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  • Επιστημονικό σεμινάριο με τίτλο “Ψηφιακές εφαρμογές και εγκέφαλος”

    Το μεταπτυχιακό πρόγραμμα «Athens International master’s Programme in Neurosciences” διοργανώνει επιστημονικό σεμινάριο με τίτλο “Ψηφιακές εφαρμογές και εγκέφαλος”

    Ο ομιλητής είναι ο κ Κώστας Καρπούζης, Επίκουρος καθηγητής, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο

    Το σεμινάριο θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Τετάρτη, 23 Νοεμβρίου, 2022, στις 13:00, στον Τομέα Φυσιολογίας Ζώων & Ανθρώπου και στην Αίθουσα «Πέτρος Βλάχος», Τμήμα Βιολογίας Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών. Η γλώσσα του σεμιναρίου θα είναι Ελληνικά.

    Παρακαλώ να προβάλετε το σεμινάριο και να ενημερώσετε σχετικά προπτυχιακούς και μεταπτυχιακούς φοιτητές της ομάδας σας

    Παρακαλώ να χρησιμοποιήσετε τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο για να συνδεθείτε:

    Meeting link:

    https://uoa.webex.com/uoa/j.php?MTID=m79627e988c5c8f1d478b4c240f1c16de

    Meeting number: 2732 211 6545, Meeting password: 8FkhsZVg4b3

  • Paid Research Internships in AI and Brain Research (CaCTüS)

    Dear colleagues, 

    Our international internship program, CaCTüS, offers paid research internships at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the AI Center in Tübingen & Stuttgart (Germany) to students who face significant constraints in their pursuit of a career in AI or brain research. 

    We would be very grateful if you could help us reach students who may benefit from our program. You can do that by distributing the call for applications in your professional networks, among your colleagues and any interested students, or by sharing our posts on social media. 

    You may find details on the program and links to our social media posts below. We also attach a poster for physical distribution.  

    We thank you in advance for any support you are willing to give us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

    Kind regards,

    Helena Dalmau Felderhoff

    – on behalf of the CaCTüS Internship coordination team –

    About the CaCTüS Internship program

    cactus-internship.tuebingen.mpg.de

    The sciences of biological and artificial intelligence are rapidly growing research fields that need enthusiastic minds with a keen interest in solving challenging questions. The Max Planck Institutes for Biological Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems as well as the AI Center in Tübingen & Stuttgart (Germany) offer up to 10 students at the Bachelor or Master level paid three-months internships during the summer of 2023. Successful applicants will work with top-level scientists on research projects spanning machine learning, electrical engineering, theoretical neuroscience, behavioral experiments and data analysis. The CaCTüS Internship is aimed at young scientists who are held back by personal, financial, regional or societal constraints to help them develop their research careers and gain access to first-class education. The program is designed to foster inclusion, diversity, equity and access to excellent scientific facilities. We specifically encourage applications from students living in low- and middle-income countries which are currently underrepresented in the Max Planck Society research community.

    Application deadline: 4 December 2022

    Social Media Links

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MPICybernetics/status/1581941564699336704

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPICybernetics/photos/a.1701083666787308/3433401663555491

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjz1mpssJjm/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6987707261393502208

  • Ph.D. researcher position – Systems Neuroscience Lab – IMBB/FORTH

    PhD position for the project titled: “From population representations to perception and action. A closed loop framework to study object recognition in mice” , Laboratory of Dr. Froudarakis

    A paramount component of intelligence is our ability to extract useful information in the world through our sensory observations. Object recognition is a fundamental problem in visual perception: every day we depend on our ability to identify objects in our visual environment, and our brain is capable of accomplishing it effortlessly and in a fraction of a second, in spite of immense variation in the sensory information that arrives in our retinas. Understanding the algorithm that the brain uses to do this complex task would be a decisive conquest in neuroscience but in order to understand ethologically relevant visual processing, we need to understand how it drives behavior. Despite the extensive research in the last few decades, we are still far from having a complete understanding of how the brain creates untangled transformation-invariant object representations in the perceptual/visual domain, that can subsequently be used to guide behavior. Recent advances in imaging techniques and high throughput behavioral training of mice that we developed, allows us to study how objects are represented in the activity of large populations of neurons across the visual hierarchy and relate these representations to the behavior of the animal. We seek to understand the algorithm used by the mouse visual cortex to extract relevant features from complex environments and guide natural behaviors. By starting with ethologically-relevant behaviors, we will be able to identify these latent causes, discover how they are represented in the mouse cortical visual system and how in turn these representations affect the behavior of the animals.

    https://www.imbb.forth.gr/jobs/10102022_ELD-0402.pdf

  • Θέση Μεταδιδακτορικού Ερευνητή στο Εργαστήριο Φαρμακολογίας

    Το Εργαστήριο Φαρμακολογίας του Τμήματος Ιατρικής, Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων ανακοινώνει μια θέση μεταδιδακτορικού ερευνητή/τριας (συνολικής διάρκειας 30 μηνών) στην ερευνητική ομάδα του Επίκουρου Καθηγητή Γ. Λεονταρίτη στα πλαίσια προγράμματος ΕΛΙΔΕΚ. Η θέση είναι διαθέσιμη άμεσα. Το ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα αφορά στην μελέτη των μηχανισμών ρύθμισης της αξονικής αύξησης και αξονικής διαφοροποίησης από βιοδραστικά λιπίδια στο κεντρικό νευρικό σύστημα (Brosig et al., 2019, Cell Reports 29:2028-2040.e8; Fuchs et al., 2020, Neurosci Insights, 15:1–4; Fuchs et al., 2022, Frontiers Mol Neurosci., 15:984655) και περιλαμβάνει συνεργασίες με ερευνητικές ομάδες του Universitatsmedizin-Berlin (Βερολίνο, Γερμανία) και του King’s College London (Λονδίνο, ΗΒ). Παρακαλούνται οι ενδιαφερόμενοι/ες να απευθυνθούν για λεπτομέρειες στον επιστημονικό υπεύθυνο (Γ. Λεονταρίτης, +3026510 07555; gleondar@uoi.gr).

  • 32nd Annual NECTAR Meeting of the European Network for CNS Transplantation and Restoration

    Dear colleagues,

    You are cordially invited to the 32nd Annual NECTAR Meeting of the European Network for CNS Transplantation and Restoration that will take place from 24-26 October 2022 at Cotsen Hall, in the premises of the American School of Classical Studies http://www.cotsenhall.gr/ in Athens-Greece.

    After a very successful hybrid meeting in 2021 in Edinburgh, we very much hope that we can come back to normal in 2022 and meet again in person. However, taking into consideration all possible scenarios due to unforeseen evolvements in the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, we decided to hold a hybrid meeting once again that gives you the option of physical or virtual participation.

    Nectar – athens.2022 has assembled an excellent line-up of speakers from Europe: France, Sweden, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, Greece, and the UK, Israel, the US and more, to share their latest research with us. We have planned 3 plenary lectures on hot topics as well as sessions on the most recent developments in cell transplantation clinical trials for neurodegenerative diseases, immune system and brain cross-talk, advances in CNS disease modeling, mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation and glial cells, and preclinical cell therapies for brain disorders.

    Confirmed speakers: Alves, Sandro BrainVectis-Askbio, France (TBC); Amit, Ido Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Benvenisty, Nissim Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; de Almeida, Luís Pereira University of Coimbra, Portugal, Fiorenzano, Alessandro Lund Stem Cell Center, Sweden; Goldman, Steven Universities of Rochester and Copenhagen, Denmark; Goureau, Olivier Institut de la Vision, Paris, France; Gravanis, Achille Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Greece; Kiskinis, Evangelos Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA; Kunath, Tilo Institute for Stem Cell Research, University of Edinburgh, UK; Mozafari, Sabah ICM Paris France; Parmar, Malin Lund Stem Cell Center, Sweden; Pluchino, Stefano Cambridge University, UK; Polymenidou, Magdalini University of Zurich, Switzerland; Rubin, Lee Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA; Saudou, Frederic Institut Neurosciences, Grenoble France; Schwamborn, Jens Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, Luxembourg; Svendsen, Clive Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, Los Angeles, USA; Takahashi, Jun CiRA-Kyoto University, Japan; Tansey, Malú Gámez University of Florida, USA; Taoufik, Era Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece; Taylor, Anne Zona Microfluidics, USA; Thomaidou, Dimitra Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece; Tuszynski, Mark University of California San Diego, USA; Xylouri, Maria Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece; Zurzolo, Chiara Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

    As always at NECTAR meetings, we will also have significant input into the scientific program from young researchers through the data-blitz oral presentations and a focus session from Industry partners.

    We are all eager to meet again in person and hope that the scientific program will incite enriching interactions and discussions.

    Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2022. 

    Please visit https://nectar-athens22.gr/ to submit your abstract and register.

    The Scientific Program

    Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens!

    Rebecca Matsas
    President of the Organizing Committee

    Romina Aron Badin
    President of NECTAR