The Summer Program is designed to encourage and further the education of young neuroscientists and emerging researchers as they enter the international neuroscience community. Since its creation in 1999, nearly 300 prominent researchers and more than 1000 students have participated in the program. Having undergone a highly competitive selection process the students already have excellent records, but after this program, we hope they excel even more from what they learn in the program, as well as the scientific interactions they have with CBS researchers.
Summer Program 2021 Overview
The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. The course consists of an intensive 5-day lecture series featuring distinguished international faculty and a poster session to be put on by the program participants. These two components are equally important for the students to deepen their insight and enhance their expertise in neuroscience. While the lectures serve to introduce them to cutting-edge research being carried out throughout the world, the student poster session allows them to experience the work of their colleagues and share their own research. We encourage the students to take full advantage of the wonderful opportunities offered by this program to broaden the horizons of their research.
Attendees come from wide-ranging academic backgrounds and are usually enrolled in graduate courses, or have recently embarked on postdoctoral research. However, candidates holding other positions are encouraged to apply.
Because of the uncertainty related to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will be offered in a hybrid format in which students and lecturers can attend virtually or in-person. However, there is a possibility that the meeting will be entirely virtual if travel remains difficult. We will assess the situation in March and make a final decision about whether some participants can attend in person (hybrid) or whether the meeting will be completely virtual. Regardless, we will use every tool at our disposal to make this an interactive, engaging and rewarding experience for all participants.
For students who are able to enter the country for on-site participation, RIKEN CBS will provide funding for travel and accommodation if they do not have existing financial support. See Q&A
Course Introduction and Overview
This year we will have the lecture course ONLY.
5 days (June 28-July 2)
The lecture course is set up to present both basic concept as well as cutting edge research that will aid in understanding the selected theme. This intensive course is a coherent platform from which a wide variety of important new research ideas and techniques will be revealed.