ICPBR Summer School
In Non-Human Primate Systems Neuroscience
September 9th - 15th, 2024

ICPBR Summer School

In Non-Human Primate Systems Neuroscience

Sept 9th - 15th, 2024

The ICPBR Summer School in Non-Human Primate Systems Neuroscience, is to be held during September 9-15 in Shanghai. This school will be sponsored by the International Center for Primate Brain Research (ICPBR), a new center affiliated with the Institute of Neuroscience (ION) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The goal of this school is to provide introductory lectures to international young investigators (mainly graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) on recent advances in the science and technology related to non-human primate research, with relevance to the understanding of human brain functions and disorders.The ICPBR school will cover the cost of domestic and international flights, local transport, accommodation and meals during the event.

The school will consist of two parts: Lectures and Tutorials (7 days) and Internship (up to 1 month). The lectures will be given by 19 distinguished researchers in the field of primate neurobiology. The tutorials will be provided by instructors and teaching assistants, with full participation of the students. A total of 30 students will be selected from the applicants. A portion (8-10) of the students will also be accepted for internships in ICPBR/ION laboratories for participation in laboratory projects and exercises for a duration of up to 1 month. 

For more information regarding the application process and travel arrangements please visit the school policies.

The application deadline: 30.04.2024 (11:59 p.m. GMT+8). Please use the online system to apply, the applications send directly by email will not be considered.

Confirmed lecturers:

Dora Angelaki

Belief embodiment through eye movements facilitates memory-guided navigation

New York University, New York, USA

Goran Angelovski

Molecular fMRI as novel and useful tool in systems neuroscience

International Center for Primate Brain Research, Shanghai, China

Elena Borra

Large-scale cortical networks for motor and cognitive motor functions in the primate brain

Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Gustavo Deco

The thermodynamics of mind

Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Henry Evrard

Functional and Comparative Neuroanatomy of Interoception

International Center for Primate Brain Research, Shanghai, China

Yong Gu

Spatial and temporal congruency of multisensory integration for self-motion perception

Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Tadashi Isa

Causal neuroscience in primates: pathway selective manipulation with chemogenetics and

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Igor Kagan

Sensorimotor functions of thalamic pulvinar and pulvinar-cortical interactions

German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany

Vishal Kapoor

Neural correlates of conscious perception in the primate brain

International Center for Primate Brain Research, Shanghai, China

Kristine Krug

Specialized cortical circuits for perceptual decisions about 3D stimuli

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany   

Nikos Logothetis

Interaction of Hippocampal Ripples, Theta Oscillations and Pontine-Geniculo-Occipital waves     leading to brain wide metastates related to learning and memory consolidation

International Center for Primate Brain Research, Shanghai, China 

Alexander Maier

Cortical columnar circuits and canonical computations

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA 

Anna Mitchell

Primate mediodorsal thalamus: cortico-thalamocortical connectivity and functional contributions to learning and decision-making

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Andreas Nieder

Number neurons in the human and nonhuman primate brain

University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Nicola Palomero-Gallagher

Receptor architectonic mapping of the macaque monkey brain

Research Center Jülich, Jülich, Germany

Muming Poo

Non-human models of brain diseases

International Center for Primate Brain Research, Institute for Neuroscience, Shanghai, China

Pieter Roelfsema

The brain processes for conscious visual perception and the technology that could restore it in 


Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Burke Rosen

Structure, function, and gene expression in human and non-human primate cerebral neocortex

Washington University, St. Louis, USA

Stelios M. Smirnakis


Harvard University, Boston, USA     

Andreas Tolias

The fabric of the neocortex

Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA                         

Special Guest:

Alison Abbott                    

Moderator, Forum on Brain States

Meeting Venue:

The Yuluxe Sheshan, Shanghai, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel