NETT 2014




NETT Florence workshop - 2014

Dynamics of Neural Circuits

Institute for Complex Systems (ISC), CNR, Florence, Italy

March 17-20, 2014


Workshop booklet


Scientific Coordinators:

Thomas Kreuz and Alessandro Torcini, ISC, Florence, Italy

Simon Schultz, Imperial College, London, UK


Romain Cazé, Nebojsa Bozanic and David Angulo (NETT Fellows)


This is the 4th workshop in a series of training initiatives run by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies (NETT), to bring together international experts to lecture and discuss about the state of the art in the field of neural engineering. The 4th workshop is a special topic workshop focusing on Dynamics of Neural Circuits, including: experimental work on large-scale recording of neural activity, novel tools for analyzing high-dimensional neural datasets, and theoretical aspects related to the emergence of collective behaviors in these systems.

The workshop will consist of three days (17-19) with a regular scientific program, and one additional day (20) devoted to secondary scientific skills for the NETT fellows. During the first three days seminars will be given by both selected invited speakers (see list below) and members of NETT. This scientific part will also include an open poster session in which everyone (including the NETT fellows) will have the opportunity to present their results. On the fourth day, Fabrizio Conicella, the managing director of the industrial NETT partner BioPMed, will give a tutorial on secondary scientific skills with a specific focus on new methods of communication in research.

Participation by students and researchers that are not part of the NETT consortium is highly encouraged.


For detailed instructions on how to participate please follow the registration link.

Information about accommodation options is available here.

Detailed explanation about how to reach us is provided here.

How to reach CNR via TRAIN

You can also download the booklet appendix with the poster abstracts.


List of speakers:

Ralph Andrzejak, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Joshua Berke, University of Michigan, USA

Ingo Bojak, University of Reading, UK

Laurent Bougrain, INRIA, Nancy, France

Raffaella Burioni, University of Parma, Italy

Daniel Chicharro, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy

Alain Destexhe, National Center for Scientific Research, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Peter beim Graben, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany

Peter Grassberger, Research Center Juelich, Germany

Conor Houghton, University of Bristol, UK

Thomas Knöpfel, Imperial College, London, UK

Roberto Livi, University of Florence, Italy

Stefano Luccioli, Institute for Complex Systems, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Jason MacLean, University of Chicago, USA

Valentina Pasquale, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy

Leonardo Sacconi, University of Florence, Italy

Eckehard Schoell, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Simon Schultz, Imperial College, London, UK


The workshop is funded through the Marie Curie Initial Training Network NETT - Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies. The workshop is also partially supported by the Italian Society of Chaos and Complexity (SICC).