We have spent considerable time and effort developing educational tutorials for instruction in both neurobiology and computational methods. These tutorials and GENESIS are now being widely used in graduate and undergraduate instruction. These uses include full semester courses in computational neuroscience or neural modeling, short intensive courses or workshops, an option for a course project, and short units on computational neuroscience within courses on artificial neural nets. For an example of the use of the GENESIS tutorials as the basis for a short unit on neural modeling, see the WWW version of some lectures given at the University of Colorado.
The 61 institutions of of which we are aware that have used GENESIS in instruction are:
GENESIS has formed the basis for the laboratory section of the Methods in Computational Neuroscience course (1988-1997) at the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Bangalore short course in Computational Neuroscience (1999-2000), and is used in the annual EU Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience ( http://www.neuroinf.org/courses/EUCOURSE). It is also featured in the new Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience (2006, 2008) ( http://neuron.ffclrp.usp.br/lascon/home.htm). GENESIS was also used in a course directed and taught by the P.I. and sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, in Mexico City in the summer of 1991. GENESIS tutorials have been given at the 2006 Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Study summer school on theoretical neuroscience and complex systems, at GENESIS Users Meetings (GUM), and in conjunction with the World Association of Modelers (WAM) Biologically Accurate Modeling Meeting (BAMM) in 2005 and 2006. The most recent versions of these tutorials have been included in the "Ultimate GENESIS Modeling Tutorial Distribution", a complete self-paced GENESIS modeling course that has been packaged for distribution on a CDROM, or installation on a hard drive.
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