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Computational Approaches to Zebrafish Neuroscience (POSTPONED)

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Computational Approaches to Zebrafish Neuroscience (POSTPONED)

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October 18 - 21, 2020
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The genetic, optical, and behavioral tractability of larval zebrafish offers unprecedented opportunities for uncovering principles governing the large-scale organization of the vertebrate brain. A thriving community of interdisciplinary scientists is critical for building and using the sophisticated computational tools required to extract quantitative insights from the field’s rich and expansive data, as well as for devising models and theories that can guide the design of future experiments.

Hosted by James Fitzgerald, William Bishop, Claudia Feierstein and Joe Donovan, this workshop aims to provide a community-building forum for early-career researchers interested in the interface between zebrafish neuroscience and computational neuroscience to come together, share tools, share ideas, and chart a collaborative path forward.

The workshop will focus equal parts on theory and computational tools.  All attendees will present their work in short presentations with ample time for questions and discussion. The workshop will also include longer tutorials, selected from a pool of proposals submitted at the time of application, and interested parties are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to share their research in a deeper way with the rest of the community. The final portion will include semi-structured collaborative time to foster interactions between participants.  For instance, some participants might try out a computational workflow from another lab, while others might sit down to apply an untested theoretical model to a new dataset. 

This will be a highly interactive and collaborative meeting, and space will be limited to foster direct interactions.  Applications from students, postdocs, and early career lab heads are encouraged. Theoretical and computational neuroscientists, as well as experimentalists interested in incorporating more theory and computation into their work, are welcome. We especially encourage applications from women and those who identify with groups underrepresented in science.

Janelia will cover lodging and meals for all participants, and travel support is available (upon request) to those in need. Participants are expected to stay for the duration of the workshop and will also have an opportunity to extend their stay for continued discussion and collaborative time. 

Application Instructions 

To be considered, applicants must APPLY online and provide:

  1. Current CV
  2. Statement of interest
  3. Research abstract for a short talk
  4. Tutorial proposal (optional)

Application Deadline: June 17, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EST)

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James Fitzgerald, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
William Bishop, Carnegie Mellon University
Claudia Feierstein, Champalimaud Foundation
Joe Donovan, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology