[Neuroscience] Deadline approaching: ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, Freiburg, Germany

Janina Kirsch via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by kirsch from bcf.uni-freiburg.de)
Thu Mar 25 05:41:12 EST 2010


ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, 15th Edition.
(A FENS-IBRO/Bernstein Training Center)
Applications open
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August 2-27, 2010
Freiburg, Germany
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SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS:
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* John Rinzel (New York University, New York, USA)
* Peter Latham (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, UK)
* Yifat Prut (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
* Carl van Vreeswijk (CNRS, Universit=E9 Paris Descartes, France)
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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORS:
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* Florence Dancoisne & Gunnar Grah (Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany)
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For its third and final year, the Advanced Course in Computational
Neuroscience (ACCN) will be held this summer in Freiburg in the =
Southwest of
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The ACCN is for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who =
are
interested in learning the essentials of the field of computational
neuroscience.
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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.
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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.
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In addition, we will offer three internships to ACCN students. These =
fully
funded internships will allow students to work, post-ACCN, on a research
project in a faculty member=92s lab for up to three months. Applications =
for
internships will be considered after the ACCN.
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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.
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A maximum of 30 students will be accepted. The current fee for the =
course
will be EUR 500; this will cover tuition, lodging, breakfast and dinner.
There will be a limited number of course fee scholarships and travel
stipends available for students who need financial help for attending =
the
course. We specifically encourage applications from researchers who work =
in
the developing world.
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Applications for the ACCN, including a description of the target =
project,
must be submitted electronically (see below) and will need to be =
accompanied
by the names and email details of two referees who have agreed to =
furnish
references. Applicants will need to ensure that their referees have
submitted their references. Applications will be assessed by a =
committee,
with selection being based on the following criteria: the scientific =
quality
of the candidate (CV) and of the project, the recommendation letters, =
and
evidence that the course will afford substantial benefit to the =
candidate.
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Please apply electronically using a web browser.
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For more information and access to the application database go to:
http://www.neuroinf.org/courses/accn.html
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Contact address:
* Fiona Siegfried
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Albert-Ludwigs-Universit=E4t Freiburg
Hansastrasse 9A
79104 Freiburg
Germany
* email: accn from bcf.uni-freiburg.de
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Application deadline: April 2, 2010
Deadline for letters of recommendation: April 2, 2010 Notification of
results: April 30, 2010
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INVITED FACULTY (* =3D confirmed)
Ad Aertsen, Freiburg (*)
Hagai Bergman, Jerusalem
Nathaniel Daw, New York (*)
Erik De Schutter, Okinawa (*)
Alain Destexhe, Gif sur Yvette (*)
Zhaoping Li, London (*)
Gianluigi Mongillo, Paris (*)
Yael Niv, Princeton (*)
Jonathan Pillow, London (*)=20
Idan Segev, Jerusalem (*)
Alex Thomson, London
Matt Tresch, Evanston (*)
Mark Van Rossum, Edinburgh
Fred Wolf, G=F6ttingen (*)
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INVITED TUTORS=20
Farzad Farkhooi, FU Berlin, Germany
Pablo Jercog, Columbia U, USA
Shaul Druckmann, Hebrew U, Israel
Sukbin Lim, NYU, USA
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SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Bernd Wiebelt, U. Freiburg, Germany
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-- Dr. Janina Kirsch --
Coordinator for the Teaching & Training Programs
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg=20
Hansastr. 9a=20
D - 79104 Freiburg=20
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 761 203-9575
Fax: +49 (0) 761 203-9559
Email:  <mailto:kirsch from bcf.uni-freiburg.de> kirsch from bcf.uni-freiburg.de
Web:  <http://www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de/> www.bcf.uni-freiburg.de
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