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11-16-2009, 08:58 AM
Dear moderators:

Please post this ad on BIOMCH-L.


Vladimir Zatsiorsky



In Poland!!!

We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and
young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer
School # VII (MCSS-VII). MCSS-VII will be a five-day event, June 24 - June
28, 2010. It will include an arrival day (June 24), three days of sessions
(June 25-27), and a departure day (June 28). We plan to bring together 6-10
faculty and 25-35 students selected from the pool of applicants.

Acceptance criteria:

(1) Relevant experience reflected, in particular, in the number and quality
of publications;

(2) As a rule, one-two students per research group will be accepted
(including the groups led by the faculty);

(3) Preference will be given to productive, advanced graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows;

(4) Balanced representation of different sub-areas such as neurophysiology,
psychology, biomechanics, modeling, rehabilitation, etc.

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.

There will be no tutorials; the students should know basic anatomy, muscle
physiology, neurophysiology, biomechanics, basic calculus, basic operations
with vectors and matrices, statistics, etc. The style of the lectures and
discussions will be frank and open.

Tuition: none.

Each participant will pay his/her expenses. There will be no tuition, and
the faculty will receive no compensation for their participation. MCSS has
no funds (the total budget is exactly $0) to help with travel costs. All
participants will get a formal certificate to help them get reimbursed
through whatever means they have at their disposal.


An arrangement has been made with Hotel Gawra in Wisla, (Southern Poland;
can be reached via Krakow Airport and Katowice Airport). We expect the
lodging+food rates to range between $300 and $350 (euro 220-250), depending
on single/double occupancy for four nights including all meals. Please, do
not contact the Hotel and do not make any travel arrangements until you get
an official acceptance letter to join MCSS-VII.


The current, tentative list of faculty includes:

Paul Cisek, Canada

Anatol Feldman, Canada

Yuri Ivanenko, Italy

Slobodan Jaric, USA

Mark Latash, USA

Mindy Levin, Canada

John Rothwell, UK

Jeroen Smeets, The Netherlands

If you would like to participate in MCSS-VII, please e-mail a letter of
interest to Mark Latash (latash@psu.edu) with a single-file attachment that
contains a statement of personal goals and a c.v. with the list of
publications and presentations. Virus-free Word and PDF attachments are

applications will get preference for admission. Admission decisions will be
made by March 15, and those accepted will be notified by e-mail.

Mark Latash, latash@psu.edu

Grzegorz Juras, g.juras@awf.katowice.pl