BNNI 2015

3rd Baltic-Nordic Summer School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2015)

Multiscale computational neuroscience:
Neurons, networks and systems

Place: University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Time: June 15-18, 2015


Delegates, organizers and scientific committee BNNI in Tartu 2015 (right click to save)
We invite advanced master students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers to participate in the BNNI 2015 to be held at University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, on June 15-18, 2015.
The course is interdisciplinary and covers modeling at different levels of organization of the brain. The course combines lectures, tutorials and computer exercises for computational modeling and analysis of brain functions at multiple physiological and anatomical scales. The summer school will follow the series of the Baltic-Nordic Courses on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2013 in Kaunas and BNNI 2014 in Tampere).

The target audience of the course will be advanced master students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in natural science, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, informatics and information technology, and similar who would like to get an introduction to neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience. Advanced master students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in neuroscience and psychology with strong interest in computer science, data analysis and mathematics, and some educational and/or research background in quantitative science will also be encouraged to apply.

The course will be held in the University of Tartu, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science – Juhan Liivi 2, Tartu 50409, Estonia.

The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. University of Tartu is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training and belongs to the top 3% of world’s best universities. The Institute of Computer Science hosts 600 students across a range of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral curricula. The institute is active in the fields of bioinformatics and data mining, natural language processing, information security and cryptography, programming languages, distributed systems, and software engineering. Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia. The City of Tartu is located in the south of Estonia, 180 kilometres south of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital. Tartu is easily accessed by car, bus or train and also by air. Tartu is a city of young people – roughly one fifth of its 100 000 inhabitants are university students. The city is graced with a beautiful river and numerous parks. Its neoclassical city-centre is small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the rail and coach stations.

Confirmed speakers
  • Bruce Graham, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom
  • Claudio Mirasso, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Arnd Roth, University College London, London, UK
  • Michael Wibral, Brain Imaging Center, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • and summer school organizers



Course materials

Some background reading materials for participants

Important dates

  • Application deadline: February 21, 2015 (February 28, 2015 )
  • Acceptance notification: March 13, 2015 (week 13 at the latest)
  • Summer school: June 15-18, 2015

Organizers and the scientific program committee

  • Jaan Aru, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Gaute Einevoll, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway
  • Toomas Kirt, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Henrik Lindén, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Marja-Leena Linne, Tampere University of Technology, Finland,
  • Ausra Saudargiene, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Raul Vicente, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Daniel Wójcik, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
  • Janis Zuters, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Practical arrangements
We will have a participation fee of 100 euros (guarantee of attendance; will be paid one month before the summer school). Students who have to pay will receive invoices by e-mail. You may ask for participation fee waiver in your application in case you have no support to attend the summer school. We will also be able to provide free accommodation for all participants outside Tartu area. Each participant is expected to pay their own travel and insurance.  Applications can be sent between December 21st, 2014, and February 21st, 2015. Please find the application form here.

Practical information and getting here guide.

If you have any further questions about the summer school please contact by e-mail:

The course is supported by International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility and University of Tartu

We are looking forward to welcome you at the
BNNI 2015 
in Tartu, Estonia!

PDF poster downloadable from here.
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