2021 CREATE Symposium (Aug 9-10)



2021 SYMPOSIUM: Nonlinear Dynamics in Brain and Behaviour

August 9-10, 1pm-5pm EDT (Online)

Featuring guest speakers Dr. Nicolas Cermakian (McGill University) and Dr. Sara Solla (Northwestern University), presentations by CREATE award recipients in nonlinear dynamics, and an industry panel discussion.

More details to come!


2021 Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics (May 31-June 11, 2021 ONLINE)

Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics: Applications to Neuroscience and Psychology

Hosted by NSERC-CREATE in Complex Dynamics and CAMBAM

Living systems are typical examples of dynamical systems with many interrelated parts or subsystems, from small-scale cellular relationships to large-scale population relationships. Nonlinear dynamics arise when the behaviour of one subsystem, with its own dynamics, becomes the input for another subsystem, imposing certain constraints on its dynamics. Nonlinear dynamics underlie our developmental trajectory; the spread of information in human neural networks and disease; and the prediction of evolving systems in changing environments. We plan to provide young scientists with hands-on knowledge of nonlinear dynamics in life sciences and computer tools to guide new analyses.

In this 2-week online summer school, expert instructors from CREATE, CAMBAM, and around the world will deliver lectures and computer labs devoted to advancements in nonlinear dynamics. Recent topics include: machine learning applications; computational neuroscience developments; and infectious disease (COVID-19) and communication transmission.

For program information visit: http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2021/SSNonlinear21/index_e.php

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Research Skills Workshop at McGill: May 11, 2021 (10am-11:30am EST, Online)

Workshop Overview:

This workshop, offered by Emily Kingsland of McGill's Library and Information Sciences, will cover a broad range of online tools designed for natural and life sciences. This workshop is aimed at undergraduates with some research experience who will learn a range of techniques for literature reviews, scoping reviews, and related topics. All CREATE undergraduate trainees are welcome to attend. To register please contact the program coordinator who will distribute the online link before the event.  

Aug 10-11 Symposium: Nonlinear Dynamics of Brain and Behaviour


Registration is closed. 


1:00pm-1:10pm       Opening remarks by Dr. Caroline Palmer 
1:10pm-2:00pm       "Nonlinear Dynamics in Brain Rhythms", Dr. André Longtin, University of Ottawa 
2:00pm-2:10pm       Virtual coffee break
2:10pm-3:00pm        "Career Paths: What's Next for Natural and Life Scientists" panel with former CREATE members Hector Orozco-Perez (Aerial), Dr. Naeem Komeilipoor (AAVAA), Debanjan Borthakur (AIYogi)   
3:00pm-3:20pm        Flash Presentations for Poster Session 1 
3:20pm-3:30pm        Virtual coffee break   
3:30pm-4:45pm        Poster Session 1 
4:45pm-5:00pm        Certificate Presentations to Graduate Awardees


1:00pm-1:05pm       Opening remarks by Dr. Caroline Palmer 
1:05pm-1:55pm        "Startups in the Life Sciences" workshop, Michaela Deneva (Dobson) [FULL]
2:00pm-2:05pm        Virtual coffee break
2:05pm-3:00pm        "Nature and Function of Circadian Clock Genes", Dr. Shimon Amir, Concordia University
3:00pm-3:20pm         Flash presentations for Poster Session 2 
3:20pm-3:30pm         Virtual coffee break
3:30pm-4:45pm        Poster Session 2
4:45pm-5:00pm        Poster Award Presentations to CREATE Trainees