The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience

The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN) is a structure created at the beginning of the Human Brain Project in order to promote interactions between its members, as well as towards the rest of the scientific community.


The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN) is a structure created at the beginning of the Human Brain Project in order to promote interactions between its members, as well as towards the rest of the scientific community.

It is operated by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), specifically the unit of Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (Neuro-PSI), and directed by Alain Destexhe (CNRS).

The EITN is formed of a group of faculty members and a support team. HBP theoreticians and computational neuroscientists are welcome to join as a faculty.

Activities

By co-organizing monthly international workshops on topics involving Theoretical Neuroscience, the EITN aims at working as an incubator of ideas and foster interactions between theoreticians and experimentalists. The smaller scale attendance of these events, of about 30 to 50 participants, facilitates discussions and exchanges.

The EITN also acts as a learning structure by organizing a yearly Spring School in Computational Neuroscience targeted at PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers. Each year, this 10-days theoretical and computational neuroscience training gathers a group of 20 selected attendees with faculty and tutors to realize a concrete modelling project.

Finally, the EITN is open to research visitors for a stay up to three months. Thanks to its proximity to experimental laboratories within the Neuro-PSI, visiting EITN is a great opportunity for both theoreticians and experimentalists to interact together.

Workshops going online

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, activities of EITN are going online. Until it is safe to meet again, workshops will be virtual.

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