[Comp-neuro] Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience, 28 July -24 August 2013, REMINDER

Daniel Wójcik d.wojcik at nencki.gov.pl
Wed Mar 27 15:37:33 CET 2013

%  Note that the deadline for applications is
%  April 2nd at Midnight, local Brussels time

July 28 - August 24, 2013
Bedlewo, Poland

Applications accepted: January 21, 2013 - April 2, 2013

* Ehud Ahissar (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
* Dieter Jaeger (Emory University, USA)
* Máté Lengyel (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Carl van Vreeswijk (CNRS, Université Paris Descartes, France)

* Daniel Wojcik (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland)
* Tiaza Bem (Institute Of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Poland)

This year for the third and last time the Advanced Course in 
Computational Neuroscience (ACCN) will be held at the Mathematical 
Research and Conference Center (MRCC) of the Institute of Mathematics of 
the Polish Academy of Sciences in the village Bedlewo in Poland.

The ACCN is for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who 
are interested in learning the essentials of the field of computational 

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 pursue a project of their choosing under the close 
supervision of expert tutors. This gives them practical training in the 
art and practice of neural modeling.

The first week of the course introduces students to essential 
neurobiological concepts and to the most important techniques in 
modeling single cells, synapses and circuits. Students learn how to 
solve their research problems using software such as MATLAB, NEST, 
NEURON, Python, XPP, etc. During the following three weeks the lectures 
cover networks and specific neural systems and functions. Topics range 
from modeling 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 

The course is designed for students 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. Students of any nationality can apply.

Essential details:
* Course size: thirty students.
* Fee (which covers lodging, meals and excursions): EUR 1500.
* Scholarships and travel stipends are available.

* Application start: January 21, 2013
* Application deadline: April 2, 2013
* Deadline for letters of recommendation: April 9, 2013
* Notification of results: May, 2013

Information and application

Contact address:
* Daniel Wojcik
Nencki Institute
of Experimental Biology
3 Pasteur St
02-093 Warsaw

* email: accn at nencki.gov.pl


Ad Aertsen, University of Freiburg, Germany
Ehud Ahissar, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Erik De Schutter, OIST, Japan
Matthew Diamond, SISSA, Italy
Quentin Huys, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Dieter Jaeger, Emory University, USA
Máté Lengyel, University of Cambridge, UK
Carole Levenes, Paris Descartes University, France
Christian Machens, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal
J. Kevin O’Regan, , Paris Descartes University, France
Astrid Prinz, Emory University, USA
John Rinzel, New York University, USA
Maria Sanchez-Vives, IDIBAPS, Spain
Peggy Seriès, University of Edinburgh, UK
Rich Turner, University of Cambridge, UK
Carl van Vreeswijk, Paris Descartes University, France
Daniel Wójcik, Nencki Institute, Poland


Sacha van Albada, Juelich Forschungszentrum, Germany
Tomasz Smolinski, Delaware State University, USA


Chris Ploegaert, U Antwerp, Belgium

Daniel K. Wojcik, PhD, DSc
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Head
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
3 Pasteur St, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
tel: (+48 22) 5892348
fax: (+48 22) 8225342
skype: danek8317

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