two researchers with a neural probe manipulator system

New Scale Technologies’ micro-manipulators at the Allen Institute (photos by the Allen Institute)

Are you interested in learning about multi-probe experimental techniques with Neuropixels probes… from the experts in extracellular electrophysiology recording?
Apply now to attend a live workshop at the Allen Institute and University of Washington.

    • Tour these leading in vivo electrophysiology and imaging facilities.
    • Gain in-depth exposure to the tools and techniques used by the Allen Institute to collect in vivo physiology data at scale.
    • Learn about the details of their methods from Allen Institute and UW scientists and staff.

Workshop dates: September 21-23, 2022
Applications due: June 1, 2022

The Allen Institute has pioneered rigs and protocols for high-throughput recordings from the mouse visual system. These rigs include the 6-probe MindScope rig and the 24-probe next-gen insertion system. Both feature micromanipulators and multi-probe control software from New Scale Technologies. We developed these tools in collaboration with the Allen Institute to allow the maximum number of probes in the smallest space. 


Who should apply?

This workshop is geared towards graduate students, postdocs, staff scientists, and PIs with some experience with in vivo recordings. Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of proven techniques for improving the quality and throughput of recordings in your own lab.

The workshop is co-hosted by Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, Allen Institute MindScope Program, and University of Washington.Learn more about the workshop and apply via the Allen Institute website. Applications are due June 1, 2022.

New Scale Multiprobe manipulator with Neuropixels probes - Photo by the Allen Institue for Brain Science

Image from the Allen Institute shows New Scale’s Multi-Probe Micromanipulator being used to position several Neuropixels probes for neural recording.