[Comp-neuro] Call for Applications - IV Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience

Antonio Carlos Roque da Silva Filho antonior at ffclrp.usp.br
Tue Jun 21 13:15:00 CEST 2011

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IV Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience - LASCON 2012
January 15 - February 10, 2012, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil


Dear Colleagues, 

Following the success of the previous three editions of LASCON (Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience), held in 2006, 2008 and 2010, I am pleased to announce the 4th LASCON, which will take place between January 15th and February 10th 2012 in Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil. 

LASCON aims at introducing young researchers, graduate and advanced undergraduate students to the use of computational and mathematical methods for modeling neurons and neural networks. These models will be taught via a combination of theoretical lectures and hands-on tutorials with the use of the programs neuroConstruct, NEURON, XPPAUT, NEST and Matlab. Students will have to work on small research projects (to be done in groups of two), which they will present orally at the end of the school. 

The following people will be in charge of the theoretical classes and tutorials:
Arnd Roth (University College, London, UK)
Emilio Kropff (Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Trondheim, Norway)
Gennady Cymbalyuk (Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA)
Harel Shouval (University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA)
Moshe Abeles (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel)
Olaf Sporns (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA)
Reynaldo Pinto (University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil)
Tom Tetzlaff (Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany)
Volker Steuber (University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK)
William Lytton (SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY, USA)

The following people will work as tutors (plus graduate students from the organizer's lab):
Boris Marin (University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil)
Giseli de Sousa (University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK)
Sam Neymotin (SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY, USA)
William Barnett (Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

The number of students is limited to 28 and applications should be made electronically via the application form in the school's web page (http://sisne.org/LASCON). Applicants are also requested to submit a detailed CV (in English) and to provide two letters of recommendation. 

There is no registration fee for the school. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the school organization. Travel costs have to be covered by the students.

In the selection procedure, priority will be given to Latin-American students, but students from other parts of the world are encouraged to apply as well.

The application deadline is September 10th 2011.

I am looking forward to see you in Ribeirao Preto.
Best regards,

A. Roque, LASCON Organizer

Antonio Roque
Departamento de Fisica
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
E-mail: antonior at ffclrp.usp.br
URL: http://sisne.org
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