[Comp-neuro] Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course 2014: Application open

Erik De Schutter erik at oist.jp
Mon Jan 6 01:39:11 CET 2014

         Methods, Neurons, Networks and Behaviors
                        June 16 - July 3, 2014
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

The aim of the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course is to
provide opportunities for young researchers with theoretical backgrounds
to learn the latest advances in neuroscience, and for those with experimental
backgrounds to have hands-on experience in computational modeling.

We invite graduate students and postgraduate researchers to participate
in the course, held from June 16th through July 3rd, 2014 at an oceanfront
seminar house of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate
University. Applications are through the course web page 
(https://groups.oist.jp/ocnc) only; they will close February 9th, 2014. 
Applicants are required to propose a project at the time of application. 
Applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance in March.

Like in preceding years, OCNC will be a comprehensive three-week course
covering single neurons, networks, and behaviors with ample time for
student projects. The first week will focus exclusively on methods with
hands-on tutorials during the afternoons, while the second and third weeks
will have lectures by international experts. We invite those who are interested
in integrating experimental and computational approaches at each level, as
well as in bridging different levels of complexity.

There is no tuition fee. The sponsor will provide lodging and meals during
the course and may support travel for those without funding. We hope that
this course will be a good opportunity for theoretical and experimental
neuroscientists to meet each other and to explore the attractive nature and
culture of Okinawa, the southernmost island prefecture of Japan.

Invited faculty:
	• Upinder Bhalla (NCBS, India)
	• Erik De Schutter (OIST)
	• Kenji Doya (OIST)
	• Tomoki Fukai (RIKEN, Japan)
	• Bernd Kuhn (OIST)
	• Javier Medina (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
	• Abigail Morrison (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
	• Yael Niv (Princeton University, USA)
	• Tony Prescott (University of Sheffield, UK)
	• Magnus Richardson (University of Warwick, UK)
	• Bernardo Sabatini (Harvard University, USA)
	• Ivan Soltesz (UC Irvine, USA)
	• Greg Stephens (OIST)
	• Greg Stuart (Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, Australia)
	• Josh Tenenbaum (MIT, USA)
	• Jeff Wickens (OIST)
	• Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama (OIST)

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