Fellowships available for a course on Cognitive neuroscience in Erice, Sicily

fabiola-gianotti-time-258Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti, with her recollection of the search for the Higgs particle at CERN, will be a special guest of the course on Magnetic Resonance and Cognitive Neuroscience that will be held next May (25th to 29th) at the Erice International School of Science Journalism, organised with the active support of Science Writers in Italy.

The course, which is held in the Ettore Majorana Centre of Scientific Culture in Erice, a beautiful medieval town on top of a mountain dominating the sea of Trapani and Marsala, in western Sicily, is now at its Fourth edition (the theme of last year was Nanotechnology: I wrote about it on this blog post).

The speakers of this year’s course include: Arno Villringer (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science), Barbara Bottalico (Neuroscience and Law University of Pavia), Beatrice Mautino (Codice/Genoa Science Festival), Connie StLouis (BBC, City University London), Daniela Ovadia (Agency Zoe/Niguarda Hospital), Federico Giove (Centro Fermi), Fred Balvert (Erasmus MC), John Womersley (UK Science and Technology Facilities Council), Marco Cattaneo (Le Scienze/Mente&Cervello), Mo Costandi (Neurophilosophy/The Guardian), Nicla Panciera (CIMEC), Silvia Bencivelli (RAI), Souad Zgaoui (Erasmus MC).

The preliminary programme – designed by Course Directors Umberto Dosselli (INFN-LNF) and myself (Fabio Turone, President of Science Writers in Italy) – is available in the website of the Erice School, along with the instructions to apply to one of the 30 fellowships for young EU science journalists covering fee, travel and accomodation.

About Fabio Turone

Fabio Turone directs the Agency Zoe of scientific and medical information. He is President of Science Writers in Italy, Course Director of the International School of Science Journalism based in Erice, Sicily, and works with UNESCO at the Balkan School of Science Journalism.