OIST neuroscience online seminars (ONOS)

This is a series of online seminars hosted by the OIST Neuroscience Club, trying to foster the discussion and interaction between computational and experimental neuroscience.

This initiative was motivated in part by the COVID-19 epidemic and the need for social distancing. We hope to make this online series an ongoing, standard way of continuous scientific interaction with various labs across the world.

We happily receive guest talk suggestions from OIST members and give priority talks which combine both experimental and computational perspectives. A number of OIST professors are helping us in the selection and invitation process, also.

Please send us your suggestions or feedback. 

Organziers: Tom Burns (thomas.burns@oist.jp) and M. ElTabbal (mohamed.eltabbal@oist.jp).

2020 schedule

Date Seminar title Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 4th June, 4:00pm

Stabilization of perceptual representations by thalamic input


Dr. Ian Schmitt 
Group leader at RIKEN-CBS

Laboratory of distributed cognitive processing


Thursday 2nd July, 4:30 pm

Adult-neurogenesis for memory consolidation during sleep

 Masanori Sakaguchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
International Institute for Integrative Sleep   Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba



Thursday 27th August, 4:00pm Transforming visual information between areas V1 and MT

Dr Nic Price
Senior Lecturer, Physiology
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Monash University, Australia


Friday 9th October, 4:00pm Higher-Order thalamus encodes correct goal-directed action 

Prof. Lucy Palmer 
Head of the Neural Networks Laboratory Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. 


Friday 23rd October, 4:00pm

Which way to go in neuroscience?

From behavior to brain activity and vice versa. 

Prof. Joshua Johnson 

Prof.Kenji Doya

Friday 20th November, 4:00pm Visual information processing through the interplay between fast and slow pathways

Prof Si Wu

School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science,
PI of IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research,
PI of Center for Life Science,
Peking University, China

Co-editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience


Friday 11th December, 4:00pm   Prof Lee Seung-Hee ZOOM
(link to be announced)