23Nov
Krembil Neuroinformatics Talk of interest by Dr. Stephanie Jones
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It continues a speaker series at the Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics (KCNI) at CAMH.

27Oct
Krembil Neuroinformatics Talk of interest by Dr. Philip De Jager
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It continues a speaker series at the Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics (KCNI) at CAMH.

22Oct
KCNhub member Alexandra Chatzikalymniou to present at FIP2020
State-of-the-art, biophysical models of the CA1 region of the hippocampus reveal how theta rhythms are generated and how their frequencies are controlled.

19Oct
KCNhub members Drs. Scott Rich, Homeira Moradi Chameh, Taufik Valiante, Frances Skinner and KCNhub alumnus Dr. Vladislav Sekulic publish new paper
This work presents the development of a novel human cell model of a L5 pyramidal cortical cell. It is used to show that particular biophysical ion channel differences between human and rodent can be responsible for dynamical response differences.

14Oct
KCNhub alumnus Dr. Alexandre Guet-McCreight and KCNhub member Dr. Frances Skinner and collaborators publish new paper
This study describes particular physiological changes in inhibitory interneurons, but not in their numbers and morphologies, during aging. These changes are correlated with learning and memory deficits that occur with age.

2Oct
KCNhub members David Crompton and Shakiba Tonekabonipour receive Mitacs Research Training Awards
Congratulations! David Crompton and Shakiba Tonekabonipour have been awarded Mitacs Research Training Awards for Fall 2020 working with KCNhub member Dr. Milad Lankarany.

2Oct
KCNhub members Mohammad Rezaei and Dr. Milad Lankarany and collaoborator publish new paper
This new work shows that the amount of information that differentially correlated spikes in a neural ensemble carry is not the same; the information of different types of spikes is associated with different features of the stimulus.

25Sep
World Wide Neuro talks of interest by Profs Henning Sprekeler and Rishidev Chaudhuri
The following talks may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It is part of the ongoing online neuroscience World Wide Neuro talks - see 'Resources' tab of kcnhub.com

25Sep
KCNhub members Daniel Park and Dr. Jeremie Lefebvre publish new paper
This work describes Important mathematical breakthroughs to better understand white matter plasticity

25Sep
Krembil Neuroinformatics Talk of interest by Dr. John Murray
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It continues a speaker series at the Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics (KCNI) at CAMH.

21Sep
KCNhub members Drs. Scott Rich, Jeremie Lefebvre, Taufik Valiante and Frances Skinner, along with collaborator Dr. Axel Hutt, publish new paper
This new research uses both computational and mathematical investigations to provide a fundamental mechanism underlying the anti-ictogenic role of noise in neural networks, as well as novel proposals for optimizing the efficacy of neurostimulation in the treatment of epilepsy.

17Sep
KCNhub member Dr. Frances Skinner with KCNhub alumni Drs. Vladislav Sekulic and Alexandre Guet-McCreight and collaborators publish new paper
This work shows that a tight integration of model and experiment can help tackle the challenge of characterizing biophysical details and distributions in spatially extended neurons. Here, we specifically characterized h-channel properties and showed that they must be present in the dendrites of OLM cells.

14Sep
World Wide Neuro Talks of interest this week (sept 15-18) by Shreejoy Tripathy, Christophe Benard, David McCormick, Gord Fishell, Julijana Gjorgjieva
The following talks may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It is part of the ongoing online neuroscience World Wide Neuro talks - see 'Resources' tab of kcnhub.com

10Sep
KCNhub member Alireza Ghadimi receives AGE-WELL-UofT FASE Award in Technology and Aging
Congratulations! Alireza Ghadimi has been awarded an AGE-WELL-UofT FASE Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging for 2020-21.

8Sep
KCNhub member Dr. Scott Rich receives inaugural Yuet Ngor Wong Award
Congratulations! Dr. Scott Rich has been awarded an inaugural Yuet Ngor Wong Award for the 2020-2021 academic year on behalf of the Department of Physiology and the Centre for Mathematical Medicine at the Fields Institute.

8Sep
KCNhub member Dr. Scott Rich publishes in the ORT Times
Dr. Rich details the importance of communication in working with multiple supervisors on an interdisciplinary research project in his newest piece for the ORT Times.

25Aug
Krembil Neuroinformatics Talk of interest by Dr. Justin Baker
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It continues a speaker series at the Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics (KCNI) at CAMH.

19Aug
World Wide Neuro talk of interest by Dr. Alfredo Gonzalez-Sulser
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It is part of the ongoing online neuroscience World Wide Neuro talks - see 'Resources' tab.

7Aug
Center for Mathematical Medicine Seminar of interest by Dr. Jonathan Rubin
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It is part of the Fields/CMM seminar series - see 'Resources' tab.

7Aug
KCNhub member Dr. Milad Lankarany, Navid Hasanzadeh and Mohammadreza Rezaei, KCNhub alumnus Sayan Faraz and collaborator publish new paper
Necessary conditions for reliable propagation of the time-varying firing rate across multiple layers of feed-forward neural networks were explored. This work is related to the concepts of stochastic resonance & system-size coherence resonance.

5Aug
World Wide Neuro Talk of interest by Dr. Peyman Golshani
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It is part of the ongoing online neuroscience World Wide Neuro talks - see 'Resources' tab.

24Jul
Krembil Neuroinformatics Talk of interest by Dr. Gaute Einevoll
The following talk may be of interest to KCNhubbers and the computational neuroscience community. It continues a speaker series at KCNI - will be posted on 'Resources' tab when it becomes available.

21Jul
KCNhub member Dr. Jeremie Lefebvre publishes (again) in 'The Conversation'
Neurostimulation may herald a new treatment for depression - as written in The Conversation - an independent source of news and views, from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

21Jul
KCNhub member Dr. Frances Skinner to present at the CNS2020 Online Meeting
Workshop entitled: Dissecting the role of interneurons in mnemonic functions using computational modelling approaches

20Jul
KCNhub member Daniel Park to present at the CNS2020 Online Meeting
Synchronization and resilience in the Kuramoto white matter network model with adaptive state-dependent delays

20Jul
KCNhub member Alireza Ghadimi to present at the CNS2020 Online Meeting
Inferring parameters of DBS-induced short-term synaptic plasticity from in-vivo recordings of human brain

20Jul
KCNhub alumnus Dr. Alexandre Guet-McCreight to present at the CNS2020 Online Meeting
Computationally Going Where Experiments Cannot: A Dynamical Assessment of Dendritic Currents in the Behaving Animal

20Jul
KCNhub member Dr. Scott Rich to present at the CNS2020 Online meeting
Dr. Scott Rich will present research performed with fellow KCNhub members Drs. Frances Skinner, Taufik Valiante and Jeremie Lefebvre investigating the mathematical underpinnings of the anti-ictogenic effects of high-frequency noisy and periodic neurostimulation in model neural microcircuits. Click the following link to see his poster and the links to the presentation itself.

20Jul
KCNhub alumnus Rabiya Noori to present at the CNS2020 Online Meeting
Adaptive activity-dependent myelination promotes synchronization in large-scale brain network

18Jul
KCNhub members Drs. Milad Lankarany and Idir Mellal to present at IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Workshop
Workshop entitled: Advances in Wearable Technology and Biomedical Devices: Opportunities and Challenges

17Jul
KCNhub member Jack Zhenyang Sun receives NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
NSERC USRA awarded to Jack working in Dr. Frances Skinner's Lab. Project entitled, "Capturing Biophysical Dynamics in Reduced Models of Hippocampal Interneurons".

15Jul
KCNhub member Dr. Jeremie Lefebvre publishes in 'The Conversation'
Our brains communicate information in a manner that can be likened to an air traffic controller - as written in The Conversation - an independent source of news and views, from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

14Jul
KCNhub member Dr. Scott Rich publishes op-ed in Times Higher Education
In his second op-ed for Times Higher Education, Dr. Scott Rich discusses the risk that the "virtual academy" could become a "feedback loop" excluding young and early-career researchers, and the steps that should be taken not to leave out the next generation of academics.

13Jul
UHN news highlight of KCNhub research - Lefebvre Lab
The research of KCNhub members and collaborators to understand “brain infrastructure” via mathematical modeling was highlighted in a recent UHN research news write-up which can be found following the link below.

29Jun
KCNhub member Dr. Milad Lankarany receives NSERC Discovery Grant
Grant Title: Uncovering biophysical and functional mechanisms of information processing in neural systems

29Jun
KCNhub member Dr. Taufik Valiante receives NSERC Discovery Grant
Grant Title: HuNeuD - The Human Neuron Discovery Program

29Jun
Krembil Neuroinformatics One Year Celebration
The Krembil Center for Neuroinformatics is celebrating one year with a day of presentations.

25Jun
KCNhub alumnus Sayan Faraz and KCNhub members Drs. Idir Mellal and Milad Lankarany publish new paper
Multi-layered feedforward neural network (mlFNN) is thought of as a biologically-plausible architecture that transmits information from the upstream neurons to the downstream neurons. The impact of synaptic strength in the reliable propagation of asynchronous spikes in mlFNN is studied.

18Jun
Krembil Neuroinformatics talk of interest by Dr. Sean Hill
The following talk may be of interest to the computational neuroscience community. It is the start of a series of talks at KCNI - will be posted on 'Resources' tab when it becomes available.

17Jun
KCNhub members Yupeng Tian and Dr. Milad Lankarany, KCNhub alumnus Sara Taghizadeh Kakhki and collaborators publish new paper
The feasibility of ECG recordings from the waist was demonstrated using textile sensors. This study provides a foundation for the development of smart wearables like smart underwear for Heart Health Monitoring in a continuous, real-time, and non-invasive way.

15Jun
KCNhub member Dr. Jeremie Lefebvre with KCNhub alumni Rabiya Noori, Dr. John Griffiths, KCNhub member Daniel Park and collaborators publish new paper
This work suggests that adaptive myelination may be a mechanism that enables brain networks with a means of temporal self-organization, resilience, and homeostasis.

10Jun
KCNhub member Dr. Frances Skinner and collaborators receive New Frontiers in Research Fund - Exploration Grant
Grant Title: Merging Mathematical Models and Experimental Data of Brain Rhythms to Identify Cell-Specific Pathways Modified in Brain Injury Disease States

9Jun
KCNhub alumnus Dr. Alexandre Guet-McCreight, KCNhub member Dr. Frances Skinner and collaborator publish new paper
Everything you wanted to know about interneuron-specific cells but were afraid to ask!

4Jun
KCNhub members Chaim Katz, Kramay Patel, Dr. Taufik Valiante and collaborators publish new paper
For memory/hippocampus aficionados - saccades and image onset responses are very different - something to keep in mind when designing visual memory tasks.

4Jun
KCNhub member Dr. Scott Rich publishes the second piece in his "Interdisciplinary Research" series for the Academic Chatter Blog
The second piece in Scott's blog series, charting his path to a career in Interdisciplinary Research, can be found by clicking the following link.

28May
KCNhub members Dr. Marjan Rafiee, Kramay Patel, Dr. Taufik Valiante and collaborators publish new paper
In this one year intervention it was shown daily listening to Mozart K.448 can reduce seizures frequency in individuals with epilepsy, in comparison with a carefully selected control piece lacking rhythmicity.

27May
KCNhub member Dr. Jeremie Lefebvre to present at Neuromatch 2.0 virtual conference
Dr. Jeremie Lefebvre will present his research on adaptive myelination, white matter plasticity and synchrony during the 1 pm parallel "short talks" session of the Neuromatch 2.0 conference. More details can be found via the following link.

26May
KCNhub member Dr. Scott Rich to present at Neuromatch 2.0 virtual conference
Dr. Scott Rich will present his research, "Modeling reveals human-rodent differences in h-channel kinetics influencing resonance in cortical layer 5 neurons", during the 7 pm parallel "short talks" session of the Neuromatch 2.0 conference. More details can be found via the following link.

7May
Keyfitz Lecture in Mathematics and the Social Sciences by Wendy K. Tam Cho
This annual Fields lecture may be of interest to the KCNhub community, and can be accessed via the link below.

1May
KCNhub member Dr. Scott Rich publishes his first piece as an "ORT Times Science Writer"
Scott will be contributing pieces to the Office of Research Trainees' monthly newletter, the "ORT Times", approximately bimonthly. You can read his first piece, outlining some important tips for working from home, by following the "more info" link.

15Apr
"Neurotheory" virtual talk of interest by Dr. Andre Longtin
This talk by Dr. Andre Longtin may be of interest to the KCNHub community, and can be accessed via the link below. It is part of an ongoing series of “Neurotheory World” virtual talks.

13Apr
UHN news highlight of KCNhub research - Skinner Lab
The research of KCNhub members and collaborators to “map out memory” via mathametical modeling was highlighted in a recent UHN research news write-up which can be found following the link below.

17Mar
KCNhub alumnus Dr. Alexandre Guet-McCreight and KCNhub member Dr. Frances Skinner publish new paper
This computational study takes advantage of our detailed multi-compartment models to investigate dendritic ion channel biophysics.

5Mar
Focus Program on New Geometric Methods in Neuroscience
This program at the Fields Institute may be of interest to the KCNhub community. Event is ongoing from Feb 24 to March 13.

27Feb
Computational Neuroscience Talk of interest by Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy
The following talk in the Physiology Department by Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy may be of interest to the KCNhub community given its focus on computational neuroscience. Click "more info" for details!

21Feb
KCNhub alumnus Dr. Alexandre Guet-McCreight, KCNhub member Dr. Frances Skinner and collaborators publish new paper
This new research combines computational and experimental work to understand disinhibition mechanisms in the hippocampus

21Jan
KCNhub member Dr. Jeremie Lefebvre and collaborators publish new paper
This new research examines the role played by noise in dictating coherent brain dynamics.

14Jan
KCNhub members Drs. Scott Rich, Marjan Rafiee, Frances Skinner, Taufik Valiante, KCNhub alumnus Dr. Katie Ferguson and collaborator publish new paper
This new research posits a computational mechanism underlying the increased activity of interneurons seen prior to seizure initiation.

4Dec
Dr. Scott Rich publishes opinion piece in Times Higher Education.
The reach of KCNHub is extending into the realm of scientific communication! Dr. Scott Rich recently published an opinion piece in Times Higher Education discussing both the benefits and drawbacks of how social media, specifically Twitter, is used amongst academics. You can read the piece here.