Neurobridges: A Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Summer School in Computational Neuroscience

NeuroBridges (Cluny, 3-14 September 2017) is a one-of-a-kind series of scientific meetings in neuroscience, which brings together scientists from Israel and neighboring countries, in order to promote international scientific cooperation between young researchers from these countries.

The organizers of NeuroBridges believe that such scientific collaborations can lead to personal relations, which eventually may alleviate the political distress in the Middle East.
More generally, we believe that scientists have a responsibility beyond their own research—they should promote common understanding between people from different nations.

The next NeuroBridges  event is a ten days summer school, organized by Ahmed El Hadi (Princeton), David Hansel (CNRS) and Yonatan Loewenstein (Hebrew University). The school is comprised of lectures delivered by a group of leading neuroscientists, experimentalists as well as theoreticians, which will address the fundamental questions in contemporary neuroscience. In addition to the lectures, the students will work in groups of mixed origins 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.

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

The deadline for application is March 31st , 2017 and the following is the website including the link for the online application: