[Comp-neuro] EPFL Simulation Neuroscience I - Enrol now on edX.org!

Eilif Muller eilif.mueller at epfl.ch
Thu Nov 9 12:06:38 CET 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention a recently launched Massive
Open Online Course (MOOC) on Simulation Neuroscience we are now offering
on edX.org, leveraging the HBP Brain Simulation Platform.  It is the
first of 3 planned MOOCs through which we will teach students to
construct and simulate data-driven microcircuits, like the Blue Brain
cortical model.  More details are below.  

Many thanks for forwarding to students who may be potentially

Best regards,

===== ANNOUNCEMENT =====

The Center for Digital Education of the École polytechnique fédérale de
Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in cooperation with the Blue Brian Project
is welcoming students to participate in a Massive Open Online Course
(MOOC) entitled:

Simulation Neuroscience I - Reconstruction of a single neuron

Faculty: Prof. Henry Markram, Prof. Idan Segev, Prof. Sean Hill, Prof.
Felix Schuermann, Samuel Kerrian, Lida Kanari, Werner Van Geit, Dr.
Srikanth Ramaswamy, Dr. Eilif Muller

Simulation Neuroscience is an emerging approach to integrate the
knowledge dispersed throughout the field of neuroscience. The aim is to
build a unified empirical picture of the brain, to study the biological
mechanisms of brain function, behaviour and disease. This is achieved
by integrating diverse data sources across the various scales
of experimental neuroscience, from molecular to clinical, into computer

In a series of three courses, you will learn to use the
state-of-the-art modelling tools of the Human Brain Project Brain
Simulation Platform to simulate neurons, build neural networks, and
perform your own simulation experiments. This is the first course of
the series that will teach you how to digitally reconstruct a single

We invite you to join us and share in our passion to reconstruct,
simulate and understand the brain!

The course is targeted at senior bachelor, master or PhD students in
science or engineering fields looking for an introduction to Simulation
Neuroscience.  It is a 6 week course, with an estimated course load of
5-7 hours per week.

The course is open as of November 2nd, and is self-paced and can be
started at any time.

For more information: 

Dr. Eilif Muller
Section Manager - Simulation Neuroscience - Cells & Circuits
Task Leader - Community Engagement - HBP Brain Simulation SP

EPFL - Blue Brain Project
Biotech Campus
Chemin des Mines 9
1202 Geneva

Tel: +41 21 693 0698
Fax: +41 21 693 5350
www: http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/page-77926-en.html
www: http://neuralensemble.org/people/eilifmuller

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