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Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
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annual report
the greater gatsby


16-18 September 2002
By invitation only

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

Supported by The Gatsby Foundation


Larry Abbott, Brandeis University, USA
Title:  Expanding the range of single-neuron computation

Dennis Bray, University of Cambridge, UK
Title: Computational possibilities inherent in a small cluster of membrane receptors

Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
Title: Directionally selective calcium signals in dendrites of starburst amacrine cells

Alain Destexhe, Unité de Neurosciences Intégratives et Computationnelles, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Title: Stochastic integration in neocortical pyramidal neurons in vivo

Florian Engert, Harvard University, USA
Title: Rapid induction of direction-selective receptive fields of developing tectal neurons by moving visual stimuli

Fabrizio Gabbiani, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Title: Multiplicative computation in a looming-sensitive neuron

Michael Häusser, University College London, UK
Co-author: Arnd Roth
, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Title: Predicting the function of neurons from their morphology

Fritjof Helmchen, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
Title: Active properties of layer 2/3 pyramidal cell dendrites in vitro and in vivo

Christine Holt, University of Cambridge, UK
Title: Control of growth cone steering by local protein synthesis and degradation

Julian Jack, University of Oxford, UK
Title: Factors influencing the strength of synapses

Arthur Konnerth, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Title: Mechanism of neurotrophin-evoked neuronal signalling

Zach Mainen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Title: To be announced

Bartlett Mel, University of Southern California, USA
Title: Pyramidal neuron as 2-layer neural network

Hugh Robinson, University of Cambridge, UK
Title: Input-output relationships of cortical synaptic connections during complex patterns of activation

Idan Segev, Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Neurobiology and Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation
Title: Dendritic impact on synaptic efficacy and on homeosthasis plasticity

Nelson Spruston, Northwestern University, USA
Title:  Dendritic spikes control the induction of LTP at distal CA1 synapses

Greg Stuart, University of Freiburg, Germany
Title: Role of synapse location in the control of neuronal output

Misha Tsodyks, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Title: Spike frequency adaptation and neocortical rhythms

Gina Turrigiano, Brandeis University, USA
Title: Control of synapse number and strength in developing cortical networks

Samuel S.-H. Wang, Princeton University, USA
Title: Calcium-based coincidence detection in cerebellar Purkinje neurons

Organisers: Michael Häusser and Peter Dayan
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