60 Years of Hodgkin and Huxley

Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, July 12 - 13, 2012

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.


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The meeting runs from 9 am to 6:30 pm. There will be an open poster session on July 12th for any participants who would like to present their work, starting at 6:30 pm and followed by the conference banquet. There are travel funds available for students making poster presentations. 

If you would like to be notified of further details including registration details please send your email address to Simon O Connor for inclusion on the mailing list.

Housing as well as meals will be provided at Trinity College and therefore the overall size of the meeting is limited. Meeting registration is therefore on a first come first served basis and will become available soon through this site. You can find information on how to reach Trinity College here.


Supported by OCNS, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, The Physiological Society and the European Biophysical Societies' Association.

Additional travel grants will be available to OCNS members.