RIKEN BSI SUMMER PROGRAM 2014

Call for applications for the RIKEN BSI Summer Program 2014
Research and Intensive Lecture Course Opportunities in Japan

“Disentangling Mental Disorders: from Genes to Circuits”
Thanks to the human genome project and cutting-edge technologies in neuroscience, psychiatric disorders have become a viable target for brain science. Recent progress in research on neurons, synapses and circuits has created a new field, biology of mental disorders, the biological analysis of mental health and illness. Lectures in the 2014 course will provide an in-depth exposure to current research on the basic mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction.

Schedule:
【Plan A】 Internship and Lecture Course, June 11 – August 6, 2014
【Plan B】 Lecture Course, July 15 – 22, 2014
*We will accept 15 interns for the Internship and Lecture Course (Plan A) and 30 participants for the Lecture Course (Plan B).

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2014

Invited Lecturers:
Claudia Bagni, Leuven
Katja Brose, Neuron
Jacqueline Crawley, UC Davis
Cornelius Gross, EMBL
Mitsuo Kawato, ATR
David Leopold, NIMH
Cristian Lüscher, Geneba
Hannah Monyer, Heidelberg
Hideyuki Okano, Keio, RIKEN
Bernardo Sabatini, Harvard
Matthew State, UCSF
Kay Tye, MIT
Michisuke Yuzaki, Keio
Feng Zhang, Broad

RIKEN BSI Summer Program 2014 Organizing Committee:
Toru Takumi
Yukiko Goda
Hajime Hirase
Joshua Johansen
Hitoshi Okamoto
Kazuhiro Yamakawa
Takeo Yoshikawa

For more information and applications, visit our website:
http://www.brain.riken.jp/en/summer/

Inquiries: info.summer@brain.riken.jp