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FLAG-ERA funding opportunities

FLAG-ERA is a European initiative to streamline the matching funding
that is made available by local funding bodies to support the
Graphene and Human Brain Project (HBP) flagship projects.

This offers both current and new partners the opportunity to apply for
funding in the context of the HBP. Some of the rules:

Atlas infrastructure and registration tools workshop

Whether you work in brain imaging, EEG, or with slice preparations, establishing the position of your measurements involves the use of brain atlases. In this workshop, we look at progress that has been made in this field, with a particular emphasis on infrastructure and workflows that allow individual researchers to establish the location of their measurements and compare them with publicly available data. The workshop consists of two parts. In the morning session, atlasing experts present their work, tools and outlook. In the afternoon session, neuroscientists are invited to meet up with the atlasing experts to test and discuss whether the tools meet their requirements.

Neurovation symposium October 6-7 in Utrecht

The 4th Neurovation symposium ( will be held on October 6-7, 2014 in the conference center of het Muntgebouw in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The theme of Neurovation 2014 is “Technological applications in neurocognition” and it concerns the measurement and influencing of the brain using non-invasive or invasive technologies.

Tell FENS what course you would like them to organize

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is in the process of revamping and extending its training program for (post)graduates in Neurosciences. In addition to having two seasonal schools each year, a brand-new CAJAL FENS-IBRO training program will start in 2015. This high level program of hands-on training will make use of two training sites, one in Lisbon, Portugal (Champalimaud) and one in Bordeaux, France (University of Bordeaux/hospital, CNRS, INSERM, INRA).

Role of Dutch researchers in the Human Brain Project

The recently launched European Human Brain Project (HBP) aims to have a full computer simulation of a functioning human brain ready in ten years. In the ramp-up phase, which covers a 30 month period, three Dutch groups are active. A considerable amount of funding for the HBP is available through open calls, and we are happy to announce that the HBP recently increased its footprint in The Netherlands by adding five members to the consortium (Leiden UMC, KNAW, Synaptologics BV, Univ. Maastricht, UvA).

Neural Field Theory conference in Reading, UK

3rd International Conference on Neural Field Theory (ICNFT) - From Modelling to Data Assimilation

16-18 June 2014, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Registration deadline: 15 April 2014

Summerschool "Neural metrics: Quantative analysis of neural organisation and function"

Neural metrics: Quantative analysis of neural organisation and function

Date: Monday 11 August - Friday 15 August 2014
Location: Nijmegen, at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Organisers: Dr. Marcel van Gerven, Prof. Tansu Celikel
Target audience: PhD students in the field of Neuroscience
Admission: 10 local + 20 international students, apply with CV
Further details: website

What do cortical activity patterns tell us?

Workshop Cortical Activity Patterns, Friday, April 04, Utrecht.
The collective behavior of neuron populations displays very characteristic activity patterns. Do these patterns serve a particular purpose or do they simply reflect the network topology? Are they related to function, and why are they so different when we sleep or are anesthetized? The superficial electrical behavior of the brain has been measurable for ages, and the advances in brain imaging make them even more intriguing. Even at the coarse resolution of fMRI signals we find consistent macro-scale statistical corellation patterns. What are these patterns trying to tell us? In this workshop, five speakers will discuss these questions.

Donders Institute presents: Toolkits of Cognitive Neuroscience

This year, the Donders Institute presents five 3-4 day “toolkit workshops" about research methods for imaging and investigating the brain.

Place: Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen
Fee: Senior participants € 300. The (PhD) student fee € 150. Registration fee includes coffee/tea and Dutch sandwich lunches.
Organizers: Prof. Dr. David Norris, Dr. Robert Oostenveld, Dr. Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, Prof. Dr. Roshan Cools, Prof. Dr. Ivan Toni, Dr. Ian Cameron, Dilene van Campen, Dr. Marcel Zwiers

Micro-, meso- and macro- connectomics of the brain

The Fondation Ipsen organizes a symposium with all the celebrities in connectomics, in Paris, May 05, 2014.
See the program below or all details in this pdf.

Scientific Committee:
Henry Kennedy, David C. van Essen, Yves Christen

8:30 am Yves Christen
Welcoming remarks

8:45 am Terrence J. Sejnowski (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA)