Computational Neuroscience: Models and Neurobiology - A new NIH BRAIN Initiative
Summer Course at the University of Missouri
June 6 -17, 2016
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016
Interdisciplinary training in Computational Neuroscience for students, post-docs and faculty
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A longstanding goal of neuroscience research is to understand how activity of individual neurons and within neural circuits gives rise to outputs ranging from movement to thought. Integrative and interdisciplinary training in neuroscience is necessary to help develop scientists who can work together to address this goal by using approaches from diverse fields including biology, psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, and physics.
Our training course is designed to introduce and strengthen the quantitative skills of researchers with biological and medical backgrounds and increase the knowledge of neuroscience concepts for those from quantitative backgrounds. No previous experience with modeling is expected.
All participant costs will be covered for expenses including travel, accommodation at University dorms, and meals. All Expenses covered by NIH grant funds.
The workshop will introduce neuroscience concepts from an advanced perspective using wet-lab and software (‘virtual’) experiments using a biology to model and back again approach;
Neuro-modeling via hands-on coding and development using the software package NEURON, and, in parallel provide exposure to electrophysiology from a mathematical and systems perspective.
We will work individually with each attendee to develop a computational research project based on their own specific research interests.
The faculty will provide follow-up support to participants for one year on all aspects of the short course, including their individual research project.