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    Applications Open for IBRO-ISN Advanced School on the Neurological Aspects of Infectious Diseases: from Basic Science to Clinical Implications

    *School deadline extended until the 31st of August, 2016*

    IBRO-ISN Advanced School on the Neurological Aspects of Infectious Diseases: From Basic Science to Clinical Implications

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

    Kumasi, Ghana

    December 12 – 16, 2016

    Organisers: Thomas K. Karikari (University of Warwick, UK) and Wael Mohamed (Menoufia University, Egypt)

    Cosponsors: International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN)

    Aims and Scope of the School:

    Neurological complications of infectious diseases (NCID) pose major but mainly undocumented threats in Africa. However, coordinated approaches for their effective research and treatment are lacking. This school is aimed at initiating measures to help address this challenge through the training of scientists and clinicians in how best to design and conduct effective research, diagnosis and treatment in this area.

    The School will include lectures, team discussions, practical sessions and clinical tours aimed at raising exceptional investigators equipped with the knowledge and motivation necessary to address critical questions relating to NCID in Africa in terms of epidemiology, evolutionary history, pathogenesis and therapeutic modalities.


    Coordinated approaches for effective research into NCID are needed in Africa. However, to our knowledge, no established training programme focusing on this important topic exists. For this reason, many cases of NCID may go unnoticed, undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or untreated, worsening the existing healthcare burden.

    This School will stimulate discussion between African scientists and clinicians working on infectious diseases and neuroscience, towards developing practical approaches and collaboration for NCID research. We will encourage mentor-mentee relationships by matching participants with speakers based on research interests.

    Participants will develop and present their own research proposals and feedback provided by the faculty. This will lead to the establishment of an “African NCID Working Group” to develop approaches to study NCID.

    Who should apply to this School?

    • Graduate students (masters and PhD students), early career scientists and senior scientists in neuroscience, infectious diseases and related areas.

    • Individuals with demonstrated interest in NCID or related areas, as evidenced by previous experiences, publications and conference presentations.

    • Applicants must be working or studying in African institutions.

    What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

    Travel, accommodation, materials and meals

    Deadline for applications: August 31, 2016 (11.59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.

    Contact for further enquiries: Thomas K. Karikari ( or Wael Mohamed (