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.
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.
This online workshop aims at giving an overview of how to simulate with EBRAINS, from the infrastructure level to simulations at multiple scales. It covers a large variety of topics, e.g. computing and data services of or related to the Fenix infrastructure, Neuromorphic Computing, and simulations on a scale from molecules via small and large networks of point or structured spiking neurons to simplified whole brain activity and virtual environments Participants can choose from a large number of sessions what is relevant for them.
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 international neuroscience symposium is dedicated to research on the processing of information in the brain. Understanding information processing, thinking, remembering or consciousness are some of the toughest riddles for humankind. Solving them will help us to understand ourselves – as well as dysfunctions in brain and mind occurring from birth or during aging.
The symposiums will bring together neuroscientists with experimental and computational expertise. It aims to bridge the gap from synaptic transmission to cognition. Thus, it will cross borders among neuroscientific disciplines to inspire discussions on state-of-the-art findings about information perception, processing, consolidation and transfer for storage.
Participants are invited for vivid discussions to advance the insight of brain dynamics and information processing.
Registration deadline has been prolonged until November 1, 2022.
Keeping line with previous editions of the Brain Criticality conferences series, this conference will present the latest experimental and theoretical advancements in the study of critical phenomena in brain activity and their functional relevance. While preserving emphasis on criticality, this edition will feature as well communications about general collective behavior and dynamic complexity in the brain (and other biological systems).
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.
Understanding the brain remains a fascinating challenge that requires the exchange across many disciplines – from the molecular to behavioural sciences – and also involves computational and engineering approaches. In this scientific symposium we bring together researchers from diverse neuroscientific backgrounds who will share their latest insights into neural processing and engage into a lively interdisciplinary debate.
Unser Gehirn ist ein faszinierendes Organ. Täglich werden wir Zeuge seiner komplexen Fähigkeiten, aber seine Funktionsweise ist immer noch nicht vollständig verstanden. Selbst die einfach aufgebauten Nervensysteme kleinerer Tiere, wie etwa von Insekten, stellen uns noch vor große Rätsel. Besonders spannend ist dabei die Frage, wie aus der elektrischen Aktivität von Hunderten bis Millionen von Nervenzellen Verhalten entsteht.
The Interdisciplinary Computational Cognitive Science Spring School (IICCSSS) is an annual educational meeting for students and young researchers interested in computational approaches to brain and cognitive sciences.
“Nature”-Conference “AI, Neuroscience and Hardware” focuses on exchange between biology and IT technology Bonn - Experts from Germany and abroad are invited to Bonn from September 7 to 8, 2022, to discuss current developments at the interface between Artificial Intelligence (AI), brain research, and neuroscience. The conference is hosted by DZNE and presented jointly with the scientific journals Nature Electronics, Nature Machine Intelligence and Nature Communications.
The theme “Understanding Minds” reflects two perspectives: The conference provides a forum for all topics in the study of how minds – both human and artificial – operate. The theme also puts a specific spotlight on how cognitive systems make sense of the world, in particular in language comprehension and communication.
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.
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
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.
This newly established 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.
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
Europe’s largest international neuroscience conference, covering all domains in modern brain research from basic to translational research.
More than 420 events at 34 locations!
At the 5th Night of Knowledge, the scientific institutions at the Göttingen Campus show what they got: Discover what is going on behind the doors of lecture halls, libraries, collections and labs.
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).
The International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS) is an inter-disciplinary conference series, bringing together theoretical/computational neuroscientists and mathematicians. The conferences are aimed at scientists interested in using or developing mathematical techniques for neuroscience problems.
The course is interdisciplinary and covers modeling at different levels of organization of the brain as well as elements of machine learning. The course combines lectures, tutorials and computer exercises for computational modeling and analysis of brain functions at multiple physiological and anatomical scales.
The FENS satellite symposium “Understanding Neural Circuit Evolution” will present exciting lines of research into neural circuit evolution from paleobiology to computational neuroscience and to the molecular and genetic generation of neuro-behavioral diversity. Organized by the German Research Foundation Priority Program “Evolutionary Optimization of Neuronal Processing”, the symposium is designed to make the full spectrum of progress in neural circuit evolution accessible to a wide neuroscience audience, to build bridges between experimental, computational and paleobiological research approaches, and to foster the emergence of a comprehensive conceptual framework for studies of neural circuit evolution.
Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles
A project-oriented course designed to teach computational neuroscience based on the STEPS, NEURON, Brian, NEST and Python software packages.
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.
Founded in 2002, the Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) is an annual international meeting for in-depth discussions of all aspects of brain connectivity research. By bringing together experts in computational neuroscience, neuroscience methodology and experimental neuroscience, it aims to improve the understanding of the relationship between anatomical connectivity, brain dynamics and cognitive function.