Advanced Lecture Series
„Radical Reactions for Organic Synthesis”
Warsaw Doctoral School in Natural and Biomedical Sciences and the Institute of Organic Chemistry PAS cordially invites you to a advanced lecture series given by Prof. Samir Z. Zard (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
ADVANCED LECTURE SERIES – 11,13, 18 and 19 April 2023 – conference room IOC PAS
„Radical Reactions for Organic Synthesis”
OPEN LECTURE – 14 April 2023 (Friday) – 10 a.m. – aula IOC/ICP PAS
”Radical Alliances. Solutions and Opportunities for Organic Synthesis”
Attached please find official invitation and programme of the course.
This event is supported by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, grant no. BPI/STE/2021/1/00034/U/00001.
“Current approaches in neurological disorder research: from animal models to human brain on the chip” a course by Prof. Dirk Schubert
We cordially invite you to participate in „Current approaches in neurological disorder research: from animal models to human brain on the chip” course which will take place from 04 – 08 December 2023 at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (hall 1, first floor).
The lecture will be conducted by Prof. Dirk Schubert from Radboud University Medical Centre, Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Student profile: Master and PhD Students/postdocs from various disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, medicine)
Stipends: FENS and IBRO-PERC provide up to 5 stipends of 750 EUR for Master and/or PhD students interested in attending this course. Through these stipends FENS and IBRO-PERC aim to encourage and promote international experience of students (students that are currently residing or studying in Poland are not eligible for a FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend for this course).
Stipend application and course registration will take place from September 7 till October 15. Results will be announced by November 2nd, 2023.
Registration to the course: firstname.lastname@example.org
Within Warsaw4PhD school the course will count for 2 ECTS as “Advanced methods of biology”
Program of the course:
1. Ex vivo techniques for testing neurological networks
What techniques are currently golden standard in investigating neuronal network structure and function ex vivo? In the lecture the students will get an overview about how to assess single neuron structure and function up to neuronal population activity
2. Inhibitory/excitatory networks
Current research implies that distorted balance between excitation and inhibition is playing a key role in most neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. After 1st introducing the wealth of different classes of excitatory and inhibitory neurons and their specific network integration, during a workgroup the students will work on simple model circuits in order to understand synaptic integration in basic excitatory/inhibitory networks.
3. Animal models for neurodevelopmental disorders
Today science can design animal models for many specific mutations, disorders and research readouts. During this lecture the students will get an overview of a selection of state-of-the-art genetic approaches that allow disease as well as cell type specific neuronal manipulation in translational research.
4. Cellular correlates of mind and memory in vivo
New approaches allow the monitoring and replaying memory in living animals on cellular level. In this interactive lecture the students will learn and discuss about how to use such animal models in fundamental research on memory and in understanding neurological disorders.
5. Human brain on the chip
How to investigate complex mental disorders and treatment strategies in animal models if the genetic etiology is often hardly comparable with the individual patient. Human derived pluripotent stem cells and the so called “human brain on a chip” approaches allow new ways for investigating gene-cellular phenotype correlation and provide a testing platform for patient specific drug testing. During the interactive lecture and using example disorders the student will learn the pros and cons about 2-dimensional neuronal cultures of human iNeurons and brain organoids.
6: Student presentations
The study aims will be tested by students’ presentations and graphical abstracts. Groups of ca. 4 students will chose one recent paper (list of relevant articles will be provided) which they will present during a 15 min Powerpoint presentation. All students need to present and the presentation will be graded, including an individual grade for the performance. Every group will also produce a short graphical abstract of their paper, which will produce a grade that will be combined with the grade for the presentation.
Timetable available soon
Semester Completion Form – PhD students – winter semester
Note: We would like to remind you that it is necessary to submit a Winter Completion Form for the winter semester by 15 March 2023. A Winter Completion Form is available
Third recruitment to Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences has ended!
Third recruitment to Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences has ended. The results of the recruitment for the academic year 2022/2023 are available here.
1-month (30 days) research visits (RVs) to foreign laboratories
We are opening a new call for applications for iWARSAW4PhD project within STER programme by POLISH NATIONAL AGENCY FOR ACADEMIC EXCHANGE. The main objective of the Program is support for the internationalisation of doctoral schools. One of the opportunities we will offer are 1-month (30 days) research visits (RVs) to foreign laboratories.
We invite all students of the Warsaw-4-PhD school who, during their PhD studies, have authored an article published or accepted for publication in a JCR-indexed scientific journal to apply for 1-month (30 days) research visit. The Project will cover the costs of stay and travel, see the detailed rules attached.
1-month (30 days) research visit should take place within 6 month from the announcement of call results.
– an application using the attached template – download, pdf file
– letters of invitation issued by the foreign parties.
Detailed information on the required documents and application rules can be found in the attached Rules – download
Signed applications, together with candidates’ CVs and the letters of invitation issued by the foreign parties, should arrive at the secretariats of the relevant Warsaw-4-PhD institutes before the deadline: March 7, 2023.
Results will be announced on April 1, 2023.
Contact details, including e-mail addresses of the relevant Institutes can be found here.