6ème colloque franco-israélien en neurosciences : repenser le rôle des mathématiques en neurosciences
11 au 15 juillet 2016
Since 2004, the French-Israel Binational Neuroscience conferences bring together scientists from France and Israel with the aim of promoting bilateral cooperation in Neuroscience, coordinated by the « France-Israel Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry Society » – FINNePS.

A revolution is occurring in experimental neuroscience. New approaches offer the possibility to investigate the dynamics of neuronal networks in the brain on a variety of spatial and time scales from anesthetized to behaving animals. In parallel, theoretical and data processing advances are paving the way to quantitative characterization of neuronal networks structures. However more ambitious “refundation” of theoretical neuroscience may be necessary in light of such experimental revolution. The goal of this 6th France-Israel binational conference, is to contribute to this challenge.

We aim to make an inventory of the current situation by identifying

  1. the discrepancy between experimental and theoretical neuroscience,
  2. previous theories that become now testable
  3. new questions raised by recent experimental results and the mathematical and physical theories to address them.

Our final aim will be to establish a “manifesto” on the role of physico-mathematical theories in neuroscience that we intend to publish in a top international peer-reviewed journal.

Comité scientifique 

Thomas Boraud (Université de Bordeaux 2)
Olivier Faugeras (INRIA et ENS Paris)
Yonatan Loewenstein (The Hebrew University)
Mouna Maroun (University of Haïfa)
Carl Van Vreeswijk (Université Paris Descartes)

Comité d’organisation

Frédéric Chavane (Aix-Marseille Université)
Aline Desmedt (Université de Bordeaux 1)
David Hansel (Université Paris Descartes)
Eli Nelken (The Hebrew University)
Maoz Shamir (Ben Gurion University)


Paul Apicella (Institut de neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille)
Amos Arieli (Weizmann Institute)
Demian Battaglia (Aix-Marseille Université)
Moshe Bar (University of Barilan)
Yehezkel Ben Ari (INSERM)
Thomas Boraud (Université de Bordeaux 2)
Thomas Brochier (Institut de neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille)
Yoram Burak (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Frederic Chavane (Institut de neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille)
Jennifer Coull (Aix-Marseille Université)
Aline Desmedt (Université de Bordeaux)
Yadin Dudai (Weizmann Institute)
Jean-Marc Edeline (Paris-Saclay)
Valérie Ego-Stengel (UNIC Gif)
Olivier Faugeras (INRIA)
Jean-Marc Fellous (University of Haifa)
Yves Frégnac (UNIC Gif)
Jean-Marc Goaillard (INSERM)
Inbal Goshen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Yael Hanein (Tel Aviv University)
David Hansel (Université Paris Descartes)
David Holcman (ENS)
Lydia Kerkerian le Goff (IBDM Marseille)
Ilan Lampl (Weizmann Institute)
Arthur Leblois (Université Paris Descartes)
Carole Levenes (Université Paris Descartes)
Jonathan Loewenstein (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Claude Meunier (Université Paris Descartes)
Gianluigi Mongillo (Université Paris Descartes)
Anna Montagnini (Institut de neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille)
Genela Morris (Haifa University)
Eli Nelken (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Laurent Perrinet (Institut de neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille)
Serge Picaud (INSERM)
Bruno Poucet (Aix-Marseille Université)
David Robbe (INMED)
Francesca Sargolini (Aix-Marseille Université)
Menahem Segal (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Maoz Shamir (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
Oren Shriki (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
Daniel Shulz (UNIC Gif)
Tali Tishby (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Jonathan Touboul (Collège de France)
Eilon Vaadia (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Carl van Vreeswijk (Université Paris Descartes)
Shlomo Wagner (University of Haifa)