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In the tradition of the past three years, the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems is holding a symposium that will bring together life scientists, engineers, mathematicians and clinician-scientists to foster interactions to promote the integration of adaptive engineered systems with the inherent learning and plastic capabilities of living systems. This year's topic is neural adaptation, with a focus on approaches that cross multiple spatial scales. The symposium events will be of interest not only for our neuroscience colleagues but also for those interested in cellular and subcellular computation and neuroinformatics.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, University Club at Arizona State University

Distinguished Lectures on Neural Plasticity

2:00 Opening Remarks
Deirdre Meldrum
, Dean of Fulton School of Engineering and Director of Ecogenomics Lab at Biodesign at ASU
Ranu Jung, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and co-Director of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems at ASU

2:30 R. Angus Silver Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, UK
Title: Desynchronization of an electrically coupled interneuron network with excitatory synaptic input

3:30 Avrama Blackwell Molecular Neuroscience Department, Krasnow Institure of Advanced Studies, George Mason University, Virginia, USA
Title: The role of temporal pattern and spatial localization in synaptic plasticity

4:30 Upinder Bhalla National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India
Title: Multiscale models of memory: the interface between chemical and electrical signaling

5:30 - 8:00 Reception and Poster Session
If you would like to present a poster, please send your name, institution, email and poster title to ans@asu.edu by February 25, 2010.
Poster Size Information


Thursday, March 4, 2010 & Friday March 5, 2010

2nd Annual NeuroML Development Workshop, http://www.neuroml.org
Workshop Details


Saturday, March 6, 2010, LSE Room 104, Arizona State University

8:15 - 12:30 Tutorials on Software for Multiscale Modeling in Neuroscience and Beyond
Tutorial Details & Registration

Whole Brain Catalog, Stephen Larson, University of California San Diego
PyNN, NeuroTools & Sumatra, Andrew Davison, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
NeuronVisio, Michele Mattioni, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
neuroConstruct & NeuroML, Padraig Gleeson, University College London
NEURON, Ted Carnevale, Yale University
SBML, Michael Hucka, Caltech
PSICS, Robert Cannon, Textensor



Participating Units:
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
School of Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience


Supported in part by R01 MH081905 from the National Institutes of Health (NIMH),
PI: Sharon Crook, Arizona State University

Additional support: MRC, Wellcome Trust