Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS)
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
• 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
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
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
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://www.tenss.ro/apply/index.php
TENSS Organizing Committee