[Comp-neuro] Computational Neuroscience Summer School

John Lewis jlewis at uottawa.ca
Tue Sep 12 03:47:03 CEST 2006


JUNE 17-29, 2007


We are pleased to announce the first Canadian Summer School in Computational
Neuroscience, which will be held from Sunday June 17, 2007 until Friday June
29, 2007 inclusively. It is organized by the new Center for Neural Dynamics
and Computation at the University of Ottawa. The course is directed at
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the physical sciences (e.g.
physics, applied mathematics, engineering, computer science) and the life
sciences (e.g. neuroscience, biology, physiology, human kinetics) who wish
to develop their skills in neural data analysis and in mathematical modeling
of neural activity. The topics will range from cellular to systems
neuroscience, with a focus on sensory and motor systems.

The course will consist of 3 hours of lectures in the mornings, followed by
3-hour MATLAB-based computer laboratories in the afternoons. Participants
will pair up for these laboratories, and an effort will be made to pair
someone from the life sciences with someone from the physical sciences. All
classes and laboratories will be held on the main downtown campus of the
University of Ottawa (Biosciences Complex). The School will be held in
English, although many of the lecturers also speak French. The course can be
taken for credit, since it is a University of Ottawa three-credit graduate
course (NSC8104). The mark will be based on work done in the computer
laboratories and a short project. The first day of the school (Sunday June
17th) will be a mathematics refresher open to all participants, which will
include some introduction to differential equations.

Enrollment in the course  will be limited to 40 participants.

The summer school ends just before Canada Day (July 1st), and a week before
the beginning of the Computational Neuroscience Meeting (www.cnsorg.org)
which will be held next year in Toronto from July 8-12, 2007.  Please
contact the local organizer, F.Skinner (fskinner at uhnres.utoronto.ca) for
further information and/or if you are interested in organizing a workshop
associated with this conference.

MATH PRE-REQUISITES: Calculus I and II, first-year university level Linear
Algebra  and Probability and Statistics.

LIFE SCIENCES PRE-REQUISITES: first-year university level life science
courses for students in the physical sciences.


Prof. Ramesh Balasubramaniam, School of Human Kinetics, U. Ottawa
Prof. Maurice Chacron, Physiology, McGill University
Prof. Victor LeBlanc, Mathematics and Statistics, U. Ottawa
Prof. John Lewis, Biology, U. Ottawa
Prof. Tim Lewis, Mathematics, U. California at Davis
Prof. André Longtin, Physics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, U. Ottawa
Prof. Len Maler, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, U. Ottawa

TUITION: $1400 CAN with credit, $800 CAN without credit.


Accommodation will be available at the New Residence of the University of
Ottawa, a few minutes walk away from the Biosciences Complex and cafeterias
and restaurants. Accommodation consists of a single room with a double bed,
with two such rooms per apartment. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen
and bathroom. The cost is approximately $48 CAN per night per person, taxes


Partial financial support will likely be available for those demonstrating
the need.


February 1st, 2007: Application  (website to follow).
March 15th 2007: Notification of acceptance and level of financial support.
April 1st, 2007: Notification of acceptance by the participant.

Accommodation: as soon as possible after notification of acceptance,
participants can reserve their accommodation online at reserve at uottawa.ca or
by phoning 1-888-564-4545.

compneuro07 at uottawa.ca
www.neurodynamics.uottawa.ca/summerschool (website will go online soon)

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