Bernstein Student Workshop Series 2023

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.

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16:00 – 18:00 CEST

Computational Session

James Malkin, University of Bristol

Topic: Bayesian methods


16:00 – 18:00 CEST

Experimental Session

Lílian de Sardenberg Schmid, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Topic: Calcium imaging


16:00 – 18:00 CEST

Computational Session

Cátia Fortunato, Imperial College London

Topic: Dimensionality reduction techniques


Yue Kris Wu
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main

Roxana Zeraati
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen