Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Professor Dr. Shyam Diwakar was an invited speaker at the School of Brain Cells & Circuits "Camillo Golgi" course titled "The cerebellum inside-out: cells, circuits and functions" held from December 1-5, 2016 at Erice, Italy. He gave a talk titled "Computational Neurosciences of Cerebellar Circuit Disorders" during the round table session.
The course was organized by Prof. Egidio D'Angelo of University of Pavia, Italy Prof. Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott of UCL, London, UK and Prof. Chris De Zeeuw of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The school was funded by European Union's Human Brain Project, Centro Fermi, Ettore Majorana Foundation, University College London (UK); Erasmus University, (The Netherlands) and University of Pavia, Italy.
Speakers at the course included the following professors: Angus Silver, Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, Paola Giunti, Raj Kapoor from UCL, UK; Egidio D'Angelo and Tomaso Vecchi from Pavia; Boris Barbour (ENS, France); Stephane Dieudonne, École des Neurosciences, Paris; Narender Ramnani from Royal Holloway (UK); Christian Hansel from Chicago, Laurens Witter from Harvard Medical School and VU; Arseny Sokolov from EPFL (Switzerland); Aleksandra Badura from Netherlands Instutute for Neuroscience; Freek Hoebeek from Rotterdam, (Netherlands); Peter Strick from Pittsburg (USA); Diego Sepulveda-Falla (Hamburg, Germany); in addition to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's Prof. Shyam Diwakar.
Amrita School of Biotechnology's Computational Neuroscience lab has been working in collaboration with University of Milan and University of Pavia, Italy since 2009 and also via Indo-Italy Program of Cooperation 2012-14. The course was organized at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture and the International School of Brain Cells and Circuits was dedicated to the Italian Nobel Laureate, Camillo Golgi.