Open: 27 April – 27 May 2023 |
This advanced school will cover basic principles and address current knowledge in neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation, including clinical and translational research aspects. Students will receive specialized courses on diseases of the immune system at the level of the central and peripheral nervous system and become aware of therapeutical advances in the field.
About the school:
The school program includes high-level courses on immunology, neuroimmunology, the blood-brain barrier, the immune system of the brain, neuroinflammation and consequent diseases (such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, multisclerosis, etc), related to the prion. Students will learn about types of neuroinfection related to bacteria, fungi and viruses, with particular attention to neuroinfections rampant in Africa.
Specialists in the field will give courses on viral (i.e. HIV, viral encephalitis, Zika), and parasitic (African trypanosomiasis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, zoonoses, etc) infections. The program offers 3 to 4 lessons per day, with each lesson followed by half-hour questions/discussions. Students will prepare for journal clubs and research projects in neuroimmunology and neuroinfection and will present their research orally or in the form of posters.
It should be noted that depending on the funds raised, the school will last between 1 week to 10 days
Who should apply to this school?
- Doctoral students in their final years of thesis preparation, post-doctoral students, young researchers and teachers from African universities, neurologists, doctors, or psychiatrists
- Applicants should not exceed 35 years of age
- Participants should be African citizens, living in Africa and working in African universities. A valid passport at least 6 months pre expiry is required.
What costs will be covered for selected participants?
Travel, accommodation, food and local transportation