Workshop: Animal Models in Neurophysiology – To study behavior & neurodegeneration

As part of the 64th National conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, a half-day Workshop will be conducted on “Animal models in Neuroscience Research [Cognition, learning & behaviour tests and animal models of Stroke, Vascular Dementia [VD], Alzheimer’s disease [AD] and Sleep deprivation]”.

Date: 28.11.2018.

Organizing team: Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology– MMMC and KMC, Manipal.

Venue: Central Animal Facility, MAHE, Manipal

Resource Personnel:

  • Dr Kavitha
  • Dr Archana
  • Dr Prathiba
  • Ms. Devasrita Dash
  • Dr.Mohan Amberkar
  • Dr.Rena P
  • Dr.Sivakumar.G
  • Dr Anjaneyulu
  • Mr Shreevatsa Bhat
  • Mr Shivakumar Reddy
  • Dr. Rashmi
  • Mr. Praveen

Duration of Workshop: 3 1/2 hours

Aim of the Workshop:

The workshop aims to demonstrate and give hands-on interactive experience on standardizing rodent models for normal behavioural & cognitive studies as well as various neurodegenerative disorders (Ischemic Stroke, Vascular Dementia [VD], Alzheimer’s Disease[AD] and Sleep deprivation)

The deliberations will focus on demonstrating the utility of these techniques in basic neuroscience research in lab settings.

Target participants/learners:

(maximum of 10 participants per session): Post-graduate students, Researchers, Doctoral students, Early career Faculty, Scientists & Physicians with special interest in basic Neuroscience Research

Techniques and modalities covered:

Domain Parameter measured Technique used
Neurobehavioral & cognitive studies Motor and cognitive assessment Rotarod, Gait analysis, Novel object recognition tests [NORT ], T – Maze and Passive avoidance tests, Radial arm maze test, Water maze test
Rodent model of Ischemic brain injury (BCCAO model) Surgery causing cerebral ischemia Histology [demo of cresyl & golgi stained slides showing injury/deficits]
Rodent models of AD by intra cerebro-ventricular infusion using stereotaxic apparatus Neuro-Surgery- Intra-cerebro ventricular injection Histology [demo of cresyl stained slides showing AD plaques/ deficits ]
Sleep deprivation model During REM sleep- Unbalanced / atonic rats falling into the water/Jerky movements Camera enabled visual observation

For more details click  here – Neurophysiology Diseases workshop -APPICON 18.