Discover the new FENS-Chen Institute NeuroLéman Summer School Series on Brain Dynamics in Health and Disease.
14 February 2023
FENS News, Neuroscience News, Society & Partner News
FENS is delighted to announce the launch of the new FENS-Chen Institute NeuroLéman Summer School Series on Brain Dynamics in Health and Disease. In collaboration with the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI) and the NeuroLéman Network, this new Summer School series will explore cutting-edge technologies for basic and clinical neuroscience, in order to develop novel concepts and new research techniques to address the challenges of investigating brain function and dysfunction.
Co-chaired by Carl Petersen and Brian McCabe, the first FENS-Chen Institute NeuroLéman Summer School on “Motor control: from thought to action” will focus on integrating technology in fundamental and clinical neuroscience and understanding how the brain organises and controls motor function. This school will take place on 2-8 July 2023 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. Teaching faculty include: Silvia Arber, Daniel Huber, Ariel Levine, Mackenzie Mathis, Brian McCabe, Carl Petersen, Pavan Ramdya, Cristin Welle and Claire Wyart.
Students who are accepted will also be eligible to apply for a Chen Science Writer Award. The selected student(s) will have their registration fee to participate in the Summer School waived and will receive an honorarium of CHF 500 after submitting a summary report after the school.
With the mission to support education and training of early-career neuroscientists in mind, FENS is proud to incorporate this new initiative into the FENS Schools programme. Together with the FENS-Hertie Winter School, which is developed in collaboration with the Hertie Foundation, the FENS schools programme aims to provide participants with a broad perspective on a dedicated field in neuroscience while creating a unique environment that allows the exchange of ideas, techniques and networking with peers and top neuroscientists.
The application form and further details can be found here!
About the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies is the voice of European neuroscience, representing 44 neuroscience societies across 33 European countries and over 22,000 neuroscientists. Its activities span five broad areas: scientific meetings, higher education and training, the European Journal of Neuroscience, outreach and advocacy, and membership.
About the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI®) was created in 2016 by Tianqiao Chen and his wife Chrissy Luo, the founders of Shanda Group, with a US $1 billion commitment to help advance brain research around the world. The organisation’s vision is to improve the human experience by understanding how our brains perceive, learn, and interact with the world. TCCI® created the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech in 2016 and in 2017, the Chens created the Tianqiao Chen Institute for Translational Research, a partnership with the Zhou Liangfu Foundation, Huashan Hospital and Shanghai Mental Health Center. In October 2020, TCCI opened the Chen Frontier Lab for Applied Neurotechnology and in July 2021 announced the Chen Frontier Lab for AI and Mental Health.
About the NeuroLéman Network
The NeuroLéman Network (https://www.neuroleman.ch/) is a coordination body for neuroscience research and education in the Swiss Lémanic (Lake Geneva) area. The network encompasses more than 100 laboratories across three Institutions: EPFL – The Swiss Federal Institute for Technology Lausanne, the University of Geneva and the
University of Lausanne. The NeuroLéman Network engages its members in neuroscience education programs at the Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate levels plus research training programs in basic and clinical neuroscience, in addition to neuroengineering and neuroprosthetics.