NIH Brain Initiative Summer Course

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
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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

Additional details can be found in the attached flyer and at the website:

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.

Custom Projects

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.

For further information, contact Drs. Satish S. Nair, Course Coordinator, (573-882-2964; or David J. Schulz (573-882-4067;