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ISSR 2020 ISSR 2020

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR SEROTONIN RESEARCH (ISSR)

Join us in Cancún for our 20th International Meeting in 2020!
“Serotonin on the Mexican Caribbean”
Marriott Cancún Resort
Cancún, Mexico
July 26-29, 2020
Important ISSR 2020 Meeting Deadlines


Meeting Registration

  • Opens in January, 2020
  • Early Bird: March 15, 2020 (fees increase after March 15)
  • Regular: April 20, 2020 (fees increase after April 20)
  • Late: July 1, 2020
Due to our contract with the meeting venue, registration fees will not be refunded after April 20, 2020

Abstract Submission

  • Opens in January, 2020
  • For short oral presentations: March 15, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance by mid-April
  • Abstracts accepted for short talks will also be programmed as a poster presentation
  • For poster presentation only: April 20, 2020

Lodging

  • Reservations open in January, 2020
  • Deadline for the discounted room rates is April 20, 2020
The Marriott Resort in Cancun is a complex that includes two hotels (the Marriott Cancun and the JW Marriott Resort and Spa) along with 9 restaurants and numerous activities available on site. We have a room block with discounted rates at both the Marriott Cancun ($185 per night) and the JW Marriott ($285 per night).

Note: rooms available at discount are limited and we strongly encourage you to make reservations early!

AGING COGNITION AGING COGNITION

14 September – 2 October 2020 – Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France

  • Course director: Luísa Lopes (iMM Lisboa)
  • Co-directors: Cheryl Grady (Rotman Research Institute) & Nora Abrous (University of Bordeaux)

Keynote speakers:

  • Hélène Amieva – University of Bordeaux
  • Adam Antebi – MPI for Biology of Ageing
  • Carol Barnes – University of Arizona
  • Luc Buée – Centre de Recherche Jean-Pierre Aubert
  • Gwenaëlle Catheline – University of Bordeaux
  • Maria Llorens-Martin – Centro de Biologia
  • Molecular Severo Ochoa
  • Aline Marighetto – University of Bordeaux
  • Lars Nyberg – Umeå University
  • Laure Rondi-Reig – Sorbonne University
  • Yaakov Stern – Columbia University
  • Tony Wyss-Coray – Stanford University

Application deadline: 8 June 2020

The normal ageing process is associated with reduced performance on cognitive tasks that require quickly processing or transforming information to make a decision, including measures of speed of processing, executive cognitive function and working and relational memories.

This course will cover the fundamentals of cognitive aging -including inter-individual differences, cognitive and brain reserve and risk factors- and highlight the newest functional imaging methods to study human brain function. Participants will learn the potential and limitations of these methods, through practical experience in a combination of lectures addressing ageing in both humans and animal models.

SONA 2021 Ghana SONA 2021 Ghana

15th SONA/4th GNS Conference 2021 Accra, Ghana 25-28 April

The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the umbrella organisation for the regional and national neuroscience societies and groups in Africa, and an affiliate of the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO). The Society’s mandate is to advocate for neuroscience research and teaching in Africa and host an international conference every two years. The Ghana Neuroscience Society (GNS) is a member of SONA and IBRO.
Venue: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana

LAST ARTICLES
PhD studentship at the Medicine Department, University Jaume I de Castelló (UJI).
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the Medicine Department, University Jaume I de Castelló (UJI).The PhD candidate will be granted for a period of 4 years with a planned start between September 2021/January 2022 upon agreement with the successful candidate (Santiago Grisolia's Program from the Generalitat Valenciana; https://innova.gva.es/documents/161863198/172397122/Orden+de+Bases.pdf/29356ab2-3118-49af-9e2d-60e117561784)Candidates must be enrolled in a master program and hold a BsC in Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Psychology or related disciplines issued by a non-EU University or Institution. Neuroscience MsC is strongly desirable but not mandatory. The PhD project will aim at understanding the role of peptidergic transmission in pathological aggression related to alcohol abuse. During these 4 years, the candidate will work with two transgenic mouse lines and will be skilled in stereotaxic surgery, pharmacogenetics, optogenetics, behavioral paradigms, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, molecular neurobiology, confocal microscopy, RNAscope, ....To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) before 10 June 2021 to:Dr. Esther Castillo-Gómez (escastil@uji.es)Dr. Francisco Olucha (folucha@uji.es)Dr. Francisco Ros (fros@uji.es)
For more information about us:https://www.uji.es/serveis/ocit/base/grupsinvestigacio/detall?codi=317
https://www.uji.es/serveis/ocit/base/grupsinvestigacio/detall?codi=307https://www.uji.es/serveis/ocit/base/grupsinvestigacio/detall?codi=319
Post-doc position for an in vitro electrophysiologist @ Crunelli/Di Giovanni Lab
Post-doc position for an in vitro electrophysiologist available at Giuseppe Di Giovanni's laboratory at the University of Malta for a collaborative research project with Professor Vincenzo Crunelli, Cardiff University, to investigate the role of serotonin 5-HT2C receptors in absence-epilepsy.
Job descriptionCALL FOR APPLICATIONS (Call ID: 37/2021) Post/s of Full-Time Research Support Officer III Project – “Lorcaserin as New Treatment for Absence Epilepsy – A Preclinical Study to pave the way for the clinical trial” And any other projects undertaken by the Department of Physiology & Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery 1. Applications are invited for the post of Research Support Officer to carry out duties in relation to the Lorcaserin as New Treatment for Absence Epilepsy – A Preclinical Study to pave the way for the clinical trial project funded by the University of Malta’s Internal Research Fund. The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on other projects undertaken by the Department of Physiology & Biochemistry within the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. 2. Applicants should be in possession of a PhD in the area of Neuroscience. The University of Malta is an Equal Opportunity employer. 3. Applicants must be willing and able to work in Malta. 4. The full-time post is for a period of 12 months and carries an initial remuneration of €31,200 per annum. 5. Candidates must submit their covering letter, a copy of their curriculum vitae, a scanned copy of their certificates (certificates of degrees must be submitted in English), and contact details of at least two referees. Applications must be sent by e-mail by not later than Friday, 30 April 2021. Late applications will not be considered. 6. Further information about the vacancy may be obtained from:
https://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/458044/FTRSOIII-EPILEPSY-16.02.2021.pdf Office of the University, Msida, 16 February 2021

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.
3rd IBRO-ARC Virtual workshop: Central Nervous System Developmental Remodeling and Neuroplasticity.
As President of the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society I am honored to invite you to join the virtual meeting of the 3rd IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) IBRO Africa Regional Committee workshop: Central Nervous System Developmental Remodeling and Neuroplasticity.The workshop will be hosted by Faculty of Science in #Alexandria University, #Egypt between 17-18 December 2020. Part of the program will be shared live as indicated in the attached program. Please save the dates and join US according to the timeline… We want to thank Amira Zaky for its organization and her valuable support.Join us through the following channels: - https://www.facebook.com/IBROarc/- https://www.facebook.com/MedNeuroSociety/https://fb.me/e/a5NVAKMMq
Giuseppe Di GiovanniMNS President
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