OKINAWA COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE COURSE 2014 (6/16 – 7/3, 2014, Okinawa, Japan)

Methods, Neurons, Networks and Behaviors
June 16 – July 3, 2014
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

The aim of the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course is to provide opportunities for young researchers with theoretical backgrounds to learn the latest advances in neuroscience, and for those with experimental backgrounds to have hands-on experience in computational modeling.

We invite graduate students and postgraduate researchers to participate in the course, held from June 16th through July 3rd, 2014 at an oceanfront seminar house of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. Applications will open on January 6th and are through the course web page ( only; they will close February 9th, 2014. Applicants are required to propose a project at the time of application. Applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance in March.

Like in preceding years, OCNC will be a comprehensive three-week course covering single neurons, networks, and behaviors with ample time for student projects. The first week will focus exclusively on methods with hands-on tutorials during the afternoons, while the second and third weeks will have lectures by international experts. We invite those who are interested in integrating experimental and computational approaches at each level, as well as in bridging different
levels of complexity.

There is no tuition fee. The sponsor will provide lodging and meals during the course and may support travel for those without funding. We hope that this course will be a good opportunity for theoretical and experimental neuroscientists to meet each other and to explore the attractive nature and culture of Okinawa, the southernmost island prefecture of Japan.

Invited faculty:
  * Upinder Bhalla (NCBS, India)
  * Erik De Schutter (OIST)
  * Kenji Doya (OIST)
  * Tomoki Fukai (RIKEN, Japan)
  * Bernd Kuhn (OIST)
  * Javier Medina (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  * Abigail Morrison (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
  * Yael Niv (Princeton University, USA)
  * Tony Prescott (University of Sheffield, UK)
  * Magnus Richardson (University of Warwick, UK)
  * Bernardo Sabatini (Harvard University, USA)
  * Ivan Soltesz (UC Irvine, USA)
  * Greg Stephens (OIST)
  * Greg Stuart (Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, Australia)
  * Josh Tenenbaum (MIT, USA)
  * Jeff Wickens (OIST)
  * Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama (OIST)