Past Events

Event:

Neuroscience Seminar: Hagai Bergman

Date: 20 January, 2015
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30
Event:

Neuroscience Seminar: Irit Akirav

Date: 6 January, 2015
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30
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Neuroscience Seminar: Estee Kurant

Date: 11 November, 2014
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30
Event:

Neruscience Seminar: Estee Kurant

Date: 11 November, 2014
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30

Keeping the CNS clear: glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons

In the developing and mature central nervous system (CNS), a large number of neurons die through apoptosis and are efficiently removed by phagocytic glia. The precise removal of apoptotic neurons is crucial for the formation and maintenance of a functional CNS and must be tightly regulated. Despite its great biological importance, the molecular mechanisms underlying the relationship between neuronal apoptosis and glial phagocytosis remain unclear. Since apoptosis and apoptotic cell clearance are highly conserved in evolution, we use Drosophila Melanogaster as a model system, which provides powerful tools to study the establishment and function of glia as primary phagocytes in the developing and adult CNS.

Event:

Neuroscience Seminar: Omri Barak

Date: 28 October, 2014
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30
Event:

Amos Arieli , Dept. of Neurobiology, The Weizmann Institute of Science

Date: 31 May, 2011
Location: room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering at 16:00

Ongoing Dynamics and Brain Connectivity: From Intracellular Recordings to Human Neurophysiology

Event:

Hadas Lapid, Weizmann Institute

Date: 24 May, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

Decoding Human Olfaction: From the olfactory epithelium to percept

Event:

Ilya A. Fleidervish, M.D.,Ph.D. , Department of Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University

Date: 5 April, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

Shedding light on sodium fluxes and excitability of thin neuronal processes

Event:

Prof. Naama Goren, Hebrew University

Date: 27 March, 2011
Location: NBR seminar room at 11:00
Web site: bio details

Culture and Cognition in the Acheulian Industry - A case Study from Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov

Event:

Dr. Avi Avital, Emek Israel College

Date: 24 January, 2012
Location: Location: Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, at 16:00

Title: Contrasting effects of prenatal experiences on long-term behavioral and hormonal consequences

Event:

Dr. Gal Ribak , Technion Autonomous Systems Program (TASP) and Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion.

Date: 25 October, 2011
Location: Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion at 16:00

Title: Reverse engineering insect flight: learning from insect physiology how to design small unmanned aerial vehicles

Event:

Prof. Aric Agmon – Center for Neuroscience, West Virginia University

Date: 6 September, 2011
Location: Seminar room, 8th floor, Rappaport building, Faculty of Medicine, Technion at 12:00

Title: Inhibitory interneurons in the cerebral cortex: in or out of sync?

Event:

Sagi Perel , Laboratory of Andrew Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh

Date: 5 July, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

Methods for Detection of Functional Connectivity from Cortex to Muscles

Event:

Prof. Neville Hogan, Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date: 19 June, 2011
Location: Lady Davis Building , Mechanical Engineering Faculty, room 640 at 14:30

Robotic Therapy to Aid Neuro-Recovery: Is Walking Like Reaching?

Event:

Oliver Weihberger, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of Freiburg

Date: 15 June, 2011
Location: Room 1061 Electrical Eng. Building, Technion City at 10:30 AM

Quantitative examination of state-dependent stimulus-response relations in generic neuronal networks in vitro

Event:

Prof. William Bialek, Princeton University

Date: 3 May, 2011
Location: Physics Faculty,room Physics 001 at 14:30

Statistical mechanics of real biological networks

Event:

Prof. Daniel Palanker, Department of Ophthalmology and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University

Date: 27 March, 2012
Location: Biomedical Engineering Faculty Auditorium, Technion at 16:00

Photovoltaic Retinal Prosthesis for Restoring Sight to the Blind

Event:

Dr. Ehud Cohen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Date: 17 January, 2012
Location: Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion at 16:00

Title: What goes wrong with aging? Mechanisms that couple neurodegenerative disorders and aging

Event:

Dr. Genela Morris , Department of Neurobiology, University of Haifa

Date: 22 March, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Mayer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

Title: Sculpting the hippocampal cognitive map: experimental control over the coded parameter space

Event:

Paolo Del Giudice, Italian National Institute of Health

Date: 27 June, 2010
Location: NBRL seminar room (Fishbach 430) at 11:00

Telling local from remote in cortical activity

Event:

Dr. Nir Friedman, Weizmann Institute of Science

Date: 4 July, 2010
Location: NBRL seminar room ( Fishbach 430 ) at 11:00

Roles of extracellular feedback in interactions between T cells

Event:

Hans-Peter Lipp , University of Zurich

Date: 17 June, 2010
Location: room 815, Mayer Building at 15:30

Genetic and developmental roots of behavioral individuality: an evolutionary perspective

Event:

Neuroscience 2010

Date: 13 - 17 November, 2010
Location: San Diego, USA
Web site: Nueroscience 2010 annual meeting
Event:

Micha Spira , Department of Neurobiology, Institute of Life Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Date: 29 March, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

TBD

Event:

Idan Segev , Department of Neurobiology and Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Date: 3 May, 2011
Location: EE Department, Mayer building , room 861 at 16:00 (please note the change of room)

Design principles for inhibition in dendrites

Event:

Dr. Gilad Silberberg – Karolinska Institute

Date: 6 December, 2011
Location: TBD

TBD

Event:

Prof. Dagmar Sternad, Department of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics, Northeastern

Date: 19 June, 2011
Location: Lady Davis Building, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, room 640, at 15:30

Bouncing Balls: Stability and Variability in Learning and Performance of a Rhythmic Task

Event:

Prof. Steve Goldstein, Brandeis University

Date: 21 June, 2011
Location: NBRL Seminar room (430), Fishbach Building, Electrical Eng. Faculty at 10:00

Guest lecture on molecular physiology :
" An emerging role for SUMO in the activity of neuronal ion channels"

Event:

Dr. Shlomo Wagner – Haifa University

Date: 22 November, 2011
Location: TBD

TBD

Event:

Prof. William Bialek, Princeton University

Date: 5 May, 2011
Location: Physics faculty, room Physics 323 at 11:00

Pushing the physical limits: Optimization principles in biological systems

Event:

Lectures in Biophysics

Date: 14 - 15 November, 2010
Location: Auditorium 1003, 10th floor, Mayer building at 14:30

Hi Everyone,

This year the Network Biology Group will host a lecture series in biophysics. We will have two distinguished speakers, each will give a series of two lectures.

Our first guest is Albert Libchaber (see attached details) from Rockefeller University.

Prof. Libchaber is a world leader in physics of nonlinear systems and turbulence, and was awarded the Wolf prize for his landmark experimental work on nonlinear dynamics and chaos. In the early 1990s he was a pioneer in what turned out to be a wave of physicists entering biology, and has been a leader in this community ever since. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences.

Albert will be at the Technion from Nov. 12 to 15. If you are interested in meeting him please let me know


Naama Brenner
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
& Network Biology Lab, Lorry I. Lokey Center for Life Science & Engineering
nbrenner@technio

Event:

Yariv Kafri, Dept. of Physics, Technion

Date: 2 May, 2010
Location: NBRL seminar room (Fisbach 430) at 11:00

Steady-State Chemotactic Response in E. coli

Event:

Zvi Grossman, Tel Aviv University

Date: 11 April, 2010
Location: NBRL seminar room (Fishbach 430) at 12:00

Dynamic tuning of cellular response characteristics in the immune system and beyond: concept and mechanisms

Event:

Amir Amedi – ELSC and Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Date: 17 May, 2011
Location: EE Departement, Mayer Building, room 1061 at 16:00

TBD

Event:

Yonatan Loewenstein, ELSC and Department of Neurobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Date: 12 April, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

TBD

Event:

Oren Shoval, Weizmann Institute

Date: 10 November, 2011
Location: EE faculty, Fishbach Building, NBRL seminar room (#430) at 12:30

Title: Fold-change detection, and scalar symmetry of sensory input fields

Recent studies suggest that certain cellular sensory systems display fold-change
detection (FCD): a response whose entire shape, including amplitude and
duration, depends only on fold changes in input and not on absolute levels. We
show the significance of FCD behavior in organisms that search in fields with
scalar symmetry, where a pattern is constant up to a multiplicative scalar.
Furthermore we present a wide class of mechanisms that have FCD. Throughout we
use the example of bacterial chemotaxis that has been shown to display FCD
behavior both at the single bacteria and at the community level.

Event:

Michael Yartsev, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Date: 21 June, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

The Neural Basis of Spatial Representation of 2-D and 3-D Environments in the Hippocampus and Entorhinal Cortex of Bats

Event:

Prof. Ariel Orda, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Technion

Date: 22 June, 2011
Location: EE faculty, Mayer Buiding, room 861 at 11:30

Network Science - A Network of Sciences

Event:

Prof. Ido Erev , Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion

Date: 8 November, 2011
Location: Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion at 16:00

Title: Learning and the tendency to relay on small samples

Abstract:
Previous studies of human decisions from experience highlight five robust
deviations from maximization. Decision makers tend to: (1) underweight rare
events, (2) explore too much when the number of alternatives is small
(exhibit the payoff variability effect), (3) explore too little when most
exploration efforts are disappointing, (4) overreact to attractive forgone
payoffs (exhibit the big eyes effect), and (5) change their choice after
positively surprising outcomes. These results suggest that the processes
that underlay decisions from experience are closer to basic learning
processes than to the processes that underlay decisions from description
(the focus of mainstream behavioral decision research). The main properties
of decisions from experience can be captured with the assumption that
decision makers relay on small samples of experiences in similar situations.
The process implied by this assu

Event:

Elad Schneidman ,Department of neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Date: 26 April, 2011
Location: Room 1061, Meyer building, Electrical Engineering, Technion at 16:00

TBD

Event:

Sagi Snir, Institue of Evolution, Univ. of Haifa

Date: 21 March, 2010
Location: NBRL seminar room (Fishbach 430)

Phylogenetic Analysis - Recent Developments and New Challenges

Event:

Neuroscience Seminar : Information Processing: From nano-scale single synapse to memory function

Date: 23 November, 2010
Location: room 1061, 10th floor , Mayer Building 16:00 - 17:30

Dr. Inna Slutsky
Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University

Event:

Columbia University - Technion Workshop

Date: 16 - 17 March, 2010
Location: Interschool Lab, Shapiro Research Building (CEPSR), Columbia University
Web site: http://www.bionet.ee.columbia.edu/workshops/cute/cute10/cute10.html

Workshop on Neuroengineering of Biological Networks

Event:

David Hansel, CNRS-Université Paris Descartes , Paris and Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation , Jerusalem

Date: 7 March, 2010
Location: NBRL Seminar room (Fishbach 430) at 12:00

Balanced working memory

Event:

ISFN 2010

Date: 12 - 14 December, 2010
Location: Hilton Queen of Sheba Hotel, Eilat
Web site: ISFN
Event:

Christian Dahmann, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden

Date: 4 February, 2010

Mechanics of epithelial morphogenesis: modeling and experiment

Event:

Neuroscience Seminar: TBD

Date: 21 December, 2010
Location: room 1061, Mayer Building, 10th floor 16:00 -17:30

Dr. Amir Bahar
Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Event:

Steve Goldstein, University of Chicago

Date: 25 January, 2010

Designer peptide neurotoxins: phase display using natural scaffolds

Event:

Neuroscience Seminar : TBD

Date: 28 December, 2010

Prof. Huib Mansvelder
Department of Integrative Neurophysiology
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam

Event:

Goren Gordon, Weizmann Institute

Date: 4 January, 2010

Autonomous Active Learning Hierarchical Loops

Event:

Hanna Salman, Pittsburgh University

Date: 28 December, 2009

Escherichia coli Cultures in Temperature Gradients

Event:

Neuroscience Seminar: Sleep and consciousness

Date: 4 January, 2011
Location: room 1061, 10th floor , Mayer Building 16:00 -17:30

Dr. Yuval Nir
University of Wisconsin - Madison
School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry

Event:

Neuroscience Seminar: The nature of the representation that visual system generates for faces

Date: 18 January, 2011
Location: room 1061, Mayer Building, 10th floor 16:00 -17:30

Dr. Galit Yuval
The Deparment of Psychology
Tel - Aviv University

Event:

Yoav Soen, Weizmann Institute: Accommodation of a novel challenge by a developing organism

Date: 30 November, 2009
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Protein evolvability - a reconstructive approach, Dan Tawfik, Weizmann Institute

Date: 11 October, 2009
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Cellular heterogeneity and cooperativity shape decision‐making in the immune system, Ofer Feinerman, Ph.D

Date: 8 July, 2009
Event:

Neuronal Avalanches in the Cortex: a Case for Criticality Prof Dietmar Plenz, NIH/NIMH

Date: 5 July, 2009
Event:

The human language – its uniqueness and the riddle of its evolution

Date: 14 June, 2009
Location: Irit Meir, Sign Language Research Laboratory, University of Haifa
Event:

Adaptive response by state-dependent inactivation

Date: 4 June, 2009
Location: Tamar Friedlander a PhD student in Naama Brenner’s lab
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Anne Bernheim, Ben Gurion University

Date: 10 May, 2009

Cooperative effects in interacting motor-filament systems

Event:

Tamir Tuller, Tel Aviv University

Date: 26 April, 2009

Co-evolution of Genes and Cellular Processes: Computational Aspects, Algorithms, and Biological Examples

Event:

Learning and the Economics of Small Decisions

Date: 19 April, 2009
Event:

Dynamic utility maximization by reinforcement learning

Date: 5 April, 2009
Event:

How many genes does it take to wire a brain?

Date: 22 March, 2009
Location: 12:00, room 430, Fishbach Bldg.

The nervous system contains trillions of neurons, each forming thousands of synaptic connections. It has been suggested that this complex connectivity is determined by a synaptic 'adhesive code', where connections are dictated by a variable set of cell surface proteins, combinations of which form neuronal addresses. The estimated number of these genetically encoded neuronal addresses is orders of magnitude smaller than the number of neurons. Here we show that the limited number of addresses dictates constraints on the possible neuronal network topologies. We show that in order to encode arbitrary networks, in which each neuron can potentially connect to any other neuron, the number of neuronal addresses needed scales linearly with network size. In contrast, the number of addresses needed to encode the wiring of geometric networks grows only as the square root of network size. The more efficient encoding in geometric networks is achieved through the reutilization of the same addresses

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From spike rates to simple decisions: stochastic ODEs

Date: 12 March, 2009
Location: 11:30 room 430 Fishbach Bldg.
Event:

Network dynamics and plasticity in in-vitro neuronal cell assemblies

Date: 15 January, 2009

prof Martinoia Sergio
11:30, Fishbach 430

Event:

A 4096 High Resolution Microelectrodes Array Platform for

Date: 14 January, 2009

prof Berdondini Luca
11:30, Fishbach 430

Event:

Clonal interference in microbial populations

Date: 11 March, 2009
Location: 12:00 room 430 Fishbach Bldg.

The concept of clonal interference refers to the competition between independently arising beneficial mutations in an asexual population adapting to a new environment. It limits the speed of adaptation of large populations and has therefore played a major role in the discussion about possible advantages of recombination.
The talk will introduce the basic population genetics of clonal interference and describe the main theoretical results in the context of experimental studies of microbial evolution.

Event:

Ilya Nemenman, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Date: 21 December, 2008
Event:

On the Existence and Feasibility of a Forward Model in Motor Control

Date: 26 November, 2008

Dmitry Volkinshtein

Event:

Dynamics of patterning gradients in the early Drosophila embryo

Date: 2 November, 2008
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Dependence of presynaptic stability on active zone cytoskeleton or "Can the symphony be perfect without Bassoon?"

Date: 21 September, 2008
Location: Technion City, Electrical Engineering, Room 815 at 14:30
Event:

Guest Lecture: What can Neuroscience Give to AI?

Date: 13 July, 2008
Location: Technion City, Electrical Engineering, Room 1061 at 12:30

Prof. Steve Potter
Biomedical Engineering
Neuroengineering Laboratory
Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
USA

Event:

Dr. Yuval Elhanati, École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Date: 19 February, 2014
Location: Wednesday, February 19th, at 12:30 in room 430 Fishbach

Identifying selection pressures in somatic immune receptor evolution

 
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