Japan: The RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI) Summer Program 2010

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The RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. Applicants may choose either a two-month laboratory internship (Plan A) within a RIKEN BSI laboratory, or participate in an intensive 11-day lecture course (Plan B) featuring a distinguished international faculty. Those participating in the internship may also enroll in the lecture course.

Typically, around 45 international students are accepted to the Summer Program each year. Attendees have 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.

Attendees usually reside on/near the RIKEN campus, where they have ample opportunity to interact with invited lecturers, other attendees and RIKEN BSI researchers. Students unable to provide their own financial support will be considered for travel and accommodation bursaries provided by RIKEN BSI.

Plan A: Internship & Lecture (Jul. 1 – Aug. 26, 2010)
Summer interns will work in a BSI Lab. for two months and participate in the research activities of the host laboratory.
Interns will give a presentation on their work at the end of the course. Potential host laboratories are announced annually from the following list.

Plan B: Lecture (Jul. 20-30, 2010)
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. The intensive course is a coherent platform from where a wide variety of important new research and techniques can be demonstrated.

Contact
Summer Program Organizing Committee
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-Shi, Saitama 351-0198, JAPAN
E-mail: info.summer@brain.riken.jp
Fax: +81-48-462-4914

Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2010

For more informastion, please visit:
http://www.brain.riken.go.jp/en/summer/index.html

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