3rd G-Node Winter Course in Neural Data Analysis, March 7 - 11, 2011

The G-Node Winter Course in Neural Data Analysis is held on a yearly basis. This 3rd course gives hands-on experience with neural data analysis for PhD students and young postdocs. Participants with either theoretical or experimental background are equally invited. Participants may have a theoretical background with interest in analyzing biological (or simulated) data, or they may come from an experimental background, interested in new ways of analyzing their data.

This year we will treat different types of electrophysiological data in four Modules, one module per day. (1) In intracellular patch clamp recordings from slice preparations synaptic events (PSCs and PSPs) will be analyzed with respect to reliability and plasticity. (2) Spectral analysis will be performed on intracellularly recorded potentials of insect photoreceptors and spike responses of electroreceptors in weakly electric fish. (3) In extracellular cortical single electrode recordings time-resolved firing rates and spike train variability will be studied. (4) Directional tuning in recordings from motor cortex in the awake monkey will be analyzed.

Preparatory reading material can be found at the Modules page.

All participants must have ample programming skills in Matlab. Most analysis tools have to be programmed by the individual participant, under the guidance of tutors. Participants should show interest in model-driven analyses and be open to theoretical approaches to data analysis. Likewise, they should be interested in the practical analysis of real biological data.

Credits (2 ECTS) are granted to PhD students where applicable. Acceptance of credits is subject to the rules of the respective graduate program.

Total number of participants : 16
There will be a non-refundable participation fee of 50 Euros, payable immediately after notification of acceptance.


  • Clemens Boucsein · ALU and BC Freiburg
  • Susanne Ditlevsen · Univ Copenhagen
  • Jan Grewe · LMU Munich
  • Martin Nawrot · FU Berlin


The schedule is here.


Please send your application with the following material to dataanalysis-course@g-node.org

  • your CV
  • a statement of your motivation for wanting to take this course, and how the course will be important for your work or research program.
  • a brief description of your programming skills and experience with Matlab

Deadline: 15. Jan 2011

Download flyer

Martin Nawrot
FU Berlin, Germany

Local Organization
Monika Volk, LMU München
Thomas Wachtler, LMU München

Andreas Herz, Thomas Wachtler
German Neuroinformatics Node (G-Node)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Local Address
LMU Biocenter
Großhaderner Str. 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried
Course Room C 0.005

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

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