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 Coordination
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Clara de la Rosa del Val

Clara is a Neuroimmunology 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.

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Judit González Gallego

Judit is a PhD student focusing on molecular mechanisms underlying stroke. For that she works with two different models: an in vivo model using genetic modified mice and an in vitro model using induced pluripotent stem cells where she’s trying to generate a blood-brain-barrier model. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, travelling, Netflix and a good conversation with wine. For Neurocamp she is responsible for recruiting sponsors and coordinating the team.

Scientific Content
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Clara de la Rosa del Val

Clara is a Neuroimmunology 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.

Chris Douthwaite

Logistics
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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. 

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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.

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Mayar Bassel

Mayar is a PhD student focusing on applying deep learning approaches on proteomics data in cleared tissues. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, cycling, travelling and playing American Football. For Neurocamp she is responsible for recruiting the sponsors and finances.

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Adinda Wens

Adinda is a PhD student focussing her research on the dendritic pathology in a mouse model of MS. Apart from investigating chemical pathways, she enjoys exploring the nature surrounding Munich and tackling miscellaneous DIY projects. She is part of the NeuroCamp Finances team, assisting in recruiting sponsors and fundraising.

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Judit González Gallego

Judit is a PhD student focusing on molecular mechanisms underlying stroke. For that she works with two different models: an in vivo model using genetic modified mice and an in vitro model using induced pluripotent stem cells where she’s trying to generate a blood-brain-barrier model. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, travelling, Netflix and a good conversation with wine. For Neurocamp she is responsible for recruiting sponsors and coordinating the team.

Participant Management
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Marta Wesolowski

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Marta is a neuroscientist working in the field of regeneration after brain injury using different animal models and in vivo imaging. If not in the lab, you will find her as mountain lover on trails somewhere between Bavaria and Slovenia. She is co-responsible for the participant management and eager to spread her passion for science.

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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.

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Joseph Kroeger

Joseph is a neuroscience PhD student at the LMU Munich. He is investigating the integrity of the blood-brain-barrier in cerebral small vessel disease using human induced pluripotent stem cells. Outside of the lab, Joseph enjoys being active by playing sports. While he prefers team sports, some of his favorites include bouldering, tennis, and rugby.

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Maryam Chahin

Maryam is a PhD student working on traumatic brain injuries. In her free time, she enjoys going to museums and baking. She is working along with the other members of the participant management team.

Social media
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Sophie Robinson

Sophie is a PhD student investigating microglia in disease using human stem-cell-derived models. She enjoys traveling, reading, and being in the mountains in her free time. For NeuroCamp, she is responsible for PR and social media.

Event Management
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Sydney Ann Hunt

Sydney is a Fast-Track Ph.D student in the Graduate School for Systemic Neurosciences at LMU interested in studying how place cells, phase precession and brain oscillations contribute to the encoding of spatial memory. If she‘s not doing science, Sydney is usually playing football, surfing on the river or exploring another hike in the Alps. In NeuroCamp, she is responsible for organizing social activities.

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Alkmini Damkou

Alkmini is a PhD student investigating the role of glial cells in health and disease. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, reading and playing board games. For Neurocamp she is co-responsible for the volunteer and event management.

Web/IT
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Ioanna Emmanouilidis

Ioanna is a PhD student both at the LMU and the TUM, studying the mechanisms of axonal membrane resealing on cells and animal models of CNS pathology and injury. In her free time she enjoys being outside exploring the city by foot or by bike, reading books and travelling. For Neurocamp, she is on the website team.

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!