[Comp-neuro] DEADLINE NEAR: IBRO-SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO in CAPE TOWN

Tim Vogels timvogels at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 11:46:11 CEST 2019


Dear all, 

The DEADLINE for next year’s IMBIZO is approaching very quickly, with only 4 days left. Don’t let this opportunity slip by, if you are hoping to join the most diverse neuroscience summer school at the most beautiful beach in the world!

We are very excited to announce that we have three new faculty this year, adding

Prof. Eve Marder, of Brandeis University, Gruber and Kavli Prize winner, past president of SfN and generally awesome person in Neuroscience, coming with Prof Arthur Wingfield, also of Brandeis and also awesome person in neuroscience.

And

Prof. Henning Sprekeler, Technical University Berlin, Bernstein Award winner, and ALSO generally awesome person in neuroscience

to our already great roster of lecturers. 

If you know anyone who would benefit from a diverse and extraordinary computational neuroscience summer school, please forward this information:
 

IBRO-SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO 
#isiCNI2020
5 - 26 January 2020, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
http://imbizo.africa/ <http://imbizo.africa/>

Application deadline: 8th July 2019

The #isiCNI2020 is a southern hemisphere summer school aiming to promote computational neuroscience in Africa. It will bring together international and local students under the tutelage of the world's 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 on topics across the breadth of experimental and computational neuroscience. The rest of the day will be spent working on research projects under the close supervision of expert tutors and faculty. Individual research projects will focus on the modelling of neurons, neural systems, behaviour, the analysis of state-of-the-art neural data, and the development of theories to explain experimental observations.

Who should apply?
This course is aimed at Masters and early-PhD level students though Honours or advanced undergraduates may also apply. Postdoctoral students who can motivate why the course would benefit them are also encouraged to apply, Students should have sufficient quantitative skills, (e.g. a background in mathematics, physics, computer science, statistics, engineering or related field). Some knowledge of neural biology will be useful but not essential. Experimental neuroscience students are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that they have a reasonable level of quantitative proficiency (i.e. at least second-year level mathematics or statistics and have done at least one course in computer programming).

Please distribute this information as widely as you can.

Essential details
* Fee (which covers tuition, lodging, and meals): 1100 EUR
Thanks to out generous sponsors, significant financial assistance is available to reduce and waiver fees for students, particlualry for African applicants. We also hope to provide some travel bursaries for interrnational students. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the Imbizo, please state so clearly in the relevant section of your application.

* Application deadline: 30th June 2019
* Notification of results: late August 2019
Information and application
https://imbizo.africa/ <http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/>


Questions?
isicn.imbizo at gmail.com <mailto:isicn.imbizo at gmail.com>

What is an Imbizo?
\ɪmˈbiːzɒ\ | Xhosa - Zulu
A gathering of the people to share knowledge.

CONFIRMED FACULTY
Demba Ba - Harvard University
Adrienne Fairhall - Washington University
Peter Latham - University College London
Timothy Lillicrap - Google DeepMind
Eve Marder - Brandeis University
Joseph Raimondo - University of Cape Town
Srikanth Ramaswamy - EPFL Lausanne
Athanassia Papoutsi - IMBB-FORTH
Evan Schaffer - Columbia University
Anna Schapiro - University of Pennsylvania
Henning Sprekeler - Technical University of Berlin
Thomas Tagoe - University of Ghana
Misha Tsodyks - Weiszmann Institute of Science
Tim Vogels - University of Oxford
Arthur Wingfield - Brandeis University
Byron Yu - Carnegie Mellon University

Tutors
Everton Agnes University of Oxford
Annik Carson - McGill University
Chris Currin - University of Cape Town
Callie Federer - University of Colorado
Grace Lindsay -  University College London
Richard Pang - University of Washington

Organisers
Christopher Currin (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Emma Vaughan (Conference Managemant Centre)

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

Sponsors
The isiCNI is made possible by the generous support from the Simons Foundation (https://www.simonsfoundation.org <https://www.simonsfoundation.org/>) and the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) (http://ibro.info <http://ibro.info/>)

Organizational Affiliates
University of Cape Town, University College London, University of Oxford, TReND in Africa <http://trendinafrica.org/>, CNCB <http://www.cncb.ox.ac.uk/>, Gatsby Foundation <http://www.gatsby.org.uk/>, IBRO African Center for Advanced Training in Neurosciences at UCT
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