Short-term Training Program

One of LABMAN’s main objectives is to train personnel in the field of human brain mapping. Here you will find calls for fellowships, job opportunities, information about courses and short-term training in state-of-the-art laboratories abroad.

Short-term training program in state-of-the-art laboratories

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Athena Team – INRIA – France

https://team.inria.fr/athena/
Host: Demian Wassermann
Expertise: Diffusion MRI; M/EEG; Brain-Computer Interaction.

Lines of research: Methodological research in Diffusion MRI and M/EEG, Brain-Computer Interaction

Methodology Used: Mathematical modeling, neuroanatomy, machine learning, tractography, structural connectivity, white matter microstructure analyses through diffusion MRI, inverse and forward problem solving in M/EEG

Equipment available: EEG within a faraday-isolated chamber. Close collaboration with nearby Hospitals including 3T MRI and participation in awake-brain surgery.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods Group – University of Trento – Italy

http://r.unitn.it/en/cimec/mri
Host: Jorge Jovicich
Expertise: Physics applied to MRI neuroimaging

Lines of research: Optimization of acquisition and analyses strategies brain structural and functional MRI; Harmonization of multicentric longitudinal MRI studies; applications to study diagnosis & prognosis in neurodegenerative diseases

Methodology Used: Physics applied to MRI neuroimaging

Equipment available: 4T Medspec MRI scanner (Bruker); Access to clinical MRI data from research collaborations (e.g., Pharmacog)

Training makes sense as part of a collaborative project leading to publications or grant applications.

Excellent English skills.

Background compatible with the project in question and time available training. To be discussed on a case by case basis, potentially with the need of specific training performed prior to the stage

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Centre for Systems Neuroscience – University of Leicester – UK

https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/Faculty/Profile/leonardo-cohen.aspx
Host: Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Expertise: Electrophysiology, single cell recordings in animals and humans, 2-photon imaging, data processing

Lines of research: Perception and memory.
Methodology Used: EEG, Eye-tracker, Robot arm, in vitro and in vivo 2 photon imaging, mice virtual reality setup, animal electrophysiology, contact with hospitals performing single cell recordings in humans.
Equipment available: All of the above
Programing and data processing skills (particularly in matlab).
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Human Cortical Physiology and Neurorehabilitation Section – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH – USA

https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/Faculty/Profile/leonardo-cohen.aspx
Host: Leonardo G Cohen, MD
Expertise: Physics applied to MRI neuroimaging

Lines of research: The goal of our activity is to understand the mechanisms underlying plastic changes in the human central nervous system (CNS) and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for recovery of function based on these advances.

Methodology Used: TMS, tDCS, MRI, MEG,

Equipment available: TMS, tDCS, MRI, MEG,

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Multimodal Neuroimaging Lab – Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research – USA

http://www.rfmh.org/nki/
Host: Dr. Martinez, A.
Expertise: In this lab we use behavioral, physiological and circuit/cell level approaches for the assessment of various aspects of visual processing function in schizophrenia and, more recently, in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Lines of research: Spatio-temporal dynamics of visual processing impairments in schizophrenia in relation to higher-order cognitive deficits such as attention and social cognition.

Methodology Used: Methodologies including event-related potentials (ERP) and spectral perturbations (ERSP), task-based (fMRI) and resting state (rsfMRI) are combined in order to obtain information about both the time-course and neural underpinnings of visual and cognitive processes

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LION Lab – Université de Montréal, Sainte-Justine University Hospital – Canada

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Host: Anne Gallagher
Expertise: Pediatric neuroimaging, Child neuropsychology, Language functions and networks, Epilepsy, Congenital heart disease, Prematurity.

Lines of research: Neurodevelopment in healthy children and clinical populations, Brain maturation, Language

Methodology Used: Pediatric neuroimaging, Task-based and resting-state paradigms, Developmental and neuropsychological assessments

Equipment available: Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), Electrophysiology (EEG), Stereotaxic system

Ph.D. in a relevant field to the Lab expertise (e.g. Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Biomedical sciences)
Experience with: Brain imaging; Functional brain connectivity analyses; MatLab and Pediatric research (not necessary, but an asset)

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PICNIC LAB – Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Ëpinière – France

http://icm-institute.org/fr/team/equipe-cohen-naccache-bartolomeo/
Host: Jacobo Sitt
Expertise: Behavior and neuroimaging with non-human primates, normal and impaired human subjects

Lines of research: Language; Cognition; Attention; Consciousness
Methodology Used: Resting state and ERPs with M/EEG and fMRI; DTI; Brain stimulation using tES
Equipment available: EEG, fMRI, MEG, tES
Coding skills are required
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Garza Lab – Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria “Ramon de la Fuente Muñiz” – Mexico

http://inprf.gob.mx/
Host: Eduardo A. Garza-Villarreal
Expertise: Neuroimaging studies in clinical populations and settings.

Lines of research: Substance Addiction. Music Cognition

Methodology Used: Neuroimaging structural and functional connectivity; Computational Neuroanatomy
Equipment available: MRI 3T Phillips Ingenia; rTMS MagVenture

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CIBORG – University of Southern California – USA

http://ciborg-lab.com/
Host: Natasha Lepore
Expertise: post-processing methods and analyses for brain MRI

Lines of research: Brain MRI
Methodology Used: Varied
Equipment available: 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners, computers
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Brain Connectivity Laboratory – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – Mexico

http://personal.inb.unam.mx/lconcha/
Host: Luis Concha
Expertise: Diffusion MRI, fMRI, rodent MRI.

Lines of research: White matter abnormalities in Epilepsy, Parkinson, and other neurological disorders. Microstructural correlates of abnormal diffusion patterns in white matter using animal models. Function of secondary auditory cortices (fMRI).
Methodology Used: Mathematical models of diffusion (DTI, CSD, CHARMED, etc); General linear model; Independent component analysis of resting-state fMRI; Cortical thickness analysis (freesurfer, Civet, etc); Fsl, SPM, mrtrix, matlab, bash.
Equipment available: 3T Philips Achieva TX; 3T General Electric Discovery MR750; 7T Bruker Pharmascan with upgraded gradients (720 mT/m).

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Rosenblatt lab for theory of data science – Ben Gurion University of the Negev – Israel

www.john-ros.com
Host: Jonathan Rosenblatt
Expertise: Statistics; machine learning

Lines of research: Statistical methodology for imaging.
Familiarity with some analysis suite. Slight preference for SPM.
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Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab – McGill University – Canada

www.zlab.mcgill.ca
Host: Robert J Zatorre
Expertise: Cognitive Neuroscience; Experimental design; Neuroimaging

Lines of research: Auditory cortex organization and structure; Pitch perception; Music perception and memory; Music-evoked emotion/reward; Sensory-motor integration in music performance; Speech perception; Expertise/Training/Plasticity; Cross-modal reorganization; Auditory spatial processing; Functional and structuralneuroimaging
Methodology Used: Functional and structural imaging; psychophysics; cognitive tasks; brain stimulation
Equipment available: 3T MRI; MEG; EEG; TMS; tDCS; eye-tracking; MR-compatible musical instruments; Psychoacoustics; Psychophysiology; Anechoic room; 3D 84-channel auditory spatial array; motion capture.
Basic knowledge of any of: Cognition; Psychoacoustics; Reward processes; Analytical tools for neuroimaging

Resources for Scientists

Rita Levi Montalcini Programme for the Recruitment of Young Researchers @ University of Trento (Italy)

The programme (budget: 5.000.000 Euro) aims at funding 24 temporary research positions for the realization of a research project at the selected Host Institution. Eligibility requirements: applicants should be scholars (of any nationality) who – have been awarded their doctoral Degree, or equivalent, after 31/10/2010 and by 31/10/2013; – at the date of the application […]

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Assistant/Associate professor in Visual Science @ U of Montreal (Canada)

The School of Optometry of the Université de Montréal invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for an initial period of 3 years. Within that period the candidate must succeed in obtaining a salary grant, such as the Research Scholar Career Award from the Fonds de recherche […]

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Postdoc position available @ University of York (Canada)

A three year postdoctoral research position is available at the University of York to work in Dr. David Pitcher’s lab on a BBSRC funded project. The position involves TMS, fMRI and Neuropsychological studies of face perception. More details and application information can be found here: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=302173

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Faculty position in Neuroeconomics @ Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada)

The Departments of Psychology and Economics at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in Computational Neuroeconomics. This is a tenured or tenure-track position held jointly in the Departments of Psychology and Economics, with a preferred starting date of July […]

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Assistant Professor Position @ Federal University of ABC ( São Paulo, Brazil)

The Center for Mathematics, Computation and Cognition at Federal University of ABC (UFABC) seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (entry-level) effective July 1, 2017. We are interested in applicants who study mechanisms underlying cognition in biological and artificial systems. The successful candidate will join a young, highly-qualified interdisciplinary team […]

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Scientific Meetings and Courses

Escuela de Ciencias Informáticas ECI 2017 @ Universidad de Buenos Aires

La 31º edición de la Escuela de Ciencias Informáticas, ECI 2017, se llevará a cabo desde el 24 al 29 de julio, en el Departamento de Computación de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.  El objetivo de la ECI es contribuir a la formación de alumnos, graduados y […]

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2nd LABMAN Meeting in pictures

The 2nd Meeting of the Latin American Brain Mapping Network was held on March 16-17 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) with the aim of bringing together scientists and students from diverse areas in order to help the consolidation of the brain mapping research community in Latin America. Here is a summary of the meeting in pictures:

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Sleep and Cognition Advanced Course in Siena, Tuscany (Italy)

July 8 – 15, 2017 in Siena, Italy. This Advanced Course will cut across multiple fields of sleep studies and will address important emerging areas. Emphasis will be placed on cutting-edge methods and hypotheses for understanding sleep and its effects on cognitive functions, and on how neurophysiological/genetic/imaging approaches can shed light on the functions of […]

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Conference on Music and Eye-Tracking (Frankfurt, Germany)

We are very pleased to announce the call for abstract submissions to the conference on “Music and Eye-tracking (MET) – What eye movements, pupil dilation, and blinking activity tell us about musical processing” , which will be held 17th-18th of August 2017 at the Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany. Our goal is to […]

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Rovereto workshop on Concepts, Actions, Objects (Italy)

We are pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Rovereto workshop on Concepts, Actions and Objects (CAOs), taking place at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, May 4-7, 2017, in Rovereto, Italy. The Rovereto workshop provides a unique forum for researchers from a range of perspectives who are interested in Concepts, Actions, and Objects to […]

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