Computational Neuroscience Unit (Erik De Schutter)
Computational Neuroscience Unit
Professor Erik De Schutter
We use computational, data-driven methods to study how neurons and microcircuits in the brain operate. We are interested in the interaction between fundamental properties like morphology or excitability and neural functions like information processing or learning. Most of our models concern the cerebellum because this brain structure has a relatively simple anatomy and the physiology of its main neurons has been studied extensively, allowing for detailed modeling at many different levels of complexity.
OIST Courses and Workshops
OIST Graduate Courses
Computational Neuroscience: 2nd term.
OIST International Workshops
CNS 2017 workshop Cerebellum: July 19, 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
Digital representation of neuronal morphologies and tissue: April 11-12, 2016
Recent Findings on the Cerebellar Microcircuitry: January 28-29, 2015
The NeuroPhysiome: Bridging computational neuroscience and systems biology: October 3-6, 2010
Hardware and software for large-scale biological computing in the next decade: December 11-14, 2007
We are looking for excellent postdoc candidates in cerebellar modeling (molecular, cellular and/or network level) or in software development. Currently we are looking mainly for a software developer to join the STEPS team, for a position starting January 2019. Candidates can contact Prof. De Schutter.
Prospective PhD students should apply with the OIST Graduate School. Prospective interns can contact us first but are also expected to apply for an OIST internship.