1st BIGS Neuroscience Summer School 2017

1st BIGS Neuroscience Summer School

BONN, 15 – 24 May, 2017

The aim of this summer school is to provide a systematic introduction to central topics in neuroscience.

Key topics: Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience, Disease and Regeneration, Stem Cells, Neuroanatomy, Circuits, Imaging and Optogenetics, Electrophysiology, fMRI Population Studies, Computational Neuroscience, Robotics

Importantly, both the theoretical and practical aspects of each topic will be covered. In detail, every day of the course will consist of two consecutive modules, each of which will include:

• Two interactive lectures, where theoretical aspects of a topic will be introduced.
• A structured hands- on tutorial, where the previously addressed theory will be put in practice.

The course is designed for doctoral students from a variety of neuroscience – related fields, including biology, psychology, medicine, physics and computer science.

Course Organizer

Gaia Tavosanis, German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Contact details

Paunica Bartisch
BIGS Neuroscience
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn
Tel: +49 151 58280091
email: info@bigs-neuroscience.de


German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 27
53127 Bonn, Germany

The summer school is tuition-free.


Application is closed!


BIGS Neuroscience offers international participants a travel grant funded by the IPID4all project (DAAD). You can check the amount you will receive to travel to Bonn in this document (see the country you are travelling from). Furthermore you will get a DAAD lump sum as a daily allowance for your stay in Germany.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered by the Summer School. No registration fee has to be paid for the participation.


Neuronal specification and differentiation
The synaptic vesicle cycle
In vivo Imaging approaches
Basic introduction into electrophysiological recording techniques and their application
Population Neuroimaging Acquisition Methods
Mechanisms of Axon Regeneration
Connectomes and Beyond
Optogenetics and manipulation of neural circuits
Extracellular electrophysiology in humans: Cognitive adventures of single neurons in the medial temporal lobe
Tour through one Rhineland study center


Heinz Beck, Department of Epileptology
Sandra Blaess, Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology
Frank Bradke, DZNE
Monique Breteler, DZNE
Christian Henneberger, Institute of Cellular Neurosciences
Walker Jackson, DZNE
Tony Kelly, Department of Epileptology
Eckhard Mandelkow, DZNE
Florian Mormann, Department of Epileptology
Michael Pankratz, LIMES
Pietro Pilo Boyl, Institute of Genetics
Stefan Remy, DZNE
Susanne Schoch, Department of Epileptology
Tony Stöcker, DZNE