Past Conferences, Symposia, Workshops, Courses and other events, where Bernstein Network members were involved.
Past Conferences, Symposia, Workshops, Courses and other events, where Bernstein Network members were involved.
SpiNNcloud Systems and the GWDG invite you to a Workshop on the SpiNNaker 2 hardware platform. Are you interested in novel hardware designs? Do you work in the fields of theoretical neuroscience, machine learning, robotics, or image and signal processing? Do you want to develop new software and find new ways to apply your research? Then don't miss this unique opportunity to get started with SpiNNaker!
Subcortical sensory circuits play a fundamental role in the perception of the outside world. However, they are often thought of as relay stations that passively transmit sensory information to the cortex or simple effectors of behavioral reflexes. Recent studies, however, suggest that subcortical pathways also perform sophisticated computations, such as integrating peripheral information among many sensory pathways and the animal’s internal states. This meeting will gather leading researchers in the field to discuss different subcortical circuits involving various sensory modalities and revisit their increasingly complex and interconnected contributions to perception, behavior, and cognition. Furthermore, we will delve into various topics which often play an interconnected role with sensory perception and are crucial to a detailed yet holistic understanding of perceptual circuits.
Neuroscience 2023 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., November 11-15, 2023.
Keeping in mind difficulty around travel to Washington, D.C., to attend Neuroscience 2023 in-person, SfN Council decided to offer a sampling of annual meeting content virtually, including the opportunity for virtual posters.
oin us for an exciting and intellectually stimulating scientific event, "C3: Complexity, Computers, and Consciousness," organised by the Institute of Physics and Imperial College London. This cross-disciplinary trialogue will take place on the 9th and 10th of November at the IOP venue in King's Cross, London.C3 is a unique event that brings together leading researchers from Complexity Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Computer Science to explore the intriguing interplay between consciousness science and artificial intelligence, sparking innovative ideas and fostering multidimensional perspectives.
This online workshop brings together researchers in the fields of computational neuroscience, machine learning, and neuromorphic engineering to present their work and discuss ways of translating these findings into a better understanding of neural circuits. Topics include artificial and biologically plausible learning algorithms and the dissection of trained spiking circuits toward understanding neural processing. We have a manageable number of talks with ample time for discussions.
The Thalamus Conference aims to extend the dialogue and discussion on the thalamus that began with the previous online Thalamus e-Symposium.
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 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 to these topics.
The ACAIN 2023 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 EBRAINS National Node Germany (NNG) invites to the first EBRAINS NNG Workshop as a back-to-back event of the Bernstein Conference 2023 in Berlin, Germany. You will hear about the EBRAINS RI, its usage, an Expert Discussion on “Digital tools to bridge the gap between experimental and computational neuroscience” and will have the opportunity to network during our NNG lunch.
This workshop will address major topics and challenges in this field:
* Advances in neurotechnology
* Advances in the understanding of visual information processing
* Novel methods for combining theory and technology
It will bring together experimentalists, technologists, medical scientists, and theoreticians who are the experts in getting meaningful signals into neuronal circuits actively engaged in information processing.
The INCF Assembly is a unique venue where neuroscience standards developers, infrastructure providers, and software developers have the opportunity to interact with the research community to share the latest advancements in neuroinformatics.
This year’s topic is: Linking hypotheses: where neuroscience, computation, and cognition meet. Eleven speakers will discuss their research and views on the intersection of systems, behavioral, and computational neuroscience from a wide array of viewpoints: from basic network interactions in the brain probed at the electrophysiological and mechanistic levels, to complex animal behavior and cognition. This year’s conference is an outstanding platform bringing together sub-fields in the neurosciences that find themselves, regrettably often, treated in isolation. Young researchers will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and raise questions in formal and informal discussions. There will also be a poster session for which we welcome submissions.
From September 12 - 13, 2023, the Human Brain Project will celebrate its successful conclusion with a public scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich. In addition to the international project partners, representatives from politics and the media are cordially invited to attend.
In short presentations, researchers from the Human Brain Project will highlight the project’s achievements. The symposium will be accompanied by scientific exhibits, an impressive picture gallery and hands on trainings. In guided tours guests can explore the laboratories and facilities of Forschungszentrum Jülich and get insights into the practical work behind the Human Brain Project.
This summer school should be helpful to experimental vision researchers for learning computational methods, vision theorists and modellers for closer links with experimental data, computer vision researchers and physical scientists for learning about biological vision, and, more generally, vision scientists interested in topics and approaches in systems vision science.
Collective behaviour is all around us from flocks of birds to schools of fish to human crowds. Collective behaviour happens across multiple spatial and temporal scales making it one of the most ubiquitous, natural phenomena around us. For a long time, organismal collective behaviour has been studied separately across many disciplines from biology to ecology to physics to engineering. The aim of this school is to bring multiple disciplinary approaches to collective behaviour, studying a wide variety of organisms using different methods. The school thus aims to prepare the next generation of scientists that are exposed to a breadth of approaches to study collective behaviour.
This course provides broad training in modern approaches to the study of neural mechanisms underlying behavior, perception, and cognition. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and projects, students investigate neural systems at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels using state-of-the-art techniques. The eight weeks are divided into two-week cycles, providing participants with an in-depth familiarity with several different experimental model systems. In the first cycle, students study a simple invertebrate model system to develop general experimental skills in electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, and quantitative analysis of physiological and behavioral data. In subsequent cycles, students work on a series of different preparations, providing them with a breadth of knowledge in the field. The list of experimental model systems is updated year-to-year, but always includes a diverse array of vertebrate and invertebrate preparations, chosen to illustrate key concepts and novel techniques in the field. The goal of the course is to expose students to diverse approaches to the investigation of the neural basis of behavior.
Neuromatch Academy (NMA) teaches computational techniques crucial for success in academia and industry. It serves thousands of students each year with hundreds of teaching assistants (TA). Students learn by solving problems in small groups and by running group projects; they learn in many languages in an incredibly supportive environment.
The Conferences Theme ‘The Brain in Health and Disease: From Basic to Translational and Clinical Neurosciences’ promises to bring together Neuroscientists from across all spectra of brain sciences. There will be pre-and post- conference workshops, symposia, oral and poster presentations. As an In-Person conference, there will be opportunities for interactions and networking.
The Bernstein Network will have an information booth together with the BBCN Berlin. Meet us there!
Early research excellence must exist within the context of inclusivity. Although comprising only a small percentage (21%-29% in Germany), women contribute greatly to ongoing efforts in memory research. This event hopes to help you enhance both personal and professional development and learn additional skills. It aims to entice you to stay your path and enjoy the benfits of an academic career.
Come and learn what an academic career looks like and discover its advantages. During your week at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) you will participate in GEM 2023 where you will hear about the latest research in generative episodic memory, be given the opportunity to present your research and meet with female scientists from the field. Before and after GEM you'll be introduced to Bochum, the RUB and the FOR 2812 labs.
The NEST Initiative is excited to invite everyone interested in Neural Simulation Technology and the NEST Simulator to the virtual NEST Conference 2023. The NEST Conference provides an opportunity for the NEST Community to meet, exchange success stories, swap advice, learn about current developments in and around NEST spiking network simulation and its application. We particularly encourage young scientists to participate in the conference!
This class will focus on large-scale neural data analysis and dynamics of large networks, in particular mean-field methods and manifolds, and is designed for doctoral students from EPFL with a strong background in physics or math and previous exposure to computational neuroscience. It is also open for PhD students in theoretical neuroscience from other universities in Europe.
Episodic memories are widely regarded as memories of personally experienced events. Early concepts about episodic memory were based on the storage model, according to which experiential content is preserved in memory and later retrieved. However, overwhelming empirical evidence suggests that the content of episodic memory is – at least to a certain degree – constructed in the act of remembering. Even though very few contemporary researchers would oppose this view of episodic memory as a generative process, it has not become the standard paradigm of empirical memory research. This is particularly true for studies of the neural correlates of episodic memory. Further hindering progress are large conceptual differences regarding episodic memory across different fields, such as neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. This interdisciplinary conference therefore aims to bring together researchers from all relevant fields to advance the state of the art in the research on generative episodic memory.
Information decomposition seeks to partition the total information provided by a set of sources into its unique, redundant and synergistic components, a task that is not addressed by Shannon’s information theory. This workshop aims to bring together the entire community of researchers working on this problem into a single venue for the first time.
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is proud to host “Brains at the Crossroads of Theory and Experiment: A Worldwide Homage to Carl van Vreeswijk (1962-2022)” to be held on June 5-8, 2023.
The conference will bring together leading neuroscientists whose research is at the crossroads of theory and experiment in the spirit of the works of Carl. They will address advances and perspectives in our understanding of the brain at our epoch of an explosive growth in experimental tools, allowing probing and manipulating brain circuits and behaviors at unprecedented scale and detail.
The school “Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications” offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.
Join our virtual symposium on May 19, 2023, to hear and discuss the latest insights into hippocampal region CA2.
The BCCN/ICCN Berlin cordially invite alumni, current students, and interested colleagues/students to join our first FOUNDING WORKSHOP. Former BCCN Berlin Master and PhD students who founded or co-founded a start-up will talk about their company and their experiences with founding.
The European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) is an initiative started by graduate students at the Neurocampus Bordeaux in 2013. The main aim of ENCODS is to provide a safe space for early-career neuroscientists where they can share their research in the form of talks and poster presentations, create new collaborations, learn from experts, and network with researchers and students from all around the world.
For this meeting, our conference theme is “Labcoats and Laptops: Neuroscience through different lenses”. The goal is, across distinguished expert and student presentations, poster sessions, and the workshops, bring together the different fields within Neuroscience and provide new techniques and questions for early career scientists.
Mathematical modelling and analysis are nowadays essential for all fields of the life sciences, ranging from basic research to clinical application. To discuss the state of the field and potential future development, please join us in Bonn, April 17-20, 2023.
We have put together an exciting scientific program with eight keynote speeches and conference tracks on
Integrative Pathway Modelling
Mathematical Image Analysis
Chemoinformatics and Computational Drug Design
Single Cell Analysis
Dynamics of Cellular and Neuronal Networks
Modelling of Tumour Microenvironment
Computational Protein Modelling and Design
The conference is jointly organized by the Clusters of Excellence Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) and ImmunoSensation, the Transdisciplinary Research Areas (TRA) “Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems” and “Life and Health”, and the Interdisciplinary Research Unit Mathematics and Life Sciences.
The Bernstein Student Workshop Series is an initiative of the student members of the Bernstein Network. It provides a unique opportunity to enhance the technical exchange on a peer-to-peer basis. The series is motivated by the idea of bridging the gap between theoretical and experimental neuroscience by bringing together methodological expertise in the network.
Unlike conventional workshops, a talented junior scientist will first give a tutorial about a specific theoretical or experimental technique, and then give a talk about their own research to demonstrate how the technique helps to address neuroscience questions.
The workshop series is designed to cover a wide range of theoretical and experimental techniques and to elucidate how different techniques can be applied to answer different types of neuroscience questions. Combining the technical tutorial and the research talk, the workshop series aims to promote knowledge sharing in the community and enhance in-depth discussions among students from diverse backgrounds.
The upcoming Summit will highlight the excellent scientific achievements of the HBP at the point when the ten-year Flagship project approaches its conclusion (in Sept. 2023) and the legacy that it will leave for the brain research community.
Sharing knowledge and exchanging results and ideas are key elements of scientific research. The Göttingen meeting brings these elements to live for nearly 50 years now. It offers early career researchers the opportunity to meet more established scientists and both have the chance to learn from each other in a stimulating and diverse scientific environment.
The core scientific programme will be flanked by satellite symposia and special interest workshops covering a broad range of topics. Moreover, different companies will showcase their latest products and developments. We are also delighted to award the second Loewi Medal to an outstanding scientist and dedicated member of the NWG.
The IK 2023 is aimed to explore how experience emerges from dynamic processes of bodies, minds, and things. The focus is on the role that physical interaction plays for cognition.
a) How do sensorimotor capacities and the experience of one’s own body develop and enable agents to engage with the world?
b) How do cognitive competences and experience emerge in neural systems that are linked to the sensorimotor surfaces and are embedded in the world?
c) How do humans actively structure their environment to enable particular forms of experience and processes of meaning-making, e.g. in educational and artistic settings, but also in the way technological artefacts are integrated into our world?
The first international Conference on Hybrid Societies is organized by the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center Hybrid Societies at Chemnitz University of Technology (CRC 1410 Hybrid Societies funded by the German Research Foundation), in which a highly interdisciplinary group of researchers from psychology and engineering sciences to mathematics and computer science to the social sciences and humanities address the challenges of shaping the coexistence of humans and machines in public environments.
The annual COSYNE conference provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of experimental and theoretical approaches to problems in systems neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems are built and function.
The 12th Winter School "Ethics of Neuroscience and AI" is taking place on Feb 27 - March 3, 2023. 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.
Das Bernstein Center Freiburg und die Fakultät für Biologie laden im Wintersemester 2022/2023 wieder zu vielen spannenden Fragen, kreativen Ansätzen und praxisbezogenen Methoden rund um das Thema Neurowissenschaften ein.
Warum sehen Nachtfalter bei Sternenlicht? Können kreative Träume helfen, eine strukturierte "interne Welt" aufzubauen? Wie kann die Hirnentwicklung unser Erwachsenenleben sowohl im Guten (d.h. Gesundheit) als auch im Schlechten (Krankheit) beeinflussen? Könnten mit „Licht-Hören“ mehr Information über die Schallfrequenzen weitergegeben und der Hörsinn für Schwerhörige zukünftig differenzierter stimuliert werden?
Dies sind nur einige der Fragen, die herausragende Neurowissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler aus ganz Deutschland jeweils aus Sicht ihrer Disziplin anschaulich und verständlich diskutieren werden. Die Ringvorlesung richtet sich an ein breites Publikum mit einem allgemeinen Interesse an aktueller Hirnforschung. Beginn ist jeweils um 19 Uhr. Nach einem etwa 40-minütigen Vortrag gibt es Gelegenheit zur Diskussion. Der Eintritt ist frei.