MICCN Computational Neuroscience Symposium 2017
How exactly does the brain interact with the world?
Computational neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that harnesses concepts and methods from physics, maths, computer science, neuroscience and psychology to address fundamental questions about brain organisation and function. This symposium brings together leading Australian and international researchers to present their latest work on mathematical modelling of brain structure and function, mapping and modelling how disease affects the brain, and how coordinated brain function gives rise to perception and cognition.
The event, sponsored by the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), in partnership with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC), presents students working in all domains of science, as well as the general public, with the opportunity to engage with experts working in this exciting and rapidly developing field.
Keynote speaker: Professor Gustavo Deco
Professor Gustavo Deco is a Research Professor at the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) and Professor (Catedrático) at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) where he leads the Computational Neuroscience group. He is also Director of the Center of Brain and Cognition (UPF). He has received several qualifications including a PhD in Physics, a postdoc from the University of Bordeaux in France and from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Giessen in Germany, a Habilitation (maximal academic degree in Germany) in Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich, and a PhD in Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.
Professor Alex Thiele, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK
Professor Michael Breakspear, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute; CIBF
Professor Peter Robinson, The University of Sydney; CIBF; Alertness CRC
Associate Professor Alex Fornito, Monash University, MICCN; CIBF
Associate Professor Nao Tsuchiya, Monash University, MICCN; CIBF
Associate Professor Jeroen van Boxtel, Monash University, MICCN
Dr Marta Garrido, Queensland Brain Institute; CIBF
Dr Andrew Phillips, Monash University, MICCN; Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard
Medical School, Boston
Dr Nicholas Price, Physiology, Monash University
Dr Andrew Zalesky, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne
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