[Comp-neuro] Summer School Computations in the Brain and Translational Neuroscience

Marja-Leena Linne marja-leena.linne at tut.fi
Thu Dec 27 22:20:24 CET 2012


1st Baltic-Nordic Summer School on Neuroinformatics

Special theme: Computations in the Brain and Translational Neuroscience

Place: Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Time: May 29-31, 2013

We invite graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and advanced
researchers to participate in the 1st Baltic-Nordic Summer School on
Neuroinformatics, to be held at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas,
Lithuania, on May 29-31, 2013. The course is interdisciplinary and is
focused on theoretical, experimental, and clinical studies of synaptic
plasticity, learning, and memory in the brain, both in health and disease.
The course combines lectures and tutorials for computational modeling and
analysis of brain functions. The target audience is advanced doctoral
students and researchers from various fields of neuroscience interested on
how brain computes information, but advanced MSc students may also be
considered.

Venue:

The course will be held in Kaunas, the second-largest city of Lithuania,
located in the very heart of the country, on the confluence of two rivers
Nemunas and Neris. Kaunas was first mentioned in written sources in 1361,
has great Hanza Union traditions since 1445, and was the capital of
Lithuania in 1920-1939. Nowadays Kaunas is a city of beautiful architecture,
rich cultural, educational, scientific, and business life. The Summer school
will be held at Vytautas Magnus University, established in 1922, one of the
most modern universities in Lithuania, and situated in the very center of
Kaunas, within walking distance to the downtown.

Confirmed speakers:

- Michael Hasselmo, Boston University, USA
- Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Bruce Graham, University of Stirling, UK
- Others to be announced

Important dates:

- Application deadline: 15 February 2013
- Acceptance notification: 15 March 2013
- Summer school: 29-31 May 2013

Organizers:

- Marja-Leena Linne, INCF National Node of Finland, Tampere University of
Technology, Finland
- Ausra Saudargienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
- Arimantas Tamašauskas, Neuroscience Institute, Lithuanian University of
Health Sciences, and Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of Lithuanian
University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
- Rima Naginienė, Neuroscience Institute, Lithuanian University of Health
Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania
- Osvaldas Rukšėnas, Lithuanian Neuroscience Association, Lithuania

INCF National Node of Finland, established at Tampere University of
Technology, Tampere, Finland in 2007, promotes neuroinformatics research and
education in Finland and works in close co-operation with the International
Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility (INCF).

Vytautas Magnus University is known for its interdisciplinary studies and
research in social, natural sciences and informatics.

The Neuroscience Institute and Department of Neurosurgery at LUHS (LUHS -
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences) combine basic, clinical, and
epidemiological research in various fields of neurosciences for better
diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various brain disorders.

The Lithuanian Neuroscience Association unites researches working on
different aspect of neurosciences from Vilnius and Kaunas universities.

Practical arrangements:

There is a small tuition fee of 100 euros. The sponsor will provide lodging
and meals during the course. The participants are expected to cover their
travel and health insurance expenses (travel awards available for those
without funding). Applications can be sent between January 15th and February
15th, 2013. For more details see the web site
http://www.cs.tut.fi/sgn/neuroinfo/index_files/summerschool.htm  onwards
January 15th, 2013.

We are looking forward to welcome you at the 1st Baltic-Nordic Summer School
on Neuroinformatics in Kaunas, Lithuania, in 2013!




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