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Master students, PhD candidates, post-doctoral scientists and other early career researchers are lucky this summer: from 13 – 17 July they can join the first Radboud Summer School on Brain, Bacteria and Behaviour. During this intense week students will learn from various international experts in the field about the gut microbiome – brain axis, get hands-on practice with handling and analysing data and prepare themselves for setting up their own research projects in this exciting new field. The summer school takes place at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The course program includes a wide variety of topics and activities, ranging from state-of-the-art updates on routes of gut-brain communication to hands-on sessions using bioinformatic pipelines for data analysis. For those that still have energy left, the Radboud Summer School organises social events in the evenings, together with students from other summer courses.

Several scientists of the Eat2beNICE consortium are involved in the course, including project coordinator dr. Alejandro Arias Vasquez (who is leading the course), microbiologist dr. Clara Belzer and psychologists dr. Carolina de Weerth and dr. Mirjam Bloemendaal. In addition, experts from other countries will travel to Nijmegen to teach, including dr. Christine Fulling (University College Cork, Ireland), dr. Rochellys Diaz Heijtz (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden) and dr. Leo Lahti (University of Turku, Finland).

More information about the course, fees and registration can be found here: https://www.ru.nl/radboudsummerschool/courses/2020/brain-bacteria-behaviour/

We’re looking forward to an interesting summer!

About the author

Jeanette Mostert, PhD specializes in Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry. She taught at the Bachelor-programme Psychobiologie at the University of Amsterdam, and now works as Dissemination Manager for for two horizon2020 projects that are sponsored by the European Union: CoCA and Eat2BeNice (New Brain Nutrition.)

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About Jeanette Mostert, PhD

Jeanette Mostert, PhD specializes in Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry. She taught at the Bachelor-programme Psychobiologie at the University of Amsterdam, and now works as Dissemination Manager for for two horizon2020 projects that are sponsored by the European Union: CoCA and Eat2BeNice (New Brain Nutrition.)


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