Entrance hall of the ICMS

Mathematical Neuroscience 2009

Mar 23, 2009 - Mar 25, 2009

Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh

Organisers

Name Institution
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)
Path integral methods for solving stochastic equations

13.45 - 14.45

Steve Coombes (University of Nottingham)
Dynamical models: from neural microcircuits to cortical regions

14.45 - 15.15
Break
15.15 - 16.15

Rasmus Peterson (University of Manchester)
Decoding neuronal activity

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
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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)
On the natural hierarchical composition of cliques in cell assemblies

19.00
Workshop dinner - Howies, 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
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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
Breakspear, Michael
Multistability and non-diffusivity in large scale spontaneous cortical activity
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Chow, Carson
Generalized activity equations for neural networks
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Goodhill, Geoff
A Bayesian model predicts the response of axons to molecular gradients
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Hakim, Vincent
Neurons in networks: stochastic dynamics, correlations, oscillations and all that.
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Jirsa, Viktor
Noise during rest enables the exploration of the brain’s dynamic repertoire
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Laing, Carlo
Dimension reduction in neural models: an example – binocular rivalry
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Latham, Peter
The spatial correlational structure in strongly coupled networks: an analytic approach
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Longtin, Andre
Driven recurrent sensory networks and plasticity
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Panzeri, Stefano
Phase-of-firing coding in sensory cortex
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Pinto, David
Ictogenesis: The dynamic of epileptic seizure onset
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Rotstein, Horacio
The dynamic mechanism of abrupt transition to hyperexcitable (epileptic) activity in medial entorhinal cortex layer II stellate cells
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Shilnikov, Andrey
Multistability in models of center pattern generators
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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
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Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira
Bursting in neuroendocrine cells
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van Vreeswijk, Carl
On the Cumulants of Stationary Stochastic Point Processes.
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Wennekers, Thomas
On the natural hierarchical composition of cliques in cell assemblies
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Participants

Name Institution
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