[Comp-neuro] Okinawa/OIST Computational Neuroscience Course 2015: application deadline soon

Erik De Schutter erik at oist.jp
Mon Feb 2 08:53:09 CET 2015


OKINAWA/OIST COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE COURSE 2015
       Methods, Neurons, Networks and Behaviors
                      June 8 - June 25, 2015
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan
                  https://groups.oist.jp/ocnc

The aim of the Okinawa/OIST 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 8th through June 25th, 2015 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 8th, 2015. 
Applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance in March.

The course has a strong hands-on component based on student proposed 
modeling or data analysis projects, which are further refined with the help 
of a dedicated tutor. Applicants are required to propose their project at the 
time of application. 

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:
	• Gordon Arbuthnott (OIST)
	• Axel Borst (MPI, Münich, Germany)
	• Erik De Schutter (OIST)
	• Kenji Doya (OIST)
	• Eugene Izihikevich (Brain Corporation, USA)
	• Bernd Kuhn (OIST)
	• Peter Latham (Gatsby Unit, UCL, UK)
	• Miguel Nicolelis (Duke University, USA)
	• Steve Prescott (University of Toronto, Canada)
	• John Rinzel (New York University, USA)
	• Jackie Schiller (Technion, Israel)
	• Greg Stephens (OIST)
	• Jeff Wickens (OIST)
	• Taro Toyoizumi (RIKEN BSI, Japan)
	• Xiao-Jing Wang (New York University, USA)
	• Wako Yoshida (ATR, Japan)


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