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PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
PENS or Program of European Neuroscience Schools
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  • 1. PPROGRAM OFROGRAM OF EEUROPEANUROPEAN NNEUROSCIENCEEUROSCIENCE SSCHOOLSCHOOLS PPROGRAM OFROGRAM OF EEUROPEANUROPEAN NNEUROSCIENCEEUROSCIENCE SSCHOOLSCHOOLS PENSPENS FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS byby
  • 2. Date of birth:Date of birth: July, 2004July, 2004 Place of birth:Place of birth: Lisbon (FENS Forum)Lisbon (FENS Forum) Participants:Participants: PENS Curriculum VitaePENS Curriculum Vitae FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS Aim:Aim: increase cooperation in Europeanincrease cooperation in European neuroscience educationneuroscience education
  • 3. THE ACTORS of PENS SCHOOLSTHE ACTORS of PENS SCHOOLS • Graduate studentsGraduate students (intermediate/advanced)(intermediate/advanced) • Post-doctoral studentsPost-doctoral students The selection criteria have been set toThe selection criteria have been set to encourage the participation of youngencourage the participation of young studentsstudents FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 4. Israele Tadjikistan FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS PENS TERRITORY OF ACTIONPENS TERRITORY OF ACTION Armenia Georgia Azerbaidjan Estonia Lettonia Lituania MoldaviaUngheria Croazia Montenegro Macedonia Serbia Slovacchia Slovenia Russia
  • 5. OVERALL GOALS OF PENSOVERALL GOALS OF PENS • Increase the quality and visibility of neuroscience education in EuropeIncrease the quality and visibility of neuroscience education in Europe • Decrease gaps between different European neuroscience curriculaDecrease gaps between different European neuroscience curricula • Increase the mixing and collaboration of young European neuroscientistsIncrease the mixing and collaboration of young European neuroscientists • Create a network of alumni and teachers capable of enhancing scientificCreate a network of alumni and teachers capable of enhancing scientific collaboration and the establishment of international research projects within Europecollaboration and the establishment of international research projects within Europe (e.g. The Alumni Programme)(e.g. The Alumni Programme) • Alert young scientists to the research possibilities offered by laboratories in EuropeAlert young scientists to the research possibilities offered by laboratories in Europe and outside (eg: publicizing the Network of European Neuroscience Schoolsand outside (eg: publicizing the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) and IBRO’s International Registry of Neuroscience Programme(NENS) and IBRO’s International Registry of Neuroscience Programme • Assist the development of Neuroscience outside of Europe by providingAssist the development of Neuroscience outside of Europe by providing opportunities in Europe for the training of promising students who intend to return toopportunities in Europe for the training of promising students who intend to return to their home countries (e.g. the present IBRO-FENS Fellowships programme, as welltheir home countries (e.g. the present IBRO-FENS Fellowships programme, as well as the travel grants offered to students accepted to the European schools)as the travel grants offered to students accepted to the European schools) FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 6. PENSPENS 2007 NENS GENERAL MEETING maximize coordination while respecting the mandatemaximize coordination while respecting the mandate and independence of both organizationsand independence of both organizations maximize coordination while respecting the mandatemaximize coordination while respecting the mandate and independence of both organizationsand independence of both organizations The PENS Committee is responsible for:The PENS Committee is responsible for: selectionselection fundingfunding ensuring a reasonableensuring a reasonable geographic distribution of the activitiesgeographic distribution of the activities running of the schoolsrunning of the schools providing travel funds and lodging for students from the lessproviding travel funds and lodging for students from the less privileged regions in Europe and from outside the continentprivileged regions in Europe and from outside the continent FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 7. TYPES OF ACTIVITYTYPES OF ACTIVITY • stable locationstable location • experienced local organizationexperienced local organization • supported on a prolonged basissupported on a prolonged basis • faculty and the curriculum of thesefaculty and the curriculum of these schools are selected on the basis ofschools are selected on the basis of proposalsproposals • should aim to fulfil the requirements forshould aim to fulfil the requirements for the awarding of credits by the Nationalthe awarding of credits by the National European Neuroscience GraduateEuropean Neuroscience Graduate ProgramsPrograms 2007 NENS GENERAL MEETING Schools with stable locationSchools with stable location FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 8. 2007 NENS GENERAL MEETING TYPES OF ACTIVITYTYPES OF ACTIVITY Temporary Schools with shifting locationsTemporary Schools with shifting locations FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 9. • retain the capacity to organize new single-eventretain the capacity to organize new single-event • allow students and faculties in different places toallow students and faculties in different places to tailor their school to local needs and resourcestailor their school to local needs and resources • these schools are essential to build sciencethese schools are essential to build science capacity through educationcapacity through education • these temporary schools should allow FENS andthese temporary schools should allow FENS and IBRO to respond better to the needs of theirIBRO to respond better to the needs of their member organizationsmember organizations 2007 NENS GENERAL MEETING Temporary Schools with shifting locationsTemporary Schools with shifting locations FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 10. 2007 NENS GENERAL MEETING • a mobile small Faculty capable of giving series of lectures or organizinga mobile small Faculty capable of giving series of lectures or organizing workshopsworkshops • the goal is to enhance Neuroscience education by responding to local needsthe goal is to enhance Neuroscience education by responding to local needs • the “core” schools might contribute members of their faculty and resources tothe “core” schools might contribute members of their faculty and resources to these travelling teamsthese travelling teams • these activities could be held in conjunctions with the IBRO Visiting Lecturethese activities could be held in conjunctions with the IBRO Visiting Lecture Programme (VLTP)Programme (VLTP) TYPES OF ACTIVITYTYPES OF ACTIVITY Travelling teaching programmesTravelling teaching programmes FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 11. 2007 PENS SCHOOLS2007 PENS SCHOOLS European Synapse Summer School: From Receptors to Behaviour,European Synapse Summer School: From Receptors to Behaviour, Bordeaux, September 9-24, 2007 Imaging Brain Function: From Behaviour to DiseasesImaging Brain Function: From Behaviour to Diseases,, Lausanne, September 9-29, 2007 Advanced Course in Computational NeuroscienceAdvanced Course in Computational Neuroscience, Arcachon, August 6 - 31, 2007 Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity,Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, Kazan, Russia, September 10-24, 2007 Novel Molecular Strategies to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases,Novel Molecular Strategies to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases, Ofir, July 8-15 Advanced Courses in Neuroplasticity,Advanced Courses in Neuroplasticity, Rome, September 1-9, 2007 Mechano-transduction and Nociception,Mechano-transduction and Nociception, Bucharest, August 25-30, 2007 The Design of Neuronal Networks: Contributions from Invertebrates.The Design of Neuronal Networks: Contributions from Invertebrates. Obergurgl, 6-13 January, 2008 FENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 12. PENS SUPPORTERSPENS SUPPORTERS Hertie FoundationHertie Foundation NovartisNovartis BlackwellBlackwell GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline 2007 NENS GENERAL MEETINGFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS
  • 13. The future of PENSThe future of PENS • Capacity in fundraisingCapacity in fundraising • Creation of a small number (3-4) of training centers ofCreation of a small number (3-4) of training centers of excellenceexcellence • Dynamic and constantly updated school programsDynamic and constantly updated school programs • Reaching an equilibrium-point between excellenceReaching an equilibrium-point between excellence and affirmative action toward less favourite countriesand affirmative action toward less favourite countries 2007 NENS GENERAL MEETINGFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENSFENS-IBRO ACTION COORDINATED BY PENS

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