Developing Neural Circuits Course 2020: Feb 22 - Mar 2, 2021

Developing Neural Circuits Course 2020: Feb 22 - Mar 2, 2021

Course Directors:

Hiroshi Kawasaki, Kanazawa University

Ichiro Masai, OIST Developmental Neurobiology Unit

Sam Reiter, OIST Computational Neuroethology Unit

David Van Vactor, Harvard Medical School/OIST

Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama, OIST Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit


DNC2020 Updated:

Considering the current situation and that international travel to Okinawa is still problematic, we have decided to move DNC to an online format, while seeking to keep things interactive. The new schedule will span Feb 22 to Mar 2, 2021 (Japanese Standard Time JST).

During the course we will provide pre-recorded video lectures followed by live small group discussions between students and instructors. Additionally, there will be group sessions where all participants will meet with lecturers to explore topics in greater depth.

We are targeting senior graduate students and postdocs as participants.

Please apply from the following link by Jan 31. -> Link



Haruhiko Bito (U Tokyo)

Marios Chatzigeorgiou (SARS)

C-T Chien (Academia Sinica)

Mike Crickmore (Harvard Univ)

Yasunori Hayashi (Kyoto Univ)

Mineko Kengaku (Kyoto Univ)

Gil Levkowitz (Weizmann)

Yulong Li (Peking Univ)

Thomas McHugh (RIKEN CBS)

Kinichi Nakashima (Kyushu Univ)

Sang Ki Park (POSTECH)

Todd Roberts (UT Southwestern)

Dragana Rogulja (Harvard Univ)

Minoru Saitoe (Tokyo Metro Insti Med Sci)

Aakanksha Singhvi (Fred Hutch)

Maria Tosches (Columbia Univ)

Xiaoqun Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences)


Overview of DNC2020:

DNC2020, Developing Neural Circuits Course, will be held at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. However, we will use video systems for oversea participants. For domestic participants, you may be able to attend physically if the situation allows. The decision will be made by early February.

  • All lectures will be given in English



  • This course is designed for Ph.D. students and junior postdocs.
  • Application opening: December 25, 2020
  • Application deadline: January 31, 2021, 11:59 PM (PST).
  • Go to Application page



If you have any questions, please contact: