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    Call for Applications to IBRO/APRC Associate School: Singapore

    IBRO/APRC Associate School


    July 6-10, 2015


    Organizer: Professor S. Thameem Dheen (Singapore Neuroscience Association)

    Aims and Scope of the School

    This 5-day “IBRO Associate School” is designed for young aspiring neuroscientists (MBBS, MSc and PhD) from Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region, to offer them an in-depth understanding of the functioning of the nervous system in health and disease, and advanced neuroscience techniques to enable them in performing competitive neuroscience research. This school would be mainly conducted by the Singapore Neuroscience Association (SNA) in partnership with the Department of Anatomy at NUS, which will gather world-renowned, expert neuroanatomists and neuroscientists to interact with, and train the participants.


    The main focus of this school is emphasizing on the role of neuron-glia interactions during development and adulthood, in health and disease. The daily schedule will consist of a morning lecture and an afternoon workshop. The morning lecture will provide a detailed understanding on a select topic which will include nervous system development (stem cells research), neuroinflammation, animal models of neurological disorders (zebrafish, drosophila, rodents and primates) and nervous system disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and brain injury) alongside experimental tools including neuroimaging (optogenetics, electron microscopy and confocal imaging), microarray, neuro-epigenetics, and electrophysiology. Following every lecture, a workshop in connection with the topic of the day will enable participants to observe histological samples and advanced experimental methodologies used in current neuroscience research.

    Who should apply to this School?

    Young aspiring neuroscientists (MBBS, MSc and PhD) from Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

    What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

    Accommodation to be provided for overseas candidates, airfare allowance for overseas candidates, tea/coffee and lunch for both local and overseas candidates.

    Application deadline: March 30, 2015 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here

     If you have further questions, please contact Prof. S. Thameem Dheen (