IBRO-APRC Associate School 2019

 IBRO-APRC Associate School on Basic Techniques in Neuroscience,

The 2nd Ulaanbaatar School, Mongolia, September 9 – 14, 2019


  • International Brain Research Organization – Asia/Pacific Regional Committee (IBRO-APRC)
  • Mongolian Neuroscience Society (MNS)
  • Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS)

Title: IBRO-APRC Associate School on Basic Techniques in Neuroscience – The 2nd Ulaanbaatar School 2019

Venue: MNUMS, Bayangol duureg, 6 khoroo, 10 khoroolol, Ulaanbaatar 16081, Mongolia

Date: September 2-7, 2019 (Monday to Saturday)

Description: IBRO-APRC Associate School, a 6 – day school, will be designed for 20 graduate students in brain science from the countries of Asian-Pacific region. The school will be jointly organized by IBRO-APRC, MNS, and MNUMS. MNUMS will provide lecture rooms, laboratory facilities, and technical aids required for the hands-on procedures during the entire period of the school. In the first 5 days, the participants will be introduced to basic knowledge in confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, DNA/RNA extraction, RT-PCR, cell viability assay, handling techniques for rodents, and western blotting as well as ethical conduct. Students will be provided with theoretical knowledge and technical skills for better understanding of the essential principles and methods in cellular and behavioral neuroscience in regard to clinical significance. Additionally, interactive discussions will be aimed to improve their oral communications and presentation skills as well as instruct PubMed to search for items in specific fields. Starting on day 5, students will be facilitated to join the 6th Annual Meeting of Mongolian Neuroscience Society. To strengthen friendships between students and teachers, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will also arrange a one-day social activity with cultural exchange sessions and a visit to the Human Anatomy Museum at MNUMS.

Purpose: The goal of the school is to equip students with basic techniques in neuroscience. After completing this school, students should be able to practice basic techniques in brain and spinal cord staining, confocal microscopy, DNA/RNA extraction, real-time quantitative PCR, and Western blotting techniques. Apart from laboratory hands-on modules, students will receive exclusive lectures on psychoneuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, and cellular neuroscience. Students may also be inspired and encouraged by the IBRO lecturers who will be invited to share up-to-date knowledge in brain science at the 6th Annual Meeting of MNS.

Proposed Activities of the School: The school will include 2 invited lectures by international faculties and 8 theoretical lectures, 8 technical lectures, and 8 laboratory hands-on modules by local faculties.


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