Foreign Specialists at Neuroscience Workshop

Foreign Specialists at Neuroscience WorkshopForeign Specialists at Neuroscience Workshop

A two-week international workshop on neuroscience opened in Tehran on April 29 sponsored jointly the International Brain Research Organization and Tarbiat Modarres University and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.

Specialists and experts from the US, Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Iran as well as students from regional countries are attending.

Similar workshops have been held in the past by the Tarbiat Modarres and Shahid Beheshti universities and the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences in cooperation with international experts.

This year, however, the event is more specialized and deals with newer realms of the science.

“Besides, fewer applicants have been admitted and the duration is longer so that participants would have in-depth and qualitative learning about the latest advancement in the field,” said Ya’qoub Fathollahi, research deputy at Tarbiat Modarres University, IRNA reported.   

In recent years, PhD and post PhD students as well as young faculty members from China, Turkey, India, Pakistan and Indonesia have shown interest in the event.

“Over 100 researchers registered for the current workshop but only 14 from Iran and regional countries were accepted,” said the official.

This year’s event is focusing on the effectiveness of research projects and their role in the development of neurosciences in the region.

The workshop will close on May 12.

IBRO is the global federation of neuroscience organizations that aims to promote and support neuroscience training, teaching, collaborative research and advocacy around the world.

More than 80 international, national and regional scientific organizations constitute IBRO’s Governing Council, which together with the five IBRO Regional Committees, addresses the needs and advances the work of individual scientists and research communities.

IBRO’s mission is to develop, support, coordinate and promote scientific research in fields related to the brain; promote international collaboration and sharing of scientific information on brain research throughout the world; provide for and assist in education and dissemination of information relating to brain research.

Most advanced workshops of the IBRO in Asia have so far been hosted by Japan, China and South Korea.



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