Neural Control of Behaviour, with a focus on Navigation. Series 1: navigation


This school is a FENS schools, organised in collaboration with the Hertie Foundation.

In this FENS Winter School, we will aim to bridge the gap between two approaches used to study the neurobiology of navigation: research coming from ethology and ecology examining how animals such as insects or birds navigate in the wild over long distances, and what sensory cues they are using; and research coming from neuroscience and psychology mostly studying navigation in rats and mice in laboratory mazes, consequently discovering several spatial cell types, including place cells, grid cells and head-direction cells.

The school is meant for PhD students and postdocs, preferably with some knowledge of the subject.

Date and Location:

10-16 December 2017

Obergurgl, Austria

Scientific chairs:

Henrik Mouritsen, Oldenburg University, Germany

Nachum Ulanovsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Eric Warrant, Lund University, Sweden

Faculty members:

Nikita Chernetsov, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Marie Dacke, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Lund University, Sweden
David Foster, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Anna Gagliardo, Department of Biology, Pisa University, Italy
Stanley Heinze, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Lund University, Sweden
Peter Hore, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
Vivek Jayaraman, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Ashburn, Virginia, USA
Edvard Moser, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norway
Thomas Wolbers, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany

More information: http://www.fens.org/Training/FENS-Schools/FENS-Hertie-Winter-School-2017/

Stipends are available.

Application deadline: 21 August 2017.

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Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. Enjoy teaching and making science. Ongoing research: reptile and amphibian conservation, behavioural studies of amphibians and reptiles, orientation behaviour, magnetic cues in orientation,...
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