The main objective of the International Summer School is to provide in depth education on techniques of recording and analyzing multi-modal data from invasive and non-invasive brain measurements, covering both theoretical foundations and practical applications in research in clinical practice. It aims at a thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms and thus will develop a critical view on current applications and possible future developments.

6th International Summer School in Biomedical Engineering

The second important aim of the International Summer School consist in providing contact with both leading experts in the field and other students with similar interests. This way, the meeting will facilitate the exchange of ideas on latest developments and help to build professional networks.
By completing a scientific project, the students will obtain more detailed knowledge on the topic, learn about unsolved and controversial issues and improve their abilities in the fields of scientific writing and oral presentation.

Thematic Structure

The following aspects of multimodal brain measurements will be covered:

Thorough discussion of the properties of the various measurement modalities with respect to spatial and temporal resolution, degree of invasiveness and the aspects of brain function/structure reflected.
Possibilities of combined recording of multimodal brain data, with special emphasis to the associated challenges and the added value.

Techniques for the joint analysis of, both, separately and simultaneously recorded data, including image registration and multimodal modeling.

Possibilities to diagnose brain disorders and diseases, as well as to gain insight into the underlying mechanisms by multimodal recordings.

Didactic Structure

The main ingredients of the didactic concept are:

oral presentations by renowned experts in the respective field of research,
self-study time for elaborating and discussing the presented topics,
panel discussions for discussion issues that have come up during the talks and the self-study time,
project work by the participants in small groups,
presentation and evaluation of the work of the students, and
social program.

Target group: (up to 40 participants)

PhD students
Advanced Master students
Researchers entering the field computational neuroscience, neuroscience methodology and experimental neuroscience

GENERAL INFORMATION

The 6th International Summer School in Biomedical Engineering will be back to back with the fourth INCF Workshop ” Latin American Summer School on Neuroinformatics”. This gives participants the unique opportunity to take part in both high level scientific events.

Registration:

For registration please send an e-mail with the following contact data: first name, last name, position (e.g. PhD student), Institution with address, telephone, fax, and e-mail to Gabriela Hey.

gabi.hey(at)tu-ilmenau.de

In response, you will receive a registration number and the payment details. The preliminary registration secures you a place on the list for three weeks, within which you should transfer the money. Registration becomes valid upon reception of the fee. Refund of the registration fee will be given upon cancellation before July 31st 2013.

Please make sure to state your registration number as reason of payment!

Costs:

580 Euro including tuition, 13 overnight stays, breakfast, lunch, coffe breaks and social program.

Posters:

Optionally, all participants will have the opportunity to present own work with a poster during the summer school.

Venue:

The International Summer School 2013 will take place at the Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas in the municipality of La Lisa in Havana, Cuba.

The university will provide air-conditioned classrooms and laboratories for lectures and project work. The laboratories are equipped with computers and internet access.

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