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BrainModes Conference and DCAMM Course

Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby (north Copenhagen)
December 9-11, 2010

Organizers:  Jens Starke (Technical University of Denmark)
Andreas Daffertshofer (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Michael Breakspear (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Petra Ritter (Charite and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany)

The BrainModes meeting is an annual meeting which seeks to explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data sets. The inaugural BrainModes meeting was held in Berlin in 2007, followed by Amsterdam in 2008, Bristol in 2009. The objective of these meetings is to foster informal discussion of brain modeling and multivariate data analysis (EEG, MEG, fMRI, etc). The central motif is that of "modes" that is, understanding how complex brain activity is organized around low dimensional manifolds. The IVth event in this tradition will take place in December 2010 at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby (north Copenhagen).


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There will be invited talks addressing new developments in mathematical modelling and experiments in neuroscience.


Michael Breakspear (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Hans Crauel (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
Andreas Daffertshofer (VU University, Netherlands)
Markus Dahlem (TU Berlin, Germany)
Alain Destexhe (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Ole Jensen (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Viktor Jirsa (CNRS, Marseille, France)
Bernd Krauskopf (University of Bristol, UK)
Jens Midtgaard (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Rosalyn Moran (Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging London, UK)
Hinke Osinga (University of Bristol, UK)
Petra Ritter (Charite Berlin and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Germany)
Leo van Hemmen (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Contributed Talks and Posters:

Participants are invited to contribute their recent results in all areas of neuroscience (including mathematical techniques which could be useful in neuroscience). A limited number of contributions will be selected for oral presentation.
Please send an abstract (half page A4, 12pt, ASCII only) including a title and co-authors to j.starke(at) before November 30, 2010.

For PhD Students: 2.5 ECTS points:

PhD students can obtain 2.5 ECTS points for full participation in the BrainModes meeting and submission of solutions to given problems before January 31, 2011. Please send an email to j.starke(at) if you are interested in this possibility.


The conference will take place at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on the campus in Kongens Lyngby (north Copenhagen):

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Matematiktorvet, Building 303 N, Lecture Hall 49
DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby

Please find directions under:

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The conference will start on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9 am and end on Saturday, December 11 in the evening.

Registration and Fees:

 until November 9after November 9
Students (incl. PhD students)100,- EUR150,- EUR
Regular (non-industrial participants)200,- EUR250,- EUR
Industry300,- EUR350,- EUR

The fees cover access to the scientific sessions, coffee breaks and one dinner.
The fee is to be paid in advance by registration. Students are asked to present their student ID upon arrival.
Please click here for creating an account for registration.
Cancellation is possible until November 9, 2010 by email (info [at]

Financial Support:

There will be limited funds to support scientists from less-favoured countries and young researchers. Please apply with a detailed argumentation why you want to participate and a detailed cv in pdf-format.

Hotel Information:

The easiest way of booking an accommodation is via the Visit Copenhagen Webpage or via any other hotel search engine.

We recommend to make reservations for accommodation as soon as possible, because Copenhagen is a highly frequented tourist and conference city.


BrainModes 2010
c/o Jens Starke
Technical University of Denmark
Department of Mathematics
Matematiktorvet, Bdg. 303 S
D-2800 Kongens Lyngby

Fax: +45 4588 1399
e-mail: info [at]


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Last modified: August 26, 2010