Hackathon CEREBELLUM MODELLING

 

13 - 15 January 2020 | Pavia, Italy

 

 

FAQs & ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

The participation fee (normal fee: 244€ and student fee: 183€) includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions and tutorials
  • Coffee breaks, lunch break and social dinner

The fee does not include travel and accommodation. 

 

The Hackathon on CEREBELLUM MODELLING will illustrate cerebellum models and provide tutorials for their development and applications. The course is designed with selected presentations and large space for hands-on experience. The attendees will be introduced to the main themes of cerebellum modelling and to the use of the HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT research infrastructure, Brain Simulation Platform and future EBRAINS, addressing the principles of multiscale brain modelling.

 

In this Hackathon, the attendees will elaborate and simulate computational models of neurons and networks of the cerebellum.

 

Topics will include:

  • an illustration of the Brain Simulation Platform models and use cases and of the related modelling languages (PYTHON, NEURON, NEST, PYNN, SONATA, ARBOR)
  • the foundations of realistic data-driven neuronal modelling, including biophysical principles, model matching to experimental data (optimization), supervised model simplification.
  • the foundations of realistic data-driven microcircuit modelling, especially cell placement and connectivity in microcircuit scaffolds
  • the scale-up to large-scale and brain models and their incorporation in robots, neuromorphic hardware and virtual brain.

 

Pre-requisites (basic principles and installation on personal laptop)

For the tutorials and hands-on activities different software will be used.

A virtual machine is containing all the environments you will need (NEURON, NEST, Python, the Neurorobotic Platform (NRP) with dedicated NEST, and The Virtual Brain (TVB)).

To download, please click on the direct link to the file on the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) container (12.6 GB):

Please download and install the software before the Hackathon starts, in order to have all the environments ready!

The venue is provided with an internet connection.
 
Live streaming: The morning sessions will be live streamed under the following link: http://idcd.unipv.it/streaming-hackathon/

 

PROGRAMME

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

SCIENTIFIC CHAIRS

Egidio D'Angelo | University of Pavia

Claudia Casellato | University of Pavia

Simona Tritto | University of Pavia

 

ORGANISERS

Simona Tritto | University of Pavia
Martina Schmalholz | Heidelberg University

 

Contact:

simona.tritto@unipv.it (scientific and local matters)

martina.schmalholz@kip.uni-heidelberg.de (registration and agenda)

 

ABOUT THE VENUE:

AULA MAGNA*

 

*Endorsed by Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche "Enrico Fermi", Rome, Italy