Scientific Program

 

Students who are completing their masters or beginning their doctoral studies would benefit the most from this school, though well-motivated undergraduates or postdoctoral students could also apply. We believe that computational neuroscience is the quintessential interdisciplinary discipline mixing neurobiology, computer science, physics, electrical engineering, and mathematics. Therefore, we made the School program appropriate for students converging from a variety of fields into the broad field of computational neuroscience.

Topics covered during the School include electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, single neuron RNA analysis, single-neuron modeling, Hodgkin-Huxley model of the action potential, neuronal networks, management of computer simulations, and more.

Students are expected to have a good background in their discipline, interest in neuroscience, and no knowledge of computer programming.

 

SCHOOL PROGRAM

Monday 12th  September 2022
Morning session
Giuseppe Talani – “Understanding neuronal networks through electrophysiology techniques:from beginning to optogenetic”
Padraig Gleeson – “Open Source Brain v2.0: an advanced platform for computational modelling, data analysis and interactive computing in neuroscience”
Afternoon session
Sergio Solinas – “Introduction to Python code and NEURON models”

Tuesday 13th September 2022
Morning session
Barry Richmond – TBA
Gabriela Michel – “The hippocampus: from genes to behavior”
Afternoon session
Sergio Solinas – “Endowing NEURON models with electrophysiological properties”

Wednesday 14th September 2022
Morning session
Paola Perin – “From imaging to 3d reconstruction of neuronal shapes”
Michele Migliore – “Brain functions and dysfunctions emerging from large-scale model simulations”
Afternoon session
Social activites
Evening
Social dinner

Thursday 15th September 2022
Morning session
Mitch Goldfarb – “Computational Modeling of Sodium Channel Gating Modulation by FHF Proteins: Diverse Mechanisms and Phenotypes”
Eugenio Piasini “Information theory for efficient coding in neural systems”
Afternoon session
Sergio Solinas – “NEURON morphologies and dendritic compartments”

Friday 16th September 2022
Morning session
Barry Richmond – Transforming visual images into value: How do we identify in the brain this happens?
Sergio Solinas – “NEURON synapses and networks using NETPYNE”
Paolo Enrico – TBA
Afternoon session
S. Solinas, M. Goldfarb, P. Enrico – Summary and closing remarks on neuronal modeling best practices