The concept is simple: a seminar around a theme of interest for the community. A technique or a line of research: to talk about it, an engineer, a student, a researcher. Via zoom and around a buffet for more exchanges and conviviality. Whether you are an expert or just curious, you are all welcome!
Join us on April 11 and discover computational neuroscience with Samuel MEDINA VILLALON (engineer, INS), Borana DOLLOMAJA (PhD student, INS) and Matthieu GILSON (researcher, INT). Samuel will present computational neuroscience, Borona will give an example of an application with her thesis work and Matthieu will give an example of an application with his research work.
First session’s theme: computational neuroscience, personalized medicine from data to model.
Learn more about our guests with a summary of their background, bibliography and contact information.
Samuel MEDINA VILLALON - Engineer (INS)
Graduated from Phelma (Grenoble-INP) engineering school in 2014, I joined the DynaMap team to work on the Vibrations project. My work is to develop some signal-processing tools for researchers or clinicians to ease their analysis.
Borana DOLLOMAJA - PhD student (INS)
I am currently in the third year of my thesis at the Institute of Systems Neuroscience at the Timone campus. My thesis topic is about modeling brain stimulation to better understand drug-resistant epilepsy, which affects 1 in 3 epilepsy patients. To do this, I integrate medical imaging modalities to create personalized models of each patient, using The Virtual Brain software. Currently, this approach is part of a clinical trial "Epinov" in France. Before my thesis, I did an engineering school in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in Grenoble, and before that, I did two years of Licence in Maths and Info. Today, I have the chance to use dynamic models of the brain to try to understand epilepsy in a theoretical neuroscience team, in collaboration with epileptologists at the Timone hospital.
Matthieu GILSON - Researcher (INT)
After graduating from the École Polytechnique (France), I started my scientific trajectory in 2001 with a MScA at the École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada). After a year of working as a consulting engineer in a bank, I did my PhD in 2005 at the University of Melbourne (Australia). I then moved in 2009 to the Riken Brain Science Institute in Tokyo (Japan). During that time, I worked on mathematical theory of biological learning and its functional implications, in particular with the model of spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP). In 2013 I took a break to learn how to sail in the Atlantic, Pacific and Antarctic Oceans. I came back Europe in 2015 with a post-doc in Barcelona (Spain). I started to work on neuroimaging data (especially fMRI) and whole-brain modeling. I was part of the Human Brain Project and was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action fellowship that allowed me to build my own collaboration network. After a post-doc at INM-6 in Jülich Research Center (Germany), I finally came to Marseille end of 2021 as a post-doc at Institut de Neuroscience des Systèmes (INS). In 2022, I got a tenured position ("Chaire of Junior Professor") at Aix-Marseille University (France), affiliated with Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone (INT). I am pursuing my work to relate neuronal network dynamics to function at both microscopic and macroscopic levels, also concerning pathological alterations.