The Indian National Node for NeuroInformatics (INNNI) has the goal of promoting Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience research and education in the country and in international collaborations. It currently has some 20 member institutions.
The INCF Multiscale Modeling Meeting, India (IMMMI), marked the entry of India into INCF and initiated the process of node formation. The workshop was held in November 2009 at NCBS Bangalore. This meeting brought together scientists working on models of many different scales of neuroscience, from single molecules up to entire neural systems and behaviour. The meeting report will feed into the deliberations of the INCF Program on Multiscale Modeling.
There were a number of initiatives to follow up from the IMMMI meeting that formed the start of the activities of the Indian Node. These included three specific projects that were well-represented from among the Indian research community:
- Developing standards and models at the interface between biochemical signaling and electrical activity of neurons
- Modeling of the brain as a tissue
- Mechanical simulations
A major focus of the INNNI activities is educational and enabling. These activities include hosting an annual workshop in the area, running a computational neuroscience school, and to interface between institutions and government agencies to support other educational initiatives.
The Indian Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience Summer Course will be held in Bangalore on June 4-12, 2012. Application deadline is May 15, 2012.
The INNNI node meeting and INCF workshop will be held in Chennai, November 5-7, 2012.
The 2011 INCF Indian Node Annual meeting and workshop took place in New Delhi, November 1-3, 2011.
Coordinators, INCF National Node of India
Prof. Upinder S BHALLA
National Centre for Biological Sciences
NCBS, Bellary Road
Tel: +91 80-2363-6130
Fax: +91 80-2363-6662
Prof. Prasun K. Roy
Computational Neuroscience & Neuroimaging Laboratory
National Brain Research Centre
NH-8, Manesar, Gurgaon-122050
Tel: +91 124-233-8922
Fax: +91 124-233-8910