LASCON II – PROGRAM
July 13 Sunday  Track  
14:00 – 18:00  Arrival  
18:30 – 18:45  Antonio Roque
Welcome speech 

18:45 – 20:00  James Bower
Opening lecture: 25 years building realistic 

July 14 Monday  
09:00 –10:30  Volker Steuber
Lecture 1: Introduction to compartmental modeling 1 
Realistic neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 12:30  Volker Steuber
Lecture 2: Introduction to compartmental modeling 2 
Realistic neural modeling 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Arnd Roth
Lecture 3: The cable equation: insights and recipes 
Realistic neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Volker Steuber
Tutorial 1: neuroConstruct 1 
Realistic neural modeling 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises  
July 15 Tuesday  
09:00 –10:30  Arnd Roth
Lecture 4: Matching passive dendritic neuron models to data 
Realistic neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Volker Steuber
Lecture 5: Constructing active compartmental models based on data 
Realistic neural modeling 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Arnd Roth
Lecture 6: Modeling synapses 
Realistic neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Arnd Roth
Tutorial 2: neuroConstruct 2 
Realistic neural modeling 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises  
July 16 Wednesay  
09:00 –10:30  David Beeman and Volker Steuber
Tutorial 3: GENESIS 1 – Overview of GENESIS 
Realistic neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  David Beeman and Volker Steuber
Tutorial 4: GENESIS 2 – Handson use of GENESIS 
Realistic neural modeling 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Arnd Roth
Tutorial 5: NEURON 1 – Overview of NEURON 
Realistic neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Arnd Roth
Tutorial 6: NEURON 2 – Handson use of NEURON 
Realistic neural modeling 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
20:00 –23:00  Antonio Roque
Confraternization party 1 

July 17 Thursday  
09:00 –10:30  Arnd Roth
Lecture 7: Dendritic computation 
Realistic neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Volker Steuber
Lecture 8: Compartmental modeling case study: 
Realistic neural modeling 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Arnd Roth
Tutorial 7: NEURON 3 – Single cell modeling 
Realistic neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  David Beeman, Volker Steuber and Rodrigo Oliveira Tutorial 8: GENESIS 3 – Single cell modeling 
Realistic neural modeling 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises  
July 18 Friday  
09:00 –10:30  Arnd Roth and Volker Steuber
Lecture 9: Realistic network modeling I: small 
Realistic neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Rodrigo Oliveira
Lecture 10: Realistic network modeling II: large 
Realistic neural modeling 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  David Beeman, Volker Steuber and Rodrigo Oliveira Tutorial 9: GENESIS 4 – Network modeling 
Realistic neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Arnd Roth
Tutorial 10: NEURON 4 – Network modeling 
Realistic neural modeling 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises  
July 19 Saturday  
09:00 –10:30  Arnd Roth
Tutorial 11: NEURON 5 – Network modeling using neuroConstruct 
Realistic neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  David Beeman, Volker Steuber and Rodrigo Oliveira Tutorial 12: GENESIS 5 
Realistic neural modeling 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Antonio Roque, Rodrigo Oliveira and David Beeman Interview with students for projects definitions 

15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Antonio Roque, Rodrigo Oliveira and David Beeman Interview with students for projects definitions 

18:00 –19:00  Confraternization: football match  
19:00   Dinner and evening free  
July 20 Sunday  
Day off  
July 21 Monday  
09:00 –10:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Lecture 11: Neurons at rest. Stationary states of 
Simplified neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Reynaldo Pinto
Lecture 12: Information processing in Central 
Spiketrain analysis 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Tutorial 13: Introduction to XPPAUTO 
Simplified neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Ramón Huerta and Reynaldo Pinto
Tutorial 14: Information theory 
Spiketrain analysis 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises and project work  
July 22 Tuesday  
09:00 –10:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Lecture 13: Neurons in action. Periodic tonic 
Simplified neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Ramón Huerta
Invited lecture 1: The structural organization of 
Spiketrain analysis 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Tutorial 15: Introduction to XPPAUTO. Analysis of 
Simplified neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Ramón Huerta and Reynaldo Pinto
Tutorial 16: Estimate information in KC insect 
Spiketrain analysis 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises and project work  
July 23 Wednesday  
09:00 –10:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Lecture 14: Bursting Neurons. Dissection of 
Simplified neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Ramón Huerta
Lecture 15: The insect olfactory brain 
Spiketrain analysis 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Tutorial 17: Following orbits with XPPAUTO 
Simplified neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Ramón Huerta and Reynaldo Pinto
Tutorial 18: Estimate information in KC insect 
Spiketrain analysis 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
20:00 –23:00  Student exercises and project work  
July 24 Thursday  
09:00 –10:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Lecture 16: Burst control. Transitions between 
Simplified neural modeling 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Ramón Huerta
Lecture 17: Neural sensitivity 
Spiketrain analysis 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk
Tutorial 19: Analysis of bursting dynamics with 
Simplified neural modeling 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Ramón Huerta and Reynaldo Pinto
Tutorial 20: Estimating neural sensitivity 
Spiketrain analysis 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Antonio Roque
Confraternization party 2 

July 25 Friday  
09:00 –10:30  Ramón Huerta
Lecture 18: Biomimetic approaches for odor recognition 
Spiketrain analysis 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Reynaldo Pinto
Lecture 19: Whole cell stochastic modelling of ion channels in 
Simplified neural modeling 
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Ramón Huerta and Reynaldo Pinto
Tutorial 21: Estimating neural sensitivity 
Spiketrain analysis 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Reynaldo Pinto
Tutorial 22: Stochastic Modeling of Ion Channels 
Simplified neural modeling 
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises and project work  
July 26 Saturday  
09:00 –10:30  Avrama Blackwell
Lecture 20: Signaling pathways involved in 
Plasticity and learning 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Gennady Cymbalyuk Invited lecture 2: Neurons with multiple personalities. Multistability in neuronal dynamics. 

12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Avrama Blackwell
Tutorial 23: Modeling signaling pathways 

15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Student exercises and project work  
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
July 27 Sunday  
Day off  
July 28 Monday  
09:00 –10:30  Avrama Blackwell
Lecture 21: The role of calcium dynamics in STDP 
Plasticity and learning 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Roland Köberle
Invited Lecture 3: Recording 

12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Avrama Blackwell
Tutorial 24: Modeling calcium dynamics 
Plasticity and learning 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Student exercises and project work  
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises and project work  
July 29 Tuesday  
09:00 –10:30  Avrama Blackwell
Lecture 22: Classical and operant conditioning: 
Plasticity and learning 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Jean Faber
Invited Lecture 4: Problems and solutions in the 

12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Avrama Blackwell
Tutorial 25 
Plasticity and learning 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Student exercises and project work  
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
19:30 –22:30  Student exercises and project work  
July 30 Wednesday  
09:00 –10:30  Avrama Blackwell
Lecture 23: The role of striatum in reinforcement learning 
Plasticity and learning 
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  James Bower
Invited Lecture 5: Will simulation technology change the world: from 

12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Avrama Blackwell
Tutorial 26 
Plasticity and learning 
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Student exercises and project work  
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
20:00 –23:00  Student exercises and project work  
July 31 Thursday  
09:00 – 10:30  Student exercises and project work  
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –12:30  Student exercises and project work  
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –15:30  Student exercises and project work  
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –17:30  Student exercises and project work  
17:30 –19:30  Dinner  
20:00 –23:00  Student exercises and project work  
August 1 Friday  
09:00 –09:15  Antonio Roque
Introduction to the projects presentations 

09:15 –09:30  Project presentation 1  
09:30 –09:45  Project presentation 2  
09:45 –10:00  Project presentation 3  
10:00 –10:15  Project presentation 4  
10:15 –10:30  Project presentation 5  
10:30 –11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 –11:15  Project presentation 6  
11:15 –11:30  Project presentation 7  
11:30 –11:45  Project presentation 8  
11:45 –12:00  Project presentation 9  
12:00 –12:15  Project presentation 10  
12:15 –12:30  Project presentation 11  
12:30 –14:00  Lunch  
14:00 –14:15  Project presentation 12  
14:15 –14:30  Project presentation 13  
14:30 –14:45  Project presentation 14  
14:45 –15:00  Project presentation 15  
15:00 –15:15  Project presentation 16  
15:15 –15:30  Project presentation 17  
15:30 –16:00  Coffee Break  
16:00 –16:15  Project presentation 18  
16:15 –16:30  Project presentation 19  
16:30 –16:45  Project presentation 20  
16:45 –17:00  Antonio Roque
Closing remarks 

19:00 –23:00  Antonio Roque
Confraternization party 3 

August 2 Saturday  Return home  