1st Cologne Summer School in Biological Psychiatry

We are very pleased to announce the „1st Cologne Summer School in Biological Psychiatry“ (CSSBP), taking place from August 26 to 30, 2024 at the University of Cologne. The CSS in Biological Psychiatry is jointly organized by Prof. Dr. Koenig (Biological Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) and Prof. Dr. Kambeitz (Biological Psychiatry). This year’s thematic focus will be on “Transitions & Frontiers” addressing recent developments and new advances in Biological Psychiatry. We are happy that we were able to secure some of the top speakers and lectures in our field. The time table and final list of lecturers will be announced soon. Beyond lectures and practical workshops by experts, the CSSBP will comprise a cultural and social program to enable close exchange and interaction. The cultural focus of this year will address Biological Psychiatry in NS Germany, with a particular focus on the Medical Faculty at the University of Cologne.

Participation

We invite recent graduate or PhD students to apply for participation in the summer school. We are able to accept a total of 24 students for this year’s CSSBP. Participation is free of charge. For international students, stipends to cover costs of travel and accommodation are provided (funded via the University of Cologne Summer School programm). All participants (in case of regular attendance) will receive a certificate. 

Criteria of eligibility: 

  • Currently enrolled as student at the University of Cologne or one of its partner universities (link to complete list)
  • Master degree in psychology or related field currently working on a PhD project in Biological Psychiatry (or intending to do so soon) or MD student with a dissertation project in Biological Psychiatry
  • Good understanding of English language (CSSBP will be held in English language)

The application portal to participate in the CSSBP in Biological Psychiatry will open soon. Please apply by June 1st 2024. Students will be selected based on criteria of excellence and diversity. We will announce the class of CSSBP students 2024 in July 2024. Invited students are asked to prepare a poster presentation and present their PhD project to an audience of experts in the field during a CSSBP conference. The best poster presentation will be awarded.

Updates on the 1st Cologne Summer School in Biological Psychiatry, including the application process, a preliminary time table etc., will be posted here soon. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions at this stage. 

Prof. Dr. Joseph Kambeitz: joseph.kambeitz@uk-koeln.de

Prof. Dr. Julian Koenig: julian.koenig@uk-koeln.de

Faculty 2024 (updates on a regular basis)

Prof. Dr. Marc Tittgemeyer

Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany &
University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Cluster of Excellence Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases (CECAD)

“Interoception: How physiological representations of bodily states may shape our behavior”

Wednesday, 28.08; 11 am – 12 noon

Prof. Dr. Veerle Visser-Vandewalle

Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University Hospital Cologne, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Cologne

“Deep Brain Stimulation beyond movement disorders: actual status”

Thursday, 29.08; 1 pm – 2 pm

Prof. Dr. Tobias U. Hauser

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Aging Research, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, University Tuebingen, Tübingen, Germany
German Center for Mental Health (DZPG), partner site Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London, London, United Kingdom

“Towards a developmental computational psychiatry”

Friday, 30.08; 2 pm – 3 pm

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Konrad

Child Neuropsychology Section, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital RWTH, Aachen, Germany
JARA Brain Institute II, Molecular Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (INM-11), Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, Germany

“The role of Interpersonal synchrony in developmental psychopathology”

Thursday, 29.08; 11 am – 12 noon

Prof. Dr. Nils Kroemer

Section of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bonn, Bonn
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Tübingen Center for Mental Health, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

“Targeting motivation with vagus nerve stimulation”

Thursday, 29.08; 2 pm – 3 pm

Dr. Jasper Vöckel

University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Germany

“Hands-On: Transcranial Electrical Stimulation”

Thursday, 29.08; 3 pm – 6 pm

Prof. Dr. Manuel Spitschan

Translational Sensory & Circadian Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
TUM School of Medicine and Health, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
TUM Institute of Advanced Study (TUM-IAS), Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany

“Taming light: methodological considerations for the assessment of light in psychiatric research”

Tuesday, 27.08; 1 pm – 3 pm

last update 2023 10 08

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