FENS-IBRO Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience 2012

A partir de 9 de janeiro estarão abertas as inscrições para concorrer a uma vaga na 19a. edição da Escola Européia de Neurociência Computacional, uma das mais tradicionais escolas mundiais dedicadas a esta área em forte expansão. A escola ocorre por três anos seguidos em um país da Comunidade Européia e no triênio 2011-2013 ela está sendo na Polônia. Para maiores detalhes, vejam as informações abaixo ou consultem a página http://www.neuroinf.pl/accn.

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@nencki.gov.pl

PRELIMINARY FACULTY LIST

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
Krzysztof Turlejski, Nencki Institute, Warsaw
Carl van Vreeswijk, Paris Descartes University, France
Daniel Wójcik, Nencki Institute, Warsaw

PRELIMINARY TUTOR LIST

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, U Antwerp, Belgium

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