Friday, December 19, 2008

Neuronal model contest

I was again reminded of how much is lacking in modelling biological systems. Neuronal modelling has possibly been one of the earliest fields, along with biochemical kinetics for cellular models. The Hodgkin-Huxley model being a case in point. The contest is a call for models of spike timing prediction at the level of a single neuron- Quantitative Single Neuron Modeling.
Besides the prize of getting it right, there are some other incentives too - CHF 10,000 (swiss francs) for the best performance on 2 of the typically 4 challenges.