[Comp-neuro] 4th Neuroengineering School

Marc de Kamps kamps at in.tum.de
Thu May 4 10:23:06 CEST 2006



4th European School of Neuro-IT and Neuroengineering


Dynamics, Computation and Learning in Neural Systems



GENOVA (ITALY), 13-17 JUNE 2006




University of Genova

-Dept of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE), -Dept of
Informatics, Sistems and Telematics (DIST), -Doctorate School on Science and
Technology for the Information Society, PhD program on Bioengineering
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and University of Genova -Doctorate
School on Humanoid Technologies, Phd program on Humanoid Technologies
Neuro-IT EU Network of Excellence (nEUro-IT.net) NEUROversIT EU Marie Curie


WEBSITE: www.neuroengineering.it


The school, named after Massimo Grattarola who initiated the series in 2000,
will take place from June 13 to June 17, 2006 at the Faculty of Engineering,
University of Genova, in the beautiful historical building of Villa

The school is intended for junior and senior researchers and other
professionals (doctors, engineers, biologists and psychologists etc.)
working in these areas, as well as for students attending faculties of
engineering, medicine, biology or psychology.

A total of 50 PhD students or postdocs will be admitted. Admissions will be
on first-come first-serve basis.


This year, the school will address key topics in the Neuroengineering field,
with a focus on “Dynamics, Computation and Learning in Neural Systems” and
their technical realization in artificial systems. All issues should be
dealt with, in an interdisciplinary way, both from the biological and the
IT/engineering perspective.

The topics covered will include:


1) Neural-network dynamics

-Neurobiology of in-vivo and in-vitro neuronal systems -Non linear dynamics
and neuronal signal analysis -Theoretical and experimental models


2) Neural plasticity, learning and development -Neurobiology of learning and
memory -Closed-loop system and learning -Learning and plasticity in in-vitro
neuronal system


3) Coding and decoding neuronal signals

-Rate/Time coding

-Information transmission

-Sensori-motor processing


4) Advanced neuro-prosthetics and brain-machine interfaces -Technological
advances in BMI -Decoding of neuronal signals


5) Neuro-robotics and biologically inspired robots -Bi-directional
neuro-robotic interfaces -Cognitive neuroscience -Biorobots




John Beggs (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA) Fabio Benfenati
(University of Genova, Genova, Italy) Luca Berdondini (University of
Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland) Egidio D’Angelo (University of Pavia,
Pavia, Italy) Oscar de Feo (University College Cork, Cork, Ireland) Andreas
Engel (Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany) Eduardo Fernandez (University
M. Hernandez, Alicante, Spain) Michele Giugliano (EPFL, Lausanne,
Switzerland) Humeau Yann (CNRS, Strasbourg, FR) Rolf Kötter (University of
Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany) Milena Koudelka-Hep (University of
Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland) Sergio Martinoia (University of Genova,
Genova, Italy) Giorgio Metta (University of Genova, Genova, Italy) Jaap van
Pelt (Brain Institute, Amsterdam, NL) Tim Pearce (University of Leicester,
Leicester, UK) Sajit Rao (MIT, Boston, USA) Giulio Sandini (University of
Genova, Genova, Italy) Vittorio Sanguineti (University of Genova, Genova,
Italy) Sara Solla (Northwestern University ,Chicago, USA) Vincent Torre
(SISSA, Trieste, Italy) Paul Verschure (Institute of Neuroinformatics,
ETH-UZ, Zurich, Switzerland)




PhD students: 200 euros (250 euros after May 15th)

Postdocs: 250 euros (300 euros after May 15th) Business and medical
professionals: 350 euros (400 euros after May 15th)


(*) includes program, reception, two coffee breaks and lunch each day, lab
activities and lecture notes




Andreas Engel (Hamburg, Germany)

Marc de Kamps (München, Germany)

Alois Knoll (München, Germany)

Sergio Martinoia (Genova, Italy)

Giulio Sandini (Genova, Italy)

Vittorio Sanguineti (Genova, Italy)



Sergio Martinoia, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioelectronics
Neuroengineering and BionanoTechnologies - NBT - Group 
Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering - DIBE
Via Opera Pia 11A, 16145, GENOVA, ITALY
Tel. +39-10-3532251
Fax. +39-10-3532133
URL: http://www.bio.dibe.unige.it/
email: martinoia at dibe.unge.it




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