Computational Neuroscience Unit (Erik De Schutter)

Computational Neuroscience Unit

Professor Erik De Schutter

color illustration of neuron 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 are about the cerebellum or hippocampus because these brain structures have been studied extensively, allowing for detailed modeling at many different levels of complexity. More recently our focus shifted to nanoscale modeling of neurons, astrocytes and synapses.

Lab  @DeschutterOIST

OIST Courses and Workshops

OIST Graduate Courses

Computational Neuroscience: 2nd term.

OIST International Workshops

Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC): OCNC 2024 will take place June 17 - July 4, 2024.
Past OIST and International courses and workshops

Positions available

Positions for postdoctoral scholars interested in nanoscale modeling of neurons, astrocytes or synapses or in modeling cerebellar development are available, previous neuronal modeling experience is required.  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.