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INCF Autumn School on Methods in Neuroinformatics

Stockholm, September 10-11, 2008


Course Topic: Resting state and the cortex (from images to a model)


Practical Information

The INCF autumn school will be held at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan’s (KTH) campus. The first session will start at 8.30 in the morning 10 Sept at Drottnings Kristinas väg 30 in a computer- and lecturing room called “Bure”, which is located on the ground floor.

 A map over KTH campus is found at!vv-a4-en.pdf, KTH is easily reached by subway to the station called Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan and by several bus lines(




Organizers: INCF Finland, INCF Sweden, INCF secretariat
Format: Three sessions (4-6 hours; theory & practice)
Number of participants to be accepted: 20
Target group: Graduate Students
Selection criteria: CV



The School is a three-session hands-on course for graduate students. Rather than giving a broad overview of neuroinformatics, the course will introduce the participants to key methodologies of the field and give them the opportunity to experiment with different approaches to tangle the same question.

Each session will start with a lecture and will be followed by computerized hands-on exercises.

Session 1:         Imaging cortex at rest using the LONI pipeline

Professor Jack Van Horn, LONI, University of California LA, USA


Session 2:         Unsupervised signal processing methods for brain imaging

Professor Aapo Hyvärinen, HIIT, University of Helsinki, Finland


Session 3:         Cortical Network models

Professor Mikael Djurfeldt, KTH, KI, Stockholm, Sweden

Inquiries:            Dr. Jarno Mikkonen, INCF Finland   

UPDATE: Due to an EU INCF grant, course attendees from the EU are eligible to apply for funding to cover expenses for both the Neuroinformatics2008 congress and the INCF Autumn School. Awarded students will receive economic compensation for low-price airfare, low-fare hostel accommodation for the full duration of the congress and the course (i.e. 5 nights), and for the congress registration fee (early registration). We especially encourage students from new EU countries to apply. Course applicants who wish to apply for this funding should indicate this and provide an estimate of the travelling costs in their CV or Autumn School application.

This course is taking place independently from the Congress. All students interested are encouraged to apply.


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