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HOW TO STUDY THE MULTI-SCALE BRAIN

 

Understanding the brain requires an integrated understanding of different scales of organisation of the brain. This means studying the role that genes, channels, cells, microcircuits, and even whole brain regions have in different types of behaviour: From perception to action, while asleep or when being awake.

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will take you through the latest data, models and techniques for investigating the different levels of the brain. It will show how the pieces can be put together to attain new insights and derive new theories. With contributions from more than 15 international neuroscientists from 10 different research institutions, the MOOC gives a broad overview of the latest tools and techniques for neuroinformatics, analysis, modelling and simulation.

At the same time, several different tutorials on available data and data tools, such as those from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, provide in-depth knowledge on brain atlases, gene expression data and modelling neurons. These tutorials will be followed by exercises that provide the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to use the tools and data for one's own research.

Download the HBP MOOC Flyer. 



HOW TO APPLY

This MOOC will be released at the beginning of next year to a limited audience at first, so there are not many spaces available. Fill in an application form here and we will inform you if you are admitted and when we start. 

 

 

MOOC TEASER - HOW TO STUDY THE MULTI-SCALE BRAIN

Lectures Lectures

Using whole-brain and single-cell gene expression to identify and characterise cell types
Vilas Menon (Allen Institute for Brain Science, Janelia Research Campus), USA

 

Genetic dissection of neural circuits
Trygve Bakken (Allen Institute for Brain Science), USA


 

Cell types data and modelling
Werner van Geit (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland
Elisabetta Iavarone (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland

 

Brain-wide single cell reconstructions
Qingming Luo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), China

 

Synaptic mapping
Forrest Collman (Allen Institute for Brain Science), USA


 

Whole brain morphofunctional imaging
Francesco Pavone (European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy), Italy

 

Multiscale modelling
Alain Destexhe (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), France

 

Mesoscale mapping
Jack Waters (Allen Institute for Brain Science), USA


 

Human cellular morphology and electrophysiology
Huib Mansvelder (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam),  Netherlands

 

Defning disease signatures
Ferath Kherif (CHUV), Switzerland

 

The Blue Brain Project
Sean Hill (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland

 

Human brain atlasing
Danilo Bzdok (RWTH Aachen), Germany

 

Mouse whole brain modelling
Csaba Eroe (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland

 

Modelling microcircuits
Michael Reimann (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland

 

Modelling brain regions
Armando Romani (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland

 

And many tutorials on data sets & research tools:

From the Allen Institute for Brain Science:

- Brain observatory

- The mouse gene expression data
- The human gene expression data

- The connectivity atlas

HBP tools:

- The collaboratory
- Neuron 

Course Directors: 
Alois Saria (Medical University Innsbruck), Austria
Sean Hill (CAMH, EPFL), Switzerland
Terri Gilbert (Allen Institute for Brain Science), USA

 

Organisers: 
Anne Helsdingen (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland
Viktoria Tipotsch (Medical University Innsbruck), Austria
Theresa Rass (Medical University Innsbruck), Austria