Neuroscience is a rapidly developing cluster in Seattle, and the driving force behind “NeuroVentures,” a new entrepreneurship course that hopes to capitalize on advances in neuro-fields, from biotech and medicine to law and advocacy, and train entrepreneurs for the emerging neuro-economy.
The fourth Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Summer School will take place in Beijing, China from July 6 to July 24, 2013. The summer school is co-organized by Xiao-Jing Wang (NYU), Si Wu (Beijing Normal), Zach Mainen (CNP) and Upi Bhalla (NCBS) and sponsored by Beijing Normal University, NYU Shanghai, Hugo Shong and the McGovern Institute, Peking University, Tsinghua University and Cold Spring Harbor Asia.
CSNE members Drs. Raj Rao and Adrienne Fairhall will teach "Computational Neuroscience" through a 10-week class using Coursera. The class will introduce concepts about how computational methods are used to understand the function of the nervous system. For more information about the class (e.g., syllabus, course format, recommended reading) and online registration, visit https://www.coursera.org/#course/compneuro.
The Neuroinformatics School at Woods Hole, MA, is a 2-week course about methods to manage and analyze data sets from neurophysiological and behavioral measurements, particularly large data volumes that require systematic statistical and computational approaches. The deadline to apply to the school is May 11, 2012. Visit the course web site for more information about this program.
"Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience," a course taught by CSNE faculty members Fred Rieke, Adrienne Fairhall and Michael Shadlen, will be offered during the Winter Quarter at the University of Washington, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-2:20 pm in HSB G317. This course reviews mathematical concepts in the context of their deployment in neuroscience to make revolutionary progress. The course conveys these concepts through lectures, Matlab tutorials and student presentations of classic neuroscience papers.