Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies. Chair: M. Schwartz (Israel)
The last two decades have seen a revolutionary change in the dogma suggesting that the CNS operates optimally without any assistance from circulating immune cells. Previously, attempts were made to globally mitigate any immune activity in the brain, assuming such activity was a sign of ongoing pathology. We now know that a continuous dialogue occurs between the brain and the circulation, and that soluble and cellular components derived from the circulation support brain plasticity. The implications of these findings for brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases are becoming critical issues in finding cures for these conditions. Moreover, the mechanisms whereby the brain controls the activity of the immune system are an additional mystery in this bidirectional relationship. The Advanced Course will feature scientists who have made fundamental contributions to understanding this evolving new field.
The Advanced Courses and Workshops at the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies are very intense. They are structured to provide an informal, stimulating, and unintimidating atmosphere where participants can effectively build scientific relationships and develop collaborative networks with senior investigators. Each Course Coordinator designs the curriculum of each Course and the high faculty/participant ratio is ensured by competitive selection in the application process.
Individuals wishing to attend an Advanced Course or a Workshop must fill the online Application Form.
Admissions are on a rolling basis: It is recommended that applications are submitted as early as possible in order to receive prompt consideration and increase the probability of acceptance. Applications are encouraged from all scientists and scholars active in the research, clinical, and otherwise scientific area of the Course. If you are unable to submit an application online, fax and email versions are also available (please email us for more details). Participants are selected on merit only.
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