[Comp-neuro] 2nd Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience

antonior at neuron.ffclrp.usp.br antonior at neuron.ffclrp.usp.br
Tue Oct 9 03:35:32 CEST 2007

Applications are invited for LASCON 2008


Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo State, Brazil

July 13 - August 1 2008


LASCON aims at introducing advanced undergraduate and graduate students to
the use of computational methods for modeling neurons and neural circuits.
These methods will be illustrated with the use of programs like
neuroConstruct, GENESIS, NEURON, XPPAUT and MATLAB. The faculty is composed
of researchers with large experience in computational neuroscience and the
use of these programs. The school will last for three weeks, and will
consist of theoretical lectures and hands on tutorials given by the
lecturers and computational exercises made by the students. Students also
will have to work on individual research projects, which they will present
orally at the end of the school.

The school lectures and tutorials will cover the following topics:

1. Realistic neural modeling;
2. Simplified neural modeling and phase-plane methods of analysis;
3. Spike-train statistics and analysis;
4. Plasticity and learning.

Faculty (tentative):

David Beeman, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
James Bower, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA
Avrama Blackwell, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Ramón Huerta, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Roland Köberle, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
Rodrigo Oliveira, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Reynaldo Pinto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Sidarta Ribeiro, Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of
Neuroscience of Natal, Natal, RN, Brazil
John Rinzel, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Arnd Roth, University College, London, UK
Volker Steuber, University of Hertfodshire, Hatfield, UK

School organizer:

Antonio Roque, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil

Antonio Roque
Departamento de Fisica e Matematica
FFCLRP, Universidade de Sao Paulo
14040-901 Ribeirao Preto-SP
Brazil - Brasil

Tels: +55 16 3602-3768 (office);
      +55 16 3602-3859 (lab)
FAX: +55 16 3602-4887
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URL: http://neuron.ffclrp.usp.br

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