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Towards a new Neuro- Network : Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Towards a new Neuro- Network : Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Saturday, 5 March, 2016 - 08:30 to 15:30

Bringing together different types of neuroscientists (from clinical to experimental to computational modellers to neuro-engineers) to enable co-operation.
Aims/ Outline
The UK is a world leader in neuroscience research and is well supported by the major funding agencies (Wellcome, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC & others). Like many other scientific disciplines, modern neuroscience generates ever-increasing volumes of data using diverse technologies. However, neuroscience research is often fragmented and split across clincial studies, experimental studies (on aninals or cultures), computational and modeling studies and neuro-engineering. Rather than creating a major new project, we believe that a good way forward for the UK is a smaller-scale national network. The aim of this network is to encourage & co-ordinate activities between the two main goups

Clinical and experimental neuroscientists

Computational neuroscientists / neuroinformaticians / neuro-engineers

This meeting aims to lay the groundwork for a network that will help to bring these disparate groups together. It has the support of the UK Node of the International Neuroinformatics Co-ordinating facility (INCF), the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) , eFutures (an EPSRC Network on electronics research), the Mathematical Neuroscience Network, and it is building on the work of these groups.


Format of meeting

This will be a 1-day meeting, provisionally from 09:30 to 16:45, with talks in the morning, followed by breakout groups whose aim will be to plot a course forward for this network. Confirmed speakers include

Dr Piotr Dudek, Reader, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester

Dr Ari Ercole, Lecturer and Consultant Anesthetist, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Dr Rasmus Petersen, Leader of the Neural Coding Laboratory, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester

Professor Narender Ramani, Professor of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, and British Neuroscience Association.

Dr Simon Schultz, Reader in Neurotechnology, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London.

Dr Evelyne Sernagor, Reader on Developmental Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle.

In addition, there will be a speaker from the research councils, providing a strategic overview.
Attendance at the event is Free, however places are limited so  don't delay and miss this opportunity. 
The event is a joint event wih the UK Neuroinformatics Node, eFutues and Wellcome.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Leslie Smith, email at l.s.smith@cs.stir.ac.uk.

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