The EPFL, a top ranked university in the technical sciences, has a dynamic and strong life sciences department which hosts the Brain Mind Institute.

The EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) is located in Lausanne, in the center of Europe, on the shores of the lake of Geneva in Switzerland.
The master program track in neurosciences accepts applications of students with a strong *quantitative* background, in particular, students with a *bachelor in Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical engineering, Signal Processing, Bioinformatics or Theoretical Biology* and related disciplines are welcome to apply
**deadline: January 15**
The master program is one of the entry points into the neuroscience PhD program
*Neuroscience courses in the master program can be chosen from*
* Neuroscience I: Molecular Neuroscience and neurodegeneration
* Neuroscience II: Cellular neuroscience and networks
* Neuroscience III: Cellular and cognitive neuroscience
* Fundamentals of Biomedical imaging
* Brain Imaging
* Signal Processing for Functional Brain Imaging
* Models of Biological Sensory Motor Systems
* Neural Networks and Biological Modeling
* Unsupervised and Reinforcement learning in neural networks
* Pattern Classification and Machine learning
* Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics
* Laboratory in Molecular Neuroscience
* Laboratory in Single-Cell Electrophysiology
* Laboratory in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
* and a long list of additional courses
All courses are taught in English. Lab rotations, lab-based practicals,
master thesis in the lab. Total duration of program: 2 years
Faculty members of the Brain-Mind Institute include:
**molecular neuroscience and neurodegeneration*:*
Patrick Aebisher, Patrick Fraering, Ruth Luthi-Carter, Hilal Lashel, Darren Moore
**electrophysiology of synapses and neural networks*:*
Pierre Magistretti, Henry Markram, Carl Petersen, Ralf Schneggenburger
*Cognitive and computational neurosciences*
Olaf Blanke, Wulfram Gerstner, Michael Herzog, Carmen Sandi

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