Big Data in Neurophysiology
2nd to 3rd October 2017

About the workshop

Neurophysiology has been driving the discovery of neural mechanisms underlying behaviour and disease for many decades. Currently neurophysiology studies are still mainly conducted in research labs with small N numbers. Given the recent technical advances in electronics manufacturing and availability of computing power, neurophysiology holds the promise of ‘democratising’ neuroimaging and delivering low cost “neurobiomarkers” for large scale applications in clinical trials, longitudinal studies and drug development.

This workshop hosted by the University of Bristol and Eli Lilly will involve leading academics and key industry representatives and will review state of the art in technology, analysis and applications of neurophysiology. Participants will identify clinical, research and drug development needs, define priorities for device development and application, discuss analysis workflows (spectral analysis, statistical modelling, machine learning), and catalyse new collaborations across disciplines.

Places are limited so to book your place please click the registration link and complete the online form as soon as possible.  Also, please forward this link other colleagues who might be interested.

Aims of the Workshop

  • Convene a highly interactive gathering of leaders and innovators in wearable (neuro)technology, neural data analysis and pre-clinical and clinical sciences from commercial and academic backgrounds.
  • Encourage wide-ranging discussion and creative thinking to develop new strategies that will push for neurophysiology based endpoints in large scale applications such as clinical trials and cohort studies.

Organizing committee

  • Dr Ullrich Bartsch, Lilly Innovation Fellow
  • Professor Matt Jones, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
  • Dr Charlotte Bell, Knowledge Exchange Associate (Biomedical Science)
  • Hugh Marston (Eli Lilly) 

Workshop outline

Registration will open at 11.30am on Monday 2nd October. A light lunch will be served and the workshop will commence at 12noon. The workshop will include short talks and discussions throughout the day and will end at 2pm on Tuesday 3rd October. A networking dinner will be held on Monday evening and overnight accommodation is provided. 

Presentation abstracts

If you would like to do an oral presentation, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to Ullrich Bartsch by 5pm Friday 15th September.



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