Data Science for Large-Scale Functional Neural Imaging

Suzhou, China 

August 9 - August 19, 2024

Application Deadline: June 8, 2024

Organized by:

Hadas Benisty, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Mark Reimers, Michigan State University

Jennifer SunUniversity College London

Pengcheng ZhouShenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, CAS

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the statistical and computational techniques needed for processing and analyzing the population recording data now being generated with new high throughput neuro-technologies in experimental animals. These technologies include two-photon imaging, wide field imaging, and mini-scopes. The course will first address technical and preprocessing issues for all these technologies. Then we will discuss the range of multivariate methods for finding low dimensional representations of neural population activity. Then the course will pivot to characterizing the relationship between population activity and animal behavior or experimental stimulus. We will also discuss several emerging topics in neural population analysis, such as network analysis and inter regional communication.

2024 Faculty roster:

Hadas Benisty, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Yu Mu, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS

Mark Reimers, Michigan State University

Jennifer Sun, University College London

Jiamin Wu, Tsinghua University

Quan Wen, University of Science and Technology of China

Pengcheng Zhou, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies, CAS

And more...


No payment is due until the selection decisions are made, but any applicant requiring financial support (i.e. stipends) should make that request in written form during the online application. The admissions process is need-blind, your financial situation will not be considered before admission decisions are made.