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25.6.2019 at 12:00 - 6.10.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 7.10.2019
09:00 - 18:00
Tue 8.10.2019
09:00 - 13:00
Tue 8.10.2019
14:00 - 18:00


Students of the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind

This short course will introduce the students to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to extend its access to the average user from a variety of communities in the field of Computational Neuroscience. After the course, students will have a deeper understanding on the techniques and the scientific issues underlying the implementation of a detailed computational model; students will also be able to use the BSP and access HPC systems to configure and run a simulation, to visualize and analyze simulation results, and to form collaborative groups interested in exploring scientific issues of common interest.

Day 1

09:00-09:30: Welcome and Introduction to the School (M. Migliore)

09:30-10:30: First steps into the BSP (L. L. Bologna)

Coffee break

10:45-11:30: Electrophysiological features extraction (R. Migliore)

11:30-12:30: Single cell modeling (M. Migliore)

Lunch break

14:00-15:00: Single cell model optimization: algorithms and methods (C. Lupascu)

15:00-18:00 Hands-on session I:

Electrophysiological features extraction; tutors: L. L. Bologna, R. Migliore

Build your own cell model; tutors: R. Migliore, C. Lupascu

Day 2

09:00-09:45: Scientific drive: Large-scale models I, the Olfactory Bulb (M. Migliore)

09:45-10:30: Subcellular models: fitting synaptic events (C. Lupascu)

Coffee break

10:45-11:30: Scientific drive: Large-scale models II, the Hippocampus (M. Migliore)

11:30-12:30: In silico experiments using circuits (L. L. Bologna)

Lunch break

14-17: Hands-on session II: Analysis and validation: how to improve your model (R. Migliore)

17:00-18:00: Q&A, discussion, conclusions

For the hands-on sessions, we recommend you to bring your own laptop (and a power cable, if needed).

Participation in all sessions is mandatory for 1 credit.


Simo Vanni