[visionlist] FENS SfN Summer School 2019 on brain reading and writing: new perspectives of neurotechnology - apply by 18 February

FENS Schools schools at fens.org
Thu Feb 7 09:23:30 -05 2019

Dear Colleagues,

This year's FENS-SfN neuroscience summer school on *Brain reading and
writing: new perspectives of neurotechnology* will take place on 2-8 June
in Bertinoro, Italy. We would like to invite you to have a look at the
programme below.

*Scientific chairs*:

*Dr. Pieter Roelfsema*
<https://nin.nl/research/researchgroups/roelfsema-group/>, Netherlands
Institute for Neuroscience, The Netherlands

*Dr. Andrew B. Schwartz* <http://motorlab.neurobio.pitt.edu/schwartz.php>,
Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh,

*School Programme Description*

During this school, we will discuss the intracortical methods being
developed for reading from, and writing to, the brain. A set of
international lectures will provide an overview of the emerging therapeutic
applications made possible with this technology. In addition to being
exposed to new hardware, students will learn about, and apply new
computational approaches to facilitate brain-device communication. We will
discuss some of the interesting ethical ramifications of a
neuro-technologically assisted future.

*Faculty members*:

*Matteo Carandini* <https://www.carandinilab.net/>, Cortexlab, UCL, UK

*Xinyan Tracy Cui* <https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cui/>, Department of
Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA

*Eduardo Fernandez*
<https://www.umh.es/contenido/pdi/:persona_4122/datos_en.html>, Institute
of Bioengineering, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain

*Tim Harris* <https://www.janelia.org/lab/harris-lab>, Howard Hughes
Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, USA

*Karin Jongsma*
Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

*Jason Kerr*
Department of Behavior and Brain Organization, Research Center caesar,
Bonn, Germany

*Stephanie Lacour* <https://cnp.epfl.ch/Lacourlab>, Center for
Neuroprosthetics, EPFL, Switzerland

*Antonio Regalado*
<https://www.technologyreview.com/profile/antonio-regalado/>, MIT
Technology Review, USA

*José-Alain Sahel*
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,

*Eilon Vaadia* <https://elsc.huji.ac.il/index.php?q=vaadia/home>, Edmond
and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Israel

*Anna Wang Roe* <http://www.ziint.zju.edu.cn/index.php/Index/index.html>,
Zhejiang University Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience and
Technology (ZIINT), China

*Byron Yu* <https://users.ece.cmu.edu/~byronyu/>, Electrical & Computer
Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

*Application form*:

*Deadline*: 18 February 2019, 3pm CET.

Further information about the school and available stipends can be found
here <https://www.fens.org/Training/FENS-Schools/Summer-School-2019/>. Feel
free to share this enriching opportunity with your professional network.

Best regards,

FENS Schools Administration
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