Wednesday, July 10, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Dendrite function and wiring [CNS2013 workshop]

Dear all,

We would like to announce our upcoming workshop on "Dendrite function
and wiring: experiments and theory" that will be held at the CNS meeting
in Paris, July 17. Below the topic and confirmed speakers.

Neuronal dendritic trees are complex structures that endow the cell with
powerful computing capabilities and allow for high neural
interconnectivity. Studying the function of dendritic structures has a
long tradition in theoretical neuroscience, starting with the pioneering
work by Wilfrid Rall in the 1950's. Recent advances in experimental
techniques allow us to study dendrites with a new perspective and in
greater detail. For example, dendritic function can now be studied in
awake, behaving animals. Also, owing to the precise characterization of
neural circuits, the role of the single dendrite can be studied in the
context of its connectivity. The goal of the workshop is to provide a
resume of the state-of-the-art in experimental, computational and
mathematical investigations into the functions of dendrites in a variety
of neural systems.

Two keynote lectures will be given by:
*Idan Segev* (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
*Matthew Larkum* (Charité, Berlin)

Confirmed speakers:
- Bill Kath (Northwestern University, Evanston)
- Yulia Timofeeva (University of Warwick)
- Christoph Schmidt-Hieber (University College London)
- Henrik Lindén (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm)
- Srikanth Ramaswamy (Blue Brain Project, Lausanne)
- Hermann Cuntz (Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Frankfurt)
- Michiel Remme (Humboldt University, Berlin)
- Ben Torben-Nielsen (Blue Brain Project, Lausanne)

The schedule as well as the title and abstract for each talk can be
found at the website:

Kind regards,

Hermann Cuntz
Michiel Remme
Ben Torben-Nielsen

Dr. Ben Torben-Nielsen
Blue Brain Project, EPFL
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