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PhD- and Postdoc-Seminar

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The weekly PhD- and Postdoc Seminar is an integral element of the PhD- and Postdoctoral Programs.
All proposals and progress reports are held in this seminar. 
All PhD committee members must be present at their students' seminars!

The PhD Seminar takes place on Tuesdays, from 5:15 p.m., at the lecture hall, Hansastr. 9a, ground floor. 

Schedule for the Academic Year 2017/2018 - Winter Semester


Date

Name

Title

Seminar

Oct 17 Sebastian Spreizer tba PhD
Oct 24  Alain Destexhe   SPECIAL
Oct 31 Public Holiday    PhD
Nov 7 Daniela Vallentin Neural mechanisms underlying song learning in juvenile zebra finches Bernstein
Nov 14 Benjamin Merkt tba PhD
Nov 21 Daniel Braun tba  Bernstein
Nov 27 Mark van Rossum tba  Bernstein
Nov 28 Patrick Wiegel and
Niclas Niemann
tba PhD
Dec 5     Bernstein
Dec 12 Michael Kordovan tba PhD
Dec 19     Bernstein
  Christmas Break    
 Jan 16 Andreas Draguhn tba  Bernstein
 Jan 23 Nebojsa Gasparovic tba   PhD
 Jan 31 Matthew Rushworth  tba - Wednesday!  Bernstein
 Feb 6      PhD
 Feb 13      Bernstein
 Feb 20  Samora Okujeni  tba  PhD
 Feb 27      Bernstein
 Mar 6  Hansol Choi  tba  PhD
 Mar 13  Siegrid Löwel  tba  Bernstein
 Mar 20  Szabina Tudja  tba  PhD
 Mar 27      Bernstein
       PhD

Schedule for the Academic Year 2017/2018 (Summer Semester)

 

Date

Name

Title

Seminar

Apr 25 Eilon Vaadia The creative brain and brain machine interfaces SPECIAL
May 16 Salvatore Fara Investigating the mechanisms underlying the long lasting modulation of alpha oscillations induced by transcranial alternating current stimulation PhD
May 23  Philipp Schnepel Hyperexcitability in Mouse Models of Autism-Spectrum Disorders Bernstein
May 30 Ehsan Safavieh Structural Properties of Burst Origination and Termination Regions in Simulated Neural Networks PhD
June 6 Pentecost     
June 13 Etienne Burdet
Uta and Chris Frith

Neuroscience of human social interaction: 
- A mechanism of haptic communication
- What is special about social cognition? 

Bernstein
June 20 Marco Tabarelli Tuning of inhibition-dominated networks with two-dimensional stimulus space as a step towards color selectivity PhD
June 27  Ipek Yalcin Christmann Pain and Mood disorders Comorbidity: Insight from the anterior cingulate cortex Bernstein
July 4 Diego Vieira and
Sreedhar S Kumar
Adaptive control of epileptic seizure susceptibility
Targeted interaction with neuronal networks using reinforcement learning strategies
PhD
PhD
July 11 Josef Bischofberger Adult Neurogenesis supports Sparse Coding in the Dentate Gyrus Bernstein
July 18 Mohammad Nejad  Correlations and sensory responses in the basal ganglia affect the transmission of motor signals to the thalamus PhD
July 25 Catarina Orcinha Seizure-Induced Motility of Differentiated Dentate Granule Cells Is Prevented by the Reelin Fragments PhD
Aug 10 Moritz Helias Distributed correlations indicate optimal sequence memory Bernstein 
   Summer Break    
Sept 11 Alireza Valizadeh Neural oscillations and information transfer in brain networks Bernstein 

Schedule for the Academic Year 2016/2017


Date

Name

Title

Seminar

Oct 18 Nebojsa Gasparovic Multi-Contact Structural Plasticity in Recurrent Neural Networks PhD
Oct 27 Niels Birbaumer Free will and brain machine interfaces: are they compatible? SPECIAL
Nov 1 All Saints' Day    
Nov 7 Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi The engineering of motor learning: From basic neuroscience to clinical applications Bernstein
Nov 8 Benjamin Merkt Information Processing in a Layered Model of Rodent Visual Cortex PhD
Nov 15 SfN    
Nov 22 Katharina Heining Severe epileptiform bursts are anti-correlated to mild bursts and anatomical damage PhD
Nov 29 Jyotika Bahuguna Functionally classifying an ensemble of healthy and pathological basal ganglia network models Bernstein
Dec 6 Marko Filipovic Origin of the diversity of striatal medium spiny neuron activity PhD
Dec 13 Robert Gütig Spiking neurons can discover predictive features by aggregate-label learning Bernstein
Dec 20 Golan Karvat Neural dynamics and interactions of the motor cortex PhD
Jan 31 Maximilian Rüppell Single cell excitation-inhibition balance in cultured neuronal networks PhD
Feb 21 Bahador Bahrami Cognition at the source of social influence Bernstein
Feb 28 Alexander Kurz How the interplay of synaptic inputs to corticomotoneuronal cells may produce movement PhD
Mar 7 Friedemann Pulvermüller Neuromechanistic perspectives on cognition and language Bernstein
Mar 28 Robin Schmidt Structural perturbation in dynamical networks PhD
Apr 4  Pepe Alcami Beyond heterogeneity: Spatial structure in granule cell networks in the dentate gyrus Bernstein
Apr 11  Han Lu Computational modeling of network dynamics and synaptic plasticity during non-invasive brain stimulation PhD
Apr 18 Easter    
       

 

Schedule for the academic year 2015/16:

Date

Name

Title

Seminar

Sep 29 David Golomb Response of layer-4 circuits in the barrel cortex to whisking and touch Bernstein
Oct 21 Cameron McIntyre Deep Brain Stimulation Informatics Bernstein
Oct 27 Marko Filipovic State dependent modulation of dopamine function in the striatum PhD
Nov 3 Antje Kilias The hippocampal clock in a mesial temporal lobe epilepsy model  PhD
Nov 10 Stojan Jovanovic Third-order correlations and network topology PhD
Nov 24 Patrik Krieger Cortico-thalamic and intracortical modulation of sensory input Bernstein
Dec 1 Tanzil Arefin Remodelled resting state functional connectivity in the GPR88 knock-out mouse brain PhD
Dec 15 Martin Angelhuber The Neural Circuitry of Fear Conditioning PhD
Jan 12 Ian Howard Past and future actions influence motor learning Bernstein
Jan 19 Sreedhar Kumar A Learning Based Approach to Control Network Activity PhD
Jan 26 Philip Tovote Midbrain circuits for defensive behavior Bernstein
Feb 2 Alessandro Torcini Cell Assembly Dynamics of Sparsely-connected Inhibitory Networks Bernstein
Feb 9 Alexander Kurz Neurophysiological mechanisms of movement preparation PhD
Feb 16 Ulf Ziemann TMS-EEG and EEG-TMS Bernstein
Feb 23 Andrew Straw Reverse engineering visual behavior in flies and fish using virtual reality and genetics Bernstein
Mar 1 Tiago Felix Influence of Perisomatic Inhibition on Gamma Oscillations in the Auditory Cortex and on Behaviour PhD
Mar 8 Lars Hunger Spatiotemporal Dopamine Distribution in the Striatum PhD
Mar 10 Willy Wong On the Asymptotic, Near-equilibrium Sensory Response Bernstein
Mar 16 Sebastian Spreizer Signal representation in inhibitory networks with distance-dependent connectivity PhD
Mar 22 Leon Gatys From Texture Synthesis to Neural Art Bernstein
Mar 29 Easter    
Apr 5 Jonathan Schiefer Inference of cerebral network structure PhD
Apr 12 Ali Mahmoodi Decision making in changing environments PhD
Apr 19 Genela Morris The role of dopamine in shaping the hippocampal cognitive map Bernstein
Apr 26 Salvatore Fara Interaction of transcranial alternating current stimulation and oscillatory brain activity PhD
May 3 Seyed Ehsan Safavieh Neuronal Connectivity Options along the Edge of Bounded Neural Networks – Analysis of Network Structure and Dynamics PhD
May 10 Athanasios Manos Effect of Stimulation Frequency and Intensity on Long-Lasting Anti-Kindling Bernstein
May 17 Mohammadreza Mohagheghi Nejad Active decorrelation in basal ganglia output promotes transmission of motor commands to thalamus PhD
May 24 Alejandro Jimenez Population coding of movement in the Basal Ganglia PhD
May 30 Arthur Leblois The role of striatal feedforward inhibition in the maintenance of absence seizures Bernstein
May 31 Luiz Tauffer Serotonin modulation of mPFC subnetworks PhD
Jun 7 David Bilkey Changes in hippocampal plasticity, activity and memory in a rat model of schizophrenia Bernstein
Jun 14 Michael Kordovan Consequences of different network topologies for the dynamical stability of the network and its correlations PhD
Jun 21 Catarina Orcinha Epilepsy-induced motility of differentiated dentate granule cells is prevented by the central Reelin fragment PhD
Jun 27 Luc Selen Deciding, acting and adapting in an uncertain world Bernstein
Jun 28 Julia Gallinaro Maturation of sensory networks through homeostatic structural plasticity PhD
Jul 5 Tatjana Tchumatchenko Inference of synaptic connectivity and input profiles from contrast invariant firing rates Bernstein
Jul 12 Jens Kremkow Principles underlying sensory map topography in primary visual cortex Bernstein
Jul 19 David Franklin Feedforward and feedback learning in sensorimotor control Bernstein

 

Schedule for the academic year 2014/15:

Date

Name

Title

Seminar

Sep 11 Christopher Gundlach Modulating somatosensation with transcranial alternating current stimulation Bernstein
Oct 14 Flavio Fröhlich Rational Design of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Bernstein
Oct 15 Nicolas Mallet Dichotomous organization of the external globus pallidus: from molecules to function BCF/BLBT
Oct 21 Mihael Zohar Synaptic integration in the two compartments of layer V pyramidal neurons PhD
Oct 28 Katharina Heining Epileptic Spikes and Susceptibility PhD
Nov 4 Amin Mirzaei Basal ganglia dynamics during movement initiation: a computational model for transient beta oscillations PhD
Nov 11 Jan Schnupp On the neural representation of properties of speech sounds in the central auditory pathway: pitch, timbre, location and noise robustness Bernstein
Nov 18 SfN 2014
Nov 25 Salvatore Fara Influence of transcranial alternating current stimulation on somatosensory perception PhD
Dec 2 Seyed Ehsan Safavieh Local Balance of Excitation and Inhibition in Inhomogeneous Neuronal Networks and its Impact on Network Dynamics PhD
Dec 16 Martin Angelhuber The Central Amygdala in Fear Learning and Anxiety PhD
Jan 13 Moritz Diehl Optimal Control and Embedded Optimization in Control Engineering and Signal Processing Bernstein
Jan 27 Lars Hunger The Effects of Dopamine in the Basal Ganglia PhD
Feb 10 Aaron Schurger Cortical activity is more stable when sensory stimuli are
consciously perceived
Bernstein
Feb 17 Wolfgang Taube Motor control of voluntary movements – and their adaptability Bernstein
Feb 24 Ioannis Vlachos Closed loop control of pathological network activity Postdoc
Mar 24 Michael Kordovan & Benjamin Merkt Localization of Neurons in 3D and Investigation of Local Cortical Circuits with the NeuroSeeker Polytrodes PhD
Mar 31 Christian Meisel From neurons to networks: bifurcations, phase transitions and critical slowing down in neural systems Bernstein
Apr 7 Easter
Apr 14 Christopher Kim Origin and control of dynamic instability in a computational model of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy Postdoc
Apr 28 Simon Schultz Optical tools for decoding neural population activity Bernstein
May 5 Alejandro Jimenez & Mohammadreza Mohagheghi Qualitative dynamics of movement and stopping & Thalamocortical basal ganglia loops versus local circuits: integration of sensorimotor processing from different levels PhD
May 12 Felix Hoffmann & Sebastian Spreizer Automated tracking of scientific computations with Sumatra Informal
May 19 Dmitry Kobak Dimensionality reduction of neural population data Bernstein
May 26 Pentecost Holidays
Jun 2 Maximilian Rüppell Excitation-inhibition balance in cultured neuronal networks PhD
Jun 9 Julia Gallinaro Neogenesis of neurons and mechanisms of their functional
insertion into existing networks
PhD
Jun 16 Bernd Wiebelt High Performance Neuro Computing Bernstein
Jun 23 Martin Pyka Generic and comparative models of the hippocampus Bernstein
Jun 30 Nebojsa Gasparovic Structural and functional plasticity in recurrent networks PhD
Jul 7 Catarina Orcinha Epilepsy-Induced Motility of Differentiated Neurons: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms PhD
Jul 14 Sadra Sadeh Modelling the emergence and consequences of feature-specific connectivity in mouse primary visual cortex Bernstein
Jul 21 Luiz Tauffer Model-based analysis of parallel information processing pathways in the retina PhD
Jul 27 John Rothwell The importance of stimulus direction for assessing and interacting with human motor cortex using TMS and TDCS Bernstein
Jul 28 Golan Karvat Neural dynamics and interactions of the motor cortex PhD

 

Schedule for the academic year 2013/2014:

Date

Name

Title

Seminar

Oct 8 Anna Jasper Physiological Correlates of Fast Stimulus Processing PhD
Oct 15 Noah Levine-Small Astrocytes Drive Neural Network Synchrony PhD
Oct 22 Michael Tangermann Auditory Brain-Computer Interfaces BCF/BLBT
Nov 5 Rainer Goebel Cracking the Columnar-Level Code in the Visual Hierarchy with Ultra-High Field fMRI BCF/BLBT
Nov 7 Taskin Deniz Theory of Markov Point Processes and Applications to Neuronal Modelling PhD
Nov 12 SfN meeting
Nov 26 Robert Schmidt Functional roles of dopamine: reinforcement learning, movement and vigor BCF/BLBT
Dec 3 Heinz Beck Dendritic Computation in Hippocampal Neurons Bernstein
Jan 17 Tomislav Milekovic Stable and reliable BCI control using local field potentials for people with paralysis Bernstein
Jan 21 Ute Häussler Location matters: Regulation of neurogenesis and interneuron survival in temporal lobe epilepsy Bernstein
Feb 4 Bruce J. Gluckman Observing Sleep Bernstein
Feb 24 Etienne Burdet Interaction control with unknown environments and humans Bernstein
Mar 4 Carsten Mehring Human motor control: structures, skills and movement decisions Bernstein
Mar 5 Josh Berke Modulation of Adaptive Decision-Making by Dopamine BCF/BLBT
Mar 11 Antje Kilias Single cell firing interacts with network rhythms in the epileptic hippocampal formation PhD
Mar 25 Maurizio De Pitta Do Astrocytes Compute? Making the point on Neuron-Glia Interactions. Bernstein
Apr 1 Janine Reis Modulation of motor skill learning by transcranial direct current stimulation Bernstein
Apr 15 Julia Gallinaro & Nebojsa Gasparovic Neogenesis of neurons and mechanisms of their functional
insertion into existing networks & A statistical approach to structural plasticity of synaptic connectivity in neocortical networks
PhD
Apr 22 Easter
May 8 Jyotika Bahuguna Controlling the Go/No-go decision transition threshold in striatum PhD
May 13 Luiz Tauffer Statistical and quantitative models of neural network activity inferred from high density recordings PhD
May 20 Simachew Mengiste Controllability of networks in the brain PhD
May 27 Stojan Jovanovic Topology and correlations in networks of spiking neurons PhD
Jun 3 Peter Thomas Measuring edge importance: A quantitative analysis of the stochastic shielding approximation for random processes on graphs Bernstein
Jun10 Pentecost Holidays
Jun 17 Sreedhar Kumar Autonomous Control of Network Activity PhD
Jun 24  Christian Leukel Inducing neuroplasticity in humans using neurophysiological techniques Bernstein 
Jul 7 John Hertz Inferring Network Connectivity from Multineuron Spike Data BCF/BLBT
Jul 8 Ido Kanter Reliability and precision of brain functionalities: Ultrafast neuronal plasticity and chaotic dynamics Bernstein
Jul 15 Tanzil Arefin An insight to the resting state functional connectivity modifications in the GPR88 knockout living mouse brain PhD
Jul 22 Sebastian Spreizer Dynamical activity of cell assemblies in inhibitory network PhD
Jul 28 Eberhard Fetz Bidirectional interactions between the brain and implantable computers Bernstein
Aug 5 Jonathan Schiefer Inferring cerebral network structure PhD 

 

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