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IBRO-ARC Neuroscience School on Functional Genomics and Neurological Disease in Africa 2020 (Fully-funded to Kinshasa, DRC)


The International Brain Research Organisation African Regional Committee (IBRO-ARC) School aims to provide critical understanding of functional genomics in neurological disease endemic in Africa.

Application Deadline: 12th December 2019 (11:59 p.m. CET)

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: Functional genomics and neurological disease in Africa will be featured in a series of training sessions and mentoring activities tailored around the most prevalent neurological diseases on the African continent. Select disease entities and/or conditions of the nervous system will be used as model to elucidate the critical aspects of genomics, neurobiology, and neuropathology underlying their pathogenesis. Special emphasis will be put on infectious, toxiconutritional, and neurodegenerative disorders. For each of the neuropathological conditions of interest, attempts will be made to elucidate biomarkers and pathways to diseases as well as the potential targets for treatment. The school foresees an intensive face-to-face interactive program to allow participants improve their research proposals. Additional modules will focus of ethics, responsible conduct of research as well as networking and effective scientific communication.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Graduate neuroscience trainees, junior neuroscientists, as well as residents in clinical neuroscience-related programs from sub-Saharan Africa mostly Central Africa are encouraged to apply. Please note that only students from the African region are eligible to apply.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Travel, meals, and accommodation.

Duration of Programme: 19-26 March 2020

How to Apply: 

  • Apply here

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