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INCF National Node of Finland Workshop 2009: Imaging Brainstorm

Past activities

INCFF Imaging Brainstorm – The Resting Brain: Still nothing happens?
 

Location: Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland.

Time:  8.5.2009
Program: Program and summary about the meeting

INCFF Imaging Brainstorm – The Resting Brain: What happens when nothing happens?
 

Location: Käsi- ja taideteollisuuskeskus Verkaranta, Tampere, Finland.

Time:  13.-14.3.2008
Program: Program and summary of the meeting

INCF National Node of Finland Workshop 2008: Imaging Brainstorm

Neuroinformatics combines neuroscience and informatics research to develop and apply advanced tools and approaches essential for a major advancement in understanding the structure and function of the brain. The 5th Nordic Neuroinformatics workshop is aimed for collecting the researchers to present and discuss their developments in Neuroinformatics. The program consists of a few invited talks and other oral and poster presentations. The topics include all fields of Neuroinformatics: modeling, tools and databases.

 

Location: Life Science Center, Espoo, Finland.

Time: 27.10.2007
Program: Program and abstractbook

5th Nordic Neuroinformatics Workshop (2007)

TTY kuva-arkisto

3rd INCF National Node of Finland Workshop on Neuroinformatics

How the Brain Learns:
Experimental and Computational Perspectives

Time: Tuesday 21.9.2010 (all-day event)

Place: Tampere University of Technology

Plasticity, learning, and formation of memory are the fundamental features of living organisms. To understand the mechanisms behind these features, it is necessary to employ multidisciplinary approaches combining experimental, computational, and theoretical techniques. In addition, the integration of different branches of neuroscience, from cell and molecular levels to behavioral and cognitive levels, is needed. Finally, the development of new informatics tools should support these tasks.

 

The aim of the 3rd national workshop is to bring together researchers and doctoral students interested in understanding plasticity and learning in the brain. We invite experimentally, computationally, and theoretically oriented  researchers.

 

The program will consist of invited introductory talks followed by round-table discussions on the needs of informatics in neuroscience. Additionally, a poster session as well as discussions on funding opportunities will be organized.

 

The keynote lecturers include:

Dr. Anthony J. Bell (Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience,  UC Berkeley)

Dr. Tomi Taira (Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki)

Doc. Minna Huotilainen (Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Univ. of Helsinki)

Doc. Iiro Jääskeläinen (Dept. of Biomedical Eng. and Comput. Science, Aalto University)

 

The program consists of invited introductory talks followed by round-table discussions on the needs of informatics in neuroscience. Additionally, a poster session as well as discussions on funding opportunities will be organized.

 

The final version of the program and flyer of the workshop.

 

Attendance is free, but prior registration is appreciated before 13.9.2010.

 

To register, please send an email to neuroinformatics@cs.tut.fi . Please indicate in your email if you will present a poster and/or participate in the evening dinner buffet.

 

Tour in Finland

 

The coordinator of the Finnish Node will be visiting main university towns in Finland in 2011.

 

1. Jyväskylä (Mattilanniemi, Agora, Lea Pulkkisen Sali) 8.2.2011 at 14-15 o’clock.

2. Helsinki (Neuroscience Center, Viikki) 11.3.2011 at 14-15 o’clock.

3. Tampere (Tampere Hall, Tampere) 6.4.2011 at 11.00-11.30 o’clock.

 

Topic: International Neuroinformatics Organization: Who, What and Why?

 

Short abstract: The International Neuroinformatics Coordination Facility (INCF) was established to develop an international neuroinformatics infrastructure, which promotes the sharing of data and computing resources to the international research community. In short, the field of neuroinformatics combines neuroscience research with informatics tools to develop resources necessary for major advancements in understanding the nervous system. Neuroinformatics research is uniquely placed at the intersection of biomedical and behavioral sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, computer science, and engineering. A larger objective of the INCF is to help develop scalable, portable, and extensible applications that can be used by neuroscience laboratories worldwide. The core organization of the INCF consists of The Secretariat, The Governing Board, and The National Nodes. In this presentation, the core activities of the INCF, as well as the role of national nodes in these activities, will be explained in depth.

Two lectures at Tampere University of Technology, Monday 21.6.2010

Dr. René Westerhausen from the Faculty of Psychology and Bergen fMRI-Group at the University of Bergen (Norway), will give two lectures titled:

 

10:15-11:00: The role of the corpus callosum in the lateralized brain.

 

12:15-13:00: Cognitive control of auditory perception.

 

Place: Tampere University of Technology, Konetalo, room K4110 (videostudio)

4th INCF National Node of Finland

Workshop on Neuroinformatics

 

 

Special theme: Brain Dynamics for Learning

 

 

Time: May 20, 2011 (all-day event)

 

Location: Neuroscience Center, Viikinkaari 4 (Seminar room B105), Helsinki

 

Keynote lecturer:  Prof. Anders Lansner, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Purpose of the workshop: Plasticity, formation of memories, and learning are fundamental features of living organisms. This workshop aims to understand the brain dynamics for learning and integrates different fields of neuroscience, from cell and molecular levels to behavioral and cognitive levels, and employs multidisciplinary approaches combining experimental, computational, and theoretical techniques. This workshop also discusses about the future needs of neuroinformatics tool development and funding opportunities.

 

Program: Invited 30 min lectures, poster session, and discussions on neuroinformatics research and funding opportunities. There will be a poster prize for the best poster presentation. Program and flyer of the workshop.

 

Registration: Attendance is free, but prior registration is appreciated before May 5th. We have limited seating available so please register well in advance and inform us in case you are not able to attend. To register, please send an email to neuroinformatics@cs.tut.fi and indicate the following items:

- full name

- email

- university/institute and research group

- full contact information

- position

- indicate (yes/no) if you will present a poster

- indicate (yes/no) if you will participate in the evening program starting at 5 pm.

 

Participants of the 4th INCFF workshop. Thank you for everyone!

 

 

 

 

5th INCF National Node of Finland Workshop on Neuroinformatics

 

Special theme: Neuroinformatics and Brain Disorders

 

Time: Friday, November 30, 2012 (all-day event starting at 9:30 am)

 

Location: Seitsemäs Taivas, Yliopistonkatu 60 A 7. krs, Tampere

 

Keynote lecturers:

Dr. Kaisa Hartikainen, Behavioral Neurology Research Unit, Tampere Univ. Hospital

Dr. Liam McDaid, Univ. of Ulster, Northern Ireland

 

Program: Invited 30-45 min presentations on state-of-the-art topics integrating  informatics tools  for better understading and treatment of various brain disorders. We would also like to have younger researchers to bring posters presenting their current work. Please see the Program of the workshop for more details.

 

Registration: Attendance is free, but prior registration is appreciated before November 23, 2012. We have limited seating available so please register well in advance and inform us in case you are not able to attend. To register, please send an email to neuroinformatics@cs.tut.fi and indicate the following:

- full name and contact information

- indicate (yes/no) if you will present a poster (A3 size)

- indicate (yes/no) if you will participate in the evening program, starting at 5:30 pm (own cost).