[Comp-neuro] IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, Cape Town - application deadline.

Alexander Antrobus ANTALE003 at myuct.ac.za
Wed Jul 27 10:38:16 CEST 2016

Dear all,

this is a quick reminder that the deadline for the isiCNI is approaching quickly!

9 - 28 January 2017, Muizenburg Beach Cape Town, South Africa

http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk <http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/><http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/>

*Applications deadline: 31st July 2016*

The #isiCNI2017 is a (southern hemisphere) summer school aiming to  promote computational neuroscience in Africa by bringing together international and local students under the tutelage of world-leading experts in the field. Like its international sister courses, this three-week summer school aims to teach central ideas, methods, and practices of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work. Mornings will be devoted to lectures given by distinguished international faculty on topics across the breadth of experimental and computational neuroscience. The rest of the day will be spent working on research projects in teams of 2-3 people under the close supervision of expert tutors and faculty. Research projects decided with the students and focus on the modeling of neurons, neural systems, behavior, the analysis of state-of-the-art neural data (behavioral data, multi-electrode recordings, calcium imaging data, connectomics data, etc.), and the development of theories to explain experimental observations.

The course is aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from various disciplines, including neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, psychology and biology. Students are expected to have a keen interest and basic background in neurobiology, a solid foundation in mathematics, as well as some computer experience.

*Essential details:*
* Generous scholarships and travel stipends are available. Successful African applicants will likely be fully subsidised.

* Fee (which covers tuition, lodging, and meals): 1000 EUR

* Application deadline: 31 July 2016

* Notification of results: September 2016

*Information and application*
http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk <http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/><http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/> <http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/ <http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/><http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/>>

http://tinyurl.com/isiCNI2017 <http://tinyurl.com/isiCNI2017><http://tinyurl.com/isiCNI2017>
(please distribute this is you can)

\?m'bi?z?\ | Xhosa - Zulu
A gathering of the people to share knowledge.

Peter Latham (Gatsby Unit for Computational Neuroscience, University College London, UK)
Joseph Raimondo (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Tim Vogels (University of Oxford, UK)


Larry Abbott - Columbia University
Emery Brown - Harvard University / MIT
Nando deFreitas - Google DeepMind
Adrienne Fairhall - Washington University
Surya Ganguli - Stanford University
Wulfram Gerstner - EPFL Lausanne
Peter Latham - University College London
Timothy Lillicrap - Google DeepMind
Mate Lengyel - University of Cambridge
Eve Marder - Brandeis University
Joseph Raimondo - University of Cape Town
Yiota Poirazi - Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Srikanth Ramaswamy - EPFL Lausanne
Rajnish Ranjan - EPFL Lausanne
Tim Vogels - University of Oxford
Daniel Wolpert - University of Cambridge

Special Guests:
Alyssa Piccini Schaffer - Simons Foundation
Arthur Wingfield - Brandeis University

*Local Organiser:*
Alex Antrobus (isicn.imbizo at gmail.com<mailto:isicn.imbizo at gmail.com> <mailto:isicn.imbizo at gmail.com><mailto:isicn.imbizo at gmail.com> <mailto:isicn.imbizo at gmail.com <mailto:isicn.imbizo at gmail.com><mailto:isicn.imbizo at gmail.com>>)

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