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Conferences, symposia, workshops, courses. Our members are actively involved in many events. Here is the current list of upcoming events of interest to computational neuroscience researchers.

Computational Neuroscience: Vision

09.07. – 23.07.2024
Cold Spring Harbor, USA
Summer School

Computational approaches to neuroscience will produce important advances in our understanding of neural processing. Prominent success will come in areas where strong inputs from neurobiological, behavioral and computational investigation can interact. The theme of the course is that an understanding of the computational problems, the constraints on solutions to these problems, and the range of possible solutions can help guide research in neuroscience. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on experience with MATLAB- and Python-based computer tutorials and projects, this intensive course will examine visual information processing from the retina to higher cortical areas, spatial pattern analysis, motion analysis, neuronal coding and decoding, attention, and decision-making.

Bernstein Members involved:
Stefan Treue

33rd Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

20.07. – 24.07.2024
Natal, Brazil
Conference

The Organization for Computational Neurosciences promotes meetings and courses in computational neuroscience and organizes the Annual CNS Meeting which serves as a forum for young scientists to present their work and to interact with senior leaders in the field.

Bernstein Members involved:
Jasper Albers
Fred Wolf

Barcelona Summer School for Advanced Modelling of Behavior (BAMB!)

16.07. – 25.07.2024
Barcelona, Spain
School

Our goal is​ to teach advanced techniques in model-based analysis of behavior (humans and other animals) to cognitive and computational neuroscientists at PhD and early career levels. This will be achieved through structured lectures and talks, together with a strong focus on hands-on tutorials and group projects aimed at making the obtained knowledge directly applicable to the participants' own research. Our goal is that the trainees acquire both the conceptual basis and the technical skills that will enable them to pursue a full modeling approach on their own when they come back to their lab.

Bernstein Members involved:
Jakob Macke

Computational Neuroscience Course

08.07. – 26.07.2024
online
School

The curriculum integrates cutting-edge advances in machine learning and causality research with state-of-the-art modeling approaches in neuroscience.


NeuroAI Course

15.07. – 26.07.2024
online
School

What are common principles of natural and artificial intelligence?
The core challenge of intelligence is generalization. Neuroscience, cognitive science, and AI are all questing for principles that help generalization.


Mathematical Methods in Computational Neuroscience

08.07. – 26.07.2024
Eresfjord, Norway
Summer School

Computational Neuroscience and Inference from data are disciplines that extensively use tools from Mathematics and Physics to understand the behavior of model neuronal networks and analyze data from real experiments. Due to its interdisciplinary nature and the complexity of the neuronal networks, the list of techniques that are borrowed from Physics and Mathematics is an extensive one. Although using tools from standard curriculum of Physics, Mathematics and Engineering is common, more advanced research requires methods and techniques that are not usually covered in any single discipline.

To fill in this gap, this summer school covers some of the most important methods used in computational neuroscience research through both main lectures and scientific seminars (5-6 main lectures per topic and 1-2 seminars by each invited seminar speaker).

Bernstein Members involved:
Peter Dayan
Li Zhaoping

Cognitive Computational Neuroscience

06.08. – 09.08.2024
Boston, USA
Conference

CCN is an annual forum for discussion among researchers in cognitive science, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence, dedicated to understanding the computations that underlie complex behavior. The conference began in 2017, with a goal to deepen interactions between these disciplines and to discover ways that the communities can benefit one another and leverage each other’s successes.

Bernstein Members involved:
Matthias Bethge

PCN 2024 – Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Summer School 2024

28.07. – 09.08.2024
Bad Bevensen, Germany
Summer School

The third instantiation of this European Summer School will bring together PhD students, early postdocs, and an international list of faculty for an intense training programme in primate cognitive and systems neuroscience. It will provide an outstanding training opportunity for young scientists working with non-human primates.
Teaching will focus on cognitive processes in primate sensory and motor systems as well as in social settings and decision making, and will include important and novel results and methodologies. Topics of animal welfare, ethics, and media outreach will also be covered. Each faculty member will teach for about one half-day and furthermore will be available for individual scientific discussions, career planning advice, and scientific networking. Participants are expected to present their ongoing work in a poster presentation.

Bernstein Members involved:
Hansjörg Scherberger
Alexander Gail
Kristine Krug

7th Bonn Brain³ Conference

19.08. – 21.08.2024
Bonn, Germany
Conference

BonnBrain³ stands at the forefront of cutting-edge scientific inquiry, uniting experts from diverse fields in a premier international conference focused on unraveling the complexities of states, behavior, neural circuits, and codes. This interdisciplinary scientific gathering prioritizes the presentation of groundbreaking and unpublished research, fostering insightful discussions after each talk and nurturing informal interactions among scientists at all career stages.

Bernstein Members involved:
Michael Brecht

RELab: Rewilding Ethology Laboratory

26.08. – 30.08.2024
Lake Constance, Germany
Workshop

Are you ready for an expedition into the multifarious world of animal behavior, where the lab meets the wild? Join us for RELab, a unique experimental workshop in the scenic location of Lake Constance, Germany.

Bernstein Members involved:
Armin Bahl

Visual Neuroscience: from spikes to awareness

01.09. – 13.09.2024
Ebsdorfergrund, Germany
Summer School

The European Summer School exposes young vision researchers—at the late pre-doctoral or early post-doctoral level—to the principal methods and seminal issues of contemporary visual neuroscience. In addition, it seeks to build a basic fluency in the emerging lingua franca of computational neuroscience. The range of topics is broad, literally from spikes to awareness, and the pace correspondingly brisk. This intensive experience should allow participants take a broader view of, and make more informed decisions about, their future research direction.

Bernstein Members involved:
Stefan Treue
Felix Wichmann

ICPBR Summer School In Non-Human Primate Systems Neuroscience

09.09. – 15.09.2024
Shanghai, China
Summer School

The goal of this school is to provide introductory lectures to international young investigators (mainly graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) on recent advances in the science and technology related to non-human primate research, with relevance to the understanding of human brain functions and disorders.

Bernstein Members involved:
Kristine Krug

ACAIN 2024: AI meets Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

22.09. – 25.09.2024
Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto), Italy
Symposium & Course

The ACAIN 2024 symposium and course is an interdisciplinary event featuring leading scientists from AI and Neuroscience, providing a special opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in the fields of AI, Neuroscience, Neuroscience-Inspired AI, Human-Level AI, and Cognitive Science.

The 4th Advanced Course and Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience (ACAIN) is a full-immersion five-day Course and Symposium at the Riva del Sole Resort & SPA, Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto), Tuscany, Italy on cutting-edge advances in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The Course provides a stimulating environment for academics, early career researchers, Post-Docs, PhD students and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results with oral talks or posters, and to interact with their colleagues, in a convivial and productive environment.

Bernstein Members involved:
Agnes Korcsak-Gorzo
Sacha van Albada

Bernstein Conference 2024

29.09. – 02.10.2024
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Conference

Each year the Bernstein Network invites the international computational neuroscience community to the annual Bernstein Conference for intensive scientific exchange. It has established itself as one of the most renown conferences worldwide in this field, attracting students, postdocs and PIs from around the world to meet and discuss new scientific discoveries.

The Bernstein Network will have an information booth at this event!


Neuroscience 2024

05.10. – 09.10.2024
Chicago, USA
Conference

Each year, scientists from around the world congregate to discover new ideas, share their research, and experience the best the field has to offer. Attend so you can: present research, network with scientists, attend session and events, and browse the exhibit hall. Join the nearly half a million neuroscientists from around the world who have propelled their careers by presenting an abstract at an SfN annual meeting — the premier global neuroscience event.

The Bernstein Network will have an information booth at this event!


EITN EBRAINS Fall School in Computational Neuroscience

16.10. – 25.10.2024
Marseille, France
Fall School

The EITN Fall School in Computational Neuroscience consists of a 10-day course in theoretical and computational neuroscience, from cellular to whole-brain levels. The course is structured in thematic days with lectures, tutorials, and project work.

The course is typically aimed for PhD students, young postdocs, or master students interested to learn more about techniques of computational neuroscience, and the use of various simulation environments for model building. The students will form thematic groups to work on predefined subjects, with the help of tutors.

The course will cover cellular models, models of brain signals, circuit models and networks, mean-field models, and whole-brain models. There will be lectures and tutorials associated with these topics.

Bernstein Members involved:
Sacha van Albada

SPONT 2024

04.11. – 06.11.2024
Altea, Spain
Conference

We invite you to participate in the “Spontaneous Activity in Brain Development” meeting, a dynamic forum for neuroscientists exploring brain activity during development. The third SPONT meeting, SPONT2024, is scheduled from 4-6 November 2024 in Altea, a picturesque seaside town near Alicante in Spain.

Bernstein Members involved:
Julijana Gjiorgjeva

Advanced Neural Data Analysis and Neuroinformatics (ANDA-NI)

24.09. – 08.11.2024
online/Jülich, Germany
School

Techniques to record neuronal data from populations of neurons are rapidly improving, allowing for simultaneous recordings from hundreds of channels while animals perform complex behavioral tasks. The analysis of such massive and intricate data sets poses significant challenges. ANDA-NI aims to equip participants with theoretical and practical training in state-of-the-art analysis approaches for neurophysiological data.

Bernstein Members involved:
Michael Denker
Sonja Grün
Thomas Wachtler
Hansjörg Scherberger
Martin Nawrot

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