Latest news from BCNU


02/09/19: Laurence Aitchison joins Bristol CNU

We are pleased to announce that Laurence Aitchison is joining Bristol CNU as a new principal investigator after postdocs at the University of Cambridge and Janelia Farm. See more about Laurence in the Research section.

11/08/19: NeurIPS 2019 workshop on biological and artificial reinforcement learning

Together with reseachers at Imperial College London, McGill University, Deepmind, MILA and others we are organising a NeurIPS workshop on biological and artificial reinforcement learning. More info here.

01/08/19: Cian O'Donnell awarded Leverhulme Trust Research Grant

Cian O’Donnell was awarded a Research Grant from the Leverhulme Trust to model statistical principles of synaptic plasticity.

11/07/19: Bristol Neuroscience Data Challenge 2019

We are running a Neuroscience Data Challenge. This is a collaborative workshop which will bring people together to apply modelling and data approaches to neuroscience. It will be a workshop and hackathon designed to give us the opportunity to work as colleagues to solve problems. The Neuroscience Data Challenge will be held in Bristol from 9-13 September 2019. All are welcome, there is no fee and there are some bursaries for students and postdocs.

More info here.

04/06/19: BCNU members at UK Neural Computation 2019

Twenty of our members are attending or presenting at the UK Neural Computation 2019 conference in Nottingham in July. Meet us there! Update: We are the institution with the most participants!

29/05/19: New BCNU website launched

We have launched a new website. Many thanks to the Kording Lab for the template!

13/04/19: Cian O'Donnell awarded MRC New Investigator Research Grant

Cian O’Donnell was awarded a MRC New Investigator Research Grant to study models of synaptic plasticity in brain disorders: “Computational prediction of vulnerable points and interventions for dysfunctional synaptic plasticity in neuropsychiatric disorders”

17/02/19: EPSRC CDT Success

The University of Bristol has been awarded more Centres for Doctoral Training by the EPSRC than any other UK institution (see more here)! A few of which overlap with our own research [Digital Health, Interactive AI, COMPASS]. Apply here!



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