Alghero, Italy

The NEURON School 2019

when 29 April 2019 - 3 May 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 200

Computational neuroscience has emerged as a crucially important discipline for furthering our understanding of brain function, and is now one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing fields in scientific and technological research. However, very few institutions have a “computational neuroscience” program and therefore, getting into this field may prove difficult, especially for students outside the fields of theoretical neuroscience. The NEURON School was started in 2018 with the goal to fill this gap, providing students with a solid introduction to neuronal modeling teaching the central ideas, methods, and practices of computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on work.

Course leader

Dr. Paolo Enrico
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari - Italy

Dr. Sergio Solinas
Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich - Switzerland

Target group

The program is appropriate for full graduate and advanced undergraduate students in a variety of fields from biology, neurobiology, and psychology, to physics, medicine, engineering, and mathematics. Students are expected to have a good background in their discipline, interest in neuroscience, and some knowledge (even basic) of computer programming (Python, C, C ++).

Course aim

The school aims to provide students with a solid introduction to neuronal modeling, teaching the central ideas, methods, and practices of computational neuroscience, through a combination of lectures and hands-on work. During the course’s mornings, distinguished international faculty will deliver lectures on selected topics of experimental and computational neuroscience. In the afternoons, students will learn how to use the NEURON simulator to create neural models working under the supervision of expert tutors and faculty.

Fee info

EUR 200: Thanks to the precious support of Sardegna Ricerche, The NEURON School is an entirely not-for-profit initiative, and the fee partially covers only the actual costs related to each student.

The fee includes:
Shuttle service from/to Tramariglio Research Centre
School materials
Lunches and coffee/tea breaks
Social events

The fee does not includes:
Hotel accommodation
Transfers from/to airport (anyway, we will try to arrange something if you need it)
Personal expenses
Any extra arrangements
Anything not mentioned under “The fee includes.”


Unfortunately, we do not have any resource available for scholarships or travel grants. Our funding are used to cover all the necessary costs to give you a high-level Scientific School at a very affordable fee.