Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
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annual report



16-18 September 2002
By invitation only

B10 Seminar Room, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Supported by The Gatsby Foundation

[30 minutes talks plus 15 minutes for discussion]

Monday 16 September 2002
12:30 Lunch and welcome
13:30-14:15 Julian Jack, University of Oxford, UK
Factors influencing the strength of synapses
14:15-15:00 Gina Turrigiano, Brandeis University, USA
Control of synapse number and strength in developing cortical networks
15:00-15:45 Hugh Robinson, University of Cambridge, UK
Input-output relationships of cortical synaptic connections during complex patterns of activation
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:00 Idan Segev, Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Neurobiology and Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation
Dendritic impact on synaptic efficacy and on homeosthasis plasticity
17:00-17:45 Christine Holt, University of Cambridge, UK
Control of growth cone steering by local protein synthesis and degradation
17:45-18:15 Arthur Konnerth, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Mechanism of neurotrophin-evoked neuronal signalling
Tuesday 17 September 2002
9:30-10:15 Michael Häusser, University College London, UK
Co-author: Arnd Roth
, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Predicting the function of neurons from their morphology
10:15-11:00 Greg Stuart, University of Freiburg, Germany
Role of synapse location in the control of neuronal output
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 Nelson Spruston, Northwestern University, USA
Dendritic spikes control the induction of LTP at distal CA1 synapses
12:15-13:00 Fritjof Helmchen, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
Active properties of layer 2/3 pyramidal cell dendrites in vitro and in vivo
13:00-14:00 Sandwich Lunch
14:00-14:45 Alain Destexhe, Unité de Neurosciences Intégratives et Computationnelles, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Stochastic integration in neocortical pyramidal neurons in vivo
14:45-15:30 Bartlett Mel, University of Southern California, USA
Pyramidal neuron as 2-layer neural network
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:45 Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
Directionally selective calcium signals in dendrites of starburst amacrine cells
16:45-17:30 Florian Engert, Harvard University, USA
Rapid induction of direction-selective receptive fields of developing tectal neurons by moving visual stimuli
17:30-18:15 Fabrizio Gabbiani, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Multiplicative computation in a looming-sensitive neuron
20:00 Dinner at The Engineer, Primrose Hill
Wednesday 18 September 2002
9:30-10:15 Zach Mainen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
To be announced
10:15-11:00 Samuel S.-H. Wang, Princeton University, USA
Calcium-based coincidence detection in cerebellar Purkinje neurons
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 Dennis Bray, University of Cambridge, UK
Computational possibilities inherent in a small cluster of membrane receptors
12:15-13:00 Misha Tsodyks, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Spike frequency adaptation and neocortical rhythms
13:00-13:45 Larry Abbott, Brandeis University, USA
Expanding the range of single-neuron computation
13:45-15:00 Sandwich Lunch
15:00 End

Organisers: Michael Häusser and Peter Dayan
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