Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science


The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science (BECS) at Aalto University School of Science will organize a learning event titled Coupling to the dynamics of the human brain with TMS–EEG, on 3–8 June, 2013. The purpose is to clarify the present state of this research area, to brainstorm new ideas, to help integrate European and global efforts in the field, and to educate newcomers by bringing together leaders in the field as teachers and discussants. This event is one of several Science Factories funded by the Aalto Institute of Science (AScI).

The price of the course (700 euros for double room or 830 euros for a single room) includes accommodation for 4 nights (Mon – Thu), and meals (Mon dinner – Fri lunch) in Sannäs Manor, where the workshop is held, one night of accommodation in Otaniemi, Espoo, where the data analysis session is held, and Helsinki– Sannäs–Helsinki transportation.


Please, fill in the registration form and send it by email with your CV and a short motivation letter, describing why you want to participate in the course, to Julio Hernandez-Pavon ( We will do our best to accommodate the preferences indicated in the registration form.

The course is targeted to students working with TMS–EEG. The participants are chosen based on applications and their level of studies; primarily, postgraduate students and secondarily, undergraduate students or post-doctoral researchers are chosen.

Outline of the workshop

Students will be expected to prepare in advance a mini poster (template will be given) about their background and interests for the "handshake" session (see program) and a research poster to be presented during the course. They will also be expected to read some preparatory material prior to the course (to be emailed to participants). New formats of teaching will be used in addition to lectures. Students are expected to participate actively in the various sessions and events.

Each teacher will conduct a teaching session of 2 x 45 min on his/her own research and perception of the field in an interactive manner: during each lecture, at least 3 students and 1 senior scientist will act as designated commentators, while the remaining students are also expected to participate in the discussion.

The event will consist of:

  1. Preparatory lectures of TMS basics and TMS–EEG methodology (Mon 3rd June).
  2. A 3-day intensive workshop (Tue – Thu, 4th – 6th June) where the leading researchers of the field will present their work and understanding, discuss the topics, and coach the students.
  3. Presentations of the students summarizing the topics of the workshop and related literature.
  4. Hands-on training (Mon 3rd and Fri 7th June).
  5. A data analysis exercise session (Sat 8th June).