Summer School:
Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Beijing China
July 14 - 31, 2012
Application deadline: April 1, 2012

The application is complimentary

rganized by:
Xiao-Jing Wang, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Si Wu, Beijing Normal University, China
Upinder S Bhalla, Natl Ctr Biological Sci, Bangalore, India
Zachary F Mainen, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal

Sponsored by Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing Normal University and Cold Spring Harbor Asia

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The 3rd Computational and Cognitive Neurobiology Summer School is going to be held in Beijing, China. The objective of this course is to train in Computational Neuroscience talented and highly motivated students and postdocs from Asia and other countries in the world. Applicants with either quantitative, including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science or experimental background are welcomed. The lectures will introduce the basic concepts and methods, as well as cutting-edge research, in Computational and Systems/Cognitive Neurosciences. Modeling will be taught at multiple levels, ranging from subcellular processes, single neuron computation, to microcircuits and large-scale systems. Matlab-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.

Invited lecturers include:

Matteo Carandini, UCL
Bob Desimone, MIT
Kenji Doya, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Ila Fiete, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Glimcher, NYU
Christof Koch, Caltech/Allen Institute
Zhaoping Li, Tsinghua University and UCL
Weiji Ma, Baylor College of Medicine
David McCormick, Yale University
Flip Sabes, UC San Francisco
Haim Sompolinsky, Hebrew University

We look forward to seeing you in July.

The application is FREE. We will also support the local expenses including accommodation and meals. Meanwhile, a limited number of travel scholarship is available.