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July 6-8, 2016 - Madrid, Spain
Auditory Neuroscience. Summer School 2016

Become familiar with current research topics in Auditory Neuroscience. This event is organized by TARGEAR and supported by SEORL

The Auditory Neuroscience. Summer School will take place at the School of Medicine of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Calle del Arzobispo Morcillo, 4. 28029 Madrid)

The meeting venue will be the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience (surgery training and microscopes lecture rooms). More information at

Preliminary Program:

10:00-10:15 Welcome and Opening remarks
The Organizers
10:15-11:15 Inner Ear Development
Carlos Avendaño (UAM)
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Regulation of the inner ear development. Cellular markers and mechanisms
Marta Magariños (UAM-CIBERER)
12:30-13:15 Computational analysis of gene expression I
Marta Milo (University of Sheffield, UK)
13:30-14:45 Lunch break
14:45-15:15 Brief introduction to chicken’s otocyst dissection and culture techniques
Yolanda León (UAM)
15:15-15:45 Sample processing and analysis of gene expression and proteins. Immunohistochemistry
Laura Frago (UAM)
15:45- 17:15 Lab practice I
Dissection of chicken otocyst. Otic vesicles processing, labeling and microscopy
Yolanda León and Laura Frago (UAM)
Marta Magariños (UAM-CIBERER)
Sara Pulido and Lourdes Rodríguez de la Rosa (CSIC-CIBERER)
End of day 1

9:00-10:15 Computational analysis of gene expression II
Marta Milo (University of Sheffield, UK)
Sara Pulido (CSIC-CIBERER)
10:15-11:15 Introduction to the cochlear anatomy and central auditory processing pathways
Carlos Avendaño (UAM)
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 Introduction to electrophysiology and cell biology of the inner ear
Juan Carlos Alvarado (UCLM)
12:30-13:15 Biomarkers, histology, cytoarchitecture, sections analyses and cell counting
Veronica Fuentes (UCLM)
13:30-14:45 Lunch break
14:45-15:15 Introduction to the dissection of the rat cochlea
Esperanza Bas (University of Miami, USA)
15:15-15:45 Brief introduction and demonstration of cochlear tissue processing
Esperanza Bas (University of Miami, USA)
15:45-17:15 Lab practice II
Dissection and processing of the cochlea. Spiral ganglion dissection and Organ of Corti whole mount preparation. Samples labeling and microscopy
Esperanza Bas (University of Miami, USA)
Veronica Fuentes and Juan Carlos Alvarado (UCLM)
Esperanza Bas (University of Miami, USA)
Blanca Cervantes and Adelaida M. Celaya (CSIC-CIBERER)
End of day 2

9:00-10:15 Analysis of cochlear samples
Esperanza Bas (University of Miami, USA)
10:15-11:15 What you should know about hearing loss in 2016
Luis Lassaletta (UAM)
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-13:30 Surgical demonstration of current auditory implants
Luis Lassaletta and José Manuel Morales (UAM- La Paz University Hospital)
13:30-14:45 Lunch break
14:45-15:15 Experimental models for the study of cochlear injury
Isabel Varela-Nieto (CSIC-CIBERER)
15:15-15:45 Brief introduction to different routes of administration
Silvia Murillo-Cuesta (CSIC-CIBERER)
15:45-17:00 Lab practice III
Systemic and topical drug administration to the cochlea. Electrophysiological recordings for longitudinal experiments
Silvia Murillo-Cuesta (CSIC-CIBERER)
Esperanza Bas (University of Miami, USA)
Adelaida M. Celaya (CSIC-CIBERER)
Nestor Vallecillo (CSIC)
17:00 Closing remarks
Carlos Avendaño and Esperanza Bas
End of the Summer School

20:30 Dinner

This event is organised by TARGEAR and supported by CIBERER, MED-EL and SEORL


Registration and fees:

Registration will be open until July 1st 2016.

Early Bird Fees (up to 1st June 2016)
Standard295.00 €
TARGEAR partners
195.00 €
UAM and SEORL members245.00 €

Early Bird Fees (up to 1st June 2016)
+ 4-night accommodation (5- 8 July)
Standard 415.00 €
TARGEAR partners 315.00 €
UAM and SEORL members   365.00 €

Fees from 1st June 2016
Standard 395.00 €
TARGEAR partners 285.00 €
UAM and SEORL members 335.00 €

Fees from 1st June 2016
+ 4-night accommodation (5- 8 July)  
Standard 515.00 €
TARGEAR partners 405.00 €
UAM and SEORL members 455.00 €

Registration Fees include workshop materials, daily coffee-break and lunch, and closing dinner. Accommodation is not included.


Double rooms have been pre-booked at the “Colegio Mayor Juan Luis Vives” (Francisco Suárez, 7. 28036 Madrid).The college is located 2.5 km far from the venue, well connected by Metro (line 10) and Bus (line 67). More information on Madrid transport system at

The cost is 30 € per night and per student. Please notice that the rooms are to be shared by 2 students (double-rooms). Accommodation will be booked on a first-come first-served basis.


More details and on line registration clicking here.