Chandigarh ,10/11/19-University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University is holding International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) funded another Mega International Event “4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Associate School on Translational Neuroscience” from November 10 to 17, 2019 to commemorate Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Institute.
4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Associate School on Translational Neuroscience was inaugurated by Professor Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University. He said that World is looking towards India as there is huge potential in Indian Neuroscience Researchers to deliver tangible research output with enormous clinical potential and we should put our efforts for Industry Academia partnership for commercialization of technologies.
Dr Pike See Universiti Putra Malaysia emphasized on the importance of translational research specifically in the field on neuroscience. Translational Neuroscience applies findings from fundamental laboratory research relating to brain structure and function to development of new therapies for neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases. These diseases are a huge economic burden to society and a cause of much suffering to patients and carers alike. Translational neuroscience is a new and rapidly advancing area of biomedical research with massive therapeutic and commercial potential.
Professor Kanwaljit Chopra, Director IBRO School and Chairperson UIPS welcomed all the speakers and participants. She elaborated the success story of past three IBRO Schools hosted by UIPS.
Professor Anil Kumar, Den Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences highlighted the impact of neuroscience research in India.
Professor Karan Vasisht, Professor Indu Pal Kaur, Professor V R Sinha, Professor Manoj Kumar, Professor Renu Chadha, Professor Maninder Karan, Dr Amarjit Naura, Dr Ashwani Kumar, Dr Jai Malik, Dr Neelima Dhingra, Dr Ashok Yadav were also present. An abstract book containing complete program details was also released.
4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Associate School on Translational Neuroscience is a blend of eighteen scientific deliberations by International as well as National eminent neuroscientists/neuropharmacologists, molecular biology tools, flow cytometry, Ethovision® software demonstrations, neuroscientists from Malaysia and Mongolia and twelve National neuroscientists from NIMHANS, RGCB, IISER, NBRC, NCBS, IUCBR, MGU, IISc, PGIMER, NABI & PU have been invited to enlighten young generation of neuroscientists with their scientific wisdom.
Dr Anurag Kuhad, organizing Secretary informed that out of 150 applications, 35 have been selected (5International participants from two countries and 30 National participants from all states and Union territories of India) including Master's, PhDs, Post-Doc and few faculty members to attend and present their research work at this international neuroscience venture. Poster presentation session for IBRO participants was organized to present their research work. Best poster presentation will be awarded. This School provides an excellent platform to facilitate scientific interactions among International as well National junior and senior neuroscientists and will foster future neuroscience research collaborations. IBRO School is funded by IBRO finance committee, USA. In addition, 4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Neuroscience School received whole hearted appreciation and financial support from Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), DHR-ICMR, New Delhi and Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi.
International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) is a union of neuroscience organizations with the aim to promote and support neuroscience training and collaborative research around the world. More than 80 international, national and regional scientific organizations constitute IBRO's Governing Council, which together with the five IBRO Regional Committees launch the educational programs that reach young neuroscientists in need of support and assistance. In addition, IBRO has partnerships with like-minded federations of scientific societies to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment and resources in the field of the brain and related diseases, from development to aging.
Understanding the structure, function and development of the brain in health and disease represents a fascinating challenge. It requires studying the brain across different levels of organization using molecular and cellular, systems along with cognitive and computational approaches. India is also focusing on neuroscience and neuropharmacological research to unravel underlying mystery of various central nervous system disorders.