Belgian Node News
The first Belgian Neuroinformatics meeting
On December 16th 2011, the Belgian node organized the first national Neuroinformatics meeting in Antwerp, Belgium.
The program of the meeting can be found HERE.
This meeting attracted 53 registered participants, showing an increased interest of the Belgian community.
The abstract of the meeting were published in the December issue of the journal Acta Neurologica Belgica and the abstract booklet can be found HERE.
This first national meeting in Belgium had two specific aims:
1- Introducing INCF and INCF programs to the Belgian neuroscience community
2- Presenting local Neuroinformatics developments
We would like to thank the speakers who kindly accepted to present their work during this meeting and the attendees for contributing to the success of this event
The node is co-organizing the second Belgian Neuroinformatics meeting
Based on the success of the previous events, we are currently organizing the second Belgian-Dutch workshop.
We are inviting all the interested Belgian Neuroscience laboratories to join us and to propose specific topics to be addressed during the meeting.
For this, please send your requests to Yann Le Franc at the following email address:
Fifth Neuroinformatics meeting
Abstract submission deadline: April 20th 2012
Abstract decision: May 2012
Early registration ends: March-June 1th 2011
Job posting: Scientific applications software engineer
INCF is seeking an experienced software developer to develop software libraries, applications and tools to support neuroscience analysis,
modeling and simulation research.
This position is based at the INCF Secretariat in Stockholm. We are interested both in experienced applicants as well as in recent graduates. Applicants should have a strong background in science and mathematics, as well as real experience developing quality software, either commercial or open source. More experienced applicants should also have demonstrated project management skills and the ability to lead a team of strong developers with highly technical backgrounds. The candidate should have experience with both static and dynamic programming languages, including C/C++ and Python, and in-depth understanding of the following: domain-specific languages, scientific computing, algorithm analysis and data structures, foreign function interfaces between high- and low-level languages (for example SWIG or Boost Python).
Applications should contain a cover letter and CV, and be sent to: jobsincf.org by March 4.
More information about this employment opportunity
Science deals with the data deluge: February 11 Special issue
Opportunities and challenges in organizing scientific data highlighted. Today, Science and several of its sister journals published a joint special issue on managing the increasingly huge influx of research data, a common problem across many different research disciplines. The articles in the collection, which are provided free of charge to all readers (accessible here), highlight the opportunities that can be realized when this tsunami of scientific data is organized and can be accessed, as well as the challenges and barriers encountered along the way. For a neuroinformatics perspective, we particularly recommend the article on mining neuroscience data, written by Huda Akil, Maryann Martone and David Van Essen.
INCF Digital Atlasing Task Force publication in PLoS Computational Biology
Recent report represents significant progress towards an open and shared digital brain atlasing framework.
A perspective article highlighting the INCF Digital Atlasing Program has just been published in the journal PLoS Computational Biology ( please find the article here), and is highlighted on the current homepage of the journal.This article marks a milestone for the INCF Digital Atlasing Program, describing the vision and key accomplishments of the Program to date and announces a new framework consisting of the Waxholm Space (WHS; named in honor of the group's first meeting location) and a supporting web-based Digital Atlasing Infrastructure (DAI). Together they enable the integration of data from genetic, anatomical and functional imaging studies. A more detailed publication of this group's recommendations can be found in their Report from autumn 2009. This foundation is being built on and expanded by the current INCF Digital Atlasing Task Forces. To find more details about these groups, standards and projects, and other recent activities see the Waxholm community pages at waxholm.incf.org. View the general press news release or the scientific press news release
New issue of the INCF newsletter
The fourth issue of the INCF Newsletter of 2010 is now available.
This INCF Newsletter features:
photos from SfN 2010 in San Diego
a short interview with Allen Institute for Brain Science's Lydia Ng
Download the INCF Newsletter