Entrance hall of the ICMS

Mathematical Neuroscience

Mar 17, 2008 - Mar 19, 2008

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 first annual meeting of the newly established 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

 

Arrangements

Participation
Please note that the workshop is now full.

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 17 March, in the foyer of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Registration fee
The registration fee for this meeting is 50.00 GBP.

Meals and Refreshments
Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided at the venue.

A poster session and wine reception will be held at ICMS, 14 India Street, Edinburgh on Monday 17 March at 18.00. This is a short walk from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. For local information the finding ICMS page shows the location of ICMS and contains useful maps of the city centre.

A Conference Dinner will take place on Tuesday 18 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 4 February 2008.

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 16 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 18.00 on Sunday 16 March in the Forrest Hill Building, 5 Forrest Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2QL. map

 

Programme

Sunday 16 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

Yulia Timofeeva (University of Warwick)
Single neuron models

13.45 - 14.45

Mark van Rossum (University of Edinburgh)
Synaptic dynamics

14.45 - 15.00
Break
15.00 - 16.00

Steve Coombes (University of Nottingham)
Neural field models

16.00 - 17.00
Jon Peirce (University of Nottingham)
Simple nonlinear models of V1 neurons
17.00 - 17.15
Break
17.15 - 18.15

Rasmus Peterson (University of Manchester)
Neural coding

  Beer and pizza 

 

Monday 17 March

09.00 - 10.30
Registration and coffee
10.30 - 10.45 Welcome
10.45 - 11.30
William Kath (Northwestern University)
Models of synaptic integration via dendritic spikes in CA1 pyramidal neurons
11.30 - 12.15
Brent Doiron (University of Pittsburgh)
Microcircuits and macrodynamics in auditory processing
12.15 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Simon Schultz (Imperial College, London)
Studying the neuronal population code with in vivo two-photon calcium imaging
14.45 - 15.30
Einevoll Gaute (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
Extraction of cortical-network models from laminar multielectrode recordings
15.30 - 16.15
Coffee/tea
16.15 - 17.00
Wyeth Bair (University of Oxford)
Rapid adaptive properties of motion sensitive neurons in the macaque visual cortex
18.00 - 19.30
Poster session and wine reception at ICMS, 14 India Street, Edinburgh EH3 6EZ
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Tuesday 18 March

09.15 - 10.00 Henry Tuckwell (Max Planck Institute)
Stochastic effects in neurobiological dynamical systems
10.00 - 10.45 Coffee/tea
10.45 - 11.30
Mark van Rossum (University of Edinburgh)
Shannon information capacity of synapses
11.30 - 12.15 Nigel Stocks (University of Warwick)
Noise enhanced information processing in neural population
12.15 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter)
Winnerless competition and spatio-temporal encoding
14.45 - 15.30
Paul Bressloff (University of Utah)
Mathematical models of primary visual cortex (V1)
15.30 - 16.15
Coffee/tea
16.15 - 17.00
Rodica Curtu (University of Iowa)
Frequency control in neuronal competition models
17.00 - 17.20
Discussion
19.00
Workshop dinner - Howies, 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
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Wednesday 19 March

09.00 - 09.45 Olivier Faugeras (INRIA)
Mean field analysis for neural mass models
09.45 - 10.30
David Liley (Swinburne University of Technology)
Macroscopic state transitions in electroencephalographic dynamics
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee/tea
11.00 - 11.45
Piotr Suffczynski (University of Warsaw)
Bistable dynamics of epileptic phenomena
11.45 - 12.30
David Terman (University of Ohio)
A Neurobiological Model of the Human Sleep/wake Cycle

 

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Ashwin, Peter
Winnerless competition and spatio-temporal encoding
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Bair, Wyeth
Rapid adaptive properties of motion sensitive neurons in the macaque visual cortex
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Bressloff, Paul
Mathematical models of primary visual cortex (V1)
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Curtu, Rodica
Frequency control in neuronal competition models
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Doiron, Brent
Microcircuits and macrodynamics in auditory processing.
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Einevoll, Gaute
Extraction of cortical-network models from laminar multielectrode recordings
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Faugeras, Olivier
Mean Field Analysis for Neural Mass Models
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Kath, William
Models of synaptic integration via dendritic spikes in CA1 pyramidal neurons
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Liley, David
Macroscopic state transitions in electroencephalographic dynamics
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Schultz, Simon
Studying the neuronal population code with in vivo two-photon calcium imaging
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Stocks, Nigel
Noise enhanced information processing in neural population
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Suffczynski, Piotr
Bistable dynamics of epileptic phenomena
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Terman, David
A neurobiological model of the human sleep/wake cycle
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Tuckwell, Henry
Stochastic effects in neurobiological dynamical systems
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Participants

Name Institution
Amat Roca, Miguel University of Barcelona
Appleby, Peter Humbolt University Berlin
Ashwin, Peter University of Exeter
Bah, Idrissa GDI
Bair, Wyeth University of Oxford
Barrett, Adam University of Edinburgh
beim Graben, Peter University of Reading
Benjamin, Oscar University of Bristol
Bisky, Stephan University of Edinburgh
Borisyuk, Roman Plymouth University
Bouaouli, Nabil Group for Neural Theory, DEC-ENS-College de France
Bressloff, Paul University of Oxford
Chik, David University of Plymouth
Cohen, Netta University of Leeds
Colliaux, David CREA-Ecole Polytechnique-1
Coombes, Stephen University of Nottingham
Cortes, Jesus University of Edinburgh
Curtu, Rodica University of Iowa
Cutsuridis, Vassilis University of Stirling
David, Francois CNRS
Doiron, Brent University of Pittsburgh
Einevoll, Gaute Norwegian University of Life Sciences
El Hady, Ahmed International Max Planck Research School of Neurosciences, Goettingen
Elliott, Terry University of Southampton
Faugeras, Olivier INRIA
Feldwisch, Hinnerk University of Edinburgh
Gheorghe, Ana Maria University of Nottingham
Gin, Stephen Warwick University
Gjorgjieva, Julijana University of Cambridge
Goodman, Dan École Normale Supérieure
Greene, Garrett Trinity College, Dublin
Grimbert, François INRIA
Gurney, Kevin University of Sheffield
Heess, Nicolas University of Edinburgh
Hlinka, Jaroslav University of Nottingham
Houghton, Conor Trinity College Dublin/University of Bristol
Hunter, Russell University of Stirling
Hutt, Axel LORIA-INRIA
Kaiser, Marcus Newcastle University
Kang, Jing University of Warwick
Kath, William Northwestern University
Khajeh Alijani, Azadeh University of Warwick
Laudanski, Jonathan École Normale Supérieure
Leski, Szymon Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Liley, David Swinburne University of Technology
Lord, Gabriel Heriot-Watt University
Malik, Naveed University of Warwick
Marten, Frank University of Bristol
Masud, Mohammad University of Plymouth
Mazurkiewicz, Joanna Warsaw University
Molaee Ardekani, Behnam LTSI
Montemurro, Marcelo University of Manchester
O Donovan, Julie University College Cork, Ireland
O'Donnell, Cian University of Edinburgh
Pattaranit, Ratchada University of Warwick
Peirce, Jonathan University of Nottingham
Petersen, Rasmus University of Manchester
Remme, Michiel Ecole Normale Superieure
Rodrigues, Serafim University of Bristol
Rowat, Peter University of California, San Diego
Saal, Hannes P University of Edinburgh
Schultz, Simon Imperial College London
Shahid, Shahjahan University of Stirling
Skene, Nathan University of Reading
Stocks, Nigel University of Warwick
Suffczynski, Piotr University of Warsaw
Svensson, Carl-Magnus University of Nottingham
Taxidis, Ioannis University of Nottingham
Teriakidis, Adrianna University of Edinburgh
Terman, David Ohio State University
Terry, John University of Exeter
Thul, Ruediger University of Nottingham
Timofeeva, Yulia University of Warwick
Touboul, Jonathan Collège de France
Tuckwell, Henry Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
van Rossum, Mark University of Edinburgh
Veltz, Romain INRIA
Waddington, Amelia University of Leeds
Wainrib, Gilles Ecole Polytechnique
Willshaw, David University of Edinburgh