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OGS Congrats to Alexandra!!

posted Jun 5, 2017, 7:31 PM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 7:32 PM ]

When it rains, it pours! 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) to Alexandra for 2017-18!!

Congratulations Alexandra!!! 

Upcoming KCN Event!

posted May 30, 2017, 3:37 AM by Frances Skinner   [ updated May 30, 2017, 3:41 AM ]

June 8th, 2017 
Time: 10:30am 
Location: Room 4KD503 
Title: Burst ensemble multiplexing relates active dendrites with cortical microcircuits 
Speaker:  Richard Naud (Ottawa) 

"News" - have you heard?

posted May 28, 2017, 2:10 PM by Frances Skinner   [ updated May 28, 2017, 2:20 PM ]

Some local coverage folks - check it out!   

Great work Vlad! - congrats again! 

Yet another travel award for Alexandra - congrats!

posted May 17, 2017, 9:38 AM by Frances Skinner

The "travel gods" are shining brightly on Alexandra this year!  :)  

Thank you OCNS!  - see you in July.

Krembil Research Day!

posted May 15, 2017, 5:59 PM by Frances K. Skinner

Cool dude doing an elevator pitch!  

Pics and notes from news here...



posted May 2, 2017, 7:41 PM by Frances Skinner

The Krembil Computational Neuroscience (KCN) Events

Date: Thursday May 11th, 2017  
Time: 10:30am 

Location: Room 4KD503 
Title: Models of homeostatic regulation in neurons and networks 
Speaker:  Eve Marder (Brandeis) 

To register to attend Eve Marder’s talk, please use the following link.  

Further details can be found online at

A New Initiative - KCN Events

posted Apr 10, 2017, 6:45 PM by Frances Skinner

The Krembil Computational Neuroscience (KCN) Events 

[[logo design by Jeremie - cool!]] 

We are initiating the Krembil Computational Neuroscience (KCN) events.  The goal of these KCN events is to bring together researchers and trainees at the Krembil and the wider community to discuss challenges in the fields of mathematical and computational neuroscience. We will organize monthly research talks and topics with a didactic style, discussions and mini-workshops whose main purpose is to facilitate cross-fertilization between local research groups and learn about different techniques, approaches and theories on brain dynamics and function. It is hoped that these events will raise awareness of recent advances in theoretical and computational neuroscience, catalyze the development of new collaborations and reveal new research directions. We believe that these KCN events will allow local groups to learn from both established and emerging leaders in the field and simultaneously to get a chance to share their own vision and perspective with the community. 

- Jeremie Lefebvre and Frances Skinner, Scientists, Krembil Research Institute

Our first event will be on Thursday April 13th at the Krembil, 4KD503. starting at 10:30AM. It will be presented by Dr. John Griffiths, and it will be a didactic type talk on large scale brain modeling entitled Modelling brain dynamics at rest - practical tools and theoretical perspectives”.  See you there!

Please visit us online  to register and receive updates concerning upcoming KCN events.

Available for viewing...!

posted Mar 26, 2017, 5:11 AM by Frances Skinner   [ updated Mar 26, 2017, 5:17 AM ]

  1. "Building on theoretical and computational analyses, we find that spike frequency adaptation and post-inhibitory rebound constitute a basis for theta generation in large, minimally connected CA1 pyramidal (PYR) cell network models with fast-firing parvalbumin-positive (PV+) inhibitory cells..."
  1. "Our models can serve as a platform on which to build and develop an understanding of in vivo theta generation, and of microcircuit dynamics in the hippocampus"     

Katie Ferguson, Alexandra Chatzikalymniou, Frances Skinner (2017)
"Combining theory, model and experiment to understand how theta rhythms are generated in the hippocampus." 
bioRxiv 115949; doi:

Whew! - Congratulations Vlad!!!

posted Mar 23, 2017, 7:14 PM by Frances K. Skinner   [ updated Mar 26, 2017, 5:15 AM by Frances Skinner ]

  1. "Our results suggest that O-LM cells can be differentially recruited by frequency-modulated inputs depending on specific channel types and distributions. This work exposes a strategy for understanding how biophysical characteristics contribute to function."   

Sekulić, Vladislav, and Frances K. Skinner. “Computational Models of O-LM Cells Are Recruited by Low or High Theta Frequency Inputs Depending on H-Channel Distributions.” eLife 6 (March 20, 2017): e22962. doi:10.7554/eLife.22962.  

Needless to say, we were all....!!!

Wowee!! Congratulations Alex!

posted Mar 23, 2017, 7:04 PM by Frances K. Skinner

An NSERC CGS for Alexandre - Congratulations!!!

Thumbs up!!!  

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