CTNR Summer School 2021

Joining Forces for Rostock Neurosciences - Technology Expertise Blitz

Rostock & Biohotel Gut Gremmelin, Germany, on September 02nd - 04th, 2021

The first CTNR Summer School will be a platform for the get-to-know and networking of senior and young scientists from Rostock in the field of Neurosciences. Researchers of CTNR working groups will be trained in neuroanatomy by a two-day long preparation course in Rostock. Following, leader and junior scientists will present together in tandems the current state-of-the-art, their methodologies, applications and on-site technologies on the Summer School location at the hotel in Gremmelin. They will get the possibility to find partners for future joint projects, initiatives and exiting research challenges. The Summer School will provide networking tools by oral and poster presentations, discussions and scientific network activities. The best poster will be awarded by a project funding amount of 1,000 €.

Preliminary programme

Thursday, 02 September 2021 - Rostock

  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm: Neuroanatomy preparation course I (Institute of Anatomy, Rostock)

Friday, 03 September 2021 - Rostock/Gut Gremmelin

  • 8:00 am - 10:45 am: Neuroanatomy preparation course II (Institute of Anatomy, Rostock)
  • 12:00 pm: Arrival (Gut Gremmelin) and Lunch
  • 12:50 pm: Welcome
  • 1:00 pm: Session 1 (presentations)
  • 3:00 pm: Coffee & Posters
  • 3:30 - 6:30 pm: Session 2 (presentations and keynote speaker: Prof. Dimitri Kullmann - University College London)
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner & Scientific Networking

Saturday, 04 September 2021 - Gut Gremmelin

  • 07:00 am: Breakfast
  • 09:00 am: Session 3 (presentations)
  • 11:30 am: Coffee & Poster Session
  • 1:30 pm: Lunch & Farewell
  • 2:00 pm: Board Session (Board members only)

General information

Registration for the participation at the Summer School (Deadline: 11 June 2021)

  • Every participant (e.g. visitor, junior, senior speaker) should make a binding registration with the registration form (see below).
  • Every scientists of a CTNR members institute can participate (list of members).
  • The participation is compulsory for CTNR-funded Clinician and Medical Scientists.
  • Participants present their research in tandems (introduction/overview by senior, detailed content by junior researcher).
  • Every participant contributes through a poster and/or an oral presentation.

Call for Abstracts (Deadline: 11 June 2021)

  • Please submit an abstract (see below) for your tandem presentation in the field of neurosciences with a focus on used methodologies, applications and existing technologies (max. length: 1 page).
  • Only one abstract has to be submitted for tandem presentations.

Neuroanatomy preparation course

  • The language of the course is German, accompanying explanations can be made in English if necessary.
  • For Summer School participants, the CTNR takes over the participation fees.
  • Registration deadline without Summer School participation: 15 August 2021 at laura.hiepe@med.uni-rostock.de

Oral/Poster presentations

  • Every participant should prepare a scientific poster (A0). Poster walls will be available on site.
  • The language for the oral and poster presentation is English.
  • The length for the oral presentation is max. 25 minutes + 5 minutes discussions.
  • The assignment of oral presentation or poster contribution will be made and communicated after the deadline.
  • The time/date (session) for oral presentations will be announced after the deadline.

CTNR Poster Award

  • All academic participants of the summer school vote for the best poster.
  • The winner receives prize money of € 1,000 for supporting the project presented.


  • The participants pay the travel and accommodation costs ("Dienstreiseantrag" via the institutes).
  • For Summer School participants, the CTNR takes over the costs for the participation fees of the neuroanatomy preparation course, location rent, planned meals/beverages and planned social events.


  • The summer school takes place subject to the then currently applicable regulations concerning the corona pandemic.