First Kemali-IBRO Mediterranean School of Neuroscience

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First Kemali-IBRO Mediterranean School of Neuroscience

Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn" and Kemali Foundation, Naples, Italy
The International Brain Research (IBRO) and the Dargut and Milena Kemali Foundation for Basic and Clinical Neurosciences (DMKF) have recently joined forces and are now launching a new common initiative.
As is well known, IBRO provides training opportunities for young investigators in the neurosciences worldwide with a special emphasis on disadvantaged countries and international networking. The DMKF promotes research in the basic and clinical neurosciences, awarding every two years the International Dargut and Milena Kemali Foundation Prize to honour important contributions from young scientists. In their partnership, the two organizations will now focus on capacity-building in the Mediterranean region, reflecting the shared objective: to overcome cultural or political 'barriers' in this area of the world.
This 'inter-regional' (i.e. embracing European and African IBRO Regional Committees) School of Neuroscience is the first of a series of Kemali- IBRO Neuroscience Schools to foster networking across borders (and across the sea!) in countries of the Mediterranean basin.
The First Kemali-IBRO School of Neuroscience will take place at the Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn" and Kemali Foundation, Naples, Italy, September 21-30, 2009, and will comprise lectures and hands-on experience in the laboratory, focus on key aspects and methodological approaches to the study of synaptic transmission and plasticity. The School will aim to:
- provide young investigators from countries of the Mediterranean region the opportunity to learn latest knowledge;
- give students and faculty members an opportunity to share an intense scientific moment with their peers from other countries.
Sessions will also be devoted to developing skills (such as grant application writing) and setting up laboratories, journal clubs and plenary discussions.
The School programme will soon be available on the web site.
The School's Committee will select up to 25 young scientists. Eligible applicants must come from Mediterranean countries.
How to apply

Applications are only available on-line. There are no hard copies of application forms.