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Workshop on Spike Sorting and Reproducibility for Next Generation Electrophysiology

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When Jun 24, 2019 09:00 AM to
Jun 25, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Informatics Forum
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Spike Sorting and Reproducibility for Next Generation Electrophysiology

 
 24. and 25. June 2019 Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

The analysis of extracellular recordings is a computationally and conceptually complex task with multiple sources of error and bias that can affect subsequent data interpretation. The advent of high-density extracellular micro-electrode arrays (MEAs) now allows recording from hundreds to thousands of channels that poses significant challenges. Additionally, current analysis workflows lack standardisation, and few attempts have been made to make perform systematic comparisons between different solutions and approaches.

This workshop will bring together electrophysiologists and developers of tools for the analysis of extracellular recordings, to discuss new approaches to analyse such data, attempts to validate and perform quality control, and to add elements of reproducibility and provenance to workflows. If there is interest, the workshop will also include hands-on spike sorting tutorials for Mountainsort, Ironclust (formerly JRClust), HS2 and SpykingCircus. Bring your own data or use the example data provided.

The meeting will consist of a series of invited talks and discussion sessions on the topics of spike sorting and reproducible data analysis. We invite poster presentations to be held on 24. June.

 

Invited Speakers

 
Alessio Buccino, Oslo
Espen Hagen, Oslo
Felix Franke, ETHZ (tbc)
Samuel Garcia, CNRS
James Jun, Flatiron Institute
Jeremy Magland, Flatiron Institute
André Marques Smith, UCL
Olivier Marre, Institut de la vision
Hernan G Rey, Leicester (tbc)
Evelyne Sernagor, Newcastle
Olivier Winter, Champalimaud
Pierre Yger, Institut de la vision
more speakers tba
 

Registration and Submission

 

Please register here. Registration is free, but there is a charge of £30 for the workshop dinner at the Surgeons Quarter. We are inviting submission of post abstracts. Registration closes on 30. April, or when the event is fullybooked.


Travel

 

By train the nearest station is Edinburgh Waverley, which is less than a 15 minute walk from the Informatics Forum. See National Rail Enquiries for train information.
For those coming from further afield, information about travel to and from Edinburgh Airport is available. A taxi to the city centre from the airport costs about 22GBP to 24GBP one way. There is an express bus from the airport called Airlink that terminates in the city centre (7.50GBP return), and a tram travelling the same route (8.50GBP return, get off at Princess street). Journey time is about 30 minutes.

 

Organisers

 
Matthias Hennig, Edinburgh
Cole Hurwitz, Edinburgh
Jeremy Magland, Flatiron
Alessio Buccino, Oslo
 

Sponsors

This workshop is made possible by funding from the Wellcome Trust, the Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance and 3Brain AG.