Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Mathematical Neuroscience 2010

Apr 19, 2010 - Apr 21, 2010

15 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA

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 third 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

Ernest Barreto (George Mason University)
Paul Bressloff (University of Oxford)
Romain Brette (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Peter Dayan (University College London)
Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
Yixin Guo (Drexel University)
Kevin Gurney (University of Sheffield)
Alex Roxin (Columbia University)
Eric Shea-Brown (University of Washington)
Louis Tao (Peking University)
Paul Tiesinga (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Arjen van Ooyen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale University School of Medicine)
John White (University of Utah)
Si Wu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Arrangements

Participation
The workshop is now full.
Invited speakers will receive an e-mail invitation.

Publication
Abstracts will also be published on the Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience website.

Venue
The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre. To view this room and a list of the visual equipment available click here. In addition, two blackboards have recently been installed. Follow this link for a map showing the location of 15 South College Street, or this map may also prove useful. Invited speakers can either bring their talk on a usb stick or laptop.

Training Workshop
A training workshop will take place on Sunday 18 April 2010. Further details are available here.

Wireless Access
The workshop venue, 15 South College Street, has wireless access throughout. On arrival you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.

Registration
Registration will take place from 09.00 - 10.30, on Monday 19 April.

Registration fee
There is a registration fee of 80.00 GBP for this meeting. If you have paid and not received a receipt this will be available at registration.

Meals and Refreshments
Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided at the venue. A buffet lunch will be provided on Monday 19 April only.

A Conference Dinner will take place on Tuesday 20 April at 19.00 at Howie's Restaurant, 29 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ

Accommodation
Participants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of Edinburgh accommodation of various sorts and prices is available here .

Poster session
Only A1 Portrait posters will be accepted, due to space restrictions and the number of posters submitted. 

Financial Assistance
Those who have been awarded assistance will be informed by e-mail. A claim form will be issued at registration and forms can be returned to ICMS during or after the workshop. Forms must be accompanied by receipts and bank details.

Final letters
Every participant will receive a final letter by Monday 12 April 2010.

Programme

IMPORTANT - THIS IS AN AMENDED PROGRAMME  DUE TO CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS.   THE ORIGINAL PROGRAMME CAN BE VIEWED BELOW THIS VERSION.   

Monday 19 April 2010 - AMENDED

09.00 - 10.30 Registration Ground Floor, 15 South College Street
10.30 - 10.45 Welcome and introductions
10.45 - 11.30 Rasmus Petersen (University of Manchester)
Neural coding in the Whisker thalmus
11.30 - 12.15 Yulia Timofeeva (University of Warwick)
Mathematics of dentritic democracy
12.15 - 14.00 Lunch, Ground Floor, 15 South College Street
14.00 - 14.45 Kevin Gurney (University of Sheffield)
Computational modelling of the basal ganglia at different levels of abstraction
14.45 - 15.30 Matthias Hennig (University of Edinburgh)
Spontaneous activity in retinal waves
15.30 - 16.15 Coffee
16.15 - 17.00 Peter Dayan (University College London)
Statistical models of visual contextual interactions
18.00 - 19.00 Poster session and wine reception, Level 3, 15 South College Street

Tuesday 20 April 2010 - AMENDED

09.00 - 09.45 Mark van Rossum (University of Edinburgh)
Optimal weight dependent learning rules
09.45 - 10.30 Nicholas Lesica (University College London)
Simulating population spike trains typical of early sensory systems
10.30 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.00 John Terry (University of Bristol)
The role of neural oscillations in health and disease: can theory enhance clinical understanding?
12.00 - 12.45 Paul Bressloff (University of Oxford)
Geometric visual hallucinations
12.45 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.30 MMN network discussion - all welcome (or sightseeing afternoon for international attendees)
19.00 Conference Dinner - Howies, 29 Waterloo Place

 

Wednesday 21 April 2010 - AMENDED

09.00 - 09.45 Stephen Coombes (University of Nottingham)
Dynamics of Morris-Lecar networks
09.45 - 10.30 Alex Lerchner (University College London)
A unifying theory of cortical activity
10.30 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.00 Dan Goodman (École Normale Supérieure)
Computation with spikes
12.00 - 12.45 Bruce Graham (University of Stirling)
Models of neural outgrowth
12.45 - 14.30 Lunch

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PROGRAMME.  AN AMENDED VERSION IS ABOVE. 

Monday 19 April 2010 - ORIGINAL VERSION

09.00 - 10.30 Registration Ground Floor, 15 South College Street
10.30 - 10.45 Welcome and introductions
10.45 - 11.30 Arjen van Ooyen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Impact of dendritic size and dendritic topology on burst firing in pyramidal cells
11.30 - 12.15 John White (University of Utah)
Mechanisms of coherent activity in the hippocampal formation
12.15 - 14.00 Lunch, Ground Floor, 15 South College Street
14.00 - 14.45 Kevin Gurney (University of Sheffield)
Computational modelling of the basal ganglia at different levels of abstraction
14.45 - 15.30 Romain Brette (École Normale Supérieure )
Neural computation with synchrony
15.30 - 16.15 Coffee
16.15 - 17.00 Paul Tiesinga (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Phase and synchrony dynamics of gamma oscillations in cortical networks
18.00 - 19.00 Poster session and wine reception, Ground Floor, 15 South College Street

Tuesday 20 April 2010 - ORIGINAL VERSION

09.00 - 09.45 Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
A role for oscillations in working memory
09.45 - 10.30 Yixin Guo (Drexel University )
Thalamocortical relay responses to inhibitory GPi inputs in both Parkinsonian and Dystonic conditions
10.30 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.00 Ernest Barretto (George Mason University)
Ion concentration dynamics and neuronal excitability
12.00 - 12.45 Eric Shea-Brown (University of Washington)
Dynamics and impact of spike-time correlations
12.45 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.30 MMN network discussion - all welcome (or sightseeing afternoon for international attendees)
19.00 Conference Dinner - Howies, Waterloo Place

Wednesday 21 April 2010 - ORIGINAL VERSION

09.00 - 09.45 Peter Dayan(University College London)
Statistical models of visual contextual interactions
09.45 - 10.30 Louis Tao (Peking University)
Mechanisms of contrast adaptation in the early visual pathway
10.30 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.00 Si Wu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Dynamics of continuous attractor neural networks
12.00 - 12.45 Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale University School of Medicine)
Attractor models for cognitive functions: theory meets experiments
12.45 - 14.30 Lunch
14.15 - 15.00 Alex Roxin (Columbia University)
The effect of degree distribution on the dynamics of sparsely connected neuronal networks
15.00 - 15.45 Paul Bressloff (University of Oxford)
Stochastic neurodynamics, master equations and the system-size expansion

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Barreto, Ernest
Ion concentration dynamics and neuronal excitability
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Bressloff, Paul
Stochastic neurodynamics, master equations and the system-size expansion
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Brette, Romain
Neural computation with synchrony
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Dayan, Peter
Statistical models of visual contextual interactions
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Ermentrout, Bard
A role for oscillations in working memory
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Guo, Yixin
Thalamocortical relay responses to inhibitory GPi inputs in both Parkinsonian and Dystonic conditions
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Gurney, Kevin
Computational modelling of the basal ganglia at different levels of abstraction
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Roxin, Alex
The effect of degree distribution on the dynamics of sparsely connected neuronal networks
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Shea-Brown, Eric
Dynamics and impact of spike-time correlations
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Tao, Louis
Mechanisms of Contrast Adaptation in the Early Visual Pathway
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Tiesinga, Paul
Phase and synchrony dynamics of gamma oscillations in cortical networks
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van Ooyen, Arjen
Impact of dendritic size and dendritic topology on burst firing in pyramidal cells
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Wang, Xiao-Jing
Attractor models for cognitive functions: theory meets experiments
White, John
Mechanisms of Coherent Activity in the Hippocampal Formation
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Wu, Si
Dynamics of Continuous Attractor Neural Networks
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Participants

Name Institution
Acerbi, Luigi University of Edinburgh
Ahmadi, Mandana University College London
Akam, Thomas University College London
Albantakis, Larissa UPF Barcelona
Azad, Abul Kalam al University of Plymouth
Barreto, Ernest George Mason University
Barrett, David UCL
Beck, Jeff University College London
Berthouze, Luc University of Sussex
Bodova, Katarina Comenius University
Borisyuk, Roman Plymouth University
Bouchain, David Ulm University
Bressloff, Paul University of Oxford
Brette, Romain École Normale Supérieure
Buckwar, Evelyn Heriot-Watt University
Castejón, Oriol Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Caudron, Quentin University of Warwick
Chalk, Matthew University of Edinburgh
Coombes, Stephen University of Nottingham
da Silva Gomes, Joao Paulo University of Plymouth
Dayan, Peter University College London
Elijah, Daniel University of Manchester
Ermentrout, Bard University of Pittsburgh
Erwin, Harry University of Sunderland
Fasoli, Diego INRIA
Freestone, Dean University of Edinburgh
Galtier, Mathieu INRIA
Gheorghe, Ana Maria University of Nottingham
Goodman, Dan École Normale Supérieure
Graham, Bruce University of Stirling
Guillamon, Toni Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Guo, Yixin Drexel University
Gurney, Kevin University of Sheffield
Hauser, Florian Ulm University
Heinke, Dietmar University of Birmingham
Hennig, Matthias University of Edinburgh
Hermann, Geoffroy INRIA
Humble, James University of Plymouth
Insabato, Andrea University Pompeu Fabra
Jerzejewska-Szmek, Joanna University of Warsaw
Khachidze, Irma Beritashvili Institute of Physiology and Tatishvili Medical Center
Khoeiniha, Soroush Umeå University
Kollar, Richard Comenius University
La Camera, Giancarlo University of Bern
Langdon, Angela University of New South Wales
Lefebvre, Jérémie University of Ottawa
Lerchner, Alexander University College London
Lesica, Nicholas University College London
Liu, Jindong University of Sunderland
Lloyd, Kevin University of East Anglia
Lord, Gabriel Heriot-Watt University
Lyamzin, Dmitry University College London
Mamun, Khondaker Abdullah-Al- University of Southampton
Marten, Frank University of Bristol
Masud, Mohammad University of Plymouth
Matthey, Loic University College London
McGuinness, Darren University College London
Montemurro, Marcelo University of Manchester
Mugruza Vassallo, Carlos University of Dundee
Ngonghala, Calistus West Virginia University
Niyogi, Ritwik University College London
Nowacki, Jakub University of Bristol
Olmi, Simona Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Osinga, Hinke University of Bristol
Perez, Maria Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer)
Petersen, Rasmus University of Manchester
Pirmoradian, Sahar SISSA
Potadar, Nitinkumar Ramnarain Ruia College
Rabinowitz, Neil University of Oxford
Rana, Anas Ahmad University of Warwick
Richards, Blake University of Oxford
Riedler, Martin Heriot-Watt University
Roxin, Alex Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer
Rumbell, Tim University of Plymouth
Sandford, Caroline University College London
Schaette, Roland University College London
Schmidt, Helmut University of Nottingham
Shea-Brown, Eric University of Washington
Sitt, Jacobo University of Buenos Aires
Sterratt, David University of Edinburgh
Subramaniam, Saravanan Deemed University
Tao, Louis Peking University
Tartaglia, Elisa École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Taxidis, Ioannis University of Nottingham
Terry, John University of Exeter
Thul, Ruediger University of Nottingham
Tiesinga, Paul Radboud University Nijmegen
Timofeeva, Yulia University of Warwick
van Ooyen, Arjen Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
van Rossum, Mark University of Edinburgh
Vega Gonzalez, Jose Luis Newcastle University
Veltz, Romain INRIA
Wang, Xiao-Jing Yale University School of Medicine
Webb, Tristan University Of Warwick
Wedgwood, Kyle University of Nottingham
White, John University of Utah
Williamson, Ross University College London
Willshaw, David University of Edinburgh
Wu, Si Cognitive Neuroscience & Learning
Zeiner, Katharina University of St Andrews