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Drosophila Neurobiology: Genes, Circuits and Behavior

Each summer, Cold Spring Harbor laboratory hosts a 3-week course on Drosophila neurobiology. The intensive course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern experimental methods for studying the neural basis of behavior in Drosophila. The course welcomes applications from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and experienced investigators. Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Further details are available here:

Neurophysics of Sensory Navigation course

The Santa Barbara Advanced School of Quantitative Biology's 2018 Summer Research Course will run from 30 July - 24 August 2018 at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara. This interdisciplinary course is aimed at postdocs and graduate students with physical, mathematical, and life science backgrounds. Prior exposure to experimental and/or computational neuroscience is preferred. The course will equip students with the conceptual and technical frameworks that physics and quantitative biology offer to study the integrated function of neural circuits.

Each morning, students will attend lectures by leaders in the field attending the associated KITP program They will spend afternoons in the lab working side-by-side with instructors on small-group research projects. Instructors and lecturers will also lead intensive tutorials in the cutting-edge lab, modeling, and analysis techniques used in the research projects.


Visit for a course description and the online application and recommendation forms. Financial aid is available. The application deadline is March 11, 2018, (but likely to be extended…).

Please help us spread the word by passing on this announcement to your colleagues and promising postdocs and grad students. We are especially eager to provide this opportunity to members of groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Matthieu Louis, Boris Shraiman, and Julie Simpson (Course Directors), Maggie Sherriffs (Special Programs and Evaluation), Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics