Travel grant reports 2009-2015

Previous INCF Travel Grant recipients report on their collaboration with a host laboratory or their experience with a training course.

2015

Daniel Margulies, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
Scientific meeting, Brainhack Americas in Queretaro, Mexico

Maria Angeles Correas Marin, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain
Research visit to the Saptio­Temporal Brain Imaging Laboratory at the San Diego State University

Jules Lallouette, Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, Lyon-France
Research visit to Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and BioMediTech Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

Fikret Emre Kapucu, Tampere University of Technology, BioMediTech, Tampere, Finland
IEEE EMBC 2015 conference and workshop "A Hands-on Approach to Neural Connectivity Inference Methods"

María del Carmen Martín-Buro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Research visit to the Episodic Memory Lab at the University of Birmingham for knowledge transfer in the study of human behaviour and brain oscillations during memory processing

Shumail Mohy ud Din, National University of Science & Technology, Pakistan
Visit and Summer Internship at German Neuroinformatics Node (INCF Germany Node), led by Dr. Thomas Wachtler

Natalia Díaz Rodríguez, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Research collaboration with Prof. Lise Getoor at the LINQS (Statistical Learning and Reasoning) Group at the Computer Science Department of University of California, Santa Cruz 

Arvind Kumar, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Participate in a workshop organised by Gaute Einevoll on the topic of 'LFP modelling and analysis' in Oslo, and to visit the labs of Dr. Torkel Hafting-Fyhn and Dr. Marianne Fyhn at the Oslo university

Ilaria Colombi, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy
Visit and collaboration with the laboratory of Theoretical Neurobiology & Neuroengineering lead by Prof. Michele Giugliano at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

Azeez Ayodeji Adebimp, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Research visit to University of Groningen, The Netherlands for knowledge transfer on NIRS and multichannel EEG data analysis

Jose Angel Pineda-Pardo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Research visit to the Center for Neuroimaging and the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center at Indiana University for knowledge transfer in the study of human brain connectivity

Kerstin Lenk, Tampere University of Technology, BioMediTech, Finland
Research visit to laboratory of Theoretical Neurobiology and Neuroengineering at University of Antwerp for knowledge transfer regarding computational models and multi-electrode array experiments

Paulo de Castro Aguiar, INEB - Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Portugal
Research visit to TNB - Theoretical Neurobiology & Neuroengineering Lab, U. Antwerp, for knowledge transfer regarding multi-electrode arrays (MEAs)

All travel grant reports from 2015

2014

Lyuba Zehl, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine and Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Research Centre and JARA, Germany
AREADNE conference 2014, Nomikos Conference Centre, Santorini, Greece

Azzurra Invernizzi, University of Genova, Italy
Visit to the laboratory of Theoretical Neurobiology lead by Prof. Michele Giugliano at the University of Antwerp.

Johanna Senk, Jülich Research Center, Germany
Research visit to Espen Hagen, IMT, Norwegian University of Life Science, Ås, Norway

Viktor Tóth, Department of Measurement and IS, BUTE, Budapest, Hungary
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore and research visit to Upinder S. Bhalla’s lab

Bernhard Kaplan, Department of Computational Biology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
International Summer School on Complex Networks in Bertinoro, Italy

Jacqueline A. Fairley, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Knowledge transfer from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) to the Laboratory of Knowledge and Intelligent Computing (Arta, Greece)

Safoora Rashid Shomali, IPM School of cognitive science, Iran
Research visit to Prof. Tomoki Fukai at Riken BSI

Suhela Kapoor, National Brain Research Centre, India
Route 28 Summit in Neurobiology, Fraueninsel Germany

Maria Carolina Quintero, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

Marta Castellano Institute of Cognitive Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

Biser Hong, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

Paweł Zubrycki, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

Harilal Parasuram, Amrita Universisty, India
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

Asha Vijayan, Amrita University, India
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

Rajendra Krishna Chaitanya Medini, Amrita University, India
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

Vaneeda Allken, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
NCBS CAMP Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity, Bangalore

All travel grant reports from 2014

2013

Jochen Martin Eppler, Jülich Research Centre, Germany
Visit the INCF Secretariat in Stockholm to work on the interface for Connection Set Algebra (CSA) in the neuronal simulation tool NEST

Apoorva Bhandari, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, United Kingdom
CSHL Asia Summer School in Beijing

Tristan Chaplin, Monash University, Australia
INCF Congress in Stockholm and visit collaborators at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw

HaDi MaBouDi, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran
Visit Prof. Shun-ichi Amari, Riken for working on a project with title “Spatial phase structure of natural images”

Megha Sharda, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon, India
Visit Dr. Alan Evans’ Laboratory at the MNI, Montreal and learn and implement analysis of structural MRI data using the CIVET pipeline.

Mikael Lundqvist - Department of Computational Biology, Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Visit the Carmena lab at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Diana Hall, UNC-CH DrPH student in Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, USA
2013 Berkeley summer course in mining and modeling of neuroscience data at UC-Berkeley’s Redwood center for computational neuroscience

All travel grant reports from 2013

2012

Tomislav Milekovic, Brown Institute for Brain Science, Brown University
AREADNE 2012 conference in Greece

Grace Lindsay, BCCN Freiburgh, presently Columbia University
Visit Dr Andreas Hertz' lab at Bernstein Center Munich

Jeremy Ullmann, University of Queensland, Centre for Advanced Imaging, Australia, Brisbane
Visit Dr. Mario Wullimann, Ludwig Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany to work on establishing a multi-modal atlas of the adult zebrafish brain

Douglas M. Bowden, MD - University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Further interoperability between the INCF-sponsored BrainInfo and other INCF web-based resources for the dissemination of neuroscientific information

Mehran Ahmadlou, Pedriatric Neurorehabilitation Research Centrum, Tehran, Iran
To visit and collaborate with Dr. F Vialatte and Dr K Hiyoshi in Laboratoire SIGMA, ESPCI Paris Tech

Espen Hagen and Torbjørn Bæko Ness, Norwegian Univ of Life Science, Ås, Norway
Attending the NeuroInformatics.NL Workshop on Structure, Function and Modeling of Dendrites, and visit Dirk Schubert and Rembrandt Bakker at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, UMC Nijmegen

All travel grant reports from 2012

2011

Dirk Schubert, Donders Inst. for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour, UMC Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Labvisit to Gaute Einevoll, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Group of Dr., Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway

Oriol Castejon - Dep. Matemàtica Aplicada I, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Attend the training Workshop of the Mathematical Neuroscience 2011 meeting: "An Introduction to Mathematical Neuroscience" held in Edinburgh, April 2011.

Jochen Martin Eppler, Research Center Juelich, Germany
Visit Hans Ekkehard Plesser, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway to discuss possible implementation of a library for the connection set algebra (libcsa) by Mikael Djurfeldt and the interaction between libcsa and NEST

Jessica Ann Turner, PhD – Mind Research Network, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Promote INCF data sharing activities in Belgium

Tahereh Toosi, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, School of Cognitive Sciences, Niavaran,Tehran, IRAN
Advanced course in computational neuroscience in Beldewo, Poland

Carlos Bernardo Perez Etchegoyen. Instituto de Fisiología, Biología molecular y Neurociencias, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Advanced course in computational neuroscience in Beldewo, Poland

Nastaran Hesam Shariati, Univ of Sydney, Australia
Advanced course in computational neuroscience in Beldewo, Poland

Radwa KHALIL, Alexandria University, College of Science, Egypt
Advanced course in computational neuroscience in Beldewo, Poland

Anna Jasper, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
G-node "Advanced Scientific Programming in Python" Summer School in St. Andrews, Scotland

Carlos Andrés Mugruza Vassallo, The University of Dundee, UK
FENS-IBRO Imaging Training Center in Switzerland

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek, Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland
EuroSciPy 2011 conference and to deliver the "Advanced Python Constructs" tutorial during the Advanced Tutorial Tracks

Oliver Weihberger, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
Berkeley Summer Course in Mining and Modeling of Neuroscience Data, Berkeley, CA, USA

Tomislav Milekovic, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
Berkeley Summer Course in Mining and Modeling of Neuroscience Data, Berkeley, CA, USA

Yohei Tomita, ESPCI, ParisTech SIGMA lab, France
Research collaboration between France/ESPCI and Japan/Keio University

Hovagim Bakardjian, RIKEN, Brain Science Institute, Japan
Lab visit to Francois Benoit Vialatte, Laboratory Sigma, ESPCI ParisTech, Paris, France

Tomislav Milekovic, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
Brain Computer Interfacing in 2011: From EEG to cortical implants, Utrecht, Netherlands

Xiang Liao, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
Brain Computer Interfacing in 2011: From EEG to cortical implants, Utrecht, Netherlands

Tayfun Gürel, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
Brain Computer Interfacing in 2011: From EEG to cortical implants, Utrecht, Netherlands

M. Giugliano, Univ. Antwerpen, Belgium; J. Simeral, Brown University, US; and M. Spira, Hebrew University, Israel
Lab visit to Peter ÉRDI, Budapest Computational Neuroscience Group, Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Yury V. Zaytsev, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
3rd G-Node Winter Course in Neural Data Analysis

Heidi Teppola, Computational Neuroscience Lab, Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
3rd G-Node Winter Course in Neural Data Analysis,

Stephan Waldert, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School, Obergurgl, Austria

Tomislav Milekovic, BCCN, Freiburg, Germany
FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School, Obergurgl, Austria,

Satrajit Ghosh, MIT, Cambridge, US
Research visit to Jean-Baptiste Poline, Neurospin-I2BM-CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

Susanne Kunkel, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Research visit to the Computational Neurophysics Group at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako, Saitama, Japan

Janina Esins, MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Dept Bulthoff, Tubingen, Germany
Advanced Scientific Proramming in Python" Autumn School, Trento, Italy

All travel grant reports from 2011

2010

Marc de Kamps, University of Leeds, UK
Grant Application Meeting, 18 August 2010, Leeds UK

Gaute Einevoll T, Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian Univ of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway
Research visit to Ingo Bojak, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviours, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Sarah Jarvis, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
Methods in Computational Neuroscience course at the Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Man Yi Yim Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
FENS/IBRO Summer School “Cognition and action: Systems neuroscience approaches to understanding complex behaviour”

Piotr Majka, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
Research visit to Donders Inst. for Brain, Cognition and Behavior; University Medical Centre St. Radboud; Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
 
Ben Torben-Nielsen, Theoretical and Experimental Neuroscience Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Research visit to Volker Steuber. Biocomputation group, Science and Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Szymon Łęski, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
Research visit to the Computational Neuroscience Group, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway

All travel grant reports from 2010

2009

Carlos-Eduardo Valencia-Alfonso, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, The Netherlands
NWG-Course “Analysis and Models in Neurophysiology” at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Freiburg, Germany

Niraj Dudani, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India
Research visit to Computational Biology and Neurocomputing group, School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal School of Technology
 
Gaute Einevoll, Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Research visit to the INCF Polish Node, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland
 
Andreas Klaus, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
PRACE Winter School

Mahdi Jalili, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Research visit to University of Melbourne

Stephen Larson, University of California, San Diego, United States
Research visit to Radboud University, the Netherlands

All travel grant reports from 2009