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Workshop on Computational Developmental Neuroscience
Date: Wednesday, 26 November, 2008 - Thursday, 27 November, 2008

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  • David Willshaw (Edinburgh)
  • Stephen Eglen (Cambridge)
  • David Sterratt (Edinburgh)



The study of nervous system development is one area of research where there is great promise that computational and mathematical methods of modelling can be applied successfully. The aim of this two-day meeting was to bring together researchers who model neural development or who are interested in the subject. Additionally, it hoped to involve experimental neuroscientists interested in computational approaches to neural development.

There was also be a didactic element: experimental neuroscientists who work in developmental neurobiology who gave an overview of their field and its relevance for modelling studies. The following experimental neuroscientists gave talks:

  • Professor David Price (Edinburgh)
  • Dr Robert Hindges (Kings College London)
  • Dr Zoltan Molnar (Oxford).

The meeting was held in the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh in central Edinburgh (http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/buildings/informatics-forum).

The schedule was planned around a small number of invited talks together with oral and poster presentations by participants.

The presentations were on either modelling any aspect of nervous system development or experimental work on the development of the nervous system where there is a clear link to modelling work.