60 Years of Hodgkin and Huxley

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of the Hodgkin-Huxley model of the action potential.

Principal organizers:
James M. Bower (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
Idan Segev (Hebrew University)
Michael Häusser (University College London)
Simon O'Connor (Local Organizer)

This congress is being organized to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original publication of the Hodgkin and Huxley model of the generation of the action potential by the squid giant axon. This publication and the mathematical model it describes is at the core of our modern understanding of how the action potential is generated, and has had profound effects on many fields of biological science and in particular on computational studies of neuronal function. The congress will be held at Trinity College, Cambridge which is the home academic institution for the original research.

Agenda topics:
The agenda for the meeting will be organized around several specific topics including but not necessarily limited to the following:

Historical Overview and Context
Experimental Evidence Today
The Action Potential Today and Energetics
Molecular Dynamics of Ion Channels
Variations in K and Na Channels
Ion Channel Classifications
Evolutionary Considerations
The Squid Axon in Context
Ion Channel Evolution
Computational Applications of the Hodgkin Huxley Model
Synaptic Transmission
Non-Neural Tissues
Implementations in Modern Simulators
Variations in the HH formulation
HH dynamics
Parameter Fitting
Adaptations to Other Ion Channels
Reduced Forms
Implications for Multi-scale Modeling
The Limitations of HH
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12 Jul - 13 Jul 2012

United Kingdom
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