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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.

Information Day 2022 – “International Graduate Program(s) Computational Neuroscience”

26.01. – 26.01.2022
Berlin & online

The BCCN Berlin will hold an information day regarding the Master- and PhD-Programs in Computational Neuroscience offered by the center.

Bernstein Members involved:
Klaus Obermayer, TU Berlin

Wege zur Erforschung des Gehirns

18.10. – 07.02.2022

Das Bernstein Center Freiburg und die Fakultät für Biologie laden im Wintersemester 2021/2022 wieder zur Ringvorlesung "Wege zur Erforschung des Gehirns" zu vielen spannenden Fragen, kreativen Ansätzen und praxisbezogenen Methoden rund um das Thema Neurowissenschaften ein.

Großer Hörsaal Biologie II/III, Schänzlestraße 1, 79104 Freiburg – Montags 19:00 Uhr

Einlass ab 18:15 Uhr!

Bernstein Members involved:
Alexander Borst, MPI für Neurobiologie, Martinsried
Stefan Treue, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Christian Leibold, BCF Freiburg
Ad Aertsen, BCF Freiburg (Organisation)
Stefan Rotter, BCF Freiburg (Organisation)

Künstliche Intelligenz, Data Science und Gesellschaft

26.10. – 08.02.2022

Im Rahmen des Vorlesungsprogramms sollen die verschiedenen Aspekte der Künstlichen Intelligenz und Data Science vorgestellt und diskutiert werden. Somit wird ein umfassender Einblick in dieses facettenreiche Forschungsfeld gewährt, welches sowohl die Grundlagen und Anwendungen von Künstlicher Intelligenz und Data Science als auch deren Auswirkungen in unserer Gesellschaft umfassen. Zugleich bietet diese Veranstaltung die Möglichkeit die Zusammenhänge zwischen den einzelnen Disziplinen aufzuzeigen und über Grenzen und Möglichkeiten aufzuklären.

Bernstein Members involved:
Florentin Wörgötter, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Alexander Ecker, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Viola Priesemann, Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen
Fabian Sinz, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

6th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research

22.02. – 25.02.2022
online, Innsbruck, Austria (Hybrid Event)
Student Conference

The 6th HBP Student Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among early career researchers working across various scientific fields relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP).

Bernstein Members involved:
Sandra Diaz, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Winter School “Ethics of Neuroscience and AI” 2022

28.02. – 04.03.2022
Berlin and/ or online
Winter School

The 11th Winter School "Ethics of Neuroscience and AI" is taking place on Feb 28 - March 4, 2022. It is organized by the BCCN Berlin/ICCN, the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, and the Excellence Cluster "Science of Intelligence". The event is tailored for MSc and PhD students, but covers a range of topics of potential interest to other researchers, reflecting on the ethical and societal consequences of modern neuroscience.

Bernstein Members involved:
John-Dylan Haynes, BCCN Berlin

2nd Expert Summit on the Future of Deep Brain Stimulation

07.03. – 09.03.2022
Würzburg, Germany

organized by the Collaborative Research Centre Retune 295 „Retuning dynamic motor network disorders by neuromodulation“

Bernstein Members involved:
Julian Neumann, Charité Berlin

Hybrid Interdisciplinary College 2022

07.03. – 17.03.2022
Möhnesee-Günne/ online
spring school

The Interdisciplinary College (IK) is an annual, intense one-week spring school which offers a dense state-of-the-art course program in neurobiology, neural computation, cognitive science/psychology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and philosophy. It is aimed at students, postgraduates and researchers from academia and industry. By combining humanities, science and technology, the IK endeavours to intensify dialogue between the various disciplines. Participants come mainly – but not exclusively – from European countries, lecturers from all over the world.

Bernstein Members involved:
Jutta Kretzberg, University of Oldenburg

Cosyne 2022

17.03. – 22.03.2022
Lisbon/ Cascais, Portugal

The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function.

Bernstein Members involved:
Susanne Schreiber, HU Berlin
Laura Busse, LMU Munich
Alexander Ecker, University of Göttingen
Jens Kremkow, Charité Berlin

Growing Up in Science (GUIS) – Berlin

28.10. – 31.03.2022
Seminar series

In Growing Up in Science (GUIS) – Berlin, we would like to present more honest stories about working in academia. In every talk, we feature a scholar’s story focusing on doubts, struggles, detours and failures throughout all career stages. In this series, we aim to examine the hidden human factors of working and succeeding in academia in depth and in the context of a broader narrative.

Bernstein Members involved:
Martin Rolfs, HU Berlin
Anna-Lena Eckert, Charité Berlin

EMBO Workshop – Dendrites 2020: Dendritic anatomy, molecules and function

23.05. – 26.05.2022
Heraklion, Greece

The goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together scientific leaders from around the world whose latest work on molecular, biophysical, anatomical, computational and/or functional aspects of dendrites can further our understanding of how these beautiful structures contribute to different brain functions and their abnormalities.

Bernstein Members involved:
Hermann Cuntz, Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, Frankfurt a. M.
Julijana Gjorgjieva, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt a.M.; Technical University of Munich

OIST Computational Neuroscience Course

13.06. – 29.06.2022
Okinawa, Japan
Summer School

A project-oriented course designed to teach computational neuroscience based on the STEPS, NEURON, Brian, NEST and Python software packages.

Bernstein Members involved:
Gaute Einevoll, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Viola Priesemann, MPG Göttingen, Germany


28.06. – 02.07.2022
Nomikos Conference Centre Santorini, Greece

Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles

Bernstein Members involved:
Stefan Treue, German Primate Center Göttingen


07.07. – 08.07.2022
Paris, France
Student Conference

The main aim of ENCODS is to provide a space for early-career neuroscientists where they can share their research in the form of talks and poster presentations. The ENCODS meeting is organised in partnership with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

FENS Forum 2022

09.07. – 13.07.2022
Paris, France

Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference, covering all domains in modern brain research from basic to translational research.

MBL – Neural Systems & Behavior

28.05. – 24.07.2022
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA
Summer School

The Neural Systems and Behavior (NS&B) Course is the premier discovery-driven training opportunity for the next generation of neuroethologists and systems neuroscientists. It is an 8 week intensive lecture and laboratory course held at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, MA, every summer.
Application deadline: February 1, 2022

Bernstein Members involved:
Michael Brecht, HU Berlin

CAJAL training course Computational Neuroscience

17.07. – 06.08.2022
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal
Training Course

This three-weeks school teaches the central ideas, methods, and practice of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work.

Bernstein Members involved:
Julijana Gjorgjieva, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany

MBL – Methods in Computational Neuroscience

27.07. – 24.08.2022
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA
Summer School

Methods in Computational Neuroscience introduces students to the computational and mathematical techniques that are used to address how the brain solves these problems at levels of neural organization ranging from single membrane channels to operations of the entire brain.
Application deadline: March 30, 2022

Bernstein Members involved:
Julijana Gjorgjieva, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, & TU Munich, Germany

IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience IMBIZO

12.08. – 04.09.2022
Muizenberg Cape Town, South Africa

Imbizo is a Xhosa word meaning "a gathering to share knowledge". The IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, or ISi-CNI is exactly that: an opportunity for African and international students to learn about cutting edge research techniques in computational neuroscience.

Bernstein Members involved:
Henning Sprekeler, Technical University Berlin

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