Advances in Mathematical Neuroscience: Data, Models, and Dynamics

On the 13th and 14h of October 2022 we have invited to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam national and international researchers, to discuss the latest developments in mathematical neuroscience.

Anyone with a curiosity for developing and using mathematical tools for studying  brain function or dysfunction is welcome to attend. You are also invited to join forces with us to strengthen and shape the Math Neuro community in the Netherlands, and jointly plan research activities in the future.

The meeting will consist of 3 sessions on Data, Models, and Dynamical Systems, respectively, and we aim to maximise time for informal discussions between talks.


Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Please register your participation within the 7th of October, using the form linked below. The form can also be used to let us know that you can not attend the meeting, but want to be involved in future initiatives in this area.

Advances in Mathematical Neuroscience
This form is registration for the meeting Advances in Mathematical Neuroscience, on the 14th and 15th of October 2022, and an expression of interest for future initiatives in this area. Details of the meeting can be found below

Venue and format

The event will take place on the 13th and 14th of October in Room 09A46 at the Mathematics Department, on the 9th floor of the New University Building (see map below). The last two talks on Friday afternoon, will be run jointly with the One World Dynamics seminar series, and will be streamed online. All other sessions will be strictly in person.  


Thursday the 13th of October
14:00-14:45 Lida Kanari (EPFL, Switzerland)
Algebraic topology insights on mouse and human neuronal morphologies
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:45 Guido Nolte (UKE Hamburg, Germany)
Relations between measures of functional connectivity for EEG and MEG data
15:45-16:30 Umberto Olcese (UVA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cortical networks for (multi)sensory processing: from neuronal correlates to causal mechanisms

Friday the 14th of October
10:00-10:45 Linda Douw (Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands)
Multiscale network neuroscience in glioma
10:45-11:30 Tjeerd Boonstra (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
Connectivity analysis of the neuromuscular system
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Federico Stella (Donders Institute, The Netherlands)
Dynamics of spontaneous, large-scale activity propagation across cortical and hippocampal networks
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:45 Áine Byrne (University College Dublin, Ireland)
A mean-field approximation for networks with spike-timing-dependent plasticity
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:45 Stephen Coombes (University of Nottingham. UK)
Modelling large scale brain dynamics: An overview, mathematical challenges, and a new framework
15:45-16:30 Gemma Huguet (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Oscillatory dynamics and communication in neuronal network models

Daniele Avitabile (VU Amsterdam, Inria at Université Côte d'Azur)
Christian Bick (VU Amsterdam)
Rikkert Hindriks (VU Amsterdam)
Jose Mujica (VU Amsterdam)

We acknowledge financial support from the VU Amsterdam and EPSRC