CRETE COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
AUGUST 25 - SEPTEMBER 21, 1996
DIRECTORS: Erik De Schutter (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Idan Segev (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
Jim Bower (California Institute of Technology, USA)
Adonis Moschovakis (University of Crete, Greece)
The Crete Course in Computational Neuroscience introduces students to
the practical application of computational methods in neuroscience, in
particular how to create biologically realistic models of neurons and
The course consists of two complimentary parts. A distinguished
international faculty gives morning lectures on topics in experimental
and computational neuroscience. The rest of the day is spent learning
how to use simulation software and how to implement a model of the
system the student wishes to study. The first week of the course
introduces students to the most important techniques in modeling single
cells, networks and neural systems. Students learn how to use the
GENESIS, NEURON, XPP and other software packages on their individual
unix workstations. During the following three weeks the lectures will
be more general, moving from modeling single cells and subcellular
processes through the simulation of simple circuits and large neuronal
networks and, finally, to system level models of the cortex and the brain.
The course ends with a presentation of the student modeling projects.
The Crete Course in Computational Neuroscience is designed for advanced
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a variety of disciplines,
including neurobiology, physics, electrical engineering, computer science
and psychology. Students are expected to have a basic background in
neurobiology as well as some computer experience. A total of 25 students
will be accepted, the majority of whom will be from the European Union
and affiliated countries. A tuition fee of 500 ECU ($700) covers travel
to Crete, lodging and all course-related expenses for European nationals.
We encourage students from the Far East and the USA to also apply to this
More information and application forms can be obtained:
- WWW access: http://bbf-www.uia.ac.be/CRETE/Crete_index.html
- by mail: Prof. E. De Schutter
University of Antwerp - UIA,
- email: crete_course at kuifje.bbf.uia.ac.be
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10th, 1996. Applicants will be notified of the
results of the selection procedures before May 1st.
FACULTY: M. Abeles (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel), D.J. Amit
(University of Rome, Italy and Hebrew University, Israel),
R.E. Burke (NIH, USA), C.E. Carr (University of Maryland, USA),
A. Destexhe (Universite Laval, Canada), R.J. Douglas (Institute of
Neuroinformatics, Zurich, Switzerland), T. Flash (Weizmann
Institute, Rehovot, Israel), A. Grinvald (Weizmann Institute,
Israel), J.J.B. Jack (Oxford University, England), C. Koch
(California Institute of Technology, USA), H. Korn (Institut
Pasteur, France), A. Lansner (Royal Institute Technology, Sweden),
R. Llinas (New York University, USA), E. Marder (Brandeis
University, USA), M. Nicolelis (Duke University, USA), J.M. Rinzel
(NIH, USA), W. Singer (Max-Planck Institute, Frankfurt, Germany),
S. Tanaka (RIKEN, Japan), A.M. Thomson (Royal Free Hospital,
England), S. Ullman (Weizmann Institute, Israel), Y. Yarom
(Hebrew University, Israel).
The Crete Course in Computational Neuroscience is supported by the
European Commission (4th Framework Training and Mobility of Researchers
program) and by The Brain Science Foundation (Tokyo).
Local administrative organization: the Institute of Applied and
Computational Mathematics of FORTH (Crete, GR).