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    Applications open for IBRO-APRC School on Neuroinformatics and Brain Network Analysis

    IBRO-APRC School on Neuroinformatics and Brain Network Analysis

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    August  2 - 16, 2017

     

    Organizer: Prof. Eric Ho (Center for Intelligent Signal & Imaging Research, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)

    Aims and Scope of the School:

    1. Teach advanced techniques in brain functional and structural network/connectivity analysis.
    2. Teach open source pipelines and workflows in neuroimaging analysis.
    3. Foster scientific and social interaction between the next generation neuroscientists to build the neuroinformatics community in Asia Pacific.

    Description:

    Network and connectivity analysis are state-of-art techniques in fundamental and clinical neuroscience studies of human mental function and capacity. These computational techniques are a powerful approach to characterize brain activity, function, development, and degeneration by analyzing the brain as functional and structural networks with Spatio-temporal dynamics. A rich, quantitative suite of descriptors are computed from brain signals to monitor the progression of degeneration, disease and to assess individual capability and capacity for cognition and mental tasks. This school will be taught by various international experts including Prof Alex Fornito and Prof Andrew Zalesky from Australia and Prof Martijn van den Heuvel from UMC Utrecht, Netherlands. The school will comprise of classes which cover theory and concepts, interspersed with laboratory sessions to apply the techniques on open source datasets and cloud computing systems. After completing this school, students should be able (1) to set up their own neuroimaging analysis workflow using open source software (2) perform a variety of network and connectivity analysis on various MRI datasets and apply these techniques to their own research (3) make statistically sound conclusions from the data.

    Who should apply to this School?

    Graduate students with a trans-disciplinary background in neuroscience, clinical brain sciences, computer science or engineering are welcome to apply. The ideal candidates should possess programming skills (ideally Python), some knowledge of human brain anatomy and function and rudimentary familiarity with MRI neuroimaging modalities (fMRI, T1 MRI, diffusion MRI etc…).

    What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

    Return flight, meals, and accommodation in Kuala Lumpur.

    Application deadline: April 2, 2017 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here

    For all enquiries, please contact Dr. Eric Ho at hotattwei@utp.edu.my

    Co-sponsors:

    International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)