[neuroConstruct] Fwd: Multi-scale Modeling in Computational Neuroscience: Call for Registration

Christoph Metzner metzner at rob.uni-luebeck.de
Mon May 14 13:47:57 BST 2012

*Multi-scale Modeling in Computational Neuroscience*

To be held *September 3rd – September 8th*, 2012, University of Lübeck,
Lübeck Germany

 As the field of computational neuroscience continues to mature, it is clear
that understanding the nervous system from a computational point of view
will require modeling at multiple levels of scale from sub-cellular to
systems and behavior. This hands-on workshop will consider both issues and
techniques involved in modeling nervous systems at single levels of scale
such as intracellular, single neuron and network models, as well as the
opportunities for scientific discovery when models at these scales are
linked. With a strong emphasis on hands on experience, the workshop will
also include lectures focused on multi-scale modeling. The workshop is
designed for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty
interesting in the practical application and development of multi-scale
modeling techniques.

 Through simulation projects, participants will have the opportunity to
create realistic neural models from sub-cellular to network levels. This
will provide an excellent opportunity for those with previous experience in
neural simulation to learn new techniques and strategies for multi-scale
modeling. Although participants can use the simulator of their choosing,
this workshop will also introduce GENESIS 3 (G-3), a modular
reimplementation of the GENESIS neural simulator that has capabilities
uniquely suited for multi-scale modeling.

 The international faculty includes:

 *Dr.** **James** **M.** **Bower* (University of Texas System) who has been
involved in the development of software tools for multi-scale modeling for
30 years.

 *Dr.** **David** **Beeman** *(University of Colorado) who has supported
multi-scale modeling both as an instructor in numerous international courses
in computational biology as well as in his role as director of the GENESIS
users group.

 *Dr.** **Avrama** **Blackwell* (George Mason University) who’s modeling and
experimental expertise involves the investigation of molecular synaptic

 *Dr.** **Hugo** **Cornelis* (Lead GENESIS developer) with expertise both in
the design and construction of multi-scale simulation systems as well as
modeling at single cell and network levels.

 *Dr.** **Volker** **Steuber* (University of Hertfordshire) with expertise
in biochemical, single cell, network and systems level modeling and

 *Mr.** **Armando** **Rodriguez** *(University of Texas San Antonio) an
expert in interface design and interoperability in simulations systems.

 *Application** **deadline** **is** August 15th. *

Applications and inquiries should be sent to: *
gen3 at gradschool.uni-luebeck.de<gen3 at gradschool.uni-luebeck.de?subject=Application%20for%20the%20Multi-scale%20modeling%20Workshop>

 Please see the website at:


for the latest detailed information.

 The workshop is limited to 20 total participants and therefore, those
interested should register as soon as possible. In addition to the
scientific activities, several social activities have also been planned
including a day spent on the shore of the Baltic Sea.

Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems -- University of Luebeck
Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences -- University
of Luebeck
Dipl. Math. Christoph Metzner         tel:                 +49 451 317 931
University of Luebeck                      secretary:       +49 451 500 5201
Institute for Robotics                       fax:                +49 451
500 5202
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metzner at rob.uni-luebeck.de
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