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Olfaction and the Environment 2013

posted Jun 29, 2013, 1:22 PM by Flavio Zolessi   [ updated Jul 3, 2013, 6:39 AM ]

International Course and Simposium
Valparaiso, Chile, October 11-20, 2013

This course is designed to introduce students to themes related to the olfactory sensory system of vertebrate and invertebrate animals. The course will cover imaging of olfactory sensory neurons and olfactory receptors, physiological responses of the olfactory sensory system, behaviors induced by odors, and the chemical ecology of plants native to Chile. The course will be theoretical and practical with lectures in the morning and lab activities in the afternoon.

Additionally, the course will take advantage of the unique ecosystems that Chile has to offer including a day trip to the Cerro La Campana National Park in the Region of Valparaiso  and the Chilean Central Coast represented by the fishing village of Quintay. In Quintay we will tour the Center of Investigation of the Andres Bello University. On both excursions guides and lecturers will present information on the unique plants as well as the way olfactory cues are used by marine organisms.

The course will close with a full day symposium with presentations by the scientists participating in the course thus allowing for the discussion of the research projects carried out in their labs. Students attending the course will be expected to bring a poster of their research project to be presented at the symposium.

Important: The Official Language of the course is English. Candidates must include a letter of reference assessing the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Olfaction and the Environment 2013 | International course and simposium | Valparaiso, Chile | October 11-20, 2013