ISN-JNC Flagship Schools

Introduction

The ISN-JNC Flagship School is an initiative to support young scientists in their career by increasing their scientific knowledge, network and visibility in the field. Around 40 young scientists (advanced PhD students and young post-docs) from around the world are invited to spend one week with high-ranked international speakers in a retreat-like atmosphere that allows a close and direct interaction between students and faculty. Besides outstanding scientific presentations given by the invited speakers, the students have the chance to present their own work during poster sessions and to increase their general scientific skills in a variety of workshops, covering technical/experimental topics, publishing and career-related aspects.

The application is open for advanced ISN Student Members (at least two years of lab experience in a PhD project) and to ISN Postdoc Members (up to 5 years after the doctoral degree was awarded).

The first ISN-JNC Flagship School was held in September 2016 and takes place every second year, covering different topics of neuroscience.

1st JNC-ISN Flagship School: The malleable brain: Plasticity of neural circuits and behaviour, September 12th – 18th 2016, Alpbach, Austria

2nd JNC-ISN Flagship School: Construction and reconstruction of brain circuits: Normal and pathological axon guidance, September 10th – 15th 2018, Alpbach Austria

Click and see all review articles written by students of the previous ISN-JNC Flagship Schools.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Submit your application until: 
January 31, 2020

Applicants MUST be active members of the ISN. 

Application form

3rd JNC-ISN Flagship School

3rd ISN-JNC Flagship School 
"Neurodegenerative disease: From molecular mechanisms to treatment strategies" 
September 14th to September 20th 2020, in Alpbach, Austria

The International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) and the Journal of Neurochemistry (JNC) are very pleased to announce that the third ISN-JNC Flagship School will take place on 14 - 20 September 2020 in Alpbach, Austria.

The ISN-JNC Flagship School is a unique, quality educational event bringing together around 40 young scientists (PhD students and postdocs) from around the world with high-ranked international speakers for one week to take part in scientific lectures, discussions, and poster presentations.

This initiative of the ISN and its journal JNC aims at advanced state-of-the art education of young neuroscience researchers who will be selected through a competitive process and is supposed to become a biennial "flagship" of the global educational program of ISN. Thus, the most distinguished researchers in the field are invited to present and discuss recent breakthroughs and future directions in neuroscience.

The third ISN-JNC Flagship School will cover basic molecular and cell biology of synaptic plasticity, motor learning and associative learning in simple systems, critical periods and developmental plasticity, navigation, birdsong, language learning, pathological consequences and societal implications in medicine and education.

Here is the application form for the 3rd ISN-JNC Flagship School.

Guidelines

Guidelines for the 3rd ISN-JNC Flagship School Applications

Call for applications: November 11 until January 31, 2020 

Advanced ISN Student Postdoc Members are invited to submit an application to become accepted for the third ISN-JNC Flagship School, "Neurodegenerative disease: From molecular mechanisms to treatment strategies" taking place from September 14th – 20th, 2020 in Alpbach, Austria.

Up to 40 young scientists from around the world will be selected based upon their academic quality. Gender and regional distribution will also be considered.

Participation in the ISN-JNC Flagship School is at no cost and free accommodation will be provided as well as substantial support for travel costs which will depend on the travel distance.

Eligibility
The applicant must be an active ISN Student Member or ISN Postdoc Member in 2020.

If you are already ISN member, please be aware that your annual ISN membership fee for 2020 (in the case that your membership fee is not waived for 2020) must be received by ISN and that your membership renewal must be approved by ISN before you get access to the on-line application form. Thus, renew your ISN membership now.

If you are not an ISN member so far, please consider that the application process to become a new ISN member may take some time.

Please note that the application is only open for advanced ISN Student Members (at least two year of lab experience in a PhD project) and to ISN Postdoc Members (up to 5 years after the doctoral degree was awarded).

Successful applicants are expected to be present at the school during the entire duration of the school.

Application form for the 3rd ISN-JNC Flagship School

Concerning ISN membership please note:
When renewing your membership with ISN for 2020, choose the correct membership category as only student and postdoc members can apply for the Flagship School. Apply for the 2020 ISN membership here

-For the ISN membership renewal, Student Members must provide confirmation of their current student status (a current letter from the PhD supervisor or from the University administration). Postdoc Member must upload a copy of their doctoral certificate when they renew their ISN membership for the first time as ISN Postdoc Member.
-ISN membership is free in the year of joining for student and postdoc members.
-ISN offers a membership waiver for members of ISN sister societies (APSN, ASN, and ESN).

When applying, candidates will be required to provide a:

1.  Letter of Motivation (around one page; up to 450 words)
2. Scientific abstract
3. Curriculum Vitae (around one page; up to 450 words; should not contain a publication list)
4. List of up to 5 of your publications

The abstracts will be submitted within one of the following JNC Scientific Categories:

-Gene Regulation & Genetics
-Brain Development & Cell Differentiation
-Signal Transduction & Synaptic Transmission
-Bioenergetics & Metabolism
-Neuroinflammation & Neuroimmunology
-Neuronal Plasticity & Behavior
-Molecular Basis of Disease

Specific enquiries about your application should be made to the ISN Secretariat secretariat@neurochemistry.org.

Previous schools

Alpbach, Austria

2018 ISN-JNC Flagship School

Construction and reconstruction of brain circuits: Normal and pathological axon guidance Alpbach, Austria, September 10th – 15th 2018   The second ISN-JNC Flagship school covered the development and regeneration of peripheral nerves, the retino-tectal system and axons in the CNS. The presentations covered genetics, high-end imaging techniques, neuronal circuits and clinical aspects.   Members of […]

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Alpbach, Austria

2016 ISN-JNC Flagship School

The malleable brain: plasticity of neural circuits and behavior Alpbach, Austria, September 12th – 18th 2016 The first ISN-JNC Flagship School covered basic molecular and cell biology of synaptic plasticity, motor learning and associative learning in simple systems, critical periods and developmental plasticity, navigation, birdsong, language learning, pathological consequences and societal implications in medicine and […]

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Contact us

secretariat@neurochemistry.org