Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) 2023

TENSS concentrates top-level international expertise to teach a dozen students techniques and concepts in experimental systems neuroscience. We focus on modern optical and electrophysiological methods to study the connectivity and function of neuronal circuits. The course is designed to be intensive and highly interactive, including both lab sessions and theoretical lectures. Coursework will take place in a land of myth and legend, beyond large forests (Transylvania), on the shores of a picturesque natural reserve called Pike Lake. Applications are welcome from interested (and interesting) graduate students and postdocs.

Invited lecturers (tentative)

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Athena Akrami – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Upinder Bhalla – National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
Federico Carnevale – DeepMind Technologies, London, UK
Ashesh Dhawale – Centre for Neuroscience, IISc Bangalore, India
Michael Dickinson – California Institute of Technology, USA
Florian Engert – Harvard University, USA
Viviana Gradinaru – California Institute of Technology, USA
Sonja Hofer – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Helen Xun Hou – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
TomᚠHromαdka – Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Na Ji – UC Berkeley, USA
Benjamin Judkewitz – Einstein Center for Neuroscience, Germany
Georg Keller – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Emilie Mace – Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Eve Marder – Brandeis Unversity, USA
Hannah Monyer – University of Heidelberg, Germany
Tom Mrsic-Flögel – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK
Venkatesh Murthy – Harvard University, USA
Bence Ölveczky – Harvard University, USA
Xaq Pitkow – Rice University, USA
Ruben Portugues – Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Tobias Rose – University of Bonn, Germany
Vanessa Ruta – Rockefeller University, USA
Wolf Singer – Ernst Strόngmann Institute, Germany
Daniela Vallentin – Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Jakob Voigts – HHMI, Janelia Research Campus, USA
Chris Xu – Cornell University, USA
Petr Znamenskiy – Francis Crick Institute, UK
Tony Zador – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Application deadline – March 5th 2023
Notification of acceptance – April 2023
Summer School – 1-21 June 2023


Florin Albeanu
Adam Kampff
Raul Mureşan

Teaching Assistants & Organizing Team

Harald Bârzan
Antonin Blot
Rob Campbell
Andrei Ciuparu
Loredana Dan
Medorian Gheorghiu
Matνas Goldin
Priyanka Gupta
Yiran He
Ana Maria Ichim
Mitra Javadzadeh
Mateusz Kostecki

Fred Marbach
Vasile V. Moca
Adriana Nagy-Dăbâcan
Jon Newman
Cosmina Pavel
Bruno Pichler
Laura Rus
Nacho Sanguinetti
Pavithraa Seenivasan
Iuliu Vasilescu
Anqi Zhang

Program and poster coming soon!

For information on the format and topics of the summer school check out our past TENSS editions.

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