Friday, November 28, 2008

Mathematical Neuroscience 2009 (Edinburgh, UK)


Mathematical Neuroscience
Mar 23, 2009 - Mar 25, 2009
Royal Society of Edinburgh,

22-26 George Street, Edinburgh


Coombes, Stephen
University of Nottingham

Timofeeva, Yulia
University of Warwick

Training Workshop Organiser

Dr Mark van Rossum, University of Edinburgh

This is the second annual meeting of the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network.

The network is focussed on using mathematics as the primary tool for elucidating the fundamental mechanisms responsible for experimentally observed behaviour in the applied neurosciences.

This three-day conference will provide an overview of the current state of research in mathematical approaches to neuroscience, bringing together both physical and life scientists.

Drawing together the field in this way will allow for a critical discussion of the relevant experimental facts and of various mathematical methods and techniques that have been successfully applied to date.

Importantly, it will draw attention to, and help develop, those pieces of mathematical theory which are likely to be relevant to future studies of the brain.

The meeting will consist of invited speakers, core members and registered participants. In addition, the schedule will allow for a number of poster presentations.

This event is sponsored by the EPSRC via the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network

Invited speakers

Ad Aertsen
Michael Breakspear
Carson Chow
Geoff Goodhill
Vincent Hakim
Viktor Jirsa
Carlo Laing
Peter Latham
Andre Longtin
Stefano Panzeri
David Pinto
Horacio Rotstein
Andrey Shilnikov
Dan Tranchina
Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
Carl Van Vreeswijk


To register your interest in attending this workshop please use this application form.

Invited speakers will receive an e-mail invitation.


The meeting will be held at the the Royal Society of Edinburgh,
22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.

The Conference Room is equipped with an OHP, data projector and flipchart.


Registration will take place from 08.45 - 09.30, on Monday 23 March, in the foyer of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Registration fee

The registration fee for this meeting is 80.00 GBP.

Meals and Refreshments Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided at the venue.

A Conference Dinner will take place on Tuesday 24 March at 19.00.

Accommodation Participants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of Edinburgh accommodation of various sorts and prices is available here .

Financial AssistanceSome financial assistance is available to assist graduate students who attend BOTH the training workshop and the conference.. Applicants should provide a brief résumé including degrees and at least one recommendation letter explaining their suitability for the activity. The résumé and letter should be e-mailed to Irene Moore. Students requesting financial support will be notified by 6 February 2009.

Training WorkshopA one-day training workshop for PhD students and post-docs entitled “An introduction to Mathematical Neuroscience” will take place prior to the meeting on Sunday 22 March at the University of Edinburgh. This will be organised by Mark van Rossum and will comprise a series of 'primer' lectures designed to introduce the concepts that will be covered in the main conference.

The workshop will run from 12.30 until 18.00 on Sunday 22 March in the Forrest Hill Building, 5 Forrest Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2QL. map

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