Courses and tutorials

Future courses

2017 NEURON Summer Course
What and When: A six day hands-on course on computational modeling with NEURON. It will start at 9 AM on Monday, June 5, and end at 5 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This course will present what you need to know to use NEURON to model individual neurons and networks of neurons. The curriculum is based on our previous 5 day couses, but includes more coverage of parallel simulation and extra time for active learning exercises.
Where: Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio.
Organizers: Ted Carnevale, Michael Hines, Bill Lytton, and Robert McDougal
For more information and the on-line registration form, see .
Reaction-diffusion modeling for neurobiology
What and When: This workshop will be held from 9 AM to 6 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017. NEURON's own RxD module will be one of the topics of discussion.
Where: This is part of the CNS 2017 conference in Antwerp, Belgium.
Organizers: Robert McDougal (Yale), Bill Lytton (SUNY Downstate), and Avrama Blackwell (George Mason).
For more information, including schedule, speakers, and how to register, see .

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
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 file into c:\
For unix, unzip in the /where/you/installed/it/share directory.
Then open handson.html in a browser.