Deciphering the detailed structure of the brain and how different brain regions interact are one of the grand challenges for Neuroscience.  Advances in imaging techniques guarantee an immediate improvement in the quality and extension of brain recordings. Therefore a constant effort is needed in order to efficiently merge, analyze, interpret and model these data.  This can be achieved with the development of software infrastructure to efficiently store, manipulate and analyze the large datasets generated by a wide variety of imaging techniques currently available.

 

Neuroinformatics is a relatively young but rapidly growing field that becomes increasingly more important for PhD students, postdoctoral students and senior investigators in a wide variety of neuroscience domains. Together with some distinguished national and international speakers the Belgian Neuroinformatics Node of INCF aims to bring to your attention the latest developments of brain imaging and neurophysiology.

 

The main objective of this meeting will be to present and discuss part of the state of the art in the study of dynamical interactions in neuroscience. The presentations and discussions will involve analysis of neuroimaging data collected at different spatial and temporal scales (from neurons to macro-regions of the brain, with electrophysiological, optical techniques and fMRI), microscopy (two-photon) data from behaving rodents and large scale electrophysiological recordings from behaving animals as well as models of brain activity.  The link between all of these diverse experimental conditions is the objective to understand how the conscious brain works.

 

Keynote speakers

Pascal Fries: http://www.esi-frankfurt.de/research/fries-lab/

Matthew Self:  KNAW

Rainer Goebel : http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Profile/r.goebel.htm

 

Final program

 

4 Dec 2015 

8:30-9:00: Welcome coffee and registration

Morning session

 

 

9:00-9:15: Opening,  Introductory remarks

9:15-10:00: Keynote lecture 1: Rainer Goebel  – Revealing mesoscopic coding principles in the human brain using ultra-high magnetic field fMRI

10:00-10:30: Michele Giugliano, U Antwerp – Correlation transfer by cortical neurons

10:30-11:00:  Ben Jeurissen, U Antwerp – Processing multi-­shell diffusion MRI data using MRtrix3

 

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

 

11:30-12.00: Dante Mantini, KU Leuven – Long-range functional interactions in the resting human brain

12:00-12:45: Keynote lecture 2: Pascal Fries – Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence

 

12:45-14:45: Lunch and poster session

Afternoon session

14:45-15:15: Dimiter Prodanov, IMEC – Applications of multiscale segmentation and classification approaches to histological images

15:15-15:45: Daniele Marinazzo, UGent –  Detecting the hemodynamic response function in resting state fMRI: methodology and applications

15:45-16.00: Davide Ciliberti, NERF, KULeuven – Real-time decoding and identification of memory-related hippocampal spike patterns

16:00-16.15: Marije Ter Wal, Donders (NL) – Robust characterization of network structure in intracranial EEG data using consensus-based partial coherence

 

16:15-16:45: Coffee break

 

16:45-17.00: Jasper Degryse, Ugent – Prospective power estimation for peak inference with the toolbox Neuropower

17:00-17.15: Birgit Plantinga, TU Eindhoven (NL) – High Resolution Imaging of the Human Subthalamic Nucleus Network

17:15-18:00: Keynote lecture 3: Matthew Self, NIN, KNAW (NL) – Segregating the visual scene: feedback and figure-ground assignment in the primate visual system

18:00-18:15: Closing remarks

 

18:15 – 20:15 Closing reception

 

The congress is sponsored by FWO, KU Leuven, Imec, University of Ghent,  and University of Antwerp.

 

 

Useful information

http://neuroinformatics.be/congress-information-update/

The program can be downloaded here.

 

Conf lens app Program app can be installed from the links below

 

The congress is sponsored by FWO, KU Leuven, Imec, University of Ghent, and University of Antwerp.

 

 

Published abstracts and event page in Frontiers

 

Images can be viewed here.

 

Dates
Times
09:00 - 18:00
Prices
Registration fee€25,00
Location Neuroinformatics congress location
Irish College
Janseniusstraat 1
3000 Leuven

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Oude Markt 13
Leuven 3000

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