the-art algorithms developed in the lab. Current research is focusing on (a) algorithms for automatically recognizing high-level user activities in an Ambient Environment, e.g., that a person is eating, sleeping, working, etc. (b) algorithms for automatically inducing causal relations from statistical observations of a system, e.g., that a gene is regulating some other gene

Instructors:

Ioannis Tsamardinos

 

 

ROTATION IN MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGYTop of the page

Coordinator:

I. Charalampopoulos

Laboratory/Institution:

Lab. of Regenerative Pharmacology/Medical School, University of Crete

Duration:

3-6 μήνες

 

Credit Hours  Μονάδες:

3 ECTS per month

Objectives:

The objectives of the rotation in Regenerative Pharmacology Lab are:
the training and practical performance of the postgraduate students in the basic techniques of molecular and cellular neurobiology, and more specifically, in isolation and culture of primary neuronal and glial cells, neural stem cells, immunocytochemistry, cell death/survival measurements, DNA/RNA/proteins isolation, blotting and FACS analysis. Furthermore, the trainees will be exposed to use of animals (rodents) as models of neurodegenerative diseases..

Instructors:

I. Charalampopoulos

Prerequisites:

Molecular Neurobiology Course