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    Applications now open for the IBRO-ARC School on Basic Neuroscience Research in Small Animals

    IBRO-ARC  School on Basic Neuroscience Research in Small Animals

    Yaounde, Cameroon

    July  23 -  27, 2018


    Organizer: Dr. Carine Nguemeni (University of Würzburg in Germany)

    Co-organizer: Prof. Constant Anatole Pieme (Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde)

    Aims and Scope of the School:

    The week-long neuroscience school will provide an intensive day-to-day and face-to-face interactive program on research design and methodologies in neurosciences. The school aims to build capacity in neurosciences in Central Africa especially for young researchers that use small animal as an experimental model in their studies. The course will focus on basic neuroscience, experimental modeling and translational applications for clinical benefits.


    The burden of neurological disorders has critically increased in Central Africa in the last decades. The unflinching zest of researchers to attempt to address the neurological burden overwhelming the health care system of many countries through their work is met with inadequate curricula, lack of trained personnel and teaching staff to support research programs. More, several young investigators interested in Neuroscience are in crucial need of effective training and real motivation to pursue research in Neuroscience. During this one-week course, we will provide participants with a comprehensive theoretical and experimental/practical training on basic methods and models in basic neurosciences. World experts (both seniors and juniors) neuroscientists will give lectures in the various disciplines of neurosciences, followed by practical sessions involving hands-on training. The lectures will cover molecular neurosciences, neurological disorders, research design and methodologies in neurosciences, ethics and responsible conduct of research. The face-to-face interactive hands-on program will cover behavioral testing, immunohistochemistry and western blotting in small animal. This neuroscience school constitutes a unique opportunity to foster collaborative research initiatives in Central Africa, improve scientific networking and effectively train young neuroscientists.

    Who should apply to this School?

    The school is opened to 25 students (graduate trainees in neuroscience and residents in neurology) from Central Africa (Cameroon, Tchad, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Central Africa Republic). Exceptionally, some young postdoctoral fellows will be admitted after reviewing their application.

    What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

    Travel, meals, and accommodation.

    Application deadline: April 1, 2018 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here

    For all enquiries, please contact Dr. Carine Nguemeni at