Department of Physics

1st Summer School of

Interdisciplinary Research on
Brain Network Dynamics

June 24-28, 2019


The interest in neuronal networks is growing exponentially. Research turns out to be especially successful where borders between classical fields of sciences are crossed.

The BRANDY summer school is supposed to stimulate this multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together international students, young researchers, and experts with distinct scientific backgrounds, all sharing an interest in neuronal network dynamics.

To support an exchange between scientists with different backgrounds, tutorials will introduce the distinct scientific fields, models, and methods. Introductions will be complemented by reviews on the state-of-the-art in specific research topics and by reports on latest advances.

Addressed audience

Young international scientists (Master's students to Junior postdocs) from Neurosciences, Biology, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Physics, or related fields.

  • 5 days of Lectures, Poster sessions, Social events
  • reserved to 50 participants, working language will be English

BRANDY collaboration

  • Department of Physics, University of Trento
  • Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
  • Department of Information Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Trento
  • Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento
  • Neuroinformatics Laboratory, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento
  • Neural Computation Laboratory, Italian Institute of Technology, Rovereto
  • Department of Energy, Information engineering and Mathematical models, University of Palermo
  • Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Complex Systems Theory Department, Institute of Nuclear Physics - Polish Academy of Science, Krakow, Poland

Organizing committee

  • Albrecht Haase, University of Trento
  • Jorge Jovicich, University of Trento
  • Ludovico Minati, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Polish Academy of Science & University of Trento
  • Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento



The summer school will be held at the Al Convento hotel in Terzolas, Val di Sole (TN).

Terzolas is a little village in a beautiful valley called Val di Sole, located at 755 meters on sea level, 60 km from Trento in the north of Italy. 

The hotel is an old monastery, it offers single, double, and triple rooms. Besides the meeting room it has a library and a large garden. Meals will be served in the old refectory.


How to get there:

Airports closest to Trento are Verona (1:30 h bus+train), Bologna (2:30 h bus+train), Venice (3:00 bus+train), Milano (3:30 bus+train).

In Trento you need to change to the local train station walking along platform 1 north for 200m. From the Trento - Malè - Mezzana station, you take a local train towards Malè/Mezzana (see train timetable PDF | 213KB).
Attention, you have to request a stop at Terzolas (1:30h), by pushing a small red button close to the door, after the preceding station called Caldes.
The hotel is easy to reach, walking 800m, first straight from the train station, then following the signs to "convento" (see map) . A shuttle service from Terzolas can be arranged if required.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Brain Connectivity
  • Brain Network Dynamics
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Consciousness
  • Cortical Information Processing
  • Criticality in the brain
  • Deep Learning
  • Electrophysiology
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Granger Causality
  • Graph Theory
  • Human Brain Disorders
  • In-vitro Networks
  • Information Theory
  • Informational Dynamics
  • Multisensory Integration
  • Neural Circuits Synchronization
  • Network Physiology
  • Neurocognitive Informatics
  • Neuroethics
  • Neuromorphic Engineering
  • Neuromorphic Photonics
  • Neuronal Networks with Synaptic Plasticity
  • Neurophysics
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Oscillatory dynamics
  • Resting state networks
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Visual processing
Social Events
  • Sunday 23rd, 20:00 Welcome dinner
  • Wednesday 26th, afternoon: Excursion, evening: Social dinner
  • Friday 28th, 13:00 Farewell lunch
  • Very last of the maximum 50 places available. 
  • Application until depletion, online form via the link below.
  • Registration fee (including 5 days of lectures, accomodation Sunday to Friday, all meals from Sunday dinner to Friday lunch, Social event) € 750
  • Participants are invited to present a poster, using the abstract submission within the application form

Abstract template (DOCX | 19 KB )