22.-24.09.2021 I Skills Lab, House 97 I Program I Poster abstracts

Welcome to our 1st SynAGE Summer School for PhD and MD students, organized by the PhD and MD students of the research training group RTG 2413.

You can find helpful information for your stay in Magdeburg here.

@RTG2413SynAGE // #SynAGESummerSchool


Program at a glace

Day 1 12 – 9 p.m.

Opening talk

Prof. Dr. Miriam Unterlass: „Value of Failure“

Compact Course I

Microscopy – Live-cell and 2-photon imaging with Prof. Dr. Marina Mikhaylova

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Science Speed-Dating

including poster session

Networking BBQ

including poster session

Day 2: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

One-Day-Workshops (you have to select 1, own laptop required, limited numbers of participants)

Workshop Option 1: Data Management with Katarzyna Biernacka

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Workshop Option 2: Machine Learning with Dr. Peer Herholz and José C. Garcia Alanis

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Workshop Option 3: Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics with Dr. Alessandro Ori, Dr. Florian Meier-Rosar and Dr. Patrick R. Winterhalter.

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Social Event

Every participant of the Summer School is welcome to join us at students club„Kiste“, House 31a.

Day 3: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Compact Courses 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Compact Course II: Ageing neurons – insides from cell culture models with Dr. Peter Landgraf, Dr. Carolina Montenegro and Dr. Anke Müller

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Compact Course III: Neuroimaging/MRI with Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Mattern

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Compact Courses 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Compact Course IV: Behavioral Experiments: methodological considerations and FAQs with Dr. Anil Annamneedi and Prof. Dr. Markus Fendt

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Compact Course III: Visiting 7T MRI System with Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Mattern

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From Basic Science to Application

How to estimate my own research potential? Insights into successful translational research with Dr. Felipe Opazo(virtual)


MAMBA Skills Lab, House 97

Campus of Medical Faculty, Leipziger Straße 44, 39120 Magdeburg

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PhD Students

Eleonora Cuboni, Katharina Klinger, Elisa Lancini, Tabea Linde, Carlos Miguel del Angel Munoz, Alexandre Ryzynski, Jana Schulze, Natalia Waal

MD Students

Mark Bachurski, Rieke Fritz, Lena Haag, Maria Schmutzler, Melina Zschiesche


More than 40 students from various neuroscientific fields joined the workshops and compact courses offered by our summer school. The PhD and MD students used the extensive program, the science speed dating, poster session, BBQ, social event and the numerous coffee breaks for an intense scientific exchange. The business cards specially designed for everyone will certainly help all participants to stay in contact with each other.


We thank our guests from GRK 2155 ProMoAge Dr. Alessandro Ori, Therese Dau and Dr. Florian Meier-Rosar for their contribution on Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics, Katarzyna Biernacka for all the insights in Research Data Management, Dr. Peer Herholz and Dr. José Garcia Alanis for the intensive workshop on Machine Learning and Prof. Dr. Marina Mikhaylova, Dr. Carolina Montenegro, Dr. Anke Müller, Dr. Peter Landgraf, Dr. Hendrik Mattern, Dr. Anil Annamneedi and Prof. Dr. Markus Fendt for their input and lively discussions during our compact courses. Special thanks go to Prof. Dr. Miriam Unterlass for her opening talk "value of failure" and Dr. Felipe Opazo for his eye opening advices about career paths. 

We thank the skills lab for providing the rooms for the summer school, we would like to thank our caterer Yodett for the great food during the long days and we thank Melitta Schubert for all the great pictures she took of our event.

Moreover, we thank Mark Bachurski and the Kiste who completed our social event.



The Summer School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.