7th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop

May 17–22, 2019


The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at Aalto University School of Science will organize the 7th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop, on May 17–22, 2019. The main venue is Solvalla (Espoo, Finland, a beautiful place by a lake, next to the Nuuksio National Park ( The Science Factory aims at continuing to enhance the interaction and discussion within the international TMS–EEG community. During the intensive week, the participants will share their ideas and results and the beginners will learn about the methodology from more experienced researchers.

The participation fee includes accommodation for 4 nights (Fri–Tue) in Solvalla, where the core of the workshop is held, one night of accommodation in a hotel next to Aalto University campus (Tue–Wed), meals during the course, and bus transportation to Solvalla and back. The participation fee is €850 with early-bird registration (deadline Thursday, January 31, 2019, the sooner the better since the number of students is limited to 40!), or €880 otherwise (deadline Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (N.B.! Deadline extended)). Students will be accommodated in double rooms. We recommend that the participants will be granted 3 ECTS credits for the work done during the course and during preparation for the course and presentations there.


The course is targeted to students and researchers working with TMS, the emphasis being in TMS–EEG. The participants are chosen based on their applications and level of studies; primarily, master or doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers are chosen.

Please use Webpropol ( to submit your application: 1) fill the registration form and 2) add a short motivation letter (max. one page, in PDF form), describing why you want to participate in the course. If you have any questions, please contact Sergei Tugin ([email protected]), the subject line of the email should begin with “SF2019”.

Outline of the workshop

Different kinds of formats of teaching will be used in addition to lectures. The students will work in small groups, each team with its own senior coach. The group members work together on tasks related to the lectures of the other teachers, while the coach works as a mentor. Students are expected to participate actively in the various sessions and events. TMS–EEG devices will be available for demonstrations and hands-on practice during the week.

Each coach will conduct a teaching session on his/her own research area in an interactive manner. During each session, one team and its coach will act as designated opponents, while the remaining students are also expected to participate in the discussion.

The 7th Science Factory will include:

  • TMS–EEG hands-on session on Thursday 16 May 2019 (Aalto University Campus, Espoo and Meilahti Hospital, Helsinki)
  • Core part of the workshop Friday 17 – Tuesday 21 May 2019 (Solvalla, Espoo)
    • Introductory lectures on TMS basics and TMS–EEG methodology
    • Teaching sessions where leading researchers will present their work and understanding, discuss the topics, and coach the students.
    • Demonstrations with TMS–EEG devices
    • Students’ presentations on their work and ideas, receiving feedback from top researchers of the field
    • Networking with the fellow researchers in the TMS–EEG field
    • Last but not least, some brains-off-duty time, including various possibilities to enjoy the beautiful nature around the venue, the lake, sauna, live music, sports and other refreshing activities
  • A data analysis workshop on Wednesday 22 May 2019 (Aalto University Campus, Espoo)
SF Program


Students are expected to prepare in advance a microposter (the template will be provided later) about their background and interests for the microposter session on Friday, May 17. The microposter is not a scientific poster, but rather a concise description of you as a scientist.

In addition, students will present their research work in an oral or a poster presentation during the course. The students giving the oral presentations will be selected based on the abstracts that will be asked after the registration period has ended. Note that also old scientific posters (e.g. from previous conferences) are allowed in the poster presentation. Students are also expected to read some preparatory material prior to the course (to be provided later).


Confirmed teachers

Prof. Florinda Ferreri, University of Padua

Prof. Risto Ilmoniemi, Aalto University

Prof. Stephanie Jones, Brown University

Prof. Vasilios Kimiskidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Prof. Laura Marzetti, University of Chieti

Prof. Mario Rosanova, University of Milan

Prof. Hartwig Siebner, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre

Prof. Ulf Ziemann, University of Tübingen

Dr. Silvia Casarotto, University of Milan

Dr. Matteo Fecchio, University of Milan

Dr. Olivia Gosseries, University of Liège

Dr. Julio Hernández Pavón, Northwestern University

Dr. Johanna Metsomaa, Aalto University

Dr. Jaakko Nieminen, Aalto University

Dr. Matti Stenroos, Aalto University

Dr. Selja Vaalto, Aalto University


Prof. Risto Ilmoniemi, Aalto University

Prof. Marcello Massimini, University of Milan


Aalto Brain Centre (ABC), Aalto University School of Science, Finland

Aalto TMS, Aalto Neuroimaging (ANI), Aalto University School of Science, Finland

BioMag Laboratory, HUS Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences “Luigi Sacco”, University of Milan, Italy

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