Courses and tutorials

Future courses

Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks
What: A 1 day course that provides a practical introduction to building and using models of neurons and networks with NEURON. Covered topics include basic concepts, workflow for building and using models, speeding up simulations with parallel hardware from multicore personal computers to massively parallel supercomputers, using Python with NEURON, and modeling reactive diffusion with the RxD class.
Where: Downtown Chicago, site TBA.
When: 9AM - 5PM on Friday, October 16, 2015.
Speakers: Michael Hines, Ted Carnevale, Bill Lytton, Robert McDougal, and Gordon Shepherd
Registration deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015
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Related courses and events

Using the Neuroscience Gateway Portal for Parallel Simulations
What: A workshop for neuroscientists who are already using, or would like to use, the Neuroscience Gateway Portal (NSG in their research. The NSG portal eliminates most administrative and technical barriers that face neuroscientists who need to use high performance computing resources for large modeling projects and other computationally intensive tasks such as analysis of neuroimaging data. This workshop combines didactic presentations with hands on instruction on how to use the portal.
Where: Downtown Chicago, site TBA.
When: 9AM - Noon on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Speakers: Amit Majumdar, Subha Sivagnanam, Padraig Gleeson, Simon Rothmeier, Ted Carnevale, Alex Peyser, Hannah Bos
Registration deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015
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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
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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 since 1998 at the University of California, San Diego, with NSF and NIH support, and occasionally at other locations including the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, 2010) and the Inistitute of Science and Technology (IST, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 2012).
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 what we have offered in San Diego, 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.