APSN School Cochin, India 2009

December 7 – 11, 2009
About the ISN – APSN – IBRO School

The main objective of the School is to enable graduate students and junior postdoctoral fellows from the Asia-Pacific region to meet in an environment where they can acquire knowledge on recent advances in neurochemistry research and for them to have a platform from which to gain practical experience on neurochemical techniques.

The School will cover lectures, practical seminars and a variety of laboratory projects. These will focus on several technique-oriented areas in neurochemistry. Each student will be involved in one of the areas and attend hands-on lab sessions in participating university departments and research institutes.

Interaction between the students and teachers will be emphasized and encouraged throughout the School. Prospective participants are expected to attend the APSN symposium.


Graduate students and young postdoctoral fellows from the Asia-Pacific region are eligible to apply. Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record (especially peer-reviewed publications), stage of career and experience, as well as referee reports. Selection will be coordinated by the APSN School committee.

Choice of Workshop topics:

Please list in order of priority (1 being top priority, 4 being last)

  • Ca2+release, confocal microscopy
  • HPLC
  • Immunostaining
  • EEG measurement
  • RNA extraction and Real time PCR
Application Details

A condition of attendance at the School is that all students will also be expected to attend and present at the International Conference on Neuroscience Updates organized by SNCI in Cochin, India. Students will be automatically registered for the conference without any additional fees. Selection of students from applicants will be undertaken by the School Committee. It is expected that successful applicants will be advised by email by 24 October 2009.

Young investigators (graduate students and young postdocs up to 5 yrs after Ph.D.) are invited to apply for the School. Your applications should be sent to the School Secretariat ([email protected]) by the deadline 7 September 2009. Late applications will not be accepted. Your application must contain the following information:

  • Letter of intent, including how the School is relevant to your research and career. Please indicate whether you require a Travel Fellowship and whether you have travel funds available from any other source.
  • Curriculum Vitae containing academic qualifications, institution where they were obtained, and the year of graduation. Masters and PhD students should indicate the years of candidature and the likely title of their thesis topic. Ph.D. or M.D. graduates should provide the date of award.

  • A list of peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications, and abstracts presented at local and/or international scientific meetings.
  • The names of two referees, one of whom should be your present supervisor these references (approximately one half A4 page) need to be included as a Word file.
  • Scientific abstract relevant to the poster to be presented at the International Conference on Neuroscience Updates (refer to the abstract submission form).
  • All the above information listed above should be provided in a single word file. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Registration & Abstract Submission is now opened

ISN – APSN – IBRO School Application Form
ISN – APSN – IBRO School: September 2009

Organizers & Contact Persons:

Dr Alfreda Stadlin
Chair, APSN School
Division of Anatomy
Stanford University
CCSR Rm 0125
269 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Tel: 1-650-7216349
Email: [email protected]
Dr C S Paulose
Organising Secretary, ICN 2009
Director, Centre for Neuroscience
Prof. & Head, Department of Biotechnology,
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin- 682 022,
Kerala, India.
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Tel.: +91-9447012428 (mob) / +91 484 2575588, 2576267
Fax: +91 484 2575588 / 2576267

Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry
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