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Australian Connectomics School

May 30 - June 1, 2018

Australian Connectomics School

May 30 - June 1, 2018

May 30 - June 1, 2018

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Images from Van Horn et al, Zuo et al, Zalesky et al.

About the School

Connectomics is a burgeoning field! Whether you're a psychologist interested in understanding the neural basis of cognition, or a neuroscientist seeking to understand brain network organization in health and disease, the Australian Connectomics School is for you! Studying brain networks requires proficiency in new computational tools and an understanding of concepts from graph theory and network science. This three-day school aims to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of these tools and concepts. Our objective is to equip you with practical skills to build, visualize and analyze brain networks.

Sessions are presented by internationally-recognized experts in connectomics from Australia and abroad.

Content: Topics covered include: building structural and functional connectomes, connectome visualization, connectome inference, connectome dynamics, causal models, network communication, efficiency, modularity, hubs, centrality and rich clubs.

Level: The school is designed for researchers and graduate students seeking to learn practical skills in connectomics and to acquire familiarity with processing pipelines and connectomic software. Material is introductory and targeted at beginner level. Basic programming experience is advantageous but not essential.

Venue: Alan Gilbert Building, The University of Melbourne

Dates: Wednesday May 30, Thursday May 31, Friday June 1, 2018

Organizers: Andrew Zalesky and Alex Fornito, with support from the University of Melbourne, Centre for Integrative Brain Function and Monash Institute for Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences.

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Lecturers

Andrew

Andrew Zalesky

University of Melbourne

Alex

Alex Fornito

Monash University

Michael

Michael Breakspear

Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Cam

Cameron Craddock

University of Texas at Austin

Marta

Marta Garrido

Queensland Brain Institute

Stew

Stewart Heitmann

Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Stew

Rob Smith

Florey Neurosciences

Thijs

Thijs Dhollander

Florey Neurosciences

Registration

All places have now been filled! Registration is closed.

Registration for the Australian Connectomics School is $150AUD per person (early bird rate).

Registration after March 31 is $200AUD per person (normal rate).

Lunch and morning tea are catered on each day. Registration for single days of the school is not available. The registration fee is not refundable and does not include accommodation.

Places are limited! Registration will close as soon as all places are filled. Places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Register Here

Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via email within 1 week of registering.

We have secured a heavily discounted registration rate through generous support provided by the University of Melbourne, Centre for Integrative Brain Function and Monash Institute for Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences.

For queries about registration, contact Andrew Zalesky.

Programme

Connectome
Day 1: Building functional and structural connectomes
Day 1: Building functional and structural connectomes

Day 1 begins with an introduction to connectomics. You will then learn how to build MRI-based functional and structural connectomes with the latest software pipelines. A primer on MATLAB and the Brain Connectivity Toolbox is provided as an option at the end of the day.

Comparing
Day 2: Comparing, visualizing & analyzing connectomes
Day 2: Comparing, visualizing & analyzing connectomes

Day 2 focusses on tools to compare and visualize connectomes. The latest tools to visualize and statistically compare connectomes between groups of individuals will be demonstrated. The day concludes with an advanced session on dynamic causal modeling.

Network
Day 3: Graph analysis & brain netrwork dynamics
Day 3: Graph analysis & connectome dynamics

Day 3 focusses on graph-theoretic analyses of connectomes. You will learn about hubs, centrality, rich clubs and network modularity. Demonstrations of how to compute these measures will be provided. The day includes an advanced session on brain network dynamics.

Full programme coming soon!

Resources

Connectomics software, computational tools and other resources that may be of interest:

Venue

The school will be held in the Alan Gilbert Building at the University of Melbourne. The university is about 30-40 minutes by car from Melbourne Airport and a short tram ride to the Melbourne CBD. The address of the Alan Gilbert Building is: 161 Barry Street, Carlton South, Victoria, 3053

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