NEUROINFORMATICS – Educational opportunities for advanced MSc students, PhD students and postdocs

FINNISH NEUROINFORMATICS NEWSLETTER 1-2012 http://www.cs.tut.fi/sgn/neuroinfo/index_files/news.htm

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Contents:
1. Educational opportunities for advanced MSc students, PhD students and postdocs
2. Conferences
3. Workshops
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1. Educational opportunities
1.1.
Workshop: Introduction to GENESIS 3
When: April 30 – May 5, 2012
Where: Luebeck, Germany
https://www.gradschool.uni-luebeck.de/index.php?id=366
The aim of this course is to give an introduction to the new GENESIS 3 simulation environment. There will be a varied programme of technical lectures, lectures on computational modeling and hands-on tutorials.
1.2.
OKINAWA COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE COURSE 2012
Methods, Neurons, Networks and Behaviors
When: June 11 – June 29, 2012
Where: Okinawa, Japan
Application deadline: February 12, 2012!
URL: http://www.irp.oist.jp/ocnc/2012
The aim of the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course is to provide opportunities for young researchers with theoretical backgrounds to learn the latest advances in neuroscience, and for those with experimental backgrounds  to have hands-on experience in computational modeling.
1.3.
RIKEN Brain Science Institute 2012 Summer Program
Internship: June 13 – August 8, 2012
Lecture Course: July 3 – July 9, 2012
Application deadline: Feb 29th, 2012
URL: http://www.brain.riken.go.jp/en/summer/index.html
1.4.
Berkeley summer course in mining and modeling of neuroscience data
When: July 11-22, 2011
Where: Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
Application deadline: April 5, 2012
http://crcns.org/course
1.5.
Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience 2012
When: July 30-August 24, 2012
Where: Będlewo, Poland
Application deadline: April 2, 2012
http://www.neuroinf.pl/accn
PS: Similar course to OKINAWA COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE COURSE 2012.
1.6.
European NEURON Course at IST Austria
When: August 20 – August 24, 2012.
Where: Institute of Science and Technology (IST Austria) Klosterneuburg,
Wien, Austria
http://www.ist.ac.at/NeuronCourse2012/
This 5-day-course is the European counterpart of the intensive course held yearly in San Diego by the developers of NEURON (T. Carnevale and M. Hines). The aim of this course is to learn about computational strategies and modeling methods based on the NEURON simulation environment.
1.7.
There will also be a two-day course on neuroinformatics, organized just before the INCF Congress in Munich on September 10-12, 2012. I strongly recommend advanced MSc and PhD students to apply! More information will follow soon.
1.8.
More information about courses in neuroinformatics and related fields can be found:
http://www.incf.org/resources/training
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2. Conferences
2.1.
FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 12
The 12th International Conference on the SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR
(SAB’12)
27-31 August 2012, Odense, Denmark
http://www.sab2012.org/
2.2.
Neuroinformatics 2012 Congress
When: September 10-12, 2012
Where: Munich, Germany
http://neuroinformatics2012.org/
PS: There will be a Course on neuroinformatics organized for MSc and PhD students on September 8-9, 2012.
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3. Workshops
3.1.
Hyper-Interaction Viability Experiments Workshop
When: April 27-28, 2012
Where, Berlin, Germany
http://hive-eu.org/hive2012/home
Submission deadline: March 11, 2012.
Could computers someday interact directly with the human brain? This is the motto of the HIVE project. The goal of the workshop is to present research toward developing a new generation of powerful and controllable non-invasive brain stimulation technologies. Contributions must be of a high scientific level, and typically would describe, attempt to understand, or engineer brain stimulation phenomena as well as clinical applications.
3.2.
“Towards Mathematical Modeling of Neurological Disease from Cellular Perspectives”
When: May 14- June 15, 2012
Where: Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/11-12/neurodisease/
Parkinson’s Disease Workshop: May 22-23, 2012
Schizophrenia Workshop: May 24-25, 2012
Epilepsy Workshop: May 29-30, 2012
Alzheimer’s Disease/Pharmaceuticals Workshop: May 31-June 1, 2012
Anesthesiology/Sleep Disorders Workshop: Jun 4-5, 2012
3.3.
AREADNE 2012: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles
When: 21-24 June 2012
Where: Nomikos Conference Center, Santorini, Greece
http://www.areadne.org
3.4.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of the Hodgkin-Huxley model of  the action potential.
When: July 12 – 13, 2012
Where: Trinity College, Cambridge, UK
URL:  http://www.cnsorg.org/hodgkin-huxley60
3.5.
Special Session on Biologically-Inspired Multimedia Signal Processing
The 11th  International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications (ISSPA’12)
When: July 3-5, 2012
Where: Montreal, Canada
Full Paper Submission: February 15, 2012
http://www.auditory.org/postings/2011/890.html
3.6.
12th GRANADA SEMINAR: advances and challenges at the interfaces between “PHYSICS, COMPUTATION, and THE MIND”
When: 17-21 September 2012
Where: La Herradura, Spain
http://ergodic.ugr.es/cp/
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What is the Finnish Neuroinformatics Newsletter?
The Newsletter contains information on neuroinformatics related activities in Finland and abroad, for example conferences, workshops, and courses. It may also contain links to job announcements and postdoc/PhD positions.
You can inform the coordinator of INCFF about the neuroinformatics related
announcements by sending an email to: neuroinformatics@cs.tut.fi .
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With best regards,
Marja-Leena Linne
Coordinator of INCF National Node of Finland
Email: marja-leena.linne@tut.fi
http://www.cs.tut.fi/sgn/neuroinfo/