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EuroSPIN students

Here information regarding the already enrolled EuroSPIN students is presented. The PhD projects and mobility plans are summarized. The first students arrived in August/September 2010, the last cohort came in 2014.

2010 students

Jyotika Bahuguna. Dynamics of large-scale models of basal ganglia (Arvind Kumar, Univ. Freiburg; Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH). Project details.   Related research. Contact the author

  • Thesis: Structure-Dynamics relationship in basal ganglia: Implications for brain function. Abstract and fulltext
  • Public defense: 2016-05-30, Konstantinbågen, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Drottning Kristinas väg 4 (videokonferens), KTH Campus, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)

Ekaterina Brocke. Tool development for multi-scale simulations (Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski and Mikael Djurfeldt, KTH; Upinder Bhalla, NCBS Bangalore). Project details (pdf 33 kB) . Publications  (via DiVA KTH). Contact the author

  • Thesis: Method development for co-simulation of electrical-chemical systems in neuroscience. Abstract and fulltext .
  • Public defense: 2020-02-14, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)

Jens-Oliver Muthmann. Multiscale modelling of homeostatic processes (Upinder Bhalla, NCBS Bangalore; Matthias Henning, Univ. Edinburgh).

Project details (pdf 18 kB) Project details. Contact the author

  • Thesis: Multiscale modeling of homeostatic processes. Abstract (pdf 42 kB) . Full text .
  • Public defence: 2017-05-09, Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh (in English)

Miha Pelko. Synaptic integration of neuronal input in realistic neurons in in-vivo environments (Mark van Rossum, Univ. Edinburgh; Clements Boucsein, Univ. Freiburg). Project details. Related research. Publications  (via PUBMED). Contact the author

  • Thesis: Input to output transfer in neurons. Abstract (pdf 101 kB)  and full text.
  • Viva: 2016-02-09, Weir Building, Max Born Crescent, College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh.
  • Public defense: 2016-10-04, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg (in English).

Philip Tully. Dynamic phenomena in large networks (Anders Lansner, KTH; Matthias Henning, Univ. Edinburgh). 

Project details (pdf 29 kB)  Related research: presentation (pdf 4.3 MB) and a poster (pdf 2.0 MB) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Spike-Based Bayesian-Hebbian Learning in Cortical and Subcortical Microcircuits. Abstract and fulltext .
  • Public defence: 2017-05-09, hall F3, Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)

2011 students

Jovana Belic. Investigating cortico-striatal loop and its role in health and disease (Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH, Arvind Kumar, KTH / Univ. Freiburg; Abigail Morrison, Univ. Freiburg). Contact the author

  • Thesis: Untangling Cortico-Striatal Circuitry and its Role in Health and Disease - A computational investigation. Abstract and fulltext .
  • Public defense: 2018-03-05, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH Campus, 13:15 (English).

Renato Farinha Duarte. On the neuronal implementation of structured sequence processing (Abigail Morrison, Univ. Freiburg; Peggy Series, Univ. Edinburgh). Publications  (via PUBMED). Contact the author

  • Thesis: State-dependent processing in Spiking Neural Networks. Abstract (pdf 838 kB) .
  • Public defense: 2018-05-03, Dept. Biology, Univ. Freiburg, Bernstein Center, Hansastrasse 9a, 14:00 (English).

Simachew Mengiste. Controllability and observability of networks in the brain (Arvind Kumar, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH; Ad Aertsen, Univ. Freiburg). Contact the author

  • Thesis: Computational Approaches to the Degeneration of Brain Networks and Other Complex Networks. Abstract and full text. .
  • Public defence: 2017-09-29, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH Campus, Stockholm, 13:30 (English).

Sayyed Auwn Muhammad. Protein and domain evolution important to key brain cell types and complexes (Jens Lagergren, KTH/Univ. Freiburg; Ramanthan Sowdhamini, NCBS Bangalore). Contact the author

  • Thesis: Probabilistic Modelling of Domain and Gene Evolution. Abstract and fulltext .
  • Public defence: 2016-09-26, Conference room Air, SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23A, Solna, Stockholm, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)

Jan Pieczkowski. Encoding and transmission of information in the brain (Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH; Mark van Rossum, Univ. Edinburgh). Publications: BMC Neurosci , Frontiers . Contact the author

Yann Sweeney. Modelling the functional organisation and role of homeostatic mechanisms in neurons (Matthias Hennig, Univ. Edinburgh; Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH). Contact the author

  • Thesis: Functional relevance of homeostatic intrinsic plasticity in neurons and networks. Abstract and full text .
  • Viva: University of Edinburgh.
  • Public defence: 2016-05-23, Videoconference room Konstantinbågen, Drottningkristinas väg 4, Stockholm, 10:00 (English).

2012 students

Stojan Jovanovic. Higher-order correlations among spiking neurons induced by network structure (Stefan Rotter, Univ. Freiburg; John Hertz, Nordita; Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Correlations of Higher Order in Networks of Spiking Neurons. Abstract and fulltext .
  • Public defence: 2016-10-21, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm, 14:00 (English)

Marko Filipovic. The role of dichotomous properties of D1 and D2 medium spiny neurons for the dynamics and function of the striatum (Arvind Kumar, Univ. Freiburg; Gilad Silberberg, KI/KTH). Publications  (via DiVA KTH). Contact the author

  • Thesis: Characterisation of inputs and outputs of striatal medium spiny neurons in health and disease. Abstract and fulltext .
  • Public defence: 2019-12-18, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)

Sander Keemink. The underlying mechanisms and functional role of center-surround interactions in the visual cortex (Mark van Rossum, Univ. Edinburgh; Ad Aertsen, Univ. Freiburg) Project details. Contact the author

  • Thesis: Coding of multivariate stimuli and contextual interactions in the visual cortex. Abstract (pdf 16 kB) . Fulltext (pdf 2.4 MB) .
  • Viva: 2017-01-23, University of Edinburgh, 13:00.
  • Public defence: 2017-11-27, Institute of Biology 1, Hauptstrasse 1, 79104 Freiburg, seminar room 1048 (1st floor), 11:00 (English).

Anu G. Nair. Modeling biochemical networks involved in synaptic plasticity (Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski, Omar Gutierrez Arenas, KTH; Upinder Bhalla, NCBS Bangalore; Univ. Edinburgh) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Modeling biochemical network involved in striatal dopamine signaling. Abstract and fulltext .
  • Public defense: 2018-03-02, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH Campus, Stockholm, 14:00 (English)

Dinesh Natesan. Characterization and modeling of neural circuits that integrate visual and mechanosensory information in the antennal motor system in hawk moths (Sanjay Sane, NCBS Bangalore; Örjan Ekeberg, KTH). Publications  (via DiVA KTH). Contact the author . Homepage .

  • Thesis: Neuromechanical basis of airflow-dependent antennal positioning in hawkmoths.
  • Public defense: Open seminar at home University (part 1): Sep 25, 2020, 11:00, National Center for Biological Sciences (TIFR) GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore, India Abstract (pdf 34 kB) . Public defense at the host University (part 2): Dec 7, 2020, 10:30, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (in English, via Zoom).

2013 students

Nathalie Dupuy. Memory consolidation in artificial neural networks (Mark van Rossum, Univ. Edinburgh; Anders Lansner, KTH; Univ. Freiburg) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Computational model for systems memory consolidation and menthal schemas (preliminary title)
  • Viva: Univ. Edinburgh , 2018
  • Public defence:

Florian Fiebig. Schemata and consolidation (Anders Lansner, KTH; Matthias Henning, Univ. Edinburgh) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Active Memory Processing on Multiple Time-scales in Simulated Cortical Networks with Hebbian Plasticity. Abstract and full text .
  • Public defence: 2018-12-11, Kollegiesalen, KTH, Brinellvägen 8, Stockholm, 13:00 (in English).

Julia Vianna Gallinaro. Neogenesis of neurons and mechanisms of their functional insertion into existing networks (Stefan Rotter, Univ. Freiburg; Pawel Herman, KTH) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Neuronal assembly formation and non-random recurrent connectivity induced by homeostatic structual plasticity. Abstract  and full text .
  • Public defence: 2020-06-08, Univ. Freiburg, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany, online via Zoom link (in English); public KTH access: SALT (G4551), Gamma 4, Science for Life Laboratory, Tomtebodavägen 23A, 171 65 Solna, Sweden, 13:00-17:00.

Nebojsa Gasparovich. A statistical approach to structural plasticity of synaptic connectivity in neocortical networks (Stefan Rotter, Univ. Freiburg; Pawel Herman, KTH) Contact the author

  • Thesis: A statistical approach to structural plasticity of synaptic connectivity in neocortical networks (preliminary title)
  • Public defence: (expected 2019, ALUF)

Katharina Friedlinde Heil. A systems biologycal approach to Parkinson's desease (Douglas Armstrong, Univ. Edinburgh; Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH) Contact the author

  • Thesis: A Systems Biological Approach to Parkinson's Disease
  • Viva: submitted Aug 2017, University of Edinburgh.
  • Public defence: 2018-04-27, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Kollegiesallen, Brinellvägen 8, KTH Campus, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)

Banhita Maitra. Evolution of synaptic genes and proteins (Ramanthan Sowdhamini, NCBS Bangalore; Jens Lagergren, KTH) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Evolution of synaptic genes and proteins. Understanding mRNA transport in dendrites using computational approaches (preliminary title)
  • Public defence: (expected 2019)

Luiz Tauffer. Statistical and quantitative models of neural network activity inferred from high density recordings (Arvind Kumar, Univ. Freiburg; John Herz, Nordita/KTH; Matthias Henning, Univ. Edinburgh) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Short-term synaptic plasticity and information structure in the brain (preliminary title)
  • Public defence: (expected 2019, KTH)

Daniel Trpevski. Investigating synaptic plasticity in single- and multiple-neuron models (Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH; Matthias Hennig, Univ. Edinburgh) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Synaptic plasticity and neuronal homeostasis (preliminary title)
  • Public defence: (expected 2019, KTH)

2014 students

Mohammadreza Mohagheghi Nejad. Thalamocortical basal ganglia loops versus local circuits: integration of sensorrimotor processing from different levels (Robert Schmidt, Univ. Freiburg; Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Interaction of sensory and motor signals in the basal ganglia in health and disease (preliminary title)
  • Public defence: 2019-03-13, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Hansastr. 9A, Freiburg 79104, Germany

Wioleta Kijewska. Modeling ocular dominance plasticity (Mark van Rossum, Univ. Edinburgh; Arvind Kumar, KTH/Univ. Freiburg) Contact the author

  • Thesis:
  • Viva: Univ. Edinburgh (to be confirmed, 2020)
  • Public defence: (TBD, 2020) KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Ramon Heberto Martinez Mayorquin. Large-scale cortex inspired network architectures for processing/analysis of spatiotemporal data (Anders Lansner, Pawel Herman, KTH; Matthias Henning, Univ. Edinburgh) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Sequence learning with the BCPNN (preliminary title)
  • Public defence: (TBD, 2020) KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Martino Sorbaro Sindaci. Analysis and modelling of ensemble of spike trains (Matthias Henning, Univ. Edinburgh; Arvind Kumar, KTH) Contact the author

  • Thesis: Statistical modelling of neuronal population activity (preliminary title)
  • Viva: submitted 2019-03-08, University of Edinburgh.
  • Public defence: (TBD, 2020) KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
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