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1st HBP Curriculum workshop series, 3 – 19 July 2017

EVENTS

1st HBP Curriculum workshop series, 3 – 19 July 2017

03-07-2017

 

From 3-7 July 2017, the Education Program Office of the Human Brain Project will organise its 1st HBP Curriculum workshop series. The series will consist of two workshops and will take place in Innsbruck, Austria:

1) Understanding the brain: Neurobiology for non-specialists

Taking place from 3-5 July 2017, at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, the aim of this interactive workshop is to provide practical insights into basic and translational neuroscience research for interested non-specialists. The topics addressed range from essential neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, over IPS cells, to networks and behaviour. Plasticity and modulation of networks and signal transmission under physiological (like learning and memory) and pathological situations (like addiction, epilepsy or neurodegeneration) will form an essential part.

Workshop Structure: Lectures > Discussion sessions > Hands-on tutorials > Lab visits > Social event

Lectures and tutorials will be accompanied by lab visits, practical work and an open discussion round. Experts in functional neuroanatomy, neurobiochemistry, neuropharmacology and psychiatry from Medical University Innsbruck (Austria), the Allen Institute for Brain Science (USA) and the Human Brain Project (HBP) will be available on site.

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2)  New horizons in clinical neuroscience: Brain medicine for non-specialists

Taking place from 5-7 July 2017, at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, the aim of this interactive workshop is to deepen and complete the online course on brain medicine for non-specialists with the most recent advances in research of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Lectures and tutorials by international experts will report the state of the art of research and treatment of brain diseases. Representatives of the Allen Institute for Brain Science (AI, USA) and the Human Brain Project (HBP, Europe) will present novel avenues for exploiting large biological data sets for future classification of brain diseases, which may lead to new strategies for developing therapeutics.

Workshop Structure: Lectures > Discussion sessions > Hands-on tutorials > Social event.

Hands-on examples for using the tools developed by the Allen Institute and the HBP will be made available.

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From 10-12 July 2017, the Education Program Office of the Human Brain Project will organise a further Curriculum workshop on Research, ethics and societal impact under the title:

3) Responsible research: How to deal with animals and ICT in science – an ethical approach

Taking place from 10-12 July 2017 at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, this Workshop aims to provide the participants with insights on ethical aspects of the use of ICT and animals in science and research. Designated discussion rounds will provide the possibility for participants to interact with faculty and deepen the understanding of the topics addressed.

Workshop Structure: Lectures > Discussion sessions > Team based learning – group works > Lab visits > Social event

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From 17-19 July 2017, another workshop will be held at Villa Toskana in Leimen, Germany, titled:

4) Intellectual property rights, translation and exploitation of research: Entrepreneurship in Neuroscience

This “hackathon” style workshop completes and complements the online course on Intellectual Property Rights, Translation and Exploitation of Research. Students will work in small groups around joint applied research ideas in Neuroscience that the students will offer and conceive by themselves. The participants will study how to advance their ideas from the lab to market, understand the needs, the target population, patentability options and how to build a business model. Finally they will present their ideas to industry and academy experts. The workshop is a hands on unique experience of diving into the entrepreneurial world, learning how to advance the science into the next step…

Workshop Structure: Lectures > Mini-Workshops > Group presentations > Discussion sessions > Lab visit > Social event

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Application for the workshops:

This workshops are open to the whole student community and early post-docs upon application. Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged. Application is required as space may be limited. Applicants selected for participation will be informed within two weeks after the application deadline. There is no registration fee. Seven travel grants will be available upon request (European students only). Accommodation can be provided for 30 students (first come, first served). Note: The workshop is a supplement to the online course ‘HBP Curriculum – Research, ethics and societal impact‘. It is recommended for workshop participants to attend the online course as a basis for the workshop. During the workshop, participants will have the possibility of taking an exam about the content of the HBP online course ‘HBP Curriculum – Research, ethics and societal impact‘. Application deadline: 1 June 2017