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Technische Universität München (TUM), December 12th - 14th 2022

Organisers: Stephanie Forkel (Donders Institute) & Lilit Duylan (Donders Institute)


Local organizers: Sandro Krieg (TUM) & Sebastian Ille (TUM)


Location: Neurochirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen, Universität München, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675 München

Required Preparation

  • Please bring a laptop on all three days for the hands-on dissections

  • Please download the data and install the software from here

  • Please send us your data in advance to optimise a tailored preprocessing pipeline


Day 1, Monday 12th December 2022

Location: GCH-Konferenzraum


09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:30 Introduction to the course & set-up (Stephanie Forkel)


10:30-11:30 Brain models & The emergent properties of the connected brain (zoom Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:45 Principles of diffusion imaging tractography (Stephanie Forkel)

12:45-13:30 Tractography tools: Management and preprocessing (Stephanie Forkel)

13:30-14:00 Lunch


14:00-15:00  Post-mortem methods for studying white matter anatomy 

15:00 -15:30 Hands-on Commissural pathways (Stephanie Forkel)

Different Parcellations of the corpus callosum 

15:30-16:15 Hands-on Cortical Spinal Tract (Stephanie Forkel)


18:00 - 19:00 Dokotrandenseminar (Stephanie Forkel)

Brain 2014 - Critical discussion


Day 2, Tuesday 13th December 2022

Location: NCH-Konferenzraum

10:00-10:45 New tools: Decoding brain function using the disconnectome (zoom Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)


Long-term symptom prediction: disconnectome symptoms discoverer



10:45-11:30 New concepts: Brain parcellations (zoom Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)​

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:45 Hands-on Fronto-parietal networks (zoom Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)


13:00-14:00  Lunch

14:00-14:30 Neurovariability (Stephanie Forkel)

14:30-16:00 Hands-on Data Visualisation  

Download additional software: 

Import atlas regions/TMS points as ROIs

17:00 - 18:00 Grand round BCN/TUM (zoom Stephanie Forkel)


Day 3, Wednesday 14th December 2022

Location: NCH-Konferenzraum


Today's guide is available here

Extra data is available here

10:00-10:45 Hands-on Association pathways 1 (Stephanie Forkel)​

10:45-11:30 Hands-on The limbic system 1 (Stephanie Forkel)

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:45 Hands-on Association pathways 2 (Stephanie Forkel)

12:45-13:30 Clinical applications of tractography (Stephanie Forkel)

13:30-14:30 Lunch and group photo

14:30-15:15 Mind the gap - Fabric of Cognition (zoom Valentina Pacella)

15:15 - 16:00 Hands-on Dissections on demand & Questions (Stephanie Forkel)

16:00-16:30 ​Concluding Remarks & certificates (Stephanie Forkel)

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