First Interdisciplinary NeuroSchool of the European Neuroscience and
EMBL, Monterotondo (Rome)
Sept. 28th-Oct. 5th
Dear friends and colleagues,
We are pleased to invite applications to the first interdisciplinary
'NeuroSchool' of the European Neuroscience and Society Network, a five
year programme involving leading neuroscientists and social scientists
from eleven European countries in collaborative research and debate.
The aim of the school is to foster learning in a interdisciplinary
symmetrical environment. It is intended for graduate students and
doctoral fellows engaged in neuroscience research or in historical or
social studies of neuroscience.
The topic of this year's NeuroSchool is behavioural genetics.
Together, we will critically assess the current methodologies of
experimentation in this branch of research and will discuss its
implications in the context of contemporary society. Lectures will
cover the history of behavioural genetics, the latest scientific
evidence in the field, as well as the history and sociology of
Tutors and lecturers include Cornelius Gross (EMBL), Klaus-Peter Lesch
(University of Wuerzburg), Nikolas Rose (BIOS, London School of
Economics) and Ilina Singh (BIOS, LSE).
There will be ample opportunities for cross-exchange of data and
insights and to think creatively about innovative avenues in the field
and fruitful inter-disciplinary collaborations. The course will
consist of a balanced mixture of theoretical and hands-on practical
modules offered by a small core of senior experts and will be designed
to ensure maximum dialogue across disciplines. This will be a rare
opportunity to engage in detailed interdisciplinary dialogue and
research over an extended period. Participants will also present their
We invite applications from highly motivated scholars in biology,
neuroscience, sociology, anthropology, psychology and history/
philosophy of science. Applicants will be selected on the basis of
their merit, research interests and aspirations and will have all
their travel and accommodation expenses covered.
Please download and fill out the entry form on our website (below) and
send it along with a cover letter, your CV and contact details of two
referees (preferably including one research supervisor or mentor) to
g.frazzetto from lse.ac.uk.
***Note: Some of the practical modules will involve the demonstration
or handling of animals. Individuals who are in principle against the
use of animal models in research are advised not to attend.
Deadline for submission of applications is May 15th, 2008.
Successful candidates will be notified by July 15th at the latest.
For more information, please see our website (www.neurosocieties.eu)
or write to g.frazzetto from lse.ac.uk.
Additional details will be posted to www.neurosocieties.eu/neuroschool.htm
as they become available.
European Neuroscience and Society Network
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
(UK) +44 020 7107 5289