OCNC2019: OIST Computational Neuroscience Course


Monday, June 24, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 18:00


OIST Seaside House


Course Design

A project-oriented course designed to teach computational neuroscience based on the STEPS, NEURON, Brian, NEST and Python software packages.

  • Lectures introducing basic modeling methods (week 1)
  • Lectures by world leading experts covering a wide range of computational and experimental neuroscience topics
  • Hands-on tutorials of modeling software
  • Independent modeling or data analysis projects proposed by participant
  • Individual tutoring


  • Erik De Schutter (OIST)
  • Kenji Doya (OIST)
  • Tomoki Fukai (OIST)
  • Bernd Kuhn (OIST)
  • Jeff Wickens (OIST)

Confirmed lecturers

  • Claudia Clopath (Imperial College, UK)
  • Erik De Schutter (OIST)
  • Kenji Doya (OIST)
  • Tomoki Fukai (OIST)
  • Wenbiao Gan (New York University, USA)
  • Geoff Goodhill (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Jun Izawa (Tsukuba University, Japan)
  • Mike Hausser (University College London, UK)
  • Bernd Kuhn (OIST)
  • Eve Marder (Brandeis University, USA)
  • Peggy Series (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • ​Greg Stephens (OIST)
  • Sebastian Seung (Princeton University, USA)
  • Taro Toyoizumi (RIKEN BSI, Japan)​
  • Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama (OIST)
  • Yi Zeng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)


  • Joe Graham (State University of New York, USA)
  • Sungho Hong (OIST)
  • Jakob Jordan (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Lyudmila Kushnir (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
  • Marcel Stimberg (Institut de la Vision, Paris, France)
  • more tba

There are no tuition costs. OIST will cover accommodation and food of all selected course participants. Partial travel costs of most participants can be covered by OIST. OIST will help with arranging visas, if necessary.

For all further information please check out the workshop's website

OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Website URL

Sponsor or Contact: 
Computational Neuroscience Unit (Erik De Schutter)
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Application Deadline

Friday, February 1, 2019 (All day)

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