✝ Our colleague Etienne Olivier unexpectedly passed away March 8, 2016. Etienne was a great scientist truly concerned by the future and training of young researchers and PhDs and the evolution of neurosciences. His disparition is a great loss for this group. We offer our sincere condelences to his family
The Thematic Doctoral School in Neurosciences gathers a series of research groups from Belgian French-speaking university institutions that are active in the field of neurosciences. Neurosciences should be seen here in a broad perspective. Indeed, neurosciences bring together all of the disciplines aimed at studying the nervous system and understanding its structure, functions and dysfunctions. Investigations can be conducted at various and complementary levels of analysis: from the molecular to the cellular level, from the level of small cell assemblies to larger networks underlying functions such as vision, motor control ..., moving to more complex and then to upper levels considering the nervous system as a whole in interaction with its environment. Thus, the Thematic Doctoral School in Neurosciences brings together researchers from all disciplines concerned with the study of the brain. To take just a few examples, the covered disciplines encompass neuro-genetics, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, cognitive neuropsychology, artificial intelligence, as well of philosophy of Neurosciences.
The Thematic Doctoral School in Neurosciences is affiliated to two main doctoral schools. First, the Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, where are also affiliated the Thematic Doctoral Schools in Psychological Sciences and Educational Sciences (PSYCEDUC) and in Didactics of Disciplines. Second, the Doctoral School in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where are also affiliated the Thematic Doctoral Schools in Immunology, in Oncology and in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The main aim of the Thematic Doctoral School in Neurosciences is to promote multidisciplinary training in the field of neurosciences. This is based on complementarity skills and wide access to a large number of research equipments across research teams. This training also aims at encouraging the mobility of young researchers and exchanges through participation in courses, seminars and other scientific meetings (conferences, summer schools...) and through collaborations between partner teams. The Thematic Doctoral School in Neurosciences also provides financial support for the organization of activities of interest for PhD students (see here).
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