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