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    Applications now open for IBRO-ARC Kinshasa Advanced School of Environmental Neuroscience

    IBRO-ARC Kinshasa Advanced School of Environmental Neuroscience

    Kinshasa, DRC

    March  22 -  30, 2018

     

    Organizer: Prof. Desire Tshala-Katumbay (Oregon Health & Science University)

    Aims and Scope of the School:

    The week-long advanced neuroscience school foresees an intensive day-to-day and face-to-face interactive program on research design and methodologies in neurosciences, recent advances in environmental neurosciences and experimental modeling (GIS and Laboratory Modeling), and translational applications for clinical and public health benefits.

    Description:

    A substantial body of evidence indicates that IBRO neuroscience training programs in Africa have yielded an important pool of young and mid-career neuroscientists prepared to move to basic to translational lines of research. While the fundamentals of neuroscience have been taught extensively, environmental applications, as well as the many context-specific translational lines of research, have so far retained very little attention. The week-long advanced neuroscience school foresees an intensive day-to-day and face-to-face interactive program on research design and methodologies in neurosciences, recent advances in environmental neurosciences and experimental modeling (GIS and Laboratory Modeling), and translational applications for clinical and public health benefits. The proposed event will leverage ongoing research collaborative initiatives on the African continent to train young neuroscientists to move along the axis basic-translational-implementation sciences. Special modules will focus on ethics, responsible conduct of research as well as networking and effective scientific communication. Participants will include graduate neuroscience trainees and residents in neurology and psychiatry programs. Applicants from Central and East Africa will be encouraged to apply.

    Who should apply to this School?

    Graduate Neuroscience Students & Neurology Residents

    What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

    Travel, Meals, Accommodation

    Application deadline: December 31, 2017 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here

    For all enquiries, please contact Dr. Desire Tshala-Katumbay at tshalad@ohsu.edu

    Co-sponsors: NIH & INRB Congo