Workshop
Mathematical Neuroscience 2009
Mar 23, 2009 - Mar 25, 2009
Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
Organisers
Name | Institution |
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Coombes, Stephen | University of Nottingham |
Timofeeva, Yulia | University of Warwick |
Training Workshop Organiser
Dr Mark van Rossum, University of Edinburgh
This is the second annual meeting of the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network. The network is focussed on using mathematics as the primary tool for elucidating the fundamental mechanisms responsible for experimentally observed behaviour in the applied neurosciences. This three-day conference will provide an overview of the current state of research in mathematical approaches to neuroscience, bringing together both physical and life scientists. Drawing together the field in this way will allow for a critical discussion of the relevant experimental facts and of various mathematical methods and techniques that have been successfully applied to date. Importantly, it will draw attention to, and help develop, those pieces of mathematical theory which are likely to be relevant to future studies of the brain.
The meeting will consist of invited speakers, core members and registered participants. In addition, the schedule will allow for a number of poster presentations.
This event is sponsored by the EPSRC via the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network
Invited speakers
Michael Breakspear
Carson Chow
Geoff Goodhill
Vincent Hakim
Viktor Jirsa
Carlo Laing
Peter Latham
Andre Longtin
Stefano Panzeri
David Pinto
Horacio Rotstein
Andrey Shilnikov
Dan Tranchina
Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
Carl Van Vreeswijk
Thomas Wennekers
Arrangements
Participation
This workshop is now full.
Invited speakers will receive an e-mail invitation.
Venue
The meeting will be held at the the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ. The Conference Room is equipped with an OHP, data projector and flipchart.
Registration
Registration will take place from 08.45 - 09.30, on Monday 23 March, in the foyer of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Registration fee
There is a registration fee of 80.00 GBP for this meeting. This fee can be paid in advance by credit/debit card using this form.
Meals and Refreshments
Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided at the venue.
A Conference Dinner will take place on Tuesday 24 March at 19.00.
Accommodation
Participants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of Edinburgh accommodation of various sorts and prices is available here .
Financial Assistance
Some financial assistance is available to assist graduate students who attend BOTH the training workshop and the conference.. Applicants should provide a brief résumé including degrees and at least one recommendation letter explaining their suitability for the activity. The résumé and letter should be e-mailed to Irene Moore. Students requesting financial support will be notified by 6 February 2009.
Training Workshop
A one-day training workshop for PhD students and post-docs entitled “An introduction to Mathematical Neuroscience” will take place prior to the meeting on Sunday 22 March at the University of Edinburgh. This will be organised by Mark van Rossum and will comprise a series of 'primer' lectures designed to introduce the concepts that will be covered in the main conference.
The workshop will run from 12.30 until 17.15 on Sunday 22 March in Room G07, Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, University of Edinburgh. Click here for directions.
Programme
Sunday 22 March - Training Workshop
Please note that the training workshop will take place in a different venue from the main workshop.
12.30 - 12.45 | Introduction by Steve Coombes and Mark van Rossum | |
12.45 - 13.45 | Carson Chow (National Institutes of Health) | |
13.45 - 14.45 | Steve Coombes (University of Nottingham) | |
14.45 - 15.15 | Break | |
15.15 - 16.15 | Rasmus Peterson (University of Manchester) | |
16.15 - 17.15 | Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter) Dynamical modelling of systems of coupled oscillators | |
Beer and pizza |
Monday 23 March - Main Workshop
09.00 - 10.30 | Registration and coffee |
10.30 - 10.45 | Welcome |
10.45 - 11.30 | Geoff Goodhill (University of Queensland) A Bayesian model predicts the response of axons to molecular gradients |
11.30 - 12.15 | Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova (University of Bristol) Bursting in neuroendocrine cells |
12.15 - 14.00 | Lunch |
14.00 - 14.45 | Horacio Rotstein ( New Jersey Institute of Technology) The dynamic transition from theta to hyper-excitable (gamma) rhythmic activity in medial entorhinal cortex layer II stellate cells |
14.45 - 15.30 | Andrey Shilnikov (Georgia State University) Multistability in models of center pattern generators |
15.30 - 16.15 | Coffee/tea |
16.15 - 17.00 | Vincent Hakim (CNRS and Ecole Normale Superieure) Neurons in networks: stochastic dynamics, correlations, oscillations and all that. |
18.00 - 19.30 | Poster session and wine reception at ICMS, 14 India Street, Edinburgh EH3 6EZ map |
Tuesday 24 March
09.15 - 10.00 | Andre Longtin ( University of Ottawa) Driven recurrent sensory networks and plasticity |
10.00 - 10.45 | Coffee/tea |
10.45 - 11.30 | Peter Latham ( University College London) The spatial correlational structure in strongly coupled networks: an analytic approach |
11.30 - 12.15 | Daniel Tranchina (New York University) Modeling synaptic input event times as a general modulated renewal process within a population density framework: consequences for statistics and dynamics of the spike train output |
12.15 - 14.00 | Lunch |
14.00 - 14.45 | Stefano Panzeri ( Italian Institute of Technology) Phase-of-firing coding in sensory cortex |
14.45 - 15.30 | David Pinto (University of Rochester) Ictogenesis: The dynamics of epileptic initiation |
15.30 - 16.15 | Coffee/tea |
16.15 - 17.00 | Carson Chow (National Institutes of Health) Generalized activity equations for neural networks |
17.00 - 17.45 | Thomas Wennekers (University of Plymouth) |
19.00 | Workshop dinner - Howies, 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh map |
Wednesday 25 March
09.00 - 09.45 | Carl van Vreeswijk (CNRS) On the cumulants of stationary stochastic point processes |
09.45 - 10.30 | Carlo Laing (Massey University) Dimension reduction in neural models: an example – binocular rivalry |
10.30 - 11.00 | Coffee/tea |
11.00 - 11.45 | Micheal Breakspear (University of New South Wales ) Multistability and non-diffusivity in large scale spontaneous cortical activity |
11.45 - 12.30 | Viktor Jirsa (CNRS) Noise during rest enables the exploration of the brain’s dynamic repertoire |
Presentations:
Presentation Details | |
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Breakspear, Michael | |
Multistability and non-diffusivity in large scale spontaneous cortical activity | |
View Abstract | |
Chow, Carson | |
Generalized activity equations for neural networks | |
View Abstract | |
Goodhill, Geoff | |
A Bayesian model predicts the response of axons to molecular gradients | |
View Abstract | |
Hakim, Vincent | |
Neurons in networks: stochastic dynamics, correlations, oscillations and all that. | |
View Abstract | |
Jirsa, Viktor | |
Noise during rest enables the exploration of the brain’s dynamic repertoire | |
View Abstract | |
Laing, Carlo | |
Dimension reduction in neural models: an example – binocular rivalry | |
View Abstract | |
Latham, Peter | |
The spatial correlational structure in strongly coupled networks: an analytic approach | |
View Abstract | |
Longtin, Andre | |
Driven recurrent sensory networks and plasticity | |
View Abstract | |
Panzeri, Stefano | |
Phase-of-firing coding in sensory cortex | |
View Abstract | |
Pinto, David | |
Ictogenesis: The dynamic of epileptic seizure onset | |
View Abstract | |
Rotstein, Horacio | |
The dynamic mechanism of abrupt transition to hyperexcitable (epileptic) activity in medial entorhinal cortex layer II stellate cells | |
View Abstract | |
Shilnikov, Andrey | |
Multistability in models of center pattern generators | |
View Abstract | |
Tranchina, Daniel | |
Modeling synaptic input event times as a general modulated renewal process within a population density framework: consequences for statistics and dynamics of the spike train output | |
View Abstract | |
Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira | |
Bursting in neuroendocrine cells | |
View Abstract | |
van Vreeswijk, Carl | |
On the Cumulants of Stationary Stochastic Point Processes. | |
View Abstract | |
Wennekers, Thomas | |
On the natural hierarchical composition of cliques in cell assemblies | |
View Abstract |
Participants
Name | Institution |
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Adhikari, Mohit | INSERM |
Ahmadi, Mandana | University College London |
Aksenova, Tetiana | Thematic Network for Advanced Research, Grenoble |
Ashwin, Peter | University of Exeter |
Avila Akerberg, Oscar | McGill University |
Barbieri, Francesca | Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) |
Baroni, Fabiano | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid |
Barrett, David | UCL |
Basalyga, Gleb | University of Plymouth |
Benjamin, Oscar | University of Bristol |
Billings, Guy | University College London |
Borisyuk, Roman | Plymouth University |
Breakspear, Michael | University of New South Wales |
Buckwar, Evelyn | Heriot-Watt University |
Chik, David | University of Plymouth |
Chow, Carson | National Institutes of Health |
Coombes, Stephen | University of Nottingham |
Crofts, Jonathan | University of Strathclyde |
De Wilde, Philippe | Heriot-Watt University |
Etminani, Mahsa | Iran University Of Medical Sciences |
Fox, Charles | University of Sheffield |
Gardner, Robert | University of Warwick |
Gheorghe, Ana Maria | University of Nottingham |
Goodhill, Geoff | University of Queensland |
Gucwa, Ilona | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences |
Hakim, Vincent | CNRS and Ecole Normale Superieure |
Hennig, Matthias | University of Edinburgh |
Holden, Richard | University of Leicester |
Ince, Robin | University of Manchester |
Jirsa, Viktor | Theoretical Neuroscience Group (CNRS), ISM |
Kanitscheider, Ingmar | Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam |
Laing, Carlo | Massey University |
Lajoie, Guillaume | University of Washington |
Langdon, Angela | University of New South Wales |
Latham, Peter | University College London |
Laudanski, Jonathan | École Normale Supérieure |
Lepora, Nathan | University of Sheffield |
Lerchner, Alexander | University College London |
Longtin, Andre | University of Ottawa |
Lord, Gabriel | Heriot-Watt University |
Malik, Naveed | University of Warwick |
Marin, Boris | Universidade de São Paulo |
Marten, Frank | University of Bristol |
Masud, Mohammad | University of Plymouth |
Michalareas, George | University of Glasgow |
Montemurro, Marcelo | University of Manchester |
Muller, Eilif | EPFL |
Nowacki, Jakub | University of Bristol |
O'Donnell, Cian | University of Edinburgh |
Panzeri, Stefano | Italian Institute of Technology |
Petersen, Rasmus | University of Manchester |
Pinto, David | University of Rochester |
Puggioni, Paolo | University of Edinburgh |
Riedler, Martin | Heriot-Watt University |
Rotstein, Horacio | New Jersey Institute of Technology |
Saal, Hannes | University of Edinburgh |
Schmidt, Helmut | University of Nottingham |
Schulz, David | University College London |
Series, Peggy | University of Edinburgh |
Shilnikov, Andrey | Georgia State University |
Taxidis, Jiannis | University of Nottingham |
Teriakidis, Adrianna | University of Edinburgh |
Terry, John | University of Exeter |
Thul, Ruediger | University of Nottingham |
Timofeeva, Yulia | University of Warwick |
Tranchina, Daniel | New York University |
Trenado, Carlos | Saarland University Hospital |
Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira | University of Bristol |
van Rossum, Mark | University of Edinburgh |
van Vreeswijk, Carl | CNRS |
Vladimirskiy, Boris | University of Bern |
Wennekers, Thomas | University of Plymouth |
Wessnitzer, Jan | University of Edinburgh |
Williamson, Ross | University College London |