Joint meeting with the 2017 QBI Plasticity Workshop and the 10th Australasian Workshop on Neuro-Engineering and Computational Neuroscience

Dec 13-15th 2017
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Confirmed speakers:
Polina Anikeeva (MIT)
Bernard Balleine (UNSW)
Daphne Bavelier (U Geneva)
John Bekkers (ANU)
Kwabena Boahen (Stanford)
Tobias Bonhoeffer (Max Planck Martinsried)
Rosa Cossart (INMED Marseille)
Kenji Doya (Okinawa)
Adrienne Fairhall (U Washington)
Marta Garrido (U Queensland)
Alex Pouget (U Geneva)
Pankaj Sah (U Queensland)
Andre van Schaik​ (Western Sydney)
Rafael Yuste (Columbia)

Abstract submissions for poster presentation are due by Oct 1st (extended deadline October 9th). Some submissions will be selected for oral presentation. See for more details.

Professor Geoffrey J Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics & Physics
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia

SCiNDU2 / NeuroEng 2017

SCiNDU2: The Second Systems and Computational Neuroscience DownUnder conference.
Joint meeting with NeuroEng 2017: The 10th Australasian Workshop on Neuro-Engineering and Computational Neuroscience

Dec 13-15th 2017
Queensland Brain Institute
The University of Queensland

Confirmed international speakers:

Polina Anikeeva
Daphne Bavelier
Kwabena Boahen
Tobias Bonhoeffer
Rosa Cossart
Kenji Doya
Alex Pouget
Rafael Yuste

Other speakers to be announced. Further details will be posted on as they become available.

Contact: Geoff Goodhill, University of Queensland

Monash Symposium on Computational Neuroscience

Computational neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that harnesses concepts and methods from physics, maths, computer science, neuroscience and psychology to address fundamental questions about brain organisation and function. This symposium brings together leading Australian and international researchers to present their latest work on mathematical modelling of brain structure and function, mapping and modelling how disease affects the brain, and how coordinated brain function gives rise to perception and cognition.
The event, sponsored by the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), in partnership with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC), presents students working in all domains of science, as well as the general public, with the opportunity to engage with experts working in this exciting and rapidly developing field.

Fri, Feb 3, 2017, 9:30-5:00

Monash Biomedical Imaging Auditorium
770 Blackburn Rd
Clayton Vic 3800

International speakers:
Prof Gustavo Deco (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)
Prof Alex Thiele (Newcastle University, UK)

Australian speakers:
Professor Michael Breakspear, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute; CIBF
Professor Peter Robinson, The University of Sydney; CIBF; Alertness CRC
Associate Professor Alex Fornito, Monash University, MICCN; CIBF
Associate Professor Nao Tsuchiya, Monash University, MICCN; CIBF
Associate Professor Jeroen van Boxtel, Monash University, MICCN
Dr Marta Garrido, Queensland Brain Institute; CIBF
Dr Andrew Phillips, Monash University, MICCN; Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard
Medical School, Boston
Dr Nicholas Price, Physiology, Monash University
Dr Andrew Zalesky, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne

Registration is free but compulsory to allow for appropriate catering. Register at:


Alex Fornito

Associate Professor
Brain & Mental Health Laboratory
Monash Institute of Cognitive
& Clinical Neurosciences

NeuroEng 2016 – Save the Date!

We are pleased to announce that the 9th Australasian Workshop on Neuro-Engineering and Computational Modelling (NeuroEng 2016) will be held from Thursday 24th – Saturday 26th November 2016 at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane. There will be an announcement about abstracts and registration in 2016. Meanwhile, email the Chair, Prof Michael Breakspear, if you have queries or suggestions.

December 15-17th, 2015, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Deadline for abstracts and early registration is Oct 16th 2015.

This conference will bring together international leaders in understanding the computational principles underlying how neural circuits decode sensory information, make decisions, and learn from experience. Abstract submissions for poster presentation are welcome. Some abstracts will be selected for short talks.

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NeuroEng 2015: 8th Australasian Workshop on Computational Neuroscience

NeuroEng 2015: 8th Australasian Workshop on Computational Neuroscience
Queenstown, New Zealand
26 – 28 August 2015
NeuroEng-AWCBR Joint Symposium on Vestibular System 
29 August 2015
* Bringing together computational neuroscientists and researchers at the interface between neuroscience and engineering
* Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Neuroscience  •  Neuroimaging & Connectomics  •  EEG Analysis  •  Neural Modeling & Engineering  •  Neuromorphic Engineering  •  Neuroprosthetics & Brain Machine Interfaces
  •  Neural Information Processing  •  Neuroinformatics  •  Cognitive Modeling
 Keynote speakers:
* Hans Straka, Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich
* Simon Schultz, Imperial College, London
* Dan Merfeld, Harvard Medical School, Boston
* Larry Hoffman, UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles
* David Grayden,  Bionic Vision Australia, University of Melbourne
* Mark Sagar, Laboratory for Animate Technologies, Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier ski resort, and August is peak ski season. The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday 26th at the Skyline Restaurant; dinner ticket includes gondola ride to the restaurant. The conference venue is
20 minutes from Coronet Peak skifield and the programme will allow for 1/2 day skiing on at least two of the days.  Activities near Queenstown include hiking, mountain biking, jet boating, rafting, bungy jumping and winery tours.
At that time of the year there are direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Queenstown. Because it is peak season it may pay to book flights and accommodation asap.
Abstract submission deadline 14 June 2015 14 July 2015.
For further information contact:

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2015


The 14th international Brain Connectivity Workshop will take place in La Jolla CA at the UCSD Supercomputer Center, hosted by the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience over three days, June 10-12, 2015. For the first time in this meeting series, experts in the science of brain connectivity using a variety of electrophysiological imaging methods will present their current results and current thinking. The format, as always, will be one day of methodological lectures followed by two days of 20-min talks, each followed by 40 min of in-depth open discussion among the speakers and 100 attendees.

Speakers include: Klaas Stephan (Zurich), Ingo Bojak (UK), Carsten Wolters (Muenster), Rasmus Birn (Wisconsin), Andrew Zaelesky (Melbourne), Alain Destexhe (France), Eugene Izhikevich (Brain Corp), Stefan Kiebel (Max Planck Leipzig), Matias Palva (Helsinki), Charles Schroeder (Columbia), Ryan Canolty (Houston), Francesco de Pasquale (Chieti), Sylvain Baillet (McGill), Pedro Valdes-Sosa (Cuba/China), Stefan Haufe (NYU), Jean-Philippe Lachaux (France), Scott Makeig (UCSD), Hirokazu Tanaka (JAIST), Steven Bressler (Florida), Muthuraman Muthuraman (Kiel), Kathleen Poston (Stanford). Co-organizers are Michael Breakspear (Brisbane) and Jorge Riera (Florida).

Places in the Workshop are still available. For more information and to register,

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Call for Abstracts – IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control

The 7th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control) will bring together world leading epileptologists, engineers, physicists, mathematicians, neurosurgeons and neuroscientiststo focus on epilepsy research in Melbourne Australia from 3-6 August 2015.

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Australasian Society for Cognitive Science 2014

As many of you will know, the 10th conference of the Australasian Society for cognitive science will be held on December 8-10, 2014. The venue is Monash University’s Caulfield campus in Melbourne. We have the first deadline for submission of abstracts for talks, posters and symposia coming up September 15th.

We are asking for your help in spreading the word to colleagues and students.

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NeuroEng 2014: Abstract submission extended (November 22)

NeuroEng 2014, the 7th Australian Workshop on Computational Neuroscience
Date: 2-3 February, 2014
Venue: National Wine Centre of Australia, The University of Adelaide, South Australia

Extended abstract submission deadline, 22 November 2013
Register for the workshop online. The early bird period closes 12 December 2013.

We have two SAHMRI Mind & Brain prizes that will be awarded to the best Student / ECR posters presented at NeuroEng 2014 (eligibility, within 5 years of PhD). These two $500 contributions to travel and registration costs are sponsored by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Eric L. Schwartz, Boston University, USA
Professor Tobi Delbrück, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Professor Eric Warrant, Lund University, Sweden

• Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Neuroscience  •  Neuroimaging & Connectomics  •  EEG Analysis  •  Neural Modeling & Engineering  •  Neuromorphic Engineering  •  Neuroprosthetics & Brain Machine Interfaces  •  Neural Information Processing  •  Neuroinformatics  •  Cognitive Modeling

The workshop is a satellite of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre (Jan 28-31).

A social function (day tour in an Adelaide wine region) will be held on Saturday 1st February and will conclude with a general welcome event in the evening.  For more information about South Australia, visit The complimentary workshop dinner will be held at the National Wine Centre on Sunday 2nd February. The dinner will commence after the poster session that will follow the day’s oral presentations.

For enquiries, please contact: Dr Steven Wiederman

We thank our sponsors:
Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research, The University of Adelaide  •  Flinders University  •  South Australian Neuroscience Institute  •  The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education  •  University of South Australia  •  SDR Scientific