[Computational-biology] ACCN 2nd announcement: ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE 2012, Bedlewo, Poland

Daniel Wójcik via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by d.wojcik from nencki.gov.pl)
Wed Mar 7 03:48:26 EST 2012


Note: the deadline is April 2nd and no extension is planned.
April 2nd at midnight Antwerp time the system closes.

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ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, 17th Edition
(A FENS-IBRO Training Center)

July 30 - August 24, 2012
Bedlewo, Poland

Applications accepted: January 9, 2012 - April 2, 2012

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS:

* Dieter Jaeger (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
* Máté Lengyel (University of Cambridge, 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 second 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 9, 2012
* Application deadline: April 2, 2012
* Deadline for letters of recommendation: April 9, 2012
* Notification of results: May, 2012

Information and application
    http://www.neuroinf.pl/accn

Contact address:

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

* email: accn from nencki.gov.pl


CONFIRMED FACULTY

Ad Aertsen, University of Freiburg, Germany
Erik De Schutter, OIST, Japan
Alain Destexhe, UNIC CNRS, France
Quentin Huys, UCL, UK
Dieter Jaeger, Emory University, USA
Máté Lengyel, University of Cambridge, UK
Carole Levenes, Paris Descartes University, France
Germán Mato, Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina
Israel Nelken, Hebrew University, Israel
Yifat Prut, Hebrew University, Israel
Magnus Richardson, University of Warwick, UK
John Rinzel, New York University, USA
Ronen Segev, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Peggy Seriès, University of Edinburgh, UK
Gašper Tkačik, IST Vienna, Austria
Carl van Vreeswijk, Paris Descartes University, France
Daniel Wójcik, Nencki Institute, Warsaw


CONFIRMED TUTORS

Laure Buhry, INRIA-Nancy Grand Est Research Center, France
Michael Hull, University of Edinburgh, UK
Birgit Kriener, UMB, Norway
Daniele Linaro, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Ulrike Richter, Lund University, Sweden
Cristina Savin, University of Cambridge, UK
Friedemann Zenke, EPFL, Switzerland


SECRETARY DURING THE COURSE

Chris Ploegaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Franciszek Rakowski, University of Warsaw, Poland

NEUROINF.ORG SUPPORT

Mike Wijnants, University of Antwerp, Belgium



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