IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo 2020

Muizenberg beach, Cape Town
IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo 2020

5 – 26 January 2020, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Application deadline: 8th July 2019
Muizenberg beach, Cape Town
Muizenberg beach, Cape Town
The #isiCNI2020 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 modelling of neurons, neural systems, behaviour, 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 early-PhD level students, though Honours or advanced undergraduates may also apply. Postdoctoral students who can motivate why the course would benefit them are also encouraged to apply, Students should have 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
Thanks to our generous sponsors, significant financial assistance is available to reduce and waiver fees for students, particularly for African applicants. We also hope to provide some travel bursaries for international students. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the Imbizo, please state so clearly in the relevant section of your application.
* Application deadline: 8th July 2019
* Notification of results: late August 2019

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

Dora Angelaki – Baylor College of Medicine
Demba Ba – Harvard University
Adrienne Fairhall – Washington University
Ila Fiete – University of Texas
Peter Latham – University College London
Timothy Lillicrap – Google DeepMind
Blake Richards – University of Toronto
Joseph Raimondo – University of Cape Town
Srikanth Ramaswamy – EPFL Lausanne
Athanassia Papoutsi – IMBB-FORTH
Thomas Tagoe – University of Ghana
Andrew Trevelyan – Newcastle University
Misha Tsodyks – Weiszmann Institute of Science
Tim Vogels – University of Oxford
Byron Yu – Carnegie Mellon University
Eve Marder – Brandeis University
Christopher Currin (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Emma Vaughan (Conference Management Centre)
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 the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) (http://ibro.info)
Organizational Affiliates
University of Cape Town, University College London, University of Oxford, TReND in AfricaCNCBGatsby FoundationIBRO African Center for Advanced Training in Neurosciences at UCT