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Computational Neuroscience & Neurophysiology

Amrita Center for Computational Neuroscience has been instituted to comprehend the brain and its neural circuits by devising mathematical models. In contrast to other fields in biology, mathematical thinking and methodology have become entrenched in neuroscience since its very beginning, as witnessed by the classical work of Hodgkin and Huxley.



Our research involves the development and analysis of computational models in order to study synaptic plasticity, associative memory and information processing in the cerebellum and inter-related circuits. Other work at the lab is on bio-robotics and neuromorphic hardware, neuroscience of yoga and Indian relaxation techniqies besides development of tools and pedagogical techniques for enhancing bioscience laboratory education.

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Supercomputing Facility

The Supercomputing facility attached to the Computational Neuroscience lab at the School of Biotechnology provides state of the art computing, storage, and visualization facilities supporting projects spanning the School’s various projects and as a backbone for large scale neural computation studies at the computational neuroscience laboratory. Supercomputing facilities currently support applications from such diverse fields as computational neuroscience, virtual laboratories, bioinformatics, molecular modeling and computer-aided drug design.

CUDA Research and Teaching Center

Amrita School of Biotechnology and its Computational Neuroscience laboratory has been working on modelling the cerebellum since 2009 using a C++ based simulation environment.

With renewed focus on GPGPU-based computing, we had started introducing CUDA modeling in the last two years.

With NVIDIA CUDA in curriculum, this facility focusses on training students and facilitating research on algorithm design, supercomputing (parallelization on Beowulf MPI-based clusters and NVIDIA GPGPUs).

Electro Encephalography (EEG)

Large scale realistic models of neural circuits towards reconstructing event related changes induced in high level population signals like EEG. Understanding these population activities of underlying neurons reveal emergent behaviour as patterns of information flow in neural circuits helps in reconstructing the EEG Signals and can be applied to interface BCI like devices.

MultiClamp 700B Amplifier

The MultiClamp™ 700B Microelectrode Amplifier is a versatile, computer-controlled microelectrode amplifier designed for patch voltage-clamp (resistive-feedback, four ranges) or high-speed current clamp (voltage-follower, three ranges) recording within the same headstage.

P97 micropipette puller

The P-97 micropipette puller is the latest generation of the Flaming/Brown type puller for fabrication of micropipettes, patch pipettes and microinjection needles

SliceScope Pro 3000

The SliceScope Pro 3000 is a fixed microscope imaging system used for Electrophysiological recordings.

Patch Clamp

The center has state of the art patch clamp setup from Scientifica Europe to study biophysical properties of neurons and microcircuits.

Neuromorphic Workbench

Amrita Robotic Manipulator (ARM) was constructed using rigid links which have 5 degrees of freedom (DOF) and a grasper with 6-DOF. Each link constitutes a servo motor with a torque of 17 kg-cm at 6 Volts. A microcontroller was programmed to generate PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) signals with a time period of 20ms and a duty cycle varying from 1ms to 2ms for controlling the motors of the articulator.

Biotechnology Remote Triggered Virtual Labs

This project is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Department under NationalMission on Education through ICT. These experiments and labs are hostedas open access through the main project website.

IBM x3400 M3

These servers are used for supporting virtual labs projects.

Other Devices:
  • NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite II Series (NI ELVIS II)
  • Tektronix 4000 Series Oscilloscope
  • NI USB-6221 – Legacy USB DAQ Device
  • AFG3000 Series Arbitrary Function Generators
  • Agilent Technologies Trueform Series Waveform Generator
  • Multiple output linear D.C. power supplies
  • Vibrating Microtome 7000

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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

Prof.Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate

This is not just another academy, but a very high quality,world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern sceince leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Contact us

Dr. Shyam Diwakar
Computational Neuroscience & Neurophysiology
School of Biotechnology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.
Kollam – 690525, Kerala, India
+91 0476-2893116
+91 (0)476-2899722


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