Meet the 2023 Shanahan Fellows

CNC welcomed three Shanahan Foundation Fellows in 2023. Click on each fellow's name to learn more about their research. The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience is a 3-year program for recent Ph.D.s to explore complex data in neuroscience at the Allen Institute and University of Washington. Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort are due February 1, 2024. Learn more about the fellowship, here. [...]

Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics + CNC Hackathon – 12/6/23

The UW Computational Neuroscience Center will host our third workshop/hackathon with the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics (AIND) on December 6, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST in the South Campus Center 301 (1601 NE Columbia Rd, Seattle, WA 98195). This year's AIND-CNC Hackacollabathon focuses on analyzing neuronal morphologies derived from large-scale whole brain imaging data. Open to UW and IN-BIC community. Register here.  What the collaboration between AIND and CNC [...]

CNC theorists present at NeuroAI in Montreal Workshop

UW's Computational Neuroscience Center recently co-organized NeuroAI in Montreal, a meeting on the interface of neuroscience and artificial intelligence, at Mila - Quebec AI Institute in Montreal, Canada, on October 10-13, 2023. Co-sponsored by the CNC’s International Network for Bio-Inspired Computation, an NSF funded network that links groups in Paris and Canada as well as the Pacific Northwest, NeuroAI in Montreal is the third in a series including NeuroAI in Paris (April 2022) [...]

Octopus sleep shifts between quiet and frenzied stages

Originally published by UW Medicine Newsroom Octopuses, those smart, eight-armed mollusks, transition between two sleep stages, quiet and active. Their quiet periods of slumber are punctuated by short bursts of frenzied activity. Their arms and eyes twitch, their breathing rate quickens, and their skin flashes with vibrant colors. Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, in collaboration with a postdoctoral fellow at UW Medicine, have closely examined the brain activity and [...]

CNC students awarded fellowships from NSF, Quebec Research Fund

Five CNC students were recently awarded prestigious graduate fellowships. Patrick Zhang, Chase King, Ryan Ressmeyer, and James Hazelden were recipients of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship that supports outstanding US students in technology, engineering, and math graduate programs. CNC graduate student Helena Liu also received a FRQNT fellowship from the Quebec Research Fund to continue work she started through the NSF-supported International Network for Bio-Inspired Computing. [...]

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