[Comp-neuro] LASCON 2016 - VI Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience (Call for applications)

Antonio C. Roque antonior at ffclrp.usp.br
Sun Aug 23 23:10:51 CEST 2015


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VI Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience - LASCON 2016
January 3 - 29, 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil
http://sisne.org/lascon

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 6 2015

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of the previous editions of LASCON (Latin American School
on Computational Neuroscience), I am pleased to announce the 6th LASCON,
which will take place between January 3 - 29 2016 at the NeuroMat Center in
the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

LASCON aims at introducing young researchers and 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 like neuroConstruct, NEURON, NEST, Brian, the Virtual Brain
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 lecturers will be in charge of theoretical classes and
tutorials:

Arnd Roth, University College, London, UK

Benjamin Lindner, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Boris Marin, University College, London, UK

Christophe Pouzat, Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France

Demian Battaglia, Aix-Marseille Universite, Marseille, France

German Mato, Centro Atomico Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, RN,
Argentina

Hannah Bos, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany

Jannis Schuecker, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany

John Murray, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Marco Huertas, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA

Volker Steuber, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

William Lytton, State University of New York, New York, NY, USA


There will also be some invited lectures. The current list of invited
lecturers is:

Andre Kohn, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Antonio Galves, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Cesar Renno-Costa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN,
Brazil

Fabio Simoes de Souza, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo Andre, SP, Brazil

Julian Tejada, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Aracaju, SE, Brazil

Leonardo Maia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SC, Brazil

Marco Idiart, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS,
Brazil

Marcelo Reyes, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo Andre, SP, Brazil

Mauro Copelli, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE

Sakyasingha Dasgupta, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako, Japan

Sergio Neuenschwander, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal,
RN, Brazil

The number of students is limited to 20 and applications should be made
electronically via the application form in the school's web page (
http://sisne.org/?page_id=253&lang=en). Applicants are also requested to
submit a detailed CV (in English) and to provide two letters of
recommendation.

The application deadline is September 6 2015 (until midnight, US Pacific
time).

There is no registration fee for the school. Costs for accommodation will
be covered by the school organization. Travel costs have to be covered by
the students. Sao Paulo is the major transportation hub in South America,
so it is possible to fly from basically anywhere in the world to it.

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.

LASCON 2016 is an activity of the FAPESP Center for Neuromathematics
(NeuroMat -http://neuromat.numec.prp.usp.br) and is jointly organized by
the University of Sao Paulo and the Federal University of ABC.

I am looking forward to see you in Sao Paulo.
Best regards,

A. Roque
LASCON Director

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Dr. Antonio C. Roque
Professor Associado
Departamento de Fisica
FFCLRP, Universidade de Sao Paulo
14040-901 Ribeirao Preto-SP
Brazil  -  Brasil
E-mails:
antonior at ffclrp.usp.br
aroquesilva at gmail.com
URL: www.sisne.org

Tels: +55 16 3315-3768 (sala/office);
         +55 16 3315-3859 (lab)
FAX: +55 16 3315-4887
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