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Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience 2011



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Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience 2011
A FENS-IBRO Training Centre

Będlewo, Poland, August 1-26, 2011

About the course

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The Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience is for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in learning the essentials of the field.

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 are given practical training in the art and practice of neural modelling, by pursuing a project of their choosing under the close supervision of expert tutors.

The first week of the course introduces students to essential neurobiological concepts and to the most important techniques in modelling single cells, networks and neural systems. Students learn how to solve their research problems using software packages such as MATLAB, NEST, NEURON, XPP, etc. During the following three weeks the lectures cover specific brain areas and functions. Topics range from modelling 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 advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows 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.

A maximum of 30 students will be accepted. We specifically encourage applications from researchers who work in the developing world. These students will be selected according to the normal submission procedure.

Applications, including a description of the target project must be submitted electronically 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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Download the poster: A2.

Previous Courses

2010 Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience.
All the previous courses.


The 2011 Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience is supported by the Programme of European Neuroscience Schools and various academic and private institutions.

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