about us

Here we want to shortly introduce ourselves so you know who is behind this project and will take care of you during the summer school. You can always use the contact form if you have any question!

Meet The Team

Team Leader

Chaitali Mukherjee

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Chaitali is a Post-Doc working on Myelin Biogenesis and repair at the TU-Munich. She is a self-proclaimed movie buff who loves to travel and explore various cultures. Is responsible for the course content and getting various scientific institutes involved in mini scientific collaborations 

Scientific Content

Judita Huber

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Judita is a PhD student studying human brain connectivity. She sings in a choir and loves going to the theatre and concerts.  At Neurocamp, she is responsible for the scientific content and interaction with the speakers

Paulina Nemcova

Paulina is a Neuroscience Master student at LMU Munich interested in studying how neurons and synapses functionally and structurally modify upon neuronal activity. Outside the lab, Paulina is a passionate horse-rider. In NeuroCamp, she is responsible for scheduling lectures and hands-on sessions.

Clara de la Rosa del Val

Clara is a Neuroscience master student, soon-to-be PhD student, working on how the immune processes take place in the brain during multiple sclerosis. In her free time, she really enjoys reading, painting and doing sports, preferably outdoors. Clara is responsible for finding labs for the research projects of NeuroCamp.

Logistics

Alex Mezydlo

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Alex is a senior PhD student at the LMU Munich working on Multiple Sclerosis models, with a strong scientific focus on neuroimaging and in vivo microscopy.

Yoga and road bike lover to keep the personal Yin-Yang balance. In the summer school, she is co-responsible for the general logistics and management. 

Fiona Tang

Fiona is a Neuroscience Master Student working on molecular and behavioural animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders. She is a passionate traveller, yogi, and avid believer of a mindful lifestyle. For Neurocamp she is part of the logistics team.

Paula Sanchez

Paula is a Postdoc at LMU Munich studying the mechanism of plasma membrane disruption during axon degeneration in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. She is passionate about dancing and hiking, and enjoys most of her free time having fun with her little son.

Fundraising and Finance

Liliana Pedro

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Lili is a PhD student trying to understand how brain cells develope and function. She is an experimental optimist, that aims to spark the curiosity and science enthusiasm of everyone willing enough to listen and is therefore involved in various science communication and outreach projects. For Neurocamp she is responsible for recruiting the sponsors and finances.

Michelle Biljecki

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Michelle is a PhD student investigating B cell-mediated immune responses in auto-antibody-associated neurological disorders. Besides having a passion for table soccer, dancing salsa, and food, she is known to be helplessly enthusiastic and full of energy to spread her fascination for science. As part of the finance team, she is co-responsible for the fundraising.

 

Katrin Lämmle

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Katrin is PhD student at the LMU Munich working on Multiple Sclerosis, with a focus on the migration of encephalitogenic T-cells from the blood into the brain. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor sports, dancing, yoga and baking. For the Neurocamp she is part of the finance team and co-responsible for the fundraising.

Participant Management

Marta Wesolowski

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Marta is a biochemist, mountain lover, folk dancer and just-finished PhD. Currently investigating axonal degeneration in an animal model of multiple sclerosis using 2 photon microscopy. She is co-responsible for the participant and event management and eager to spread her passion for science

Antonia Bose

Antonia is a PhD student trying to figure out why the human brain consumes as much as 20% of the energy produced by the body. To this end, she is given the chance to use novel PET-MR imaging techniques (which is way more exciting than it probably sounds). When not busy messing about with brains, she enjoys being involved in social work, hitting the gym or thinking about where the next travel could take her.

Vini Tiwari

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Vini is a PhD student exploring the role of microglia in myelin injury and repair at DZNE/TU-Munich. When she’s not working in the lab, Vini seizes every opportunity to travel or indulge in her best food. At Neurocamp, she is responsible for participant management, and is quite motivated to spread her passion for neuroscience.

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Natalia Filvarova

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Natalia is a PhD researcher at the Fraunhofer Institut IVV. She works on multisensory integration using brain imaging techniques, such as fMRI. Natalia can't sit still: she is the founder of NeuroCamp, Munich Healthy Academia (fighting for mental health in research), the Conversation Cafe (to promote communication and connection), a public speaker and generally a social activist. She loves travels, sunsets, and dreams to one day have a dog.

Event Management

Marta Wesolowski

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Marta is a biochemist, mountain lover, folk dancer and just-finished PhD. Currently investigating axonal degeneration in an animal model of multiple sclerosis using 2 photon microscopy. She is co-responsible for the participant and event management and eager to spread her passion for science

Katja Slangewal

Katja is a Neuroscience master student interested in using data analysis and machine learning to solve neuroscientific questions. When not doing neuroscience, you can find her in the mountains or at a board game night. At Neurocamp she helps to take care of the volunteers and social events.

Web/IT

Baccara Hizli

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Baccara is a M.Sc. Biochemistry with focus  on Neuroscience and computer science. She currently works in the field of human Psychophysics, loves to do creative stuff in her free time and is responsible for the online presence of the NeuroCamp

Julien Klimmt

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Julien is a senior PhD student at LMU Munich working on human stem-cell-derived models of Alzheimer's disease. He is in general interested in molecular mechanism underlying neurodegenerative disorders. In his free time, he likes photography, enjoying the mountains and travelling around the world. For the NeuroCamp he is responsible for the website

We especially also want to thank all former members of the team as well as Alex Gornizki for his consulting and guidance and David Wurzer and Judith Gonzalez-Gallego for organizing social events.