Reports 2009

ISN - IBRO Neuroscience School, Fayoum, Egypt. December 2-7, 2009
Organizers: Simon Heales (UK) Roger Butterworth (Canada) Raj Kalaria (Kenya & UK)

Held from December 2-7, the School focused upon neuronal cell death mechanisms in a range of disorders including neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimers, Parkinsons, ALS), stroke, and metabolic CNS disorders.
Morning sessions were made up of formal 30 min. lectures and discussions of key topics (apoptosis, necrosis, animal models, neuroprotective strategies) and afternoons were spent in the laboratory facilities (Fayoum University) with laboratory sessions dedicated to basic neuropathology, cell counting, immunohistochemistry, and animal behavior techniques. A total of 31 students were enrolled in the school from 8 African countries. Teaching faculty included Dr. Abdul Mohammed (Kenya & Sweden), Dr. Marina Bentovoglio (Italy), Dr. Vivienne Russell (S. Africa), Dr. Tharcisse Kayenbe (Congo), Dr Howard Cooper (France), Dr Samir Ahboucha (Morocco), in addition to the school organizers.
Following the school, all faculty and students attended the meeting of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. Funding for the transfer to Sharm-el-Sheikh was provided by SONA and Fayoum University.

1st ISN Latin American School of Advanced Neurochemistry, March 23-30, 2009
"In vitro and in vivo neurochemical approaches applied to the study
of neurodegeneration",
Directors: Dr. Luis Barbeito, Dr. Federico Dajas

Reports 2008

Joint IBRO-ISN African School on Chronobiology, October 20-27, 2008
"Brain and Clocks: Neurochemical, pharmacological and therapeutic approaches"
Ouarzazate, Morocco
School coordinator: Professor Nouria Lakhdar-Ghazal

ISN/APSN/IBRO School, June 16-21, 2008
School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, No. 130 Dong’an Road,
Student Lab, Level 1, Building No. 5 (West Campus),
Shanghai 200032, China.
ISN/APSN/IBRO School Chair, Dr Alfreda Stadlin.

ISN-APSN-SNCI sponsored workshop, Jan 7-16, 2008
"Modern Neurochemical techniques to understand brain functions"
NIMHANS and NCBS, Bangalore
Organizing Secretary: Dr. M. N. Subhash