Call for Applications! - International School/Workshop:

"Early sensory-motor integration: from the cellular to the systems level"

Organizer: Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable and Faculty of Sciences
City/Country:Montevideo; Uruguay
Date: September 3-7, 2012

Aim:The course is aimed at teaching graduate students from Latin American countries the mechanisms involved during early stages of sensory-motor integration in the nervous system. The course will include a strong component of cellular and molecular neuroscience, addressing topics ranging from the development of circuits devoted to sensory-motor integration to the intrinsic electrophysiological properties of spinal neurons and their regulation by activity and neurotransmitters. The cellular level of integration will be combined with the dynamics arising from the network level of integration. Finally, the students will be provided with a view of the subject from the system level of integration. The knowledge given by experts in the field during lectures will be complemented by lab seminars in which students will get familiar with the technical approaches (ranging from patch-clamp to psychophysics) used to study sensory-motor integration. The course is intended for 15 students: 10 from Latin American countries (excluding Uruguay) and 5 from Uruguay.

Dr. Raúl E. Russo. Departamento de Neurofisiología Celular y Molecular. Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable ().
Foreign Faculties:
  • Mariana Alonso. Institut Pasteur, Paris. France.
  • Jean-Marie Cabelguen. Neurocentre Magendie. Physiopathologie de la plasticité neuronale Université Bordeaux 2. France
  • Rodolfo Delgado-Lezama. Departamento de Fisiología Biofísica y Neurociencias Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del IPN (CINVESTAV), México
  • Jorn Hounsgaard. Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Guillermo Lanuza. Departamento de Genética del Desarrollo. Instituto Leloir. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Local Faculties:
  • Michel Borde. Departamento de Fisiología.Facultad de Medicina, UDELAR
  • Leonel Gómez. Sección Biomatemática. Facultad de Ciencias, UDELAR
  • Francesco Rossi. Facultad de Ciencias, UDELAR. Institut Pasteur, Montevideo
  • Omar Trujillo-Cenóz. Neurofisiología Celular y Molecular (IIBCE)
  • Flavio Zolessi. Seccion Biologia Celular, DBCM. Facultad de Ciencias, UDELAR
  • Raúl E. Russo. Neurofisiología Celular y Molecular (IIBCE)
How to apply?
Applicants have to send as a single pdf file the following documents: a CV, a letter of motivation stating the interest on the course and how it will impact his/her career, a letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor.
The selection of applicants will be made by a local committee that will evaluate the applications based on the qualifications of applicants and the pertinence of the course for their careers.
Contact & Deadlines:
The applications should be sent by e-mail () before August 3, 2012.
Applicants will be notified about the final decision on August 10, 2012.
No fees will be charged for the course.
Depending on available funds, a number of fellowships for accommodation and travel will be available for Latin American students.
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