Courses and tutorials

Future courses

Using NEURON to model cells and circuits
What and When: This course will be held from 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, as a satellite to the SFN 2016 meeting. It emphasizes practical issues that are key to the most productive use of NEURON, an advanced simulation environment for realistic modeling of biological neurons and neural circuits.

Where: Location in downtown San Diego, CA, just a short walk from the Convention Center.

Each registrant will receive a comprehensive set of notes. Coffee breaks and lunch are provided.

Registration is limited to 25 individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. No applications will be accepted after that date, and there will be no on-site registration.

For more information and the on-line application form, see http://www.neuron.yale.edu/neuron/static/courses/sd2016/sd2016.html

Using the Neuroscience Gateway Portal for parallel simulations
What and When: This course will be held from 9 AM to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, as a satellite to the SFN 2016 meeting. The Neuroscience Gateway Portal (NSG http://www.nsgportal.org/) is an NSF-supported resource that makes it easy to use high performance computing resources for computationally intensive tasks such as large scale simulations, optimization, and data analysis. Currently installed software includes Brian, GENESIS, MOOSE, NEST, NEURON, PyNN, Freesurfer, and the Virtual Personalized Multimodal Connectome Pipeline. This workshop features hands-on instruction on using the NSG, and discussions with experienced users.

Where: Location in downtown San Diego, CA, a short walk from the Convention Center. Coffee breaks and lunch are provided.

Registration is limited to 25 individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. No applications will be accepted after that date, and there will be no on-site registration.

For more information and the on-line application form, see http://www.neuron.yale.edu/neuron/static/courses/nsg2016/nsg2016.html

Examples of past courses

NEURON at CNS 2014 meeting
What: A half-day tutorial on new developments in NEURON, highlighting Python, reaction-diffusion, NEURON-interfacing, ModelDB, and more.
Where: Quebec City Convention Center, room 2103
When: 9 AM - 12 PM on July 26, 2014
For more information see http://neuron.yale.edu/neuron/node/89
Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks, a Satellite Symposium presented at the Society for Neuroscience meetings since 1997.
Examine an introductory lecture from the 1997 SFN course. This tutorial should help you get started creating your own models and using NEURON's graphical interface.
Check the Documentation page for a link to the CellBuilder tutorial, which is based on a lesson presented at the 1999 SFN course.
Learn how to use the Network Builder to create network models that contain artificial neural elements and biophysically-based neural models. These tutorials are based on a presentation from the 2000 SFN course.
The NEURON Simulation Environment, an intensive multi-day hands-on course presented first in 1998 at the University of California, San Diego, with NSF and NIH support, and subsequently there and at other locations including the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, 2010), the Institute of Science and Technology (IST, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 2012), and HHMI|Janelia (Ashburn, VA, 2016).
NEURON Workshops, presented at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in the summers of 2000 - 2003.
The content of this hands-on course was similar to our other multi-day courses, but structured so that registrants could select a 3-day basic curriculum or stay for a full 5 days to learn about advanced topics.
Here's an on-line version of the exercises from the 2008 summer course.
Why not pick up the complete course archive ?
On mswin, unzip the course.zip file into c:\
For unix, unzip in the /where/you/installed/it/share directory.
Then open handson.html in a browser.