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Advanced Courses on Life Sciences

Online Course – 1st edition

Introduction to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

November 9th-16th, 2022

This course will be delivered live online

Online live sessions on 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, and 16th of November, from 14:00 to 18:30 (Madrid time zone).

Live sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to participants for a limited period of time. However, attendance to the live sessions is required.

Course Introduction to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)Course Overview

Neuroimaging methods are used with increasing frequency in clinical practice and basic research. fMRI is one of the most widely used techniques for investigating the living, functioning human brain as people perform tasks and experience mental states, and a convergence point for multidisciplinary work. This course will introduce the basic principles of neuroimaging methods as applied to human subjects research.  The course also seeks to present neuroscience concepts and terminology necessary for a basic understanding of neuroimaging applications. Topics include fMRI experimental design, data acquisition, imaging preprocessing, statistical analysis, and results interpretation. Each session will be divided in two strands: a theoretical taught class and a hands-on practice to analyze data.

MRI mock data will be facilitated by the course instructor.


All participants must have a computer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).  To correctly run the examples, you will need a computer with at at least 8 Gb of RAM and 240 Gb of space in your hard drive. Webcam and headphones are strongly recommended, as well as a good internet connection. You will need a camera to do the exercises.

You will need to have installed the following software:

Matlab (if you do not have it you can use the trial version): https://la.mathworks.com/campaigns/products/trials.html




November 9th-16th, 2022

Schedule and Course length

Online live sessions on 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, and 16th of June, from 14:00 to 18:30 (Madrid time zone)

22.5 hours

Live sessions will be recorded. However, attendance to the live sessions is required.

This course is equivalent to 1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.




Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end.

Lucy Alba-Ferrara Instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Lucy Alba-Ferrara
Universidad Austral


Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno Transmitting Science coordinator

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Transmitting Science


  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until May 31st, 2022):
  • 445 €
    (356 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after May 31st, 2022):
  • 495 €
    (396 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • The price is VAT included.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the course. Payment is not required during registration.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com


Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.


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