FIRST NEUROIMMUNE SUMMER SCHOOL
Rimini, Italy, June 17 - 30, 1996
The school is under the patronage of: the University of Modena
and the Azienda Unita' Sanitaria Locale of Rimini, Italy.
Sponsors: Association of ImmunoNeurobiologists, Alfa
Wassermann (Italy), Compix (USA), Image Analytics (USA),
Nikon (USA), Sigma Tau (Italy), World Precision Instruments
(USA), Zanbon (Italy).
1. An intensive/extended student course (two weeks) with
hands-on research experience. The course is also open to
interested doctors and professors, and is designed to emphasize
the new field of neuroimmunology, as well as its implications
for biology and medicine and its significance for future
research. The course will present a formal lecture series,
laboratory work and informal continuous contact with the
experts in the field.
2. A mini course (two days) on: "1. laser confocal microscopy,
2. image analysis and nitric oxide via amperometric probe" will
be organized by Nikon on June 14 - 15.
The tuition fee for the mini course is $ 100.00.
Reservations must be made by April 1, 1996.
LECTURERS: E. Ottaviani, Dept. Animal Biology, University of
Modena (Italy), D. Sonetti, Dept. Animal Biology, University of
Modena (Italy), C. Franceschi, Dept. Biomedical Sciences,
University of Modena (Italy), T. V. Bilfinger, Dept. of Surgery,
SUNY, Stony Brook, NY (USA), G. Fricchione, Harvard
Medical School, Boston (USA), G.B. Stefano Neuroscience
Institute, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY (USA)
1. Signal Molecule Mechanisms Involved in Intercellular and
a. immunocyte receptors, i.e. opioid and opiate
b. cardiopulmonary bypass grafting- a neuroimmune
d. morphine: A new signal molecule
3. Aspects of Immunology and Neurology related to
a. human immunodeficiency virus
d. psychiatry, i.e. schizophrenia
ii. postcardiotomy delirium
b. common mechanisms in divergent organisms
c. cognitive denial
1. Immunocyte and ganglionic preparations
2. HPLC and RIA determination of signal molecules
3. Flow cytometry
4. Computer-assisted microscopic image analysis
a. cell behaviour
b. pharmacological alterations
c. in situ hybridization
d. colour analysis
e. video analysis
5. Nitric oxide determinations with amperometric probe
6. Pharmacology of Immuno-active signal molecules
7. Confocal laser microscopy
8. Individual projects using the above
DURATION: Two weeks
PLACE: Rimini, Italy, on the Adriatic coast.
TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD: $ 1700.00 (not including
Applications must be made by April 15, 1996
The school will be suitable for predoctoral and postdoctoral
researchers in related fields. A limitated number of
scholarships will be available.
Applications and reservations for both courses should be
Dr. E. OTTAVIANI
Department of Animal Biology, University of Modena
Via Berengario, 14 - 41100 Modena (Italy).
E-mail: enzott at c220.unimo.it
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a description of
the applicant's scientific background and interests and one letter
Applicants for the Neuroimmune Summer School will be
informed by May 1, 1996, whether they have been accepted.