Reaction-diffusion modeling for neurobiology workshop at CNS 2017 (July 20)


Methods developed for Computational Systems Biology are finding increasing use in Computational Neuroscience to understand the details of molecular cascades that influence neuron electrical activity -- many and likely most voltage-sensitive ion channels and ligand sensitive channels (synapses) are modulated by such cascades. Additionally, examination of metabolomics requires consideration of the role of ATP in the functioning of cells for applications to a variety of brain diseases. This workshop on reaction-diffusion modeling will provide an introduction to the different types research questions being addressed using reaction-diffusion modeling. It will also identify the various technical approaches and bottlenecks encountered in addressing reaction-diffusion problems -- stochastic vs deterministic simulation, simulation at 1D, 2D and 3D, tetrahedra vs cubic arrays, difficulties of coupling to membrane mechanisms and challenges of parallelization.

Location and Registration

This workshop is part of the CNS 2017 conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

You must register for CNS 2017 workshops to attend.

Invited Speakers

  • Ekaterina Brocke (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Joanna (Asia) Jedrzejewska-Szmek (George Mason)
    • NeuroRD as an approach for large scale modeling of neuronal signaling pathways.
  • Bill Kath (Northwestern)
  • Lu Li (Babraham Institute)
  • Davide Lillo (Marseille)
    • Slow variables of epileptiform activity: metabolic candidates and computational properties.
  • Marja-Leena Linne (Tampere University of Technology)
  • William W Lytton (SUNY Downstate)
  • Robert McDougal (Yale)
  • Erik De Schutter (OIST)

This list will be updated with titles as they become available.

Call for Short Talks

We will announce a call for short talks around May 2017.

Please email the organizers to be notified about this call.



Related software tools

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