Since 1998, the Division of Neuroscience of the Pablo de Olavide University organize an Official Master Program on Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. Most (80%) of the lectures and training activities are carried out in Spanish, but invited lecturers and selected seminars are carried out in English. Traditionally, students participating in our Master and Doctorate Programs came from different Spanish Universities and Research Centers and similar centers from Latin-American countries.

The Master Course is organized as follows. The Course start officially in October and from its start to the end of December, students receive on-line training in basic and general aspects of the Neurosciences. From January to June, they have to attend a total of 12 courses in classroom (60 credits) covering the main aspects of modern Neurosciences (Biophysics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy and Development of the Nervous System, Electrophysiology, Neuropharmacology and Neurotoxicology, Neurophysiology of Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neurosciences, and Learning and Neural Regeneration processes). Training included regular lectures, laboratory work, demonstrations (video and computer rooms), and invited lectures. The courses are presented by more than 40 scientists from different European and American countries. Laboratory work is mostly carried out at the our research facilities (laboratories, animal house, and student practical rooms). The Program is directed by Prof. J.M. Delgado-García, and coordinated by Dr. Rocío Leal Campanario.

All of the students attending the Program obtain an official certificate allowing them to follow a Doctorate Program (in order to achieve a Ph.D. degree) either at the Pablo de Olavide University or at any other Spanish or Foreign Universities.

Different public and private institutions support this Doctorate Program. Particularly, IBRO/WERC issued fellowships covering living and/or registration expenses of most of the Latin-American and Spanish students attending the Program. In addition, students are supported by their own Laboratories or by fellowships from the Spanish Fundación Carolina and the Pablo de Olavide University. The Spanish Ministry of Education covers the travel and living expenses of most invited teachers and speakers from European and Latin-American countries. Moreover, the Pablo de Olavide University makes a generous effort to allow the use of their teaching and research facilities. The Colegio de América help us in the distribution of relevant information across Latin-American countries and in the organization of some additional activities.

The direction of the Program wants to stress here the importance of a proper reintegration of our students to their original Universities and/or Research Centers. In this regard, we do not want to contribute to a brain drain from Latin-American countries. It is important to indicate that during the successive Master and Doctorate Courses organized under the auspices of IBRO, since 1995, more than 300 young investigators (mainly coming from Latin-American countries) have been introduced to basic aspects of modern Neuroscience.

Those students interested in forthcoming editions of these Postgraduate and Doctorate Programs, teachers and scientists willing to contribute to students’ training, and research centers looking for good candidates for positions available in their facilities, please contact:

Prof. José M. Delgado-García
División de Neurociencias
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Crta. de Utrera, Km. 1,
Sevilla-41013, Spain
Phone: +34-954-349374
Fax: +34-954-349375

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