SICSA Summer School in Towards an integrative computational neuroscience: Modelling across scales of analysis

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/08/2012 - 02/09/2012
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
SHSC Conference & Training Centre, Edinburgh


Edinburgh INCF Summer School in Neuroinformatics – “Towards an integrative computational neuroscience: Modelling across scales of analysis”

26th August to 2nd September 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Supported by the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) and the University of Edinburgh Doctoral Training Programme in Informatics.

Summer School Web site

COURSE ORGANISERS: David Sterratt, Matt Nolan and Michael Herrmann
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4th May 2012.
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This summer school will introduce analysis techniques and modelling tools to address neuroscientific questions spanning multiple levels of investigation, from genomics and proteomics to whole-brain imaging, psychophysics and behaviour.

Each day will have a theme that connects data acquired at multiple levels, such as genetic, proteomic, electrophysiological, multi-electrode neural, imaging, and behavioural. Morning sessions are given by invited lecturers and aim to give insight and inspiration into how modelling can bridge gaps between various levels of neuroscientific investigation. They will be followed in the afternoon by practical sessions focussing on hands-on use of software tools related to the morning sessions. Keynote presentations in the evening will highlight recent high profile studies.

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
* Douglas Armstrong (Edinburgh)
* Jim Bednar (Edinburgh)
* Upi Bhalla (Bangalore)
* Angela Bongaarts (Allen Brain Atlas)
* Robert Cannon (Textensor Ltd)
* Padraig Gleeson (UCL)
* Sacha Nelson (Brandeis)
* Matt Nolan (Edinburgh)
* Astrid Prinz (Emory)
* Arnd Roth (UCL)
* Peggy Series(Edinburgh)

WHO SHOULD GO?
The course will be suitable for neuroscience researchers wishing to develop interests in systems biology approaches and informatics researchers with a strong interest in neuroscience. A prerequisite for attending the course is a basic knowledge of neuroscience.

REGISTRATION FEE AND ACCOMMODATION
* There will be a course registration fee of £50.
* This will cover accommodation, course materials, refreshments during
the day and attendance at the workshop dinner.
* Places on the Summer school are limited to 20.
* The course organisers will select from the applicants taking into
account submitted CV and supporting letter, and will aim to ensure a
balance experimentalists and theoreticians, PhD students, postdocs
and faculty without restriction on nationality.

BURSARIES
The course will provide bursaries to contribute towards travel costs for PhD students.
For more details and to apply, please go to Summer School Web site
Please contact the course administrator Ewa Hill if you have any questions about this event.

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