Free Online Course On The Multi-scale brain

Free Online Course On The Multi-scale brain
Certificate fee scholarship is available for this course.

Institution: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Start Date: At your own pace

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is welcoming applicants for its free online course entitled “The Multi-scale brain”. Understanding the brain requires an integrated understanding of different scales of the organization of the brain.

This course will take you through the latest data, models, and techniques for investigating the different levels of the brain. The MOOC gives a broad overview of the latest tools and techniques for neuroinformatics, analysis, modeling, and simulation. You may join this course at your own pace.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Commitment: 4 to 6 hours per week
  • Subject:  Biology and natural sciences
  • Institution: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Free
  • Session: At your own pace
  • Requirement:  Knowledge of programming in one of the following: Python (preferred), C / C ++, Java, MATLAB, R.
  • Certificate Available: Yes

Who Developed the Course

EPFL is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The past decade has seen EPFL ascend to the very top of European institutions of science and technology: it is ranked #1 in Europe in the field of engineering by the Times Higher Education

Target Audience

Applicants should have:

  • Knowledge of ordinary differential equations, and their numerical solution.
  • Knowledge of programming in one of the following: Python (preferred), C / C ++, Java, MATLAB, R.

Where Could This Lead You

After completing this course, you can apply for jobs in the given fields:

Researcher

Get Extra Benefits

Get a verified certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you acquire (₹ 3307 INR)

  • Official and approved-Get a certificate with the logo of the institution and the signature of a professor to show your achievements and increase your professional prospects
  • Easy to share-Add the certificate to your résumé or resume, or publish it directly on LinkedIn
  • Proven motivational measure-Give yourself an additional stimulus to complete the course

How to Join This Course

You can register yourself here.

Course Format

Introduction

  • Introduction to the course, Sean Hill
  • Introduction to the Allen Institute for Brain Science data and tools, Terri Gilbert
  • Human Brain Atlasing, Danilo Bzdok
  • Graded quiz 1
  1. Genetic Mapping of the mouse brain

  • Using whole-brain and single-cell gene expression to identify and characterize cell types, Vilas Menon
  • Genetic dissection of neural circuits, Trygve Bakken

3, Navigating gene expression data.

  • Accessing mouse gene expression data, Terri Gilbert
  • 2. Navigating the human gene expression data, Terri Gilbert
  • 3. Peer-graded assignment gene expression data
  1. Multi-scale connectivity

  • Synaptic Mapping with Array Tomography, Forrest Collman
  • Mesoscale mapping, Jack Waters
  • The connectivity atlas, Terri Gilbert
  • Graded assignment mouse connectivity
  1. Multi-scale modeling

  • Blue Brain, Sean Hill
  • Cell types and modeling, Werner von Geit & Elisabetta Iavarone
  • Graded assignment modeling
  • Building bio-physiologically constrained models of large-scale phenomena in the brain, Alain Destexhe
  • Graded quiz 2
  1. Reconstructing micro-circuitry

  • Computational properties of human cortical microcircuits Huib Mansvelder
  • Modeling microcircuits, Michael Reimann
  • Graded quiz 3
  1. Structure and function of the whole brain

  • Whole brain morpho-functional imaging: connecting to single neuron to whole brain, Francesco Pavone
  • Functional physiology of the mouse virtual cortex, Saskia de Vries
  • Brain observatory data sets, Terri Gilbert
  • Peer-graded homework
  • Graded Quiz 4

8.. Final exam

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • How to explain and contrast different techniques for visualization, mapping, and modeling of single cells, synaptic fields, larger circuits of neurons, and long-range interactions between cortical areas
  • Ways to classify neurons and relate cell morphology to function
  • How to use brain atlases and modeling tools

Who Will You Learn With?

  • Sean Hill: Professor, École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Terri Gilhou: Dr.Gilhou Scientific Communications
  • Forrest Collman: Dr.Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Trygve Bakken: Dr.Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Saskia de Vries: Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Jack Waters: Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Huib Mansvelder: Professor Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research
  • Vilas Menon: Janelia research campus
  • Alain Destexhe: Le Center national de la recherche Scientifique
  • Francesco Pavone: Professor École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Danilo Bzdok: Dr. RWTH Aachen University
  • Michael Reimann: Mr. École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Conclusion

  • Importance of Course: At the end of the course, you will  explore the latest data, models, and techniques for investigating the different levels of the brain
  • Importance of Certificate: By the Certificate of Achievement you will be able to prove your success when applying for jobs or courses. You can display it on your LinkedIn or CV.

Detailed Information

For more information about the course, you may visit the Website.

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