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Belgian Neuroinformatics Node Fall Hackathon 2014


Start Time:13 Oct 2014

End Time:15 Oct 2014

Where:Imec, Kapeldreef 75, Leuven, Belgium

Topic:  Analysis of network activity from in vivo Ca signals

Detailed functional mapping of the brain is one of the grand challenges of 21st century Neuroscience. In large scale in vivo experiments, brain activity is inferred from optical recording of indicator signals.  In doing so the researchers use variety of activity patterns that are recorded from large assemblies of neurons. On the other hand, it is still difficult to objectively parse and classify such patterns of activity.

To help addressing this issue, the Belgian Neuroinformatics Node, with the support of IMEC, NERF and VIB, is organizing a hackathon for automatic parsing of activity of neuronal populations. We invite young software developers versed in Java and/or Python or Matlab to help us addressing this challenge. We expect that the hackathon will result in a generic toolbox for analysis of dynamic (calcium) signals.

In order to facilitate the process, recognized experts in the field Neuroscience and Bioimaging  Informatics will guide the participants during the workshop. Participation is free of charge but subject to application.


Dimiter Prodanov, IMEC, Leuven

Sebastian Munck, VIB, Leuven

Daniel Sage, EPFL

Vincent Bonin, NERF, Leuven


If you are interested in participation please send a short motivation letter to

Accommodation can be made available for outstanding applicants.

Dimiter Prodanov, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium.

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