Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer School

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
July 11 - 24, 2010
Application deadline: April 15, 2010

Arranged by:
Xiao-Jing Wang, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Si Wu, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai, China
Upinder S Bhalla, Natl Ctr Biological Sci, Bangalore, India
Zachary F Mainen, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Computational and cognitive neurobiology are playing an increasing important role in advancing our understanding of the neural basis of behavior. To foster this field in China and other Asian countries, and to help attract young talented students and postdocs to the field, we have developed a new summer school program to be held at a purpose-built academic center in Suzhou, China.

This summer course will provide an introduction to theoretical concepts and computational methods in neuroscience. The course will cover the basics of computational neuroscience, ranging from models of single neurons, dendritic processing, subcellular signaling dynamics, short-term and long-term plasticity, neural population coding and variability, to feedforward and recurrent networks, sensory processing and motor behavior, and higher cognitive functions such as working memory, selective attention and decision making. Lectures from top-notch computational and systems neuroscientists will provide an opportunity for students to learn about cutting-edge issues. Matlab-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.

Invited speakers include:
Larry Abbott, Columbia University, USA
Carlos Brody, Princeton University, USA
Robert Desimone, MIT, USA
Yang Dan, UC Berkeley, USA
Kenji Doya, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Michael Hausser, University College London, UK
Eve Marder, Brandeis University, USA
Barry Richmond, National Institutes of Health, USA
Mike Shadlen, University of Washington, USA
Keiji Tanaka, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Daniel Wolpert, University
 of Cambridge, UK

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in July.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:

Regular Pricing
Cost (including board and lodging): 15,000 RMB 2,200 USD
Regular packages are all inclusive and tuition, room and board for the duration of the summer school.

Please note that significant stipends are available to offset tuition, board and lodging costs. In particular, we have earmarked support for qualified applicants from China and India. 
No payment is due until after selection decisions are made but any applicant requiring support should request this in writing. Travel stipends may also be available on a case by case basis depending on need and geographical origin of applicant.

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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028
[email protected]