4th IBRO/APRC Tehran School of Neuroscience: Basic Approaches in Neurological Diseases
October 17-28, 2014
The Medical School of Tarbiat Modares University, Neuroscience Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and IPM School of Cognitive Sciences will host an IBRO School of Neuroscience including molecular, electrophysiological & behavioral approaches for studying the basics of neurological diseases in October 17-28, 2014 in Tehran, Iran.
The purpose of this school is to provide an opportunity for senior Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows in the Asia-Pacific region to acquire knowledge of both theoretical and technical advances in key areas of neuroscience research in a setting that encourages personal interactions and exchanges. We expect participating students to have experience with laboratory work and, preferably, publications.
Funding from IBRO and local sponsors will enable 25 students to attend the 12-day school by covering their round-trip ticket, housing, and meals.
The school will provide lectures and opportunities to participate in a variety of laboratory projects. Instructors will be internationally recognized researchers from Asia, Europe and America. Interactions between the students and teachers will be emphasized and encouraged.
Laboratory projects will focus on the following themes and techniques. Each student shall choose one of the following:
THEME 1 - Pain and Addiction Research
THEME 2 - Cognition and Cognitive Disorders
THEME 3 - Synaptic Plasticity and Seizure
THEME 4 - Neurodegenerative diseases
Who should apply?
- Senior Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows.
- Age limit is 35 years.
- Only applicants from the Asia-Pacific region can be accepted. Preference will be given to students who have experience in laboratory work and publications.
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 School. The selection process will be coordinated by the IBRO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee.
All students will present posters from their previous research and all students will participate in discussions of these posters. They have to send the abstract of these posters along with their application.
Group technique presentation
Groups of six students will work together on experiments. All students from each group will present a short oral report and the entire group will participate in a question-answer session.
Additional information about the school
Honorary Director: Dr Fereshteh Motamedi, Shahid Beheshti Univ. Med. Sciences
Director: Dr Seyed Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh, Tarbiat Modares University
General Secretary: 1- Dr Mohammad Javan, Tarbiat Modares University
2- Dr Abbas Haghparast, Shahid Beheshti Univ. Med. Sciences
Dr Amir Shojaei, Tarbiat Modares University
Cell Phone: +98-9131488748,
Closing date for applications: July 11, 2014
– Tarbiat Modares University
– Neuroscience Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
– IPM School of Cognitive Sciences
– Iranian Neuroscience Society
– Iranian Society of Physiology and Pharmacology (ISPP)