Course Dates: 17th August - 5th September
Kampala International University
Dar es Salaam campus
– All African scientists: Master students, PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Group Leaders and Heads of Department
– The course is intensive, running 6 days a week from 9am in the morning to 8pm in the evening, and requires strong involvement, motivation and drive to learn from the students.
– Only applicants from African Institutions will be accepted
– Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record and written statements concerning their interest in neuroscience and how they expect to benefit from participating in the course
– There will be no attendance fee.
– There will be a number of grants for students coming from outside Dar es Salaam. The grants will cover round plane ticket from a major international airport and accommodation.
To introduce the use of insects as powerful yet inexpensive model systems in neuroscientific research. With their comparatively simple nervous systems, tractable genetic access and low maintenance costs, Drosophila and other insects have rapidly consolidated their status as key model systems in scientific research. We will explore questions on basic research in neuroscience as well as research with important applications, such as mosquito genetics or how Drosophila can be used as a model for human diseases.
Subjects covered will range from lab maintenance and grant writing to state of the art neurogenetics, behavioural and electrophysiological research techniques.
APPLICATION DEADLINE July 4th 2015 (midnight GMT)