About the India-EMBO Lecture Course
Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is a very dynamic and interdisciplinary field that has drawn the attention of researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds. Besides offering an excellent set of tools for exploring brain physiology and cognitive processes, the clinical applications of this field span a wide range of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Recent technological advances have enabled the combination of neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods with NIBS. This course aims to offer a comprehensive overview of NIBS to educate young scientists on the state-of-the-art techniques, current trends, and challenges in the field.
The course program has been carefully designed to include plenary talks by accomplished senior investigators, workshops, seminars, and interactive poster sessions in addition to talks that will review diverse topics in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) organized in a logical, evolutionary format starting from basic sciences to clinical applications. The first day will welcome the participants with an elaborate introduction to the various NIBS techniques coupled with hands-on demonstrations. Days 2-5 of the course will have invited talks in the forenoon and plenary talks, interactive sessions, and workshops in the afternoon. More specifically, the second day will focus on our current understanding of the neurophysiology of NIBS. Day 3 will provide an overview of how computational modeling and neuroimaging methods (MRI and M/EEG) can complement NIBS. Day 4 will cover the implications of NIBS in the field of cognitive neurosciences and day 5 will offer an overview of the applications of NIBS in psychiatry and neurology. The sixth and last day will update the participants on three emerging NIBS technologies: focused ultrasound, temporal interference, and multi-locus magnetic stimulation. The course also includes workshops that are relevant to the young researchers (PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior researchers) such as writing effective fellowship applications, manuscript reviewing, ethics in scientific writing and publishing, and best practices in open and reproducible science.
About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.