[Computational-biology] ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, Bedlewo, Poland

Daniel Wójcik via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by d.wojcik from nencki.gov.pl)
Mon Dec 13 06:48:07 EST 2010



ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, 16th Edition
(A FENS-IBRO Training Center)

August 1-26, 2011
Bedlewo, Poland

Applications accepted: January 3, 2011 - April 3, 2011

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS:

* Dieter Jaeger (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
* Peter Latham (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, UK)
* Yifat Prut (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
* Carl van Vreeswijk (CNRS, Université Paris Descartes, France)

LOCAL ORGANIZERS:

* Daniel Wojcik (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland)
* Tiaza Bem (Institute Of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, 
Warsaw, Poland )

This year for the first time the Advanced Course in Computational
Neuroscience (ACCN) will be held at the Mathematical Research and
Conference Center (MRCC) of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish
Academy of Sciences in the village Bedlewo in Poland.

The ACCN is for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
who are interested in learning the essentials of the field of
computational neuroscience.

The course has two complementary parts. Mornings are devoted to
lectures given by distinguished international faculty on topics across
the breadth of experimental and computational neuroscience. During the
rest of the day, students pursue a project of their choosing under the
close supervision of expert tutors. This gives them practical training
in the art and practice of neural modeling.

The first week of the course introduces students to essential
neurobiological concepts and to the most important techniques in
modeling single cells, synapses and circuits. Students learn how to
solve their research problems using software such as MATLAB, NEST,
NEURON, Python, XPP, etc. During the following three weeks the
lectures cover networks and specific neural systems and
functions. Topics range from modeling single cells and subcellular
processes through the simulation of simple circuits, large neuronal
networks and system level models of the brain. The course ends with
project presentations by the students.

The course is designed for students from a variety of disciplines,
including neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, computer
science, mathematics and psychology. Students are expected to have a
keen interest and basic background in neurobiology as well as some
computer experience. Students of any nationality can apply.

Essential details:
* Course size: thirty students.
* Fee (which covers lodging, meals and excursions): EUR 1500.
* Scholarships and travel stipends are available.

* Application start: January 3, 2011
* Application deadline: April 3, 2011
* Deadline for letters of recommendation: April 3, 2011
* Notification of results: May 2, 2011

Information and application
    http://www.neuroinf.pl/accn
    http://www.neuroinf.org/courses/EUCOURSE/B11/index.shtml

Contact address:

* Daniel Wojcik
Nencki Institute
of Experimental Biology
3 Pasteur St
02-093 Warsaw
Poland

* email: accn from nencki.gov.pl


INVITED FACULTY (* = confirmed)
Ad Aertsen, Freiburg
Hagai Bergman, Jerusalem (*)
Erik De Schutter, Okinawa
Boris Gutkin, Paris (*)
Mate Lengyel, Cambridge (*)
Gianluigi Mongillo, Paris
Abigail Morrison, Freiburg
Jonathan Pillow, Austin 	
Magnus Richardson, Warwick
John Rinzel, New York
Matt Tresch, Evanston
Fred Wolf, Göttingen
Li Zhaoping, London (*)

TUTORS CONFIRMED
Farzad Farkhooi, FU Berlin, Germany
Michael Graupner, NYU, USA
Margarita Zachariou, U Cyprus, Cyprus

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Piotr Majka, Nencki Institute, Warsaw

SECRETARY DURING THE COURSE
Chris Ploegaert, U Antwerp, Belgium



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