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The 9th Royan Institute International Summer School:
Brain and Cognitive Sciences


  • Introduction to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Methods to Study the Brain in Action
  • fMRI, MEG, EEG, TMS, Optogenetics
  • The Brain in Health and Disease   

The 9th Royan International Summer School will be held on July 14-18 2018. If you wish to participate, please kindly fill the attached Form and email it to ( till July 1, 2018 to the summer school secretariat.

Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology (RI-SCBT) has recently expanded their neuroscience research by establishing the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department with a focus on brain organoids, basic and clinical neuroscience, and brain imaging:

  •  The brain organoid research is led by Prof Hossein Baharvand, head of the RI-SCBT, building in vitro and in-vivo brain organoids to study brain development in health and disease.

  •  The basic and clinical neuroscience research is formed by a diverse and collaborative team of faculty members: Prof. Javan, Dr. Shahpasand, Dr Kiani, Dr Satarian and Dr. Shahbazi. The team is currently conducting research on Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury and Retinal damages.

  •  The brain imaging part is led by Dr. Seyed Khaligh-Razavi, using the brain imaging facilities available at the national brain mapping lab (NBML), helping with both the clinical and the basic research towards understanding the human brain in health and disease.

This is the 9th summer school held at Royan institute, but the first one with a focus on brain and cognitive sciences.

The school is deliberately designed to cover a broad range of topics on brain sciences from the world leading researchers in the field so the audience can get the chance to taste different aspects of the rapidly growing, multidisciplinary field of brain and cognitive sciences. We hope this will help students to gain invaluable insights towards finding their area of interest for their future research in the field.
This year’s Scientific Chairman of the summer school is Dr. Seyed-Mahdi Khaligh-Razavi. He is assistant professor at Royan Institute, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Dept; and cofounder of Cognetivity ltd, UK –a young company for early diagnosis of dementia. With a background in computer science and machine learning, he completed his PhD at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University, studying visual object recognition in human and machine. After that he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying the human brain using multimodal brain imaging techniques, and computational modelling. During this time, he was also affiliated with the Harvard Catalyst (The Harvard University Clinical and Translational Science Centre), where he has worked on medical device development.

Confirmed Speakers:
[To be announced soon.]

Registration Fees:
Individual Participants    300 EUR
Group Registration    240 EUR

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Registration Fees include:
Participants                             Accompanying Persons
Certificate of Attendance         Lunch Coupons for 5 days
Lunch Coupons for 5 days      Summer School Gift  
Bank Account:
ACC NO: 4158853386
IBAN:IR 810 120 81 11 0000 4158853386



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