Applications now open for IBRO-APRC Kerman Associate School of Neuroscience

Date : 2017-04-09

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"Learning and memory: molecular, electrophysiological and computational approaches"

Kerman, Iran

August 27 - September 1, 2017


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Organizer: Prof. Vahid Sheibani (Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Science)

Aims and Scope of the School:

The purpose of this school is to provide an opportunity for MSc and PhD students in the Asia-Pacific region to gain the latest fundamental and technological developments of transdisciplinary research on learning and memory function with 3 main separate line of focus on molecular, electrophysiological and computational approaches by reputable researchers (local and abroad).


The school provides five full days with 10 lectures and opportunities to participate in a variety of laboratory projects. Hands on experience with  molecular methods (Western Blot and PCR), electrophysiology (Patch clamp, field potential and single unit recording),  cognition and EEG/ERP, electronic microscope (TEM) and analysis software packages will provide the audience with a unique opportunity to experience date acquisition and analysis under the supervision of senior investigators and professors. There will be group discussions during the school about the lectures and detailed questions-answer sessions. Last day of the school is devoted to poster presentation. Participants will enjoy a full day of cultural visit in Kerman city on the sixth day of the school.
Laboratory projects will focus on the following themes:

Electrophysiology (Neuronal activity and synaptic plasticity)
- In-vivo field potential recording
- In-vitro field potential recording
- Single unit recording
- Patch clamp recording

Molecular Biology
- Western Blotting

- DMST in monkey

Behavioral task in rodent
- Open field 
- Morris water maze 
- Radial maze
- Zero maze
- Shuttle Box
- Elevated plus maze 
- Novel object recognition
- Startle reflex

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) 
- Structure of TEM
- Specimen preparation for TEM

Program Summary:
• Lectures:  Keynote lectures by renowned international scientists and invited lectures by national scientists.
• Labs: Introductory laboratory sessions in neuroscience and discussion session by the invited speakers. 
• Students’ poster presentations

Who should apply to this School?

MSc and Ph.D. students from the Asia-Pacific region will only 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

What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

Travel, accommodation, and meals

Application deadline: May 5, 2017 (11:59 p.m. CET)

Apply here

For all enquiries, please contact Dr. Khadijeh Esmaeilpour at


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