Neuroimaging Course

Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques

FEB 3 – FEB 15, 2020

This is an intensive and comprehensive laboratory-oriented course focusing on applying imaging techniques to neuroscience research. The objective of this imaging course is to gain exposure to modern imaging tools from the principles of optics to applications in modern neuroscience.

The course has been formatted to include lectures in the morning and laboratory sections in the afternoon and evening. Students will rotate through all laboratory sections, and focus on one section (and one optional section) for the remainder of the course.

Take a look inside MPFI’s Advanced Neuroimaging Course:


Alessio Attardo

McLean Bolton

Catherine Dulac

Valentina Emiliani

Na Ji

Naomi Kamasawa

Jeff Lichtman

Ju Lu

Mackenzie Mathis

Darcy Peterka

Kuan Hong Wang

Long Yan

Ryohei Yasuda

Chris Xu

Yi Zuo

Vincent Pieribone

This course features a dedicated Correlative Light and Electron  Microscopy (CLEM) Techniques Module. If you wish to work on a CLEM project, please be sure to select the EM Course track in the application.



This course is intended for anyone interested in using imaging in their neuroscience research, including graduate students, postdoctoral or clinical researchers, and early career independent investigators.



When you click on the “APPLY” button, you will be redirected to an online application form.  Once you create an account, you will be able to save your application and return to complete it at another time. The application deadline is October 25, 2019.

Please be aware that the form will request the following (be sure to upload all documents in pdf format):

  • CV

  • Research Statement: In approximately 500 words, please tell us why you are interested in this course, and how this course will contribute to your ongoing or future research.

  • Reference Letter: Contact information for 2 references (name, institutional affiliation, and email address).


For CLEM EM Module applicants, please include answers to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in learning CLEM?

  • What kind of specimens (e.g. brain tissue, slice culture, cells, etc.) do you want to work on?

  • List previous EM experience

NOTE: All application materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline. Decisions will be made approximately two weeks following the application deadline.  Please email if you have any questions about the application.

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Registration Information

If you are chosen to participate in the course, you will receive an email that contains detailed registration and payment instructions. At this time, information will also be available to assist you in making travel plans.


Registration fees include all aspects of course participation and all meals. Those who register for a “shared room” will be housed in a double-occupancy hotel room and be provided transportation to and from the course location. Those who register for a “single room” will be housed in a single-occupancy hotel room and be provided transportation to and from the course location.

  • Registration only: $2,000
  • Registration Fee + Shared Room: $3,099
  • Registration Fee + Single Room: $4,197


Travel Grant Information

A limited number of travel grants are available to support lodging and travel costs for selected participants to attend the 2020 Neuroimaging Techniques Course at MPFI. Applicants will be asked to provide a justification for requesting support to be considered for a travel grant. Requests for travel grants will not affect selection decisions made by the selection committee.

Travel grants to attend the 2020 Neuroimaging Techniques Course at MPFI are generously sponsored by the Max Planck Florida Scientific Fellows Program.


Those who register for a shared or single room will be housed at Marriott Courtyard Jupiter hotel. The check-in date for all rooms is February 3; check-out is February 15. You can indicate on your registration form whether you will need to stay extra nights prior to the start of the meeting and/or after the meeting (early arrival and late departure fees will be charged). During the course, a shuttle is arranged for course participants to travel to and from the institute.



Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered to all course participants in the Dreyfoos Atrium with the exception of outdoor activity day (dinner on your own). If you have any special dietary requests, please contact the events coordinator.



Three airports are located near our institute:

  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) 16 miles

  • Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) 63 miles

  • Miami International Airport (MIA) 85 miles

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Miriam Chun
Events Coordinator


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