Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience 2013
Poland, July 28-August 24, 2013
Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience 2014 will take place at FIAS in Frankfurt, Germany and will be organized locally by Jochen Triesch. We will update this page as more information is available.
About the course
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
Applications, including a description of the target project must be
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.
We welcome other organizations and private donors wishing to support ACCN participants through similar or different schemes.
Organization for Computational Neuroscience awards $2000 to one or two participants in need who are members of OCNS at the moment of application.
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2012 Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
2011 Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
2010 Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
All the previous courses.
Participants of ACCN 2012
Participants of ACCN 2011
The 2013 Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience is supported by
various academic and private institutions. If you would like to sponsor ACCN, please contact us.