Next-Gen Neuro Workshop for Advanced PhD Students


Sun - Mon, May 5 to May 6, 8:00am - 10:00pm


The Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem

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We invite advanced PhD students and recent graduates to apply for a unique two-day workshop!

This workshop brings together promising next-generation researchers with interests and expertise across the broad spectrum of neuroscience. We aim to provide participants a close mentorship that will support their definition of their scientific path at this crucial stage of the career.

To facilitate all these processes, we are bringing together world-class scientists, renowned for their scientific contributions, as well as their commitment to career development of young scientists. The participants will benefit from working closely together with these scientists in small group activities.


Mentors and speakers include:
  •  Eve Marder, Brandeis University
  •  Idan Segev, Hebrew University
  •  Shimon Marom, Technion
  •  Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science

In this workshop we will:

  • Develop soft skills that are important to present-day scientists (presentation skills, efficient networking, etc.)

  • Help individuals identify their scientific identity and singular voice in science, with discussions on how to define a scientific problem, as well as identifying a postdoc lab, applying & managing your interview

  • Discuss the next BIG questions that neuroscience will be facing
  • Hear from renowned scientists about their own career paths

Participants are required to prepare a 5-minutes talk (with a ppt file) about their own research. On the first day, we will work on the presentations in small groups, and on the second day, each participant will present in front of the entire group.

At the end, you will vote for three talks that will represent us in the ‘Brain & Beer’ event that will mark the end of the workshop.

Attached is a tentative program of the workshop

NOTE: This is a JBC-funded workshop. Registration and participation is free. We will have two full and exciting days, from early morning to the very late evening hours. For those who are arriving from outside Jerusalem, we offer on-campus accommodations

For scientific questions, please contact the organizers:
Alon Zaslaver,
For administrative questions, please contact:
Bat El Falk, 
  1. Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max)
  2.  Publications
  3.  Personal statement (1 page max)
  4.  One letter of support/ recommendation
Deadline: March 15, 2019
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