CAMP @ Bangalore - Summer School 2017

Venue: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

Duration: July 19 - August 3, 2017

Registrations Closed !

Deadline for applications: Extended to April 15, 2017

Deadline for reference  letters : April 20, 2017

CAMP @ Bangalore (Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity at NCBS, Bangalore) is a 16-day summer school on the theory and simulation of learning, memory and plasticity in the brain. PhD students and post-docs from theoretical and/or experimental backgrounds (physics, math, neuroscience, engineering, etc.) are invited to apply. Familiarity with programming, dynamical systems, and/or computational neuroscience is desirable, but not necessary. We may also select a small number of exceptional undergraduate and Masters level students for the course, if they have sufficient background via courses and especially via project / hobby work related to these areas (write in your statement of interest & CV). The course will start with remedial tutorials on neuroscience / math / programming and then work upwards from sub-cellular electrical and chemical signaling in neurons, onward to micro-circuits and networks, all with an emphasis on learning, memory and plasticity.

We plan to have two 1 hour 30 min lectures in the mornings, hands-on tutorials in the afternoon/evenings, and also research lectures/discussions/project work in the evenings. Students will work on small projects and present it during the school. Projects may be self-chosen or from those suggested by the lecturers.

Any enquiries may be e-mailed to ta at camp.ncbs.res.in .

This course is funded by the DBT B-Life Grant to NCBS and InStem, and Pratiksha trust.

Lecturers

Andrew Holmes (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland)
Arvind Kumar (KTH, Stockholm)
Avrama Kim Blackwell (George Mason University, Virginia)
Joshua A. Gordon (National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Rishikesh Narayanan (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Sachin Deshmukh ( Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

Suhita Nadkarni (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune)
Sumantra Chattarji (NCBS, Bangalore)
Terrence Sejnowski (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California) (Tentative)
Upinder Bhalla (NCBS, Bangalore)