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IBRO-ISN (International Society of Neurochemistry) Research Fellowships 2017 

Ayodele Akinyemi (Nigeria)
Host Scientist: Michael Aschner (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States)

Luis Eduardo Beltrão Bettio (Brazil)
Host Scientist: Brian Ross Christie (University of Victoria, British Columbia)

Maria Elvira Brocca (Argentina)
Host Scientist: Luis Miguel Garcia - Segura (Instituto Cajal, Spain)

Omamuyovwi Ijomone (Nigeria)
Host Scientist: Michael Aschner (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States)

Michael King Hwa Ling (Malaysia)
Host Scientist: Bruce Yankner (Harvard University, United States)

Alessia Luoni (Italy)
Host Scientist: Chen (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany)

Sujira Mukda (Thailand)
Host Scientist: Samuel H.H. Chan (Institute for Translational Research in Biomedicine, Taiwan)

Zuzana Nedelska (Czech Republic)
Host Scientist: Kejal Kantarci, (Mayo Clinic Rochester, United States)

IBRO Return Home Fellowships 2017 

Oluwole Akinola (Nigeria)
Leaving the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) to start own lab at the University of Ilorin in Ilorin, Nigeria

Ezequiel Axel Gorostiza (Germany) 
Leaving the University of Regensburg to start own lab at University of Cordoba in Cordoba, Argentina

Piotr Hanczyc (United States) 
Leaving the University of California to start own lab at the Polish Academy of Science  in Warsaw, Poland 

Fernando Kasanetz (Switzerland) 
Leaving the University of Bern to start own lab at CONICET - Universidad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Emiliano Merlo (United Kingdom) 
Leaving the University of Cambridge to start own lab at  the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Urte Neniskyte (Italy) 
Leaving the European Molecular Biology Laboratory to start own lab at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania

IBRO International Travel Grants

January-June 2017

Eskedar Ayele Angamo (Germany)
Gordon research conference- Glial Biology: Functional Interactions Among Glia & Neurons, California, USA
Abstract: Lactate contributes to fast recovery of activity dependent ion concentration changes in rat CA3 hippocampus

James Ashaolu (Nigeria)
Berlin Brain & Brain PET 2017, the 28rd International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function and the 13th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET, Berlin, Germany
Abstract: Effect of simulated microgravity on prefrontal cortical neurons and blood-brain barrier

Simoni Avansini (Brazil)
Keystone - Neurogenesis during Development and in the Adult Brain, Olympic Valley,California, USA
Abstract: Dysregulation of NEUROG2 by miR-34a in focal cortical dysplasia, key players in neuroglial differentiation

Carlos Carrasco (Chile)
The 13th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders,, Vienna, Austria
Abstract: Iron and the Parkinsonian Neurotoxin MPP+ induces decreased NURR1 Activity - Protection by iron chelators

Claudia Carricarte Naranjo (Cuba)
First Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress, Miami, USA
Abstract: Decreased complexity of cardiovascular autonomic regulation: a promising clinical biomarker of prodromal spinocerebellar ataxia type 2

Milene Carvalho (Brazil)
The British Neuroscience Association, Birmingham, UK
Abstract: Time course evaluation of the behavioral consequences generated by electrical stimulation of the dorsal periaqueductal gray of rats using the elevated plus maze

Ranjith Kumar Chellian (Malaysia)
Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco, Florence, Italy
Abstract: Nicotine withdrawal-induced anxiety and depression-like behavior in C57BL6 mice: An animal model for nicotine physical dependence

Gergely David (Switzerland)
25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Honolulu, USA
Abstract: Improving post-processing of spinal cord diffusion tensor images: a novel approach using reliability masking

Rahul Deshmukh (India)
21st International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, Canada
Abstract: Noladin ether attenuates MPTP -induced motor deficit by abrogating pro-inflammatory cytokines and striatal neurochemical alterations in rats

Mahar Fatima (India)
Glial Biology: Functional Interactions Among Glia & Neurons (Gordon Research Conference), Ventura, United States of America
Abstract: Novel molecular pathway of ATP release perturbed in astrocytes contributes to neuronal death in HIV-1 induced neurodegeneration

Laura Fenlon (Australia)
Cortical Development Conference, Chania, Crete, Greece
Abstract: Callosal axon innervation, exuberance and elimination during mouse development involves spatially- and temporally-restricted activity-dependent and -independent events

Akash Gautam (India)
MNS meeting - 2017, St. Julians, Malta
Abstract: Arc-mediated changes in the structure and density of mouse hippocampal neuronal dendrites during amnesia

Zahra Ghasemi (Iran)
2nd International Brain Stimulation Conference, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract: Effect of low frequency stimulation of Schaffer collaterals on the electrophysiological properties of the CA1 pyramidal cells during epileptiform activity

Luis Hernandez (Mexico)
ARVO 2017, Baltimore, U.S.A.
Abstract: Beta amyloid peptides accumulation induces the over expression of TSPO translocator in optic nerve in a Alzheimer´s disease and aging models

Sergio Hidalgo (Chile)
BNA 2017 Festival of Neuroscience, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Abstract: Biogenic amines detection and identification in the Mushroom Body of Drosophila melanogaster

Carlotta Lega (Italy)
The Neurosciences and Music - VI, Boston, USA
Abstract: Testing the role of ventral premotor cortex in auditory-motor integration in professional musicians using Transcranical Magnetic Stimulation

Yangyang Liu (China)
New Zealand Applied Neurosciences Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
Abstract: The Relationship between Teacher-student relationship and Academic-related Boredom: MAOA Gene as a Moderator

Hannah Loke (Australia)
6th World Congress on ADHD, Vancouver, Canada
Abstract: Dysregulation of SRY in the male brain: A genetic basis for male-biased neurological disorders

Kameni Mireille (Cameroon)
The 12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Göttingen, Germany
Abstract: Effects of Nymphaea lotus Linn on Structure of Hippocampal Neurons of Rats in Chronic Stress

Yorka Muñoz (Chile)
The 13th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Vienna, Austria
Abstract: A mediator released by Astrocytes in Response to AβOs affects the distribution of pSerStat3 in adjacent neurons

Ngozi Muonagolu (Nigeria)
13th SONA Conference, Entebbe, Uganda
Abstract: Allium sativum modifies prefrontal cortical cells and behaviour

Mohsen Nategh (Iran)
26th Annual Meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Hiroshima, Japan
Abstract: Inactivation of nucleus incertus hinders avoidance learning and long-term potentiation (LTP) in the perforant path-dentate gyrus synapses in freely moving rats: possible involvement of indirect effects

Oladiran Olateju (South Africa)
BNA 2017 Festival of Neuroscience, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Abstract: Comparison of barrel field areas in the somatosensory cortex of mice at early adulthood exposed to chronic prenatal alcohol

Shamsher Singh (India)
21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Vancouver, Canada
Abstract: Piperine potentiate the neuroprotective effect of quercetin in MPTP model of Parkinson’s disease in rats

JItendra Kumar Sinha (India)
3rd International Congress Hidden Hunger, Stuttgart, Germany
Abstract: Maternal vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with poor learning & memory and increased oxidative stress in brain of mouse offspring

Paula Virginia Subirada Caldarone (Argentina)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting 2017, Baltimore, United States of America
Abstract: Impaired Autophagy flux in Müller cells exposed to hypoxia: in vitro and in vivo models.

Nasiru Suleiman (Nigeria)
12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Berlin, Germany
Abstract: Neurochemical effect of Vitamins C, E and DMSO combinations on oxidative stress biomarkers and severity of ischemic stroke in albino rats

Ana Terzian (Brazil)
IBNS 26th Annual Meeting, Hiroshima, Japan
Abstract: TRPV1 receptor modulates different phases of conditioned fear learning

Nsikan-abasi Udoh (Nigeria)
SONA Conference, Entebe, Uganda
Abstract: Immunohistochemical, Biochemical and Stereological studies of Hippocampal and Cerebellar Glial Degenerative Potentials of Artequin in Adult Wistar Rats

Francisco Urbano (Argentina)
2017 American Society for Neurochemistry Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Abstract: Leptin reduces modulates synaptic transmission from reticular thalamic nucleus

Lucas Gabriel Vattino (Argentina)
Ion Channels in Synaptic and Neural Circuit Physiology, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, United States of America
Abstract: Functional properties and ion channels mediating acetylcholine release at the mouse medial olivocochlear-outer hair cell synapse at the onset of hearing

IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships 2016

Ross Cunnington (Australia), Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute and School of Psychology at the University of Queensland

Amedeo D'Argiulli (Canada), Full Professor at the Department of Neuroscience & Institute of Disciplinary Studies, Child Studies, Carleton University

Paul Howard-Jones (UK), Professor of Neuroscience and Education at the University of Bristol

Jérôme Prado (France), Tenured Research Scientist at the Institut des Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod (CNRS) & University of Lyon

Vivian Reigosa (Cuba), Senior Researcher and Deputy Director General of the Cuban Center for Neuroscience at Havana University

Global Advocacy Seed Grants 2016-17


Theresa Ekanem (Nigeria), Neuroscience Society of Nigeria

James Olopade (Nigeria), University of Ibadan

Janine Roos (South Africa), Mental Health Information Centre of Southern Africa, Stellenbosch University

Temesgen Sidamo Summoro (Somalia), Edna Adan University Hospital


Sadaf Ahmed (Pakistan), Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre, University of Karachi

Sunil Dhungel (Nepal), Neuroscience Society of Nepal

Yasushi Miyashita (Japan), University of Tokyo

Ranil De Silva (Sri Lanka), Neuroscience Society of Sri Lanka

Latin America*

George Barreto (Colombia), Colegio Colombiano de Neurociencias

Luis Beltran-Parrazal (Mexico), Fundación Beltran-Morgado para el avance y difusión de la neurociencia en Veracruz

Newton Canteras (Brazil), Sociedade Brasileira de Neurociências e Comportamento

Luis Angel Aguilar Mendoza (Peru), Society for Neuroscience of Peru

Amaya Miquelajauregui (Puerto Rico), Institute of Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico

Arturo Romano (Argentina), Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias

*The Latin American region awarded more grants but lower amounts for each recipient.