About


Founded in 2002, the Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) is an annual international meeting for in-depth discussions of all aspects of brain connectivity research. This meeting has a unique format in that it features only short presentations (15 minutes, 3 slides), followed by 45 minutes of intense discussion. The 16th edition of this workshop, taking place at Zurich (May 17-19, 2017), begins with an educational day followed by two days devoted to presentations and discussions in four domains: anatomy, physiology and neuroimaging, computational models of brain connectivity, and clinical problems in relation to connectivity in both psychiatry and neurology.

 

Date
17th – 19th May 2017

Location
Zurich, Switzerland

Registration open untill
15th April 2017

Course Fee
350 CHF

Program
 
Day 1: (17 May 2017)
 
Educational
 

08:15-08:30

Registration and Coffee

 

08:30-08:45

Introduction

Andreea Diaconescu

08:45-09:45

Anatomical connectivity

Marc Tittgemeyer (MPI Cologne)

10:00-11:00

Graph Theory

Sophie Achard (Grenoble)

11:30-12:30

Dynamical Systems and Biophysical Network Models

James Roberts (Brisbane)

14:00-15:00

Effective Connectivity

Jean Daunizeau (ICM Paris)

15:15-16:15

Computational Roles of Cortical Connections

Rick Adams (UCL)

16:45-17:45

Kötter Lecture

Pedro Valdes-Sosa (Havana)

18:00-21:00

Welcome Reception

for all Workshop Participants

 
Day 2: (18 May 2017)
 
Anatomy
 

08:15-08:30

Registration and Coffee

 

08:30-08:45

Introduction

Jakob Heinzle

08:45-09:45

Hierarchy

Claus Hilgetag (Hamburg)

10:00-11:00

Cerebral Cortex Connectomics

Moritz Helmstaedter (MPI BR Frankfurt)

11:30-12:30

Promises and Caveats of Diffusion-weighted Imaging

Stam Sotiropoulos (Oxford & Nottingham)

Physiology and Neuroimaging
 

14:00-15:00

Space-Time Structure of Connectomes

Viktor Jirsa (Marseille)

15:15-16:15

What to Do About Individual Variations?

Saad Jbabdi (Oxford)

16:45-17:45

Optogenetic fMRI and Investigation of Global Brain Circuits

Jin Hyung Lee (Stanford)

17:45-18:15

Closing Remarks

Kevan Martin (Zurich)

 
Day 3: (19 May 2017)
 
Computation
 

08:30-08:45

Introduction

Sandra Iglesias

08:45-09:45

DCMs under Active Inference

Rosalyn Moran (Bristol)

10:00-11:00

Spatial Properties of the Large Scale Cortical Network

Nikola Markov (Princeton)

11:30-12:30

Emerging Cognition in the Global Brain

Xiao-Jing Wang (NYU)

Clinical Applications
 

14:00-15:00

From Generative to Degenerative Models: the Impact of Tau on Connectivity at Multiple Scales

James Rowe (Cambridge)

15:15-16:15

Abnormal Functional Connectivity in Autism: from Man to Mouse

Nicole Wenderoth (Zurich)

16:45-17:45

Volatility Theory of Schizophrenia

Michael Breakspear (Brisbane)

17:45-18:15

Closing Remarks

Karl Friston (UCL)

 
 
Location

Semper Aula (HG G 60)

Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich

 
 
Speakers
 

Sophie Achard (Grenoble)
Rick Adams (UCL)
Michael Breakspear (Brisbane)
Jean Daunizeau (ICM Paris)
Karl Friston (UCL)
Moritz Helmstaedter (MPI BR Frankfurt)
Claus Hilgetag (Hamburg)
Jin Hyung Lee (Stanford)
Saad Jbabdi (Oxford)
Viktor Jirsa (Marseille)

Nikola Markov (Princeton)
Kevan Martin (Zurich)
Rosalyn Moran (Bristol)
James Roberts (Brisbane)
James Rowe (Cambridge)
Stam Sotiropoulos (Oxford & Nottingham)
Pedro Valdes-Sosa (Havana)
Marc Tittgemeyer (MPI Cologne)
Xiao-Jing Wang (NYU)
Nicole Wenderoth (Zurich)

 
Registration
 

Thank you for your interest!
The workshop is currently booked out. To sign up for the waiting list, please contact: bcw@biomed.ee.ethz.ch

Team
Dr. Andreea Diaconescu

Organizer

Prof. Klaas Enno Stephan

Organizer

 
Dr. Jakob Heinzle

Organizer

Dr. Sandra Iglesias

Organizer

 

Website Support: Sebastian Grässli

Graphical Design: PD Dr. med. Helene Haker Rössler