The finale

In less than two week’s time, the final BrainTrain meeting will take place in Yokohama, Japan (coinciding with the BrainTrain conference we have organised). It’s been almost 3 years since the very first BrainTrain meeting in Amsterdam, and as cliché as it sounds, yes it does seem like it was only yesterday. Though I’m sure we’ve all grown and matured in our own ways during our journey. Read More »

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Molecular recognition and interaction analysis

Before our second annual meeting, we had a course on “Molecular recognition and interaction analysis” on 7-9 December 2011 in BMC Uppsala, organised by Prof. Helena Danielson.

On Friday (9 December 2011) evening, Helena Danielson has arranged for a visit to the Nobel Museum and also the Marie Curie exhibition, a very special event in Stockholm. Read More »

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2nd annual meeting in Sweden


Torben and me have been elected as members of the Steering Committee representing all students in the BrainTrain programme as a part of Marie Curie network. So we participated in the first Steering Committee meeting in Uppsala as fellows with all supervisors. We discussed ECTS points, time schedule for training and workshops in 2012 and other concerns of all fellows.
We will represent all early stage researchers again in the coming up annual meeting in September in Trieste.


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2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

Having lived in Japan for almost a year, I had already become accustomed to earthquakes. Yokohama, the city where I work, has been relatively lucky in that earthquake epicenters have been quite far away. Usually by the time the tremors reach my area, only a small wobble can be felt. However on Friday 11th of March, as I was standing in the street (I was sick that day and had just come out of the pharmacy) I knew what I felt was different. Read More »

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Behavioral experiments and data analysis

The first scientific BrainTrain course “Behavioral experiments and data analysis” will be held on the 19-21 January 2011 in the lab of Dr. Oliver Stiedl in Amsterdam. Read More »

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Photo’s kick-off meeting


Torben has written such a comprehensive summary that there is not much to add. Maybe some pictures 🙂 Read More »

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BrainTrain KickOff meeting 29-31/10/2010 Amsterdam

During the three days from Friday, the 29th of Oct. 2010, until Sunday, the 31th of Oct. 2010, all BrainTrain-students, the organising committee and a majority of the supervisors met in Amsterdam for the KickOff meeting of the BrainTrain project. Read More »

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University College London (UCL)

Department of Physiology, United Kingdom, London

Prof. Silver

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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)

Department of Molecular and Developmental Genetics

Claudia Bagni

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Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)

Neurobiology sector/Labority of Neurogenomics

Dr. Gustincich

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