LASCON 2006 – I Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience

LASCON aims at introducing advanced undergraduate and graduate students to the use of computational methods for detailed modeling of neurons and neural circuits. These methods will be illustrated with the use of programs like GENESIS and NEURON. The faculty is composed of researchers with large experience in computational neuroscience and the use of these programs. The school is divided in two weeks, the first one for theoretical lectures and hands on tutorials, and the second one for invited lectures and the development of project works by the students. Students will follow a highly demanding schedule of morning lectures followed by afternoon and evening computational laboratory sessions.

The school will be held at the University of São Paulo, campus of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo State, Brazil. Course applicants should be fluent in English (written/spoken) and have a solid background in life and/or hard sciences (some experience in computer programming is also desirable). Applications should be made electronically via the application form. Applicants are also requested to submit a detailed CV (in English) and to provide two letters of recommendation. The number of students is limited to 20 so that student selection will be competitive and based on the information provided. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the school organization. In exceptional cases, limited funding could be made available to partly cover travel expenses.

University of São Paulo
Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
January 15-28 2006


Antonio Roque
(University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)

Rodrigo Oliveira
(University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)

Scientific Committee
James Bower (University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA)
David Beeman (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA)
Rodrigo Oliveira (University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)
Antonio Roque (University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil)


IBRO – International Brain Research Organization (IBRO Latin American Regional Committee)

CNPq – Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico

CAPES – Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior

FAPESP – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

USP – Universidade de São Paulo

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