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    Applications open for the Egypt School

    IBRO/ARC Egypt School on Epigenetics in Neurological Disorders from Bench Side to Bedside: PD in Focus

    Luxor, Cairo & Alexandria

    October 15 - 24, 2014


    School organizers: Dr. Mohamed Salama (Mansoura University) and Dr. Wael Mohamed (AUC)

    School website:


    Aim and scope of the school

    The aim of this School is to introduce the basic and clinical updates in the field of neurodegenerative disorders, especially PD. The school's purpose is to introduce key concepts in neurodegenerative disorders to scientists at African institutions to promote their understanding of the pathophysiology and how to treat such debilitating disorders. Subjects covered will range from lab maintenance and grant writing to state of the art neurogenetics, behavioral and electrophysiological research techniques, as well as essential research skills such as statistical analysis, critical analysis and interpretation of data, usage of scientific databases and introduction to open source technologies.



    The School will be divided into three consecutive events:

    • The first event will be at Luxor and will coincide with the 8th Sohag Upper Egypt Neurology Conference (SUNC) and the 3rd Neuroplasticity, Neuroprotection and Brain Care chapter meeting (NNBC).
    • The second event will take place in Cairo and will consist of theoretical lectures common to all students and a series of practical modules. The venue will be the AUC and Ain Shams University.
    • The third event will be at Alexandria and it will be held in parallel with the Annual Conference of the Mansura Neurology Department.

    Throughout the school, there will be a strong emphasis on the usage of open source technologies and an active “Do it yourself” spirit will be encouraged. For more information, check the school program on our website.


    Who should apply to this school?

    • African scientists who, at least, already hold a Master’s degree or are currently enrolled for a Master’s degree or equivalent program. Therefore, this includes Master's students, PhD students, Postdocs and Professors.

    The course is very intensive and a strong motivation and drive is required. Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record and written statements concerning their interest in neuroscience and how they expect to benefit from participating in the course. There will be no attendance fee. Selected students (about 20) will receive economy round-trip airfare from a major international airport in their country to Egypt. Accommodation and meal will be provided for international students.


    Selection Criteria:

    Twenty successful applicants will have their travel and accommodation supported by the school.

    -Applicants should, at least, be enrolled in a Master's degree program.

    -There is no age limit.

    -He/she should be working in the field of neuroscience with a promising professional career.

    -Applicants of all African nationalities are welcomed. Great efforts will be made to balance Male/Female ratio among attendees and to include all African regions (East,West, North and South).


    Application deadline: June 29, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.


    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Wael Mohamed (



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