Talks

• Invited Speaker, Symposium on “Dendritic Computation”, May 22, 2018, Columbia University, New York, U.S.
• Invited Speaker, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, 13-16 March 2018, Berlin, Germany.
• Invited Speaker, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, 20-22 February, 2018, Frankfurt, Germany
• Speaker and co-organizer, Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity (WCNP 2018), Symposium on Dendritic Computations and Plasticity, February 2nd, 2018, Curacao, Caribbean.
• Invited Speaker, IBRO SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO 7 - 28 January 2018, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa.
• Invited Speaker, 6th European Synapse meeting, 4-6 Dec. 2017, Milan, Italy
• Invited Speaker, FKNE Winter Symposium, 3-5 December 2017, IST, Vienna, Austria.
• Invited Speaker, EMBO member’s meeting, 18-20/10/2017, Heidelberg, Germany
• ERA chair Invited Speaker, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, October 6th, 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus.
• Invited Speaker, FFRM 2017, Pecs, 19-24/9/2017
• Invited Speaker, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim, Norway, August 17th, 2017
• Invited Keynote Speaker, OCNS 2017, July 15-20, Antwerp, Brussels.
• Invited Speaker, BioComp Summer School, June 26- July 2, 2017, Roscoff, France
• Invited Speaker, Symposia on Memory (MATHMEM), March 3-5, 2017 CRMatematica, Barcelona, Spain
• Invited speaker, IBRO SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO 9 - 29 January 2017, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa.
• Invited speaker, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, Sainsbury Welcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, UCL, London, October 19th, 2016.
• Invited speaker, Neuroscience Department, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 20th, 2016.
• Invited speaker, workshop on "Active dendrites: new experimental branches and theoretical tweaks", Bernstein Conference, Berlin, September 20-21, 2016.
• Invited speaker, Neurocure Cluster of Excellence, Charite University, Berlin, September 19th, 2016.
• Invited guest speaker, NRSN Summer School in Neuroscience, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU, Trondheim, 21-28 August 2016.
• Invited keynote speaker (declined due to overlap with FENS-Forum), OCNS meeting 2016, July 2-7, 2016, Jeju Island, South Korea.
• Dendritic Sophistication: from structure to Function, EITN, March 15-16, 2016, Paris, France.
• Keynote Speaker, Annual Meeting of the German Priority Program "Resolving and manipulating neuronal networks", Feb. 29 – March. 3, 2016, Frankfurt, Germany.
• “How dendritic nonlinearities contribute to memory formation” FENS Featured Regional Meeting, October 10th 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece
• “The role of dendrites in memory formation”, 4th Annual Meeting of the Young Academy of Europe, September 7, 2015, Darmstadt, Germany.
• “Binding memories via dendritic and neuronal co-allocation”, Open Source Brain Workshop, 11-15 May 2015, Alghero, Sardinia.
• “Associating memories through synapse clustering in non-linear dendrites”, Gordon Research Conference, Dendrites: Molecules, Structure & Function. 15-20 March, 2015, Ventura, California.
• “Associating memories: weak or strong, two or more, one model to bind them all” University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), March 13th 2015, Los Angeles, California.
• “The role of dendrites in single neuron functions: insights from biophysical models”, NETT Winter School on Neural Engineering, January 8-9th, 2015 Imperial College London, U.K.
• Invited speaker & ERC Ambassador for the WEF Annual meeting of the New Champions, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Tianjin, China.
• “Effects of morphology on dendritic integration and neuronal function”, July 10th 2014, Cyprus Institute for Neurology and Genetics (CING), Nicosia, Cyprus
• “The role of dendrites in information processing: Insights from computational models,” Medical School, University of Patras, February 17th, 2014.
• Invited speaker for TEDx Heraklion 2014, as one of the key young investigators in Greece. Heraklion, February 8th 2014.
• “Learning and remembering with dendrites”, 27th Annual meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, November 30th, 2013 Athens, Greece.
• Special Guest at the 2013 SfN-sponsored Computational Neuroscience Social, November 12th, 2013 San Diego, CA, USA.
• “Spatio-temporal encoding in pyramidal neuron models: the role of dendrites”, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organization, Gottingen, Germany, October 22nd, 2013.
• “Dendritic computations and memory formation”, NAMASEN Workshop on Computational Modeling of Neurons, Networks and Systems. September 11-13, 2013, Sheffield, U.K.
• “Dendrites, learning and memory: a modeller’s view”, University of Antwerp, Belgium, June 4th 2013.
• “Coding with Dendrites”, University of Southern California (USC), May 2nd 2013 and
• University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, U.S.A., May 3rd 2013.
• Invited interview for TEDMED AthensLive 2013, as one of the key young investigators in Greece. Athens, April 19th 2013.
• “Coding with Dendrites”, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 17th, 2013.
• “Coding with Dendrites”, Cambridge University (Nov. 6th, 2012),
• Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL (Nov. 7th 2012) and
• Imperial College (Nov. 8th, 2012), London, U.K.
• “Tools for miRNA gene, mature and target prediction”, Copenhagen University, October 24th, 2012.
• “Coding with Dendrites”, AREADNE meeting, Santorini, Greece, June 21-24, 2012
• “Dendrites and information coding: insights from biophysical model cells and circuits”, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, March 27th 2012.
• Invited speaker for the PENS/Hertie Winter School 2012 “Neural Coding in Sensory Systems”, Obergurgl, Austria, January 8-15, 2012.
• “Dendrites and information processing: insights from compartmental models”, CNS*2011 workshop on ‘Dendrite function and wiring: experiments and theory”, Stockholm, Sweden, July 27, 2011
• “Intelligence at the single neuron level?”, Brain and Mind graduate program, Seminar Series for 2011, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, April 14, 2011.
• “Modelling memory functions is single cells and small networks”, 23rd Annual Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience, Rodos, September 13-14, 2009.
• “Modelling Biology: from the disk to the disk”, Department of Biology, University of Cyprus, September 29th, 2008.
• “Computational approaches for modelling neural functions”, Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (ICCMSE), Hersonissos, Crete, September 25-30, 2008.
• “Information processing in single cells and small networks: insights from compartmental models”, AREADNE meeting, Nomikos Conference Center, Santorini, Greece, June 26-29, 2008.
• “Dendrites as neurons, neurons as neural networks”, Workshop on Quantitative Neuron Modelling: Predicting every spike?, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25- 26th, 2007
• “The multiplicative neuron”, The Onassis Foundation Science Lecture Series in Biology, FORTH, July 20th, 2006.
• “How does a single pyramidal model-neuron remember?” Medical School, University of Patras, May 17th, 2006.
• “Mnemonic capacity of CA1 pyramidal neuron models,” Brain and Mind Colloquium, Medical School, University of Crete, May 10th, 2006.
• “Role of persistent activity in learning and memory capacity of young and aged CA1 pyramidal neuron models,” Young Investigator Presentation. Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Meeting, University of Patras, Oct. 1st, 2005.
• “Information processing in young and aged pyramidal neuron models,” presented in the Department of Cellular Physiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany, December 8th, 2004.
• “Using Computational Methods to Understand Neural and Gene Function,” presented at the Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece. December 2nd, 2004.
• “Using Computational Approaches to Understand Neural and Gene Function,” presented at the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Scientific Institute (COSI), Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy, May 14th, 2004
• “Information processing in the young and the aged hippocampus,” presented at the Symposium for Brain and Mind, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, March 27, 2004
• “Computational Neuroscience: Introduction to Brain Modeling,” FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, February 10, 2003
• “Computational Approaches to Biological Questions”, presented at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, October 23, 2002.
• “Tumor Classification via the use of Gene Expression and Neural Networks,” presented at the Cyprus Institute for Neurology and Genetics, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 25, 2002.
• “Computational Methods for Microarray Data Analysis,” Master level seminar, Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy, March 27th, 2002.
• “Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Pattern Classification: how active neuronal properties and structural plasticity boost storage capacity,” ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, March 14, 2001.
• “Information Processing in the Brain: how active dendritic properties and structural plasticity boost memory capacity,” presented at the B.S.R.C. “Alexander Fleming”, Vari-Athens, Greece, March 12, 2001.
• “Linear and Nonlinear Processing of Learned Information in Neural Tissue,” presented at the Cyprus Institute for Neurology and Genetics, Nicosia, Cyprus, January 8, 2001.
• “Learning and Memory in the brain: a very significant but little explored reservoir for information storage,” Biomedical Engineering Seminar Class, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, October 17, 2000.
• “The Capacity of Subsampled-Quadratic Classifiers,” presented at the 2nd Annual Fred. S. Grodins’ Graduate Research Symposium, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, April 23, 1998.