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G-Node Advanced Neural Data Analysis Course 2019

G-Node Advanced Neural Data Analysis Course 2019

Techniques to record neuronal data from populations of neurons are rapidly improving. Simultaneous recordings from hundreds of channels are possible while animals perform complex behavioral tasks. The analysis of such massive and complex data becomes increasingly challenging. This advanced course aims at providing deeper training in state-of-the-art analysis approaches in systems neuroscience.

The course is addressed to excellent master and PhD students and young researchers who are interested in learning advanced techniques in data analytics and in getting hands-on experience in the analysis of electrophysiological data. Internationally renowned researchers will give lectures on statistical data analysis and data mining methods with accompanying exercises. Students will define and perform their own analyses on provided data to solve a challenge.

Participants are required to have a strong interest in data analysis, a background in a mathematical or related field, knowledge of algebra, matrix operations, and statistics, and need to have solid programming experiences (preferably in Python).

Date and Venue

April 1 - 18, 2019
Haus Overbach, Jülich-Barmen, Germany


  • Moshe Abeles, Bar-Ilan Univ, Israel
  • Michael Denker, Jülich Research Center and RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Sonja Grün, Jülich Research Center and RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Mati Joshua, Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Israel
  • Björn Kampa, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Tatiana Korotkova, MPI and University of Cologne, Germany
  • Christian Machens, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal
  • Martin Nawrot, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Yifat Prut, Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Israel
  • Alexa Riehle, CNRS, Marseille, France
  • Alexander Thiele, University of Newcastle, UK
  • Thomas Wachtler, G-Node, LMU Munich, Germany

Topics covered

Single neuron properties and statistics · Stochastic processes · Surrogate methods · Detection of spatio-temporal patterns · Unitary Events · Statistical analysis of massively parallel spike data · Higher-order correlation analyses · Spike-LFP relationship · Population coding · State space analysis · Machine learning · Data mining · Data management, reproducibility, data sharing · Elephant toolbox


Applicants should be familiar with linear algebra, probability, differential and integral calculus and experienced using Python or Matlab. Preparatory reading material will be provided. Students should bring their own laptops and should be able to install software on their system. Students that do not have a suitable laptop should indicate this immediately after acceptance to the course.

Course Fee

A course fee of 1000 Euros will be charged to cover costs for accommodation and meals. Limited financial support may be available for students that otherwise would not be able to attend, which is to be indicated in the application.


Accommodation in 2-bed rooms for students will be provided at the course site.

How to apply

The application should include

  • a letter of motivation (max 1 page)
  • curriculum vitae (please indicate the relevant courses you have taken)
  • description of programming experience
  • a letter of recommendation.

Please send all documents as a single PDF file to


Deadline for application is September 30, 2018.


  • Sonja Grün, Jülich Research Center and RWTH Aachen Univ, Germany
  • Martin Nawrot, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Yifat Prut, Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Israel
  • Thomas Wachtler, G-Node, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, Germany

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The German Neuroinformatics Node receives funding from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

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