Programme - MiLS meeting 30/06/16

We are pleased to announce the programme of the second Mathematics in Life Sciences (MiLS) meeting. You can read more about MiLS here and here, and you can subscribe to our low-traffic newsletter here.

The second MiLS meeting will be on "Mathematical neuroscience" and will take place on the 30th of June 2016 from 10:30am to 5:30pm, in Room A17 of the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Nottingham (University Park Campus). The School of Mathematical Sciences is building number 20 on this map. Directions to the University Park Campus (including cycling facilities, bicycle routes, bus and tram lines) can be found here.

The meeting will consist of two review talks aimed at non-experts, combined with a poster session and several contributed research talks.

Schedule (click here for abstracts)

10:30 Arrival and coffee

11:00 Prof. Stephen Coombes (University of Nottingham)
"Modelling Brain Waves"

12:00 Áine Byrne (University of Nottingham)
"Next generation neural mass modelling"

12:30 Lunch and poster presentations by Mayte Bonilla Quintana, Joshua Davis and Aytul Gökçe (provisional list)

14:00 Dr. Yulia Timofeeva (University of Warwick)
"Mechanisms of synaptic vesicle exocytosis in small central synapses"

15:00 Dr. Wilten Nicola (Imperial College London)
"Mean-Field Analysis of Networks of Integrate-and-Fire Neurons with Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity"

15:30 Dr. Jennifer Creaser (University of Exeter)
"Modelling noise-induced escape problems in networks"

16:00 Tea

16:30 Elif Köksal-Ersöz (INRIA Paris)
"Canard-Mediated (De)Synchronization in Coupled Phantom Bursters"

17:00 Dr. Kyle Wedgwood (University of Exeter)
"Macroscopic coherent structures in a stochastic neural network: from interface dynamics to coarse-grained bifurcation analysis"

17:30 Close

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We look forward to meeting you in Nottingham.