Call for applications: FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School: Brain Dynamics and Dynamics of Brain Disease

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Call for applications: FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School: Brain Dynamics and Dynamics of Brain Disease

Janina Kirsch-2
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%%  FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School:              %%
%%  Brain Dynamics and Dynamics of Brain Disease %%
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Increased life expectancy comes with an increase of the incidence of brain disorders, resulting in huge social and financial costs. Thus, there is an urgent need to understand the neural mechanisms underlying brain disorders, and to suggest new perspectives on diagnostics and therapeutic intervention.

Several brain disorders (e.g. Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia, sleep disorders, stroke), despite their multiple genetic and physiological preconditions, exhibit altered neuronal activity and, hence, can be described as disorders of brain dynamics. Tools from computational neuroscience can be extended to reveal and understand the neural mechanisms underlying brain function and dysfunction, and even suggest new therapeutic strategies.

This intensive course presents a unique opportunity to initiate a dialog between theoreticians and experimentalists, with the aim to support the development of computational models of brain disorders that can be characterized as dynamic diseases.

Confirmed Speakers:
Abeles Moshe [Bar-Illan University, Israel]
Bergman, Hagai [Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel]
Brunel, Nicolas [CNRS, Paris, France & University of Chicago, IL, USA]
Cash, Sydney [Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, MA, USA]
Clausen Jens [University of Tuebingen, Germany]
Deco, Gustavo [Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain]
Destexhe, Alain [CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France]
Ehrlich, Ingrid [Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Tübingen, Germany]
Grün, Sonja [Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Jülich, Germany]
Roxin, Alex [Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain]
Sompolinsky, Haim [Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel & Harvard University, MA, USA]
Uhlhaas, Peter [Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany]
van Someren, Eus [Netherland Institute of Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]
Weiller, Cornelius [University of Freiburg, Germany]
Yizhar, Ofer [Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel]

Application deadline: October 1, 2012

Scientific Organizers:
Dr. Arvind Kumar ([hidden email])
Prof. Dr. Ad Aertsen ([hidden email])
Prof. Dr. Stefan Rotter ([hidden email])
[University of Freiburg, Germany (Faculty of Biology, Bernstein Center Freiburg), Freiburg, Germany]

Local Organizer:
Alois Saria ([hidden email])
Medical University Innsbruck, INNSBRUCK Austria

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