We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School # XIII (MCSS-XIII). MCSS- XIII will be a five-day event, June 21 – 25, 2016. It will include an arrival day (June 21), three days of sessions (June 22-24), and a departure day (June 25). We plan to bring together 6-10 faculty and 30-40 students selected from the pool of applicants.

The preliminary list of speakers:

Antonio Bicchi (IIT, Pisa, Italy)
Anatol Feldman (University of Montreal, Canada) Mark Latash (Penn State University, USA)
Mindy Levin (McGill University, Canada)
Monica Perez (University of Miami, USA)
Robert Scheidt (Marquette University, USA) Gregor Schöner (Rühr University, Germany)
John Rothwell (University College of London, UK)

The program will include interactive seminars led by the faculty. Students are encouraged to interrupt the speakers, ask for clarifications, and raise issues related to their own research. Poster sessions will run throughout the meeting including the evening hours.

Each participant will pay his/her expenses. There will be no tuition fee, and the speakers will receive no compensation for their participation. All participants will get a formal certificate of attendance to help them get reimbursed through whatever means they have at their disposal.


We will meet in kibbutz “Tzuba” in the Judean Mountains. The kibbutz is not far from Jerusalem and also from the Ben Gurion Airport. The current rates are about $450 (approximately, based on shared rooms) for four nights including meals. Please, do not contact the kibbutz and do not make any arrangements until you get an official acceptance letter to join MCSS-XIII.

MCSS-XIII will run immediately following the

If you would like to participate in MCSS-XIII, please e- mail a letter of interest to Mark Latash ( with a single-file PDF attachment containing a statement of personal goals and a c.v. with the list of publications and presentations. If you would like to present a poster, submit a single-page abstract (PDF, font Times New Roman 12, reasonably formatted). Abstract submission is not a pre- requisite for attendance. If you have questions regarding the organization of MCSS-XIII, travel, transfers, and accommodations, please contact Dr. Dario Liebermann (

Computational Motor Control Workshop at Ben-Gurion

12th Karniel

University of the Negev, which will take place on June 19-21, 2016.

Transfers will be organized between the two sites.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2016. Earlier applications will get preference for admission. Admission decisions will be made by March 1, 2016, and those accepted will be notified by e-mail.

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