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

Founder

Natalia Filvarova

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Natalia Filvarova 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. Natalia loves travels, sunsets, and dreams to one day have a dog.

Content Team

Chaitali Mukherjee

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Post-Doc working on Myelin Biogenesis and repair at the TU-Munich. 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 

Judita Huber

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PhD student studying human brain connectivity. Sings in a choir and loves going to the theatre and concerts. Responsible for content and interaction with speakers

Alex Mezydlo

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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, co-responsible for the general logistics and management. 

Annet Glas

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PhD student studying how we can enhance learning and memory. To enhance your experience here at the summer school, I recruit sponsors. In any spare time, I love biking, it comes with being Dutch

Fundraising & Logistics Team

Liliana Pedro

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PhD student trying to understand how brain cells develope and function. Is an experimental optimist, that aims to spark the curiosity and science enthusiasm of everyone willing enough to listen. Involved in various science communication and outreach projects she is responsible for recruiting the sponsors

Marta Wesolowski

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Biochemist, mountain lover, folk dancer and soon PhD. Currently investigating axonal degeneration in an animal model of multiple sclerosis using 2 photon microscopy. Co-responsible for the general logistics and eager to spread the passion for science

Alexandra Klein

Senior PhD student at the MPI of Neurobiology, working on understanding the role of the insular cortex in emotional behavior. Enthusiastic science communicator. Passionate dancer, loves fitness, running, biking and hiking in the mountain. Co-responsible for fundraising.

Online & Publicity Team

Baccara Hizli

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M.Sc. Biochemistry with focus  on Neuroscience and computer science. 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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Senior PhD student at LMU Munich working on human stem-cell-derived models of Alzheimer's disease. Is in general interested in molecular mechanism underlying neurodegenerative disorders. Likes photography, enjoying the mountains and travelling around the world 

We also want to thank Alex Gornizki for his consulting and guidance and David Wurzer and Judith Gonzalez-Gallego for organizing the social events