In ISyN, we aim for new concepts of method training and interaction of neuroscientists at all levels of education.
We invite the community, particularly PhD students and PostDocs, to actively participate and shape the Systems Club.
The SystemsClub focusses on the exchange and training of the scientists carrying out the respective scientific projects. In many cases, system-theoretical and data-driven methods are generic and can be applied to different questions by incorporating the relevant expert knowledge from the various areas of neuroscientific research.
The SystemsClub takes place every 3-4 months. It needs to be hosted by a Postdoc or PhD student in his or her respective lab. Maybe you recall the “OptoClub” concept a few years back, following a similar philosophy. The program comprises of a talk of the respective host on his or her research project. But, this should not be a regular talk, but rather focusing on the current problems and roadblocks in terms of Systems Analyses. These could be manifold, such as problem of small datasets, whether to implement machine learning (often black box approaches), which programming language to use, how to extract the signal of interest from noisy data, integration of the data set with regards to data form other levels of observation. Note, you do not need to be an analysis expert to host the SystemsClub! The talk will be followed by an extended discussion, certainly there can be also more than one talk, if appropriate. Often times, a lab tour and a subsequent get together will be quite useful.
Just take advantage of the first two SystemsClub which will be hosted by Hendrik Backhaus (Stroh lab) and Hristo Todorov (Gerber lab), and get inspired.
The first SystemsClub will be hosted by Hendrik Backhaus (Stroh Lab). Further information will follow shortly.
The second SystemsClub will be hosted by RG Gerber. Further information will follow shortly.