Event | 22. 10. 2010

Approaching deadline for SNC'11 symposia proposals

The scientific program of SiNAPSA neuroscience conference 2011, a FENS featured meeting, is being finalized. The open call for thematic symposia proposal submissions ends on October 25. Visit the open call web site for guidelines and the online submission form.

Submit your proposal by midnight of October 25, 2010 and actively shape the program of the next SiNAPSA Neuroscience Conference, a key Central European neuroscience event in 2011.

Announcement | 8. 10. 2010

Hertie Senior Research Professorship in Neuroscience, 2011

The Hertie Foundation is active in pre-school, school, neurosciences and university-areas and it is the second largest private patron of brain research in Europe.

In order to promote research by experienced neuroscientists and to honour outstanding achievements over a period of many years, the Hertie Foundation announces a Europe-wide competition for award of the Hertie Senior Research Professorship in Neuroscience, 2011 (m/f).

The professorship is to be awarded to outstanding neuroscientists who are currently working in Europe and wish to devote the final years of their career exclusively to research. The appointment will have a maximum term of eight years and will expire upon retirement. The grant will match the selected candidate’s current salary and benefits (to include pension contributions, health insurance premiums etc.) and will be supplemented by a bonus for extraordinary research achievements. The Hertie Senior Professor will be provided with appropriate resources (laboratory space, a research budget etc.) in accordance with his/her needs and in consultation with the university until retirement and up to additional five years, on the basis of a corresponding application and evaluation.

Requirements for applicants: attainment of the minimum age of 59, proof of excellence in the field of neuroscience and the commitment to relinquish all management and administrative duties at the institution currently under his/her direction upon acceptance of the Hertie Foundation Professorship. Candidates must also agree to provide a minimal contribution to teaching and to pursue neuroscientific research until retirement. For further information visit www.ghst.de/links/seniorprofessor.

Candidates for award of the Hertie Foundation Professorship will be selected by a jury of leading neuroscientists in a personalized, confidential process. In consultation with the selected candidates, the Hertie Foundation will then conduct negotiations with the university on implementation of the Hertie Foundation professorship and material support to be provided by the Hertie Foundation. The final decision on award of the professorship will be taken by the Executive Board of the Hertie Foundation.

Please address applications and inquiries to the following address no later than 1st December 2010:

Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung

Stefanie Hennig

Grüneburgweg 105

60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel.: +49 (69) 660756 149 and E-mail: [email protected]

Announcement | 30. 7. 2010

SiNAPSA Neuroscience Conference 2011: Call for Symposia Proposals

SiNAPSA has the pleasure to announce the 2011 Neuroscience Conference (SNC'11). SNC'11 will take place between September 22 and 25, 2011. In organizing SNC'11, SiNAPSA has joined forces with colleagues from Zagreb and Trieste and our joint application for SNC'11 won the support of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), and obtained the status of the next FENS Featured Neuroscience Meeting. Regional cooperation and FENS support guarantee to make the SCN'11 an outstanding event. You are welcome to be an active contributor.

We have launched a call for thematic symposia proposals, to build the core of the SNC'11 programme. The call contains detail instructions and an online submission form. Application deadline is October 25, 2010. To encourage contributions and facilitate high quality proposals, SiNAPSA will cover economy travel expenses for one presenter per selected symposium.

Based on the selection of thematic proposals the SNC'11 programme will be published by the end of November 2010, but you can already look at the SNC'11 overview to see the structure of the programme and accompanying events.

If you do not intend to contribute a symposium proposal, you may wish to submit an abstract for the SNC'11. Abstract submission will open on November 29, 2010. Most submissions will be selected for poster presentations. but a few will be chosen for short slide presentations by the Programme Committee.

We hope to see you at the SNC'11, a Central European FENS Featured Regional Meeting in Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, September 22 - 25, 2011.

Event | 29. 7. 2010

Understanding cell communication using modern microelectronics

You are cordially invited to attend the first minisymposium on modern microelectronics approaches to studying cell commnunication to be held at the Peterlin's Pavilion at Jadranska 26 in Ljubljana on August 23 and 24, 2010.

Minisymposium program details can be found in the attached file. The meeting is a result of collaboration between the University of Ljubljana and the Colorado State University.

Attendance is free, but prior registration for the event via e-mail is required. If you plan to attend, please, write to [email protected]

priponka: CSU_UL_Symp_2010.pdf

Event | 6. 6. 2010

Neuroscientific seminar

Sinapsa invites you to the neuroscientific seminar:

Shaping male and female brains: Mechanisms of gender specific differences in brain development

Until recently it was generally believed that the differences between female and male brains are influenced solely by the pre- and postnatal exposure to sex hormones. However, recent research shows that certain differences are caused by the expression of genes in the sex chromosomes. Prof. dr. Gregor Majdič (Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana; Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor) will present the latest research on the topic of gender specific brain development.

Effects of rearing in isolation on the social behaviour of mice

Social isolation has various negative consequences on human and animal behaviour. In her brief talk Jasmina Kerčmar (student at Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana) will present research findings of isolation rearing on mouse social recognition, a very important behaviour for appropriate development of social structures within groups of mice. Mouse social recognition is also considered a model behaviour for autistic spectrum disorder studies in humans.

Moderator: prof. dr. Marko Živin

When: June 9, 2010, 18.00 - 20.00

Where: Lecture room at the Institute of Pathophysiology, Zaloška 4 Ljubljana

Due to the presence of foreign guests, the seminar will be held in English.

priponka: Invitation-SiNAPSA.pdf

Event | 27. 5. 2010

Symposium on Clinical Neurophysiology of Vision and on Eye Movements

The 2010 Ljubljana Symposium on Clinical Neurophysiology with the 26th Dr Janez Faganel Memorial Lecture will be dedicated to Vision and Eye Movements and will take place 17-18 September 2010.

Both topics will be covered from the clinical and research perspectives, hence interesting not only to neurologists, ophthalmologists, and otologists, but also to other experts in medicine and basic sciences.

The memorial lecture 'Face recognition-related potentials: EEG, MEG, and NIRS studies' will be given by Professor Ryusuke Kakigi from Okazaki, Japan, one of the world authorities in the field of evoked magnetic responses following visual and somatosensory stimuli.

More information can be found at www.kclj.si/ikn/DEJA/FAGA/F10_OS/Faga_10_OS.htm

priponka: SymposiumVision.pdf

Announcement | 29. 4. 2010

AFNI fMRI Analysis Workshop

The Department of Information Engineering, the Clinical Biochemistry Lab and the Chair of General Psychology of the University of Pisa, with the patronage of the "G. Monasterio" Foundation and the Institute of Clinical Physiology of the Italian National Research Council, are organizing the 5th FMRI Analysis Workshop with AFNI and SUMA. The course will be held in Pisa, Italy from Monday May 31st to Friday June 4th, 2010. This is a course designed to cover basic and advanced topics of volume- and surface-based FMRI analyses using AFNI and SUMA software (http://afni.nimh.nih.gov/).

Topics during the 5-Day intensive workshop include:

AFNI basics

Regression analysis: Fixed Shape, Variable Shape, and Auxiliary Behavioral Information

Group analysis: Random Effects, Mixed Effect, Outlier Detection, and Covariate Modeling

Connectivity Modeling: PPI, Functional Connectivity, SEM, and Multivariate Granger Causality

Surface-based analysis: Single-subject and Group-based

Resting State Pre-processing: Scanner, Physiological Noise Removal (i.e., RETROICOR)

Instant Interactive Single-Subject and Group Connectivity Maps: Volume-based and Surface-based

Advanced AFNI/SUMA: Interface Automation for Handling Large Collections of Data

Real-time: Data Quality, Feedback, and Multivariate Analysis

Drs. Robert W. Cox, Ziad S. Saad, and Gang Chen from the Scientific and Statistical Computing Core of the NIMH Intramural Research Program, will be conducting the workshop. Classes will be held at the C.N.R. Research Campus in Pisa

For further information and to register, please visit http://www.iet.unipi.it/AFNIPisa2010/

Event | 13. 3. 2010

Brain awareness week starts on Monday March 15, 2010

SiNAPSA is joined with partner organizations in yet another Brain Awareness Week (BAW) project, the seventh BAW in Slovenia. Numerous events and activities will take place across the country throughout the week of March 15 - 21, 2010. A detailed program is is available in Slovene at our new web pages and an outline in English can be found on the web site of the Dana Alliance for the Brain - SiNAPSA is a registered partner of Dana Alliance in the BAW project.

You are most welcome to join us in any of the BAW'10 events!


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