BeNet 2017

The 7th edition of the Belgian Network Research Meeting (BeNet) took place in Ghent on 6th Dec. This annual meeting is a place for the Belgium-based researchers interested in the network paradigm to meet and communicate their results and perspectives. Daniele Marinazzo, from  UGent hosted the meeting.  Dimiter Prodanov from Imec presented a poster on fractional… Read more »

GSOC 2017 completed

The  GSOC 2017 was successfully completed by  Mukesh Gupta.  The aim of the project was to provide the general purpose environment that allows biologists and other domain experts to use  state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning to improve   segmentation of objects in different types of images.  The project was completed under the supervision of  Dimiter Prodanov  (Belgian INCF Node  Fellow)… Read more »

Clifford package demo

The  Clifford package was successfully demonstrated on the second Alterman Summer School at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy of Sofia (Bulgaria). This was the third demonstration after AGACSE 2015 and the Alterman Summer School in  Brasov (Romania). The package has been developed in the popular computer algebra system Maxima. Project page can be reached… Read more »

Postdoc in computational modeling of brain networks

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in brain network modeling and analysis. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: resting-state fMRI, DTI, functional and structural brain connectivity analysis, and network modeling. This is an exciting opportunity to work on NIH- and… Read more »

Call for paper F1000

The INCF Neuroinformatics gateway on F1000Research will publish an article series on open neuroscientific methods, software, data descriptions and training approaches in advance of the this year’s Neuroinformatics Congress. The submission deadline is Aug 7th with articles being publicized by both us and the INCF before, during and after the Congress (Aug 20-21st). The gateway… Read more »

BrainHack@Ghent

BrainHack@Ghent will take place on April 12-13th at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent. The event is now accepted as part of the Doctoral Training Programme. This means that PhD students in Psychology and Life Sciences can include BrainHack in their curriculum. Brainhack? The purpose of BrainHack is to bring together brain enthusiasts with varying backgrounds and… Read more »

Call for seed funding proposals for Training and Education Activities

The INCF Training and Education Committee will award funding to facilitate the development of training materials that align with INCF’s mission and strategic objectives. Funding will drive forward the development of training materials, such as tutorials, demos, use of open data, and video recording of courses, and support the inclusion of neuroinformatics-related instruction in existing… Read more »

BrainModes Conference report

On December 1-2, the 10th BrainModes conference took place in Brussels, in the beautiful and prestigious site of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. The BrainModes meetings explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data sets, with the objective to foster informal discussion of brain modeling and multivariate data analysis… Read more »

Call for applications

INCF invites applications for seed funding of collaborative brain research projects. The deadline for submission is no later than November 30, 2016. Projects must be completed within 2017. Seed funding grants should facilitate community work in collaborative brain research, promote the use of neuroinformatics solutions, and accelerate advances in understanding the brain and treating its illnesses.There… Read more »

Fractional diffusion in the glial scar

Implantation of electrodes in the brain induces a state of neuroinflammation, which is thought to be detrimental for the neurons surrounding the electrode. Mechanisms of this type of neuroinflammation are still poorly understood. Recent experimental and theoretical results point to the  role of diffusing species in this process. A recently published paper in Journal of Theoretical  Biology considers… Read more »