[Comp-neuro] Connectomics. Advanced Course. Siena, Tuscany April 22-29, 2017

Francesca Martini/NSAS francesca.martini at nsas.it
Wed Feb 22 15:33:40 CET 2017

Dear All,


The last few seats remain for:


Advanced Course


Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies

Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Tuscany

April 22-29, 2017




Coordinator: Sean Hill

École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale & The Blue Brain Project, Lausanne,

Faculty include:

Julie Harris, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle. USA

Michael Milham, Child Mind Institute, New York, USA

Fabrizio de Vico Fallani, Inria & Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle,
Paris, France

Patric Hagmann, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Marcello Massimini, University of Milan, Italy

Viktor Jirsa, Aix-Marseille University, France

Sean Hill, École Polytechnique Fédérale & The Blue Brain Project, Lausanne,


This Advanced Course will focus on multi-scale aspects of the connectome –
the comprehensive wiring diagram of the brain – and its impact on brain
function, behavior and health.  Ion channels, receptors, cells and synapses
breathe dynamics into this wiring diagram and give rise to sensory
responses, perceptions, decisions, memories and actions. When we fall into a
deep dreamless sleep, our connectome doesn’t change, nor does it change when
we experience the vivid hallucinations of dreams. Yet it is the substrate of
human experience – disrupting the connectome gives rise to neurological
deficits or disorders.  Emphasis will be placed on the latest techniques of
large-scale data acquisition, analysis, theory, modeling and simulation. The
Advanced Course will cover 1) the cellular basis of connectivity including
gene expression, morphology and electrophysiology, 2) large-scale data
gathering and data analysis of whole brain connectivity across scales
including electron microscopy, single neurons, meso-scale viral tracers,
diffusion and functional whole brain imaging; 3) data integration of
multimodal connectome data; 4) data-driven computational modeling and
simulation at different scales of brain circuitry; 5) theoretical analyses
of brain network topology and principles of connectivity; 6) the development
of the connectome and its link to behavior and neurological disorders;  7)
predicting whole brain dynamics from the connectome; 8) wakefulness, sleep
and disorders of consciousness: the relationship between the connectome and
the diversity of brain states and experiences.


Course Format



Application Form



Kind regards,



The Course Secretariat

Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies

Certosa di Pontignano

Via di Pontignano 5, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena. Italy

Tel. +39.0577.146.0003


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