[Comp-neuro] NeuroBridges 2017 Summer school announcement

ahmed el hady ahmed.imprs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 16:26:38 CET 2017


*NeuroBridges 2017 Summer school , Cluny, France*
*(** September 3 - September 14, 2017 )*

*NeuroBridges* is an initiative that was founded to bring Mediterrenean and
Middle Eastern neuroscientists in an event to discuss science and promote
mutual understanding.  The two first events of the series took place in
Goettingen, Germany in July 2014 (
http://elsc.huji.ac.il/content/neurobridges) and in Paris, France, in
September 2015 (http://elsc.huji.ac.il/content/second-neurobridges-meeting).
Each of these three days events brought together twenty young speakers,
Palestinians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Syrians and Israelis, as well as
several speakers from the hosting countries. Nobel Laureate Erwin Neher
opened NeuroBridges in 2014. Stanislas Dehaene, professeur au College De
France and member of the French Academy of Sciences gave the opening
lecture in NeuroBridges 2015.

*NeuroBridges 2017* (
http://decision-making-lab.com/NeuroBridges/neurobridges2017.html) will be
a ten days summer school. Students will attend lectures delivered by a
group of leading neuroscientists, experimentalists as well as
theoreticians, which will address the fundamental questions of contemporary
neuroscience. In addition to the lectures, the students will work in groups
on small research projects.

The school is intended for graduate students and postdocs, primarily from
the Middle East and the Mediterranean region either working in their home
countries or abroad. We will consider applicants with some background in
applied mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or physics,
interested in theoretical brain and cognitive sciences. We will also
consider those with biological or medical background given that they show
proof of basic mathematical knowledge (i.e. linear algebra, calculus, in
particular ordinary differential equation).

Through the online application system (can be accessed through:
http://decision-making-lab.com/NeuroBridges/neurobridges2017.html ) , you
will be asked to provide personal details, academic background, the names
of two referees , a motivation letter that should include a paragraph about
your quantitative skills and a CV.

The school will take place between September 3 and September 14, 2017 in Le
Centre de Conférences Internationales de Cluny (CCIC)
<http://www.ccic.eu/index.html>. Cluny is a small medieval town in
Burgundy, France, located about 400km southeast of Paris (accessible by
fast train, TGV).

All costs of registration and accommodation will be covered by the
organizers. A limited number of travel grants will also be available.

The application deadline is March 31st 2017.

*NeuroBridges* is co-organized by Ahmed El Hady
<http://scholar.princeton.edu/ahmedelhady/home>(Princeton Neuroscience
Institute, USA), Yonatan Loewenstein
<http://elsc.huji.ac.il/loewenstein/home> (Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Israel) and David Hansel
<https://neurophys.biomedicale.parisdescartes.fr/members/david-hansel>(CNRS,
Paris, France).

*2017 Confirmed Faculty (check the website regularly for updated faculty
list):*

Carl van Vreeswijk (CNRS)
<https://neurophys.biomedicale.parisdescartes.fr/members/carl-van-vreeswijk/>

Gianluigi Mongillo (CNRS)
<https://neurophys.biomedicale.parisdescartes.fr/members/gianluigi-mongillo/>

Shaul Druckmann (Janelia) <https://www.janelia.org/people/shaul-druckmann>

Yoram Burak (Hebrew University) <http://elsc.huji.ac.il/burak/home>

Omri Barak (Technion) <http://neuroscience.technion.ac.il/researcher/19>

Najib Majaj (NYU) <https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Najib_Majaj>

Farzan Nadim (NJIT) <https://biology.njit.edu/people/nadim.php>

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Ahmed El Hady
(email: ahady at princeton.edu )
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