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Neuroscience Summer School

2019.03.23 | MITT
June 1-21, 2019, Transylvania
Dear colleagues,
 
Please find below an announcement about the eight edition of the Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS 2019). We would be very grateful if you could forward this announcement to potentially interested people. Please note that we have extended the application deadline to the 10th of March, 2019.
 
We have started a worldwide initiative to train young brain researchers, from both developed and poor countries, in understanding and using the most advanced tools in brain research today. We do this in an idyllic location, without any pre-existing infrastructure, where students and instructors alike enjoy the adventure, work hard, and build sophisticated research labs from scratch.
 
The main objective of TENSS is to provide participants top-level, hands-on training in experimental techniques used in neuroscience, from optical to electrophysiological and behavioral methods. The philosophy of the school is learning by doing and while doing so, openly sharing ideas and expertise.
 
This is TENSS, the Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School: June 1-21, 2019, Pike Lake, Transylvania, Romania – www.tenss.ro.
 
• 3 weeks of 24/7 hands-on practical and theoretical courses in building, debugging, using and interpreting data from cutting-edge experimental methods in modern neuroscience.
• A select group of the best 12-14 applicants: for the 2018 edition, top 14 were selected from an excellent pool of 120 applicants from all over the world – 40 countries across 6 continents.
• A wide collection of experts: ~25 instructors and 21 dedicated teaching assistants from Brain research institutes in the USA, UK, Germany, Poland, Romania, India, Switzerland, Portugal, Hungary and Slovakia. 
• A knowledge base of Open-Source solutions to complex problems in brain research.
 
Coursework will take place in a land of myth and legend, beyond large forests (Transylvania), on the shores of a picturesque natural reserve called Pike Lake. Applications are welcome from interested (and interesting) graduate students and postdocs. Please note that there is a significant number of fee waivers and travel support grants available for supporting our applicants.
 
Application deadline – March 10th, 2019
Notification of acceptance – early April, 2019
Summer School – June 1-21st, 2019
 
Invited lecturers:
 
Upinder Bhalla – National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
Juan Burrone – King's College London, UK
Michael Dickinson – Caltech, Pasadena, USA
Florian Engert – Harvard University, USA
Sonja Hofer – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, University College London, UK
Tomáš Hromádka – Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Na Ji – Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm, USA
Benjamin Judkewitz – Einstein Center for Neuroscience, Germany
Georg Keller – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Christian Machens – Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
MacKenzie Mathis – Rowland Institute, Harvard University
Marta Moita – Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
Hannah Monyer – DKFZ, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Tom Mrsic-Flögel – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, University College London, UK
Venkatesh Murthy – Harvard University, USA
Ruben Portugues – Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Tobias Rose – Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Botond Roska – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Wolf Singer – Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
Ramesh Srinivasan – University of California Irvine, USA
Nao Uchida – Harvard University, USA
Daniela Vallentin – Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Mitsuko Watabe-Uchida – Harvard University, USA
Chris Xu – Cornell University, USA
 
Teaching assistants:
 
Harald Bârzan – Transylvanian Institute of Neuroscience, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Antonin Blot – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Rob Campbell – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Andrei Ciuparu – Transylvanian Institute of Neuroscience, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Aleena Garner – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Medorian Gheorghiu – Transylvanian Institute of Neuroscience, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Priyanka Gupta – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
Mitra Javadzadeh – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Mateusz Kostecki – Nencki Institute for Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
Gonçalo Lopes – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Fred Marbach – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Vasile V. Moca – Transylvanian Institute of Neuroscience, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mehrab Modi – Janelia Research Campus, USA
Adriana Nagy-Dăbâcan – Transylvanian Institute of Neuroscience, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Jon Newman – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Bruno Pichler – INSS (Independent NeuroScience Services), UK
Nacho Sanguinetti – Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany
Hande Tunbak – Wolfson Institute of Biomedical Research - Division of Medicine, UCL, UK
Iuliu Vasilescu – Politechnica University, Bucharest, Romania
Jakob Voigts – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Petr Znamenskiy – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
 
Organizers:
 
Florin Albeanu – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
Adam Kampff – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, University College London, UK
Raul Mureșan – Transylvanian Institute of Neuroscience, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
 
Please see the attached poster for the event. Information about how to apply can be found here: http://tenss.ro/apply/.

 

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