News


 

 

Upcoming:


March 26-31, 2017:


Fourth workshop in Wittenberg, Germany, organized by the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.




Past:


December 11-16, 2016:


Third workshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, organized by the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.



November 12-16, 2016:


Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA.



October 1, 2015:


Irene Malvestio starts her Phd secondment in Florence on the topic "Using nonlinear interdependence measures to detect directional couplings in networks". Funding is provided by the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.



June 26 - July 6, 2016:


IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’16) in Orlando, Florida, USA.



June 26 - July 6, 2016:


Second school and workshop in Aberdeen, Scotland, organized by the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.



February 1 - February 26, 2016:

Hans-Christian Ruiz from the Radboud University, Nijmegen, Holland node within the Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) project visited us for a secondment.


February 12, 2016:

PhD students Nebojsa Bozanic and David Angulo Garcia successfully defended in Florence. Their PhD was funded by the Marie Curie Initial training network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT).


=====================================



November 16-25, 2015:


First school and workshop in Florence, Italy, organized by the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.



November 16-25, 2015:


First school and workshop in Florence, Italy, organized by the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.



October 1, 2015:


Eero Sativuori starts his Phd on the topic "New approaches to neuronal coding: using spike train distances to identify the most discriminative neuronal subpopulation".Funding is provided by the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.



September 21-23, 2015:


NETT International Conference in System Level Approaches to Neural Engineering at PRRB, Barcelona, Spain.



Aug/Sept, 2015:

Renaud Schuck from the Imperial College, London, UK node within the Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) project visited us for a secondment.


Aug/Sept, 2015:

Giorgia Paratore from Imperial College, London, UK visited us for an internship. Her stay here was sponsored by the European Commission via the Erasmus Plus program. She did a mini-project which aims at calculating the Fourier transform of piecewise constant (ISI) and piecewise linear (SPIKE) spike train dissimilarity profiles.


July 18-23, 2015:

 

Computational Neuroscience (CNS) conference in Prague, Czech Republic.



July 2-3, 2015:


NETT Workshop on Neural Engineering in Medicine and related fields at INRIA (Nancy, France).



March/April 2015:

 

Announcement of PhD funded by the European Commission via the Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)'.



March 30, 2015:

 

First complete version of our Matlab-based graphical user interface SPIKY for monitoring spike train synchrony is online.



January 2015:


Winter school on neural engineering of the Marie Curie Initial training network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) at Imperial College, London, UK.



January 1, 2015:


The Marie Curie European Joint Doctorate (EJD) program 'Complex Oscillatory Systems: Modeling and Analysis (COSMOS)' kicks off. COSMOS is led by the University of Potsdam (Germany), and includes the University of Aberdeen (UK), Lancaster University (UK), University of Florence (Italy), University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona,Spain), VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands), Faculty of Information Studies in Novo Mesto (Slovenia), and Medical University of Graz (Austria), as well as industrial partners. COSMOS will train 15 Early Stage Researches (ESRs = PhD students)  at the interface between Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Life Sciences. All the individual projects, as required by the European Joint Doctorate (EJD) format, are supervised by two teams at two universities. One of these 15 ESRs will work in our group (with the MOVE research institute at the University Amsterdam (Netherlands) as partner, another ESR will work at the University of Florence.



=====================================



November 2014:

 

First version of the Python library PySpike is online. PySpike includes implementations of the same three time-resolved and parameter-free measures as SPIKY (ISI-distance, SPIKE-distance, SPIKE-Synchronization).



Sept/Oct 2014:

 

Andreea Sburlea from the Bitbrain node (Zaragoza, Spain) within the Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) project visits us for a secondment. She does work on the application of our measures of spike train synchrony to continuous data (EEG).



Sept 1, 2014:

 

Mario Mulansky starts his PostDoc with us. His Experienced Researcher (ER) position is funded by the European Commission via the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT).



July 26-31, 2014:

 

Computational Neuroscience (CNS) conference in Quebec City, Canada.



June 24, 2014:


Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

 

May 15, 2014:

 

Closing date for vacant Postdoc position (Experienced Researcher) in Computational Neuroscience.

 

 

March 17-20, 2014:

 

Workshop "Dynamics of Neural Circuits" of the Marie Curie Initial training network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) in Florence, Italy.



=====================================


 

November 27-29, 2013:

 

2nd induction meeting of the Marie Curie Initial training network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) in Barcelona, Spain.

 

 

July 1-5, 2013:

 

Summer school of the Marie Curie initial training network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) in Nottingham, UK.

 

July 1, 2013:

 

This is the final vote count at the deadline (11:59 pm Pacific Time, June 30, 2013) of the

 

2012 Brain Corporation Prize in Computational Neuroscience:

 

Comp3:    426  ($5000)

Me:           408  ($3000)

Comp4:    314  ($2000)

Comp1:    241

Comp2:    101

 

So I came in second which is really great! Thanks a lot once again for all your support!

And of course congratulations to the other winners. It was a fun competition...

 

 

June 24, 2013:

 

Just one week to go. It is high time for a final push and a good finish. Thanks a lot for all your support!

 

This is a quick link to the article. Please vote +1 in the upper right corner (more details below):

 

http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/SPIKE-distance

 

The article on which this is based has now been published and can be found here. A new graphical user interface (Matlab) which facilitates the application of the method enormously can be found here.

 

 

April 15-26, 2013:

 

Induction workshop of the initial training network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) in Nottingham, UK.

 

 

January 24, 2013:

 

Note that the deadline of the Scholarpedia competition has been shifted from January 31 to June 30, 2013. This will be the final deadline.

 

 

January 1, 2013:

 

Nebojsa Bozanic and David Angulo Garcia start their PhD with us. Funding comes from the European Commission via the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT).

 


=====================================



December 15, 2012:

 

With my latest scientific article “SPIKE-distance” I am taking part in the competition for the

 

2012 Brain Corporation Prize in Computational Neuroscience

 

which basically gives prizes ($5000, $3000, $2000) to the three articles that have received the most Google +1 votes by January 31, 2013 (now June 30, 2013).

[It might sound strange to decide a scientific prize by public vote but the idea behind the prize is quite simple: to bring attention to the Scholarpedia website.]

 

The competition started already in October but my paper got published only now (on December 14) which makes it just the second article to enter the competition. But as you see on the vote chart above it has some catching up to do. Furthermore, there are at least two more articles that should get published soon. Thus it would be great to get a good head start so that they in turn can not catch up with me that easily.

 

If you have a Google account could you please vote for me (on the top right corner of my article “SPIKE-distance” you will see the Google +1 button). If you don’t have a Google account maybe you could ask a friend who does.

 

And in case you really want to do me a very big favor you could forward this link (http://www.fi.isc.cnr.it/users/thomas.kreuz/news.html) to as many friends as possible (in particular to those with Google accounts). And please ask them to do the same etc (in order to have a realistic chance there should be some kind of avalanche effect).

 

By the way: In case I win any of these prizes, I guarantee that the money will be used for scientific purposes only.

 

If you want to follow the voting: I will try to update the chart above once a day. It depicts the votes of my article (red) against those of my competitors.

 

Thanks a lot,

Thomas

 

PS: If you are working in computational neuroscience: The Scholarpedia-article is based on a very recent paper that is to appear in the Journal of Neurophysiology. A preprint of the final version can be found here. Also you are of course very welcome to check out the new method which I believe can be very useful. Matlab source codes and two movies demonstrating the method can be found here.

 

 

September 1, 2012:

 

The EU-funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT) kicks off. The network is led by Professor Stephen Coombes at Nottingham and involves 18 academic and industrial partners across Europe and is designed to train the next generation of neural engineers. The ISC neuroscience group participates as the CNR node. Other partners include the University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, University of Minho (Portugal), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) and BitBrain Technologies Ltd (Spain), together with associate partners in industry.



===============================



January 1, 2010:


The joint Israeli-Italian Laboratory for Neuroscience kicks off. This is a bilateral partnership between the Institute for complex systems at the CNR in Florence, and groups in the Physics and Neurobiology departments of Tel Aviv University. The corresponding documents are signed during a ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel.

 

 

activate the plugin aktuelle Homepage