The second IBRO- APRC Associate School of Neuroscience workshop enjoyed great success, establishing an important foundation for the future of advanced neuroscience training and research in Pakistan. The IBRO- APRC Associate School of Neuroscience workshop on Molecular Basis of Behaviour took place at Atta-Ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, from 14th to 18th March 2016. The workshop was sponsored by IBRO- APRC through a competitive grant which was won by Dr. Touqeer Ahmed at the ASAB NUST.
Participants included 23 students from different universities of Pakistan, and 6 international participants from Iran, Nepal, Qatar and Thailand. 16 national and international invited speakers from Pakistan, Iran, South Korea, Spain and UAE delivered lectures on advanced neuroscience topics and introduced recent techniques. Two lab sessions were also conducted for hands on training of different molecular techniques. The workshop was tailored to the needs and concerns of emerging techniques in neuroscience and provided the highest quality teaching and training. The participants were also were given chance to explore mesmerizing beauty of Islamabad through an excursion trip.
The efforts of the organizing secretary Dr. Touqeer Ahmed and his team for their commitment, expertise and enthusiasm were appreciated by all the participants and guests for the successful conductance of the event.