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MNS Best Poster and Best presentation prizes at IBRO-ARC
MNS Best Poster and Best presentation prizes at IBRO-ARC

MNS awarded Best Poster and Best presentation prizes at the third IBRO-ARC workshop

"Central Nervous System Developmental Remodeling and Neuroplasticity"

Faculty of Science, Alexandria University EGYPT with the support of IBRO and MNS

17 to 19 December 2020

Alexandria University, Egypt

Virtual Workshop    


The Workshop

The workshop was held over three days from 17 to 19 December 2020 on Zoom platform. A group of young researchers from Egypt, Tunis, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and India actively participated in this event.

Furthermore, the sessions were delivered by distinguished professors from Egypt, France, Malta, Nigeria and South Africa.

To maximize the benefit, the lectures were live-streamed over two days through the portals of IBRO and MNS:

https://www.facebook.com/IBROarc

https://www.facebook.com/MedNeuroSociety/

 

The workshop curriculum included ten sessions ranging from educational lectures and academic research to the presentation of the opportunities available to students and the current challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, treatments from cannabinoid-derivatives and its relation with the central nervous system.

The workshop also introduced the best methods of scientific publishing, with a commitment to the ethics of scientific research and publication.

The workshop reviewed the opportunities available through the participating organizations.

The workshop covered three practical sessions on molecular biology techniques, western blotting and brain anatomy.

The prizes

The workshop also included competitions among young researchers on their research presentations and the design of research posters.

 

The workshop concluded with a review of the results of the competitions, and MNS President Prof. Giuseppe Di Giovanni awarded a financial prize (€150) funded by MNS to Mustapha Oluwaseun from Nigeria for his excellence in all his contributions.

The first best research presentation prize and the first best poster design were also funded by MNS.

 

The best research presentation prize

The first prize (€150) was awarded to Fatma Ahmed from Lebanon

The second prize was awarded to Nour-Eddine Kaikai from Morocco as a certificate of appreciation

The third prize was awarded to Islam Ayman from Egypt and as a certificate of appreciation

The best poster designs.

The first prize (€150) was awarded to Sarah Mahfouz from Egypt

The second prize was awarded to Isaac Henneh from Ghana as a certificate of appreciation

The third prize was awarded to Yvette Nguizeye from Cameroon as a certificate of appreciation

The workshop concluded with congratulating on the success of the workshop and thanking all funding organizations, lecturers, organizing committees, participants and wishes of a happy new year.




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LAST ARTICLES
Two Postdoc positions available in the Neuropsychopharmacology lab at the European Center for Brain Research (CERC), Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
PIs: Prof. Patrizia Campolongo & Dr. Maria Morena.

The lab has expertise in clinical and preclinical (rats) research on mechanisms of hypermemory and cognitive decline and related neurological disorder, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and on the influence of stress and arousal systems (including glucocorticoids, catecholamines and endocannabinoids) on learning and memory processes to elucidate mechanisms of stress-related psychiatric disorders at different developmental ages.

Postdocs are expected to work on the preclinical research part of the following funded projects: 1. “Leveraging the neural circuits of hypermemory to ameliorate memory dysfunction in prodromal Alzheimer's disease” 2. “Integrating cannabinoids into the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: exploring mechanisms of amygdala-hippocampal communication during information contextualization” We encourage applications for well-motivated National or International Postdocs with:Background in neuropharmacology/neuroscience.Experience in all (or some) of the following techniques: behavioral pharmacology, electrophysiology (in vivo, ex vivo-whole cell patch clamp recordings), optogenetics, fiber photometry, stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology.Experience in paper and grant writing.Good knowledge of English (spoken and written).Good networking ability. Contract length: One year (can be renewed for a further two years) Starting date:  October/December2022

 If interested, please send a motivation letter and a CV to p.campolongo@hsantalucia.it or m.morena@hsantalucia.it

Committee on Animals in Research in the Mediterranean Area (CARMA)
Members of CARMA are the Councillors of MNS with the President as the Chairman 

CARMA advises MNS on the responsible use of animals in neuroscience research, supports the development of relevant resources on animals in research and promotes public education in matters related to the use of animals in neuroscience in the Mediterranean area.
"Animals are commonly used for scientific purposes in North Africa and the Middle East. However, this field is often inadequately regulated, with many countries lacking national legislation, policies, or guidelines for the care and use of animals used for research, testing, or education. This results in an essentially uncontrolled system where scientific quality and animal wellbeing cannot robustly be guaranteed, which may hinder acceptance (i.e., publication) of results by the scientific community and limit public confidence. An overarching system is needed to oversee the efficient promotion of scientific and ethical standards and the dissemination of information on laboratory animal science in North Africa and the Middle East, while each country should remain able to maintain a system of oversight that reflects its own cultures, traditions, religions, laws, and regulations." Mohr BJ, Fakoya FA, Hau J, Souilem O, Anestidou L. The Governance of Animal Care and Use for Scientific Purposes in Africa and the Middle East. ILAR J. 2016 May 1;57(3):333-346. doi: 10.1093/ilar/ilw035. PMID: 29117404.

The mission of CARMA falls within the following areas:
Organizing the first Survey on Animals in Research in the Mediterranean AreaMonitoring and adviceEducation and outreachTraining and support
Results MNS Extraordinary General Assembly Virtual Vote
Dear MNS Member,
Thank you for your trust and support for the present Council.According to the results of the GA vote, the Council will remain as it is until MNS2023 when a new election will be called.Please find the results of the vote below,
We hope you will help us to make your Society better and to see you in Dubrovnik soon! Giuseppe Di Giovanni On behalf of the MNS Council
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