Neuroverse 1. A Podcast by Neuroverse: Tools for Looking into the Brain - Patch Clamp
About the Episode
In partnership with Neuroverse, we are excited to introduce our podcast series called 'Tools for Looking into the Brain.' Our aim is to create an engaging and informative podcast that explores the diverse techniques utilised by researchers in the field of Neuroscience, with a specific focus on electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging, and optogenetics. Throughout this series, we'll have special guest appearances, offering valuable insights and perspectives from experts in the field.
In this episode, titled 'Tools for Looking into the Brain - Patch Clamp,' your hosts Carolina and Clara provide an insightful overview of patch clamping—a fundamental electrophysiological technique in neuroscience and cell biology. They explore various patch clamping types, such as whole cell and cell-attached patching, and delve into recent developments from Professor Simon R Schultz's lab at Imperial College London - Two-Photon Targeted Quad Whole-Cell Patch Clamping Robot.
About the Hosts:
Carolina is originally from Portugal and has been living in the UK since 2016. Having completed a BSc in Biochemistry at Queen Mary University of London, she has a fascination for the molecular structure and function of biology, namely enzymes and proteins. However, she has always loved philosophy and found neuroscience to be an incredible scientific platform to prod at some philosophical questions. She completed an MscR in Integrative Neuroscience at The University of Edinburgh before joining Sonja Hofer's lab as a research assistant in the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL. She is currently starting a PhD at King's College London. Her research interests include consciousness, sensory perception, predictive coding, and cortical interactions.
Clara is originally from Singapore and Switzerland and has been living in the UK for over 10 years. She has always been fascinated by the natural world and curious about what creates our reality, which is what continues to motivate her to research neuroscience. She completed a BSc in Neuroscience at King's College London and an MScR in Integrative Neuroscience at The University of Edinburgh, and is currently doing a PhD at the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders in King's College London. She is most interested in plasticity in the brain, the mechanisms that underly learning and memory, and how neurons process and encode information.
Neuroverse hosts, Carolina and Clara
Scientifica PatchScope Pro 3000
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Scientifica SliceScope Pro 6000
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Scientifica PatchStar Micromanipulator
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Scientifica IVM Triple
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