Aug. 22, 2017

Future Medicine School: call for applications by 18 Sept

Brain Disease Neuroscience – Influencing clinical diagnoses and treatments
by data mining analysis- and modelling-driven neuroscience

27 November – 3 December 2017
Obergurgl, Austria

The availability of clinical, genomic, proteomic and neuroimaging data sets combined with recent advances in ICT, data mining and computational modelling makes it possible to uncover unique biological signatures of disease from multi-level descriptions of the brain. Medicine of the future will capitalise on these biological signatures of diseases for faster diagnosis, more accurate prognosis and leverage the discovery of mechanistic pathways for new types of drugs, novel treatments and ultimately personalised medicine.

The programme (see link below for details) of the 5th HBP School combines lectures and practical sessions. In small groups, students will be working on a week-long project. Throughout the school, participants are encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest original experimental techniques. Speakers will be available throughout the week to go into details of concepts, provide deeper insights, answer questions or help with specific group requests.

Application for the 5th HBP School is open to the whole student community and early post-docs. Up to 40 participants will be selected in a competitive application process based on an academic decision by the Scientific Committee.

Topics include:

  • Epilepsy modelling
  • Mouse models of epilepsy
  • Stimulation in large-scale connectome based network models
  • Therapeutic approaches for stroke using large-scale brain network models
  • Pathological sleep-like activity in cortical peri-lesional areas
  • Rehabilitation-induced cortical plasticity after stroke
  • Large-scale models of interacting cortical areas
  • Brain imaging in movement disorders
  • Dementia and other cognitive disorders
  • Therapeutic approaches for stroke and Alzheimer using large-scale brain network models
  • Disorders of consciousness and sleep
  • Applied computational psychiatry
  • Data-driven progression modelling  

Icon 5th_School_Programme v1_170905_MG.pdf (9.2 MB)

Participants are required to submit an abstract on their current research with their application. 

Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged.


Application deadline: 18 September 2017

There is no registration fee. Accommodation will be provided. 

Seven travel grants will be available upon request for European students only (country of residence).


Further information and application:


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