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7 – 28 January 2018, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

Application deadline: 15th August 2018
The #isiCNI2018 is a southern hemisphere summer school aiming to promote computational neuroscience in Africa. It will bring together international and local students under the tutelage of the world’s leading experts in the field. Like its international sister courses, this three-week summer school aims to teach central ideas, methods, and practices of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work. Mornings will be devoted to lectures on topics across the breadth of experimental and computational neuroscience. The rest of the day will be spent working on research projects under the close supervision of expert tutors and faculty. Individual research projects will focus on the modeling of neurons, neural systems, behavior, the analysis of state-of-the-art neural data, and the development of theories to explain experimental observations.

Who should apply?

This course is aimed at Masters and PhD level students though Honours or Postdoctoral students may also apply. Students should sufficient quantitative skills, (e.g. a background in mathematics, physics, computer science, statistics, engineering or related field). Some knowledge of neural biology will be useful but not essential. Experimental neuroscience students are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that they have a reasonable level of quantitative proficiency (i.e. at least second-year level mathematics or statistics and have done at least one course in computer programming).

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Essential details
* Fee (which covers tuition, lodging, and meals): 1100 EUR
* Generous scholarships and travel stipends are available
* Application deadline: 15th August 2016
* Notification of results: End of September 2016
Information and application

Application form


What is an Imbizo?
\ɪmˈbiːzɒ\ | Xhosa – Zulu
A gathering of the people to share knowledge.

Larry Abbott – Columbia University

Adrienne Fairhall – Washington University
Surya Ganguli – Stanford University
Peter Latham – University College London

Blake Richards – University of Toronto
Timothy Lillicrap – Google DeepMind
Mate Lengyel – University of Cambridge
Eve Marder – Brandeis University

Anne Churchland – Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory
Joseph Raimondo – University of Cape Town
Yiota Poirazi – Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas
Srikanth Ramaswamy – EPFL Lausanne
Tim Vogels – University of Oxford

Byron Yu – Carnegie Mellon University

Local Organiser
Alex Antrobus (isicn.imbizo@gmail.com)
Peter Latham (Gatsby Unit for Computational Neuroscience, UCL, UK)
Joseph Raimondo (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Tim Vogels (University of Oxford, UK)


The isiCNI is made possible by the generous support from the Simons Foundation (https://www.simonsfoundation.org) and IBRO, the International Brain Research Organisation (http://ibro.info)

Organizational Affiliates

University of Cape Town, University College London, University of Oxford, TReND in AfricaCNCBGatsby Foundation, IBRO African Center for Advanced Training in Neurosciences at UCT

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