Computation

Our computation facilities provide opportunities for interaction across faculties and disciplines, and resources for training students and researchers in neuroscience research techniques. Our goal is to bring diverse expertise to neuroscience, and to develop interdisciplinary partnerships that lead to breakthroughs in brain health research that couldn't happen anywhere else.

The NeuroComputation suite features a collaborative work space with eight high-end workstations. We have hosted imaging and data analysis seminars partnering with equipment vendors such as Zeiss and Thorlabs dealing with image processing, live cell imaging and optical coherence tomography. We have offered an “Introduction to Interfacing Computers to the Real World” seminar using single board computers, as well as on-going tutorials in programming & data analysis using MATLAB.

During the 2015 Canadian Association of Neuroscience meeting, we hosted a hands-on programming component of the IBRO school, a student-organized discussion group in Computational Neuroscience, as well as the morphometric analysis component of CAPS 430 Advanced Laboratory in Physiology.

Resources:

CLOUD

We offer access to UBC cloud storage resources via UBC IT Teamshare and MEDIT fileservers for hosting data.  Inquire for access.  The DMCBH has recently acquired hardware for cloud storage and computation.  It will be housed in the University Data Center which will be made available to the community in late 2016.

Software

We offer access to Solidworks, LabVIEW, MATLAB and various other commerical packages.

HARdware

The NeuroComputation suite has 8 high-end workstations which faciliatate training and research in computational methods, programming, image processing and data analysis.  Open to all community members.  Inquire for an account.

TRaining

Opportunites for on-going training in programming and data analysis are available.  Check the events page for info.

WestGrid & Compute Canada

WestGrid is one of four regional organizations working in partnership with Compute Canada. WestGrid brings together advanced research computing facilities, research data management services, and a network of technical experts to serve a user community of researchers across the country.  We can help migrate your computationally intensive tasks to these resources.