Dates of Event: 16th June – 25th June 2019
This call is open only to Candidates from the Eurolife Universities
This year Eurolife will fund 9 grants towards students and researchers from Eurolife institutions, wishing to join the Eurolife Summer School/Workshops in Ireland. The event will consist of discussions on the fundamentals of neuroscience, followed by mechanisms that are shared across brain disorders and / or that are specific to each disorder, and also computational approaches.
The scientific talks will be held in Slane Castle, Co. Meath (16th-21st of June) while the innovation workshop/entrepreneurship training will be held in Trinity College Dublin Business School (22nd-25th of June).
Join this Eurolife Summer School to experience a transformational learning environment, which will foster your personal and professional growth and enable the translation of your knowledge and ideas into innovative strategies for diagnostic and treatment of brain disorders. This is an empowering experience to embrace the challenges and opportunities of innovation for the care of brain disorders.
Who can apply
The event is open to students, and professionals with a basic background in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology, and/or to entrepreneurs that are considering investing in the field of brain disorders.
- Interested students/researchers from non-Eurolife Member Universities can apply to join this Eurolife Summer School according to the standard procedure and fee (see website of the Summer School).
– free registration for selected students from Eurolife Consortium institutions nominated for the Eurolife Summer School grant (9 grants available, preferably 1 per Eurolife Institution).
*Please note that the grant does not cover the accommodation or travel. The selected students will be required to fund and organise their travel to and from the event, as well as the accommodation.
– Registration to the course: €500
– Registration to course and accommodation: €1000
How to apply – For Eurolife Candidates only:
Required documents: Application Form, CV and Motivation Letter (200-300 words presenting the predicted impact of the participation on the Candidate’s academic/professional career).
Candidates should complete the Application Form and together with the annexed documents, email the ZIP FILE to the Eurolife General Coordinator on email@example.com Please ensure to include the name of the Eurolife Summer School (BBD) in the subject of your email.
Only applications submitted by email will be considered.
Deadline for Applications: 17:00 (CET) 15th May 2019
Successful applicants will be notified by the 31st May 2019
For more information, please refer to the website of the Summer School.
More about the event
Confirmed scientific speakers:
Prof Claudia Bagni, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof Kevin Fox, Cardiff University, UK
Prof John Cryan, University of Cork, Ireland
Dr Jina Swartz, Global Clinical Development, MSD
Prof Laura Ballerini, International School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Prof Scott Russo, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Dr Clare Kelly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr Kongfatt Wong-Lin, University of Ulster, UK
Dr Omar Kwhaja, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Switzerland
Prof Inna Slutsky, Tel Aviv University, Isreal
Innovation workshop presenters:
Joan Connolly, Learning Experience Designer, Tangent, TCD
Dr Karl Thomas, Creativity and Innovation Coach, Tangent, TCD
Biology of Brain Disorders 2019 is a scientific and training event which proposes an alternative view of brain disorders, with a focus on mechanisms operating across different disorders rather than the pathophysiology of each specific disorder. The main goal is to deepen our understanding of brain pathologies and to consider treatments currently used in some disorders for repositioning to others.
Together with basic lectures given by leaders in neuroscience, participants will be taught idea generation, translation and validation; creative problem solving (including Design Thinking); storytelling and communications; lean business methodologies; and leadership development.