The aim of this IBRO School is to introduce attendees to basic knowledge and developments in neurogenetics and to guide them with scientific survival skills for navigating through graduate studies and their future careers.

About the School

The purpose of this IBRO School is to equip the attendees with a basic knowledge of neuroscience, neurogenetics and scientific survival skills. The contents will include lectures on ion channels, neuroplasticity, neurogenetics, OMICS, CRISPR biology and its application in neurosciences, bioinformatics/neuroinformatic, data analysis, scientific mentoring, networking, outreach and communications, plagiarism, responsible conduct of research, and how to run virtual classes and meetings. Lectures will be delivered in a hybrid fashion i.e. physically and virtually. Classes will include small components of practical demonstration in the scientific survival segment. We shall be inviting 20 participants within Nigeria only.

At the end of the school, students are expected to have a better understanding of ion channels function and neuroplasticity, demonstrate basic knowledge in neurogenetics including searching bioinformatics databases, carrying out basic data analyses, and be comfortable calculating dosages and concentrations of chemicals and drugs. These lectures have been carefully selected so that participants will be able to develop strategies for navigating through their scientific careers as neuroscientists in a developing country.

Who should apply to this School?

Nigerian MSc and PhD Students in biomedical sciences with an interest in neuroscience.

What costs will be covered for selected participants?

Travel, accommodation and meals.

Application dates:
April 18, 2022 – May 18, 2022 (5:00 p.m. CET)

School dates and location:

September 18-24, 2022

Bingham University, Karu, Abuja, Nigeria

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