Rumania: Escuela experimental de Neurociencias

Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School 2017

Pike Lake, Romania 1st – 19th June 2017

TENSS invites graduate students and postdocs to the land of myth and legend – Transylvania, for a 3 week adventure in learning cutting-edge methods in systems neuroscience including electrophysiology, imaging and animal behavior.

Apply by 5th March 2017
http://www.tenss.ro 

Please find below an announcement about the sixth edition of the Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS). We would be very grateful if you could forward this announcement and the attached poster to potentially interested people. 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 a sophisticated research lab 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 1-19, 2017. The 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 applicants: for the 2016 edition, top 12 were selected from an excellent pool of 120 applicants from all over the world – 42 countries across 6 continents.
• A wide collection of experts: 20 instructors and 18 dedicated teaching assistants from Brain research institutes in the USA, UK, Germany, Portugal, Romania, India, Switzerland, 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 5th, 2017

Notification of acceptance – April 3rd, 2017

Summer School – June 1-19th, 2017

 
Confirmed lecturers:
 
     Bhalla, Upinder – National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India
     Burrone, Juan – King’s College, London, UK
     Engert, Florian – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
     Freiwald, Winrich – Rockefeller University, NY, USA
     Hofer, Sonja – Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
     Hromádka, Tomáš – Institute of Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic
     Hübener, Mark – Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
     Hangya, Balázs – Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
     Keller, Georg – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
     Kleinfeld David – University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
     Kodandaramaiah, Suhasa – University of Minnesota, MN, USA
     Mrsic-Flögel, Tom – Sainsbury Wellcome Center, UCL, UK 
     Murthy, Venkatesh – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
     Portugues, Ruben - Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
     Roska, Botond - Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
     Singer, Wolf – Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
     Xu, Chris – Cornell University, NY, USA
     Zador, Tony - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
 
Teaching Assistants:
Rob Campbell – Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Federico Carnevale – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
Adriana Dăbâcan – Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Medorian Gheorghiu – Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Priyanka Gupta – National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India & CSHL, NY, USA
Mitra Javadzadeh – Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Gonçalo Lopes – Champalimaud Foundation, Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
Fred Marbach – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
Vasile Moca – Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mehrab N. Modi – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
Marius Pachiţariu – University College London, London, UK
Bruno Pichler – INSS (Independent NeuroScience Services)
Nacho Sanguinetti – Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany
Iuliu Vasilescu – Politechnica University, Bucharest, Romania
Jakob Voigts – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Petr Znamenskiy – Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
 
Organizers:
     Mureșan, Raul – Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
     Kampff, Adam – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, University College London, UK
     Albeanu, Florin – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA
 
Information about how to apply can be found here: http://tenss.ro/apply/.