[Comp-neuro] Second Announcement for the Advanced Course in Computational Neurosience 2007 in Arcachon, France

Florence Dancoisne dancoisne at bccn.uni-freiburg.de
Wed Mar 28 08:51:42 CEST 2007


ADVANCED COURSE IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE (A PENS NEUROSCIENCE SCHOOL)

August 6th - 31st 2007, ARCACHON, FRANCE

DIRECTORS:                
N. Brunel (Paris, France)
P. Dayan (UCL, UK)
I. Nelken (Jerusalem, Israel)
J. Rinzel (NYU, USA)
LOCAL ORGANIZER:    
Gwendal Le Masson (INSERM Bordeaux, France)

The Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience is for advanced 
graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows who are interested in learning the essentials of the field.
We seek students of any nationality 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.
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.
A maximum of 30 students will be accepted. Although we are actively 
raising money to reduce the fees as
far as possible, the current tuition for the course will be EUR 750; and 
there will be an additional
contribution of EUR 750 towards the costs of lodging, breakfast and 
dinner. There will be a limited
number of tuition fee scholarships, loding waivers and travel stipends 
available for students who need
financial help for attending the course. 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 (see below)
and should be accompanied by the names and email details of two referees 
who have agreed to furnish
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.
More information and application forms can be obtained from:
http://www.neuroinf.org/courses/EUCOURSE/A07/index.shtml
Please apply electronically using a web browser.

Contact address:
- mail:
Florence Dancoisne,
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg
Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
Hansastrasse 9A
79104 Freiburg, Germany
dancoisne at bccn.uni-freiburg.de

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 13th, 2007
DEADLINE FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: April 13th, 2007

Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection procedures 
by the middle of May 2007.

FACULTY (most of whom have confirmed their attendance):
Faculty:
L. Abbott (Columbia, USA)
A. Aertsen (Freiburg, Germany)
E. Ahissar (Weizmann, Israel)
M. Ahissar (Jerusalem, Israel)
A. Arieli (Weizmann, Israel)
E. De Schutter (Antwerp, Belgium)
A. Destexhe (Gif, France)
Y. Fregnac (Gif, France)
P. Latham (UCL, UK)
R. Malach (Weizmann, Israel)
D. McAlpine (UCL, UK)
A. Pouget (Rochester, USA)
I. Segev (Jerusalem, Israel)
A. Thomson (UCL, UK)
E. Vaadia (Jerusalem, Israel)
C. van Vreeswijk (Paris, France)
L. Zhaoping (UCL, UK)

Tutors:
J. Best (Ohio State, USA)
H. Cuntz (UCL, UK)
A. Kumar (Brown, USA)
M. Rudolph (Gif, France)
T. Vogels (Columbia, USA)

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We are currently inviting applications for several PhD and PostDoc positions at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and in associated projects.

more information under: www.bccn.uni-freiburg.de/jobs


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Florence Dancoisne
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg
Project Manager
Hansastr. 9A
D-79104 Freiburg

http://www.bccn.uni-freiburg.de

phone:	+ 49 761 203 9314
fax:	+ 49 761 203 9559





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