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We will serve refreshments during the coffee breaks, lunch is also provided.
Get up to speed about the fundamental principles of full brain network modeling using the open-source neuroinformatics platform The Virtual Brain (TVB).
TVB enables biologically realistic modeling of network dynamics using Connectome-based approaches across different brain scales.
Generate macroscopic neuroimaging signals including fMRI, intracranial and stereotactic EEG, surface EEG and MEG for single subjects.
Personalized brain network models can be derived from an individual’s MRI data.
Researchers from different backgrounds can benefit from an integrative software platform including a supporting framework for data management (generation, organization, storage, integration and sharing) and a simulation core written in Python. Applications to use cases in the healthy and diseased brain are explicitly presented.
After the workshop you should have a basic picture of how these models are built, how they work, and what biological properties of a neural system they represent. In addition, we will highlight several research topics that can be explored using this tool.
The workshop is organized with interleaved oral presentation and hands-on sessions. Attendants will have the time to ask questions. The hands-on sessions will let you immediately apply the concepts from the lectures to your simulations in TVB.
Refreshments will be available during the breaks and lunch will be provided.
To get the most out of this workshop as an attendee, you might want to get a head-start by preparing your gear before you arrive:
In case of any technical problems with TVB installation, head over to the TVB user forum on Google Groups
Apart from learning together, you can meet and talk to a good part of The Virtual Brain's team, covering a broad range of topics from cutting-edge neuroscience research to advanced software development.
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & coffee
09:00 - 09:15
Introduction to Node 6 workshop
09:15 - 10:45
A generative model of the brain: Describing the building blocks of a brain network model
Basic principles and assumptions, recent studies with different local models, approximation of neural fields
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Interacting with TVB
Working with the web UI, command line and scripting interfaces
12:00 - 13:00
Constructing personalized models from empirical data
Learn how to take your own data and model it within the framework of TVB.
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch will be provided.
14:00 - 15:00
Brain stimulation in TVB
15:00 - 16:00
Clinical applications of TVB
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 18:30
Using the GUI and demo scripts to simulate epilepsy, stroke, brain stimulation and a mouse model.
18:30 - 18:45
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin & Berlin Institute of Health
On Campus: Bonhoefferweg 3, Dept. Neurology ("Alte Nervenklinik")
3rd floor, Room: Seminarraum 3
If you have any organizational questions, please don't hesitate to send an email to our local coordinator Paul Triebkorn.