Department of Biomedical Engineering, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong organized IBRO/APRC Associate School 2017 on “Computational approaches in Neuroprotection and Neurorehabilitation” from June 05-10, 2017
The Department of Biomedical Engineering, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India organized the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Associate School 2017 with the theme of “Computational approaches in Neuroprotection and Neurorehabilitation” to foster research and training in the field of Neurosciences and Neurorehabilitation with focus on North-Eastern states of India and Asia Pacific region at large during 05th -10th June, 2017. This IBRO School was held for the first time in north eastern part of the country. Biomedical Engineering is a fusion of Engineering and Medical Sciences and in this school we are expecting lots of new exciting ideas and discussions during its course. The School on Computational approaches in Neuroprotection and Neurorehabilitation creates awareness among young researchers in the Asia Pacific Region to carry out research activities as well as career option in the future so that they could offer better solution(s) on different neurodegenerative disorders. The scope of neuroscience has grown in recent years and broadened to include different approaches used to study the molecular, developmental, structural, functional, evolutionary, computational and cognitive neuroscience, such as neural stimulation, imaging, brain mapping and systems biology approach to correlate with the medical aspects of the nervous system. The techniques used by neuroscientists have also expanded enormously from biophysical and molecular studies of individual nerve cells to imaging/ modelling, computational approach of perceptual and motor tasks in the brain. The total numbers of participants are 40 most of whom are from various universities and institutes in India and abroad, namely Iran, Nepal and Bangladesh. The Inaugural session was presided over by our Honourable Vice-Chancellor, Prof. S. K. Srivastava; Chief Guest, Prof. Andrew J. Lawrence from the University of Melbourne, Australia; Prof. P. V. Koparkar, Dean (School of Technology), NEHU; Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, Head, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and chairperson of the program, and Dr. Sudip Paul, Convener of the programme and he would like to acknowledge the generous financial commitment received from International Brain research Organization (IBRO) and also from our worthy sponsors in helping us make this event a grand success.