CIMeC - Centro interdipartimentale Mente/Cervello



Interdisciplinary Research on Brain Network Dynamics

June 24-28 2019, Al Convento (Tn), Val di Sole 



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 train station walking north for 200m. From the Trento - Malè - Mezzana station, you take a local train towards Malè/Mezzana getting off at Terzolas (1:30h, Attention, you have to push a button to request a stop, the station before is Caldes). For further information see the the train timetable.
The hotel is easy to reach, walking 800m from the train station (see map). A shuttle service from Terzolas can be arranged if required.



 Brandy Summer School