FIRST NEUROIMMUNE SUMMER SCHOOL

Enzo Ottaviani enzott at c220.unimo.it
Wed Nov 22 04:17:36 EST 1995


            FIRST NEUROIMMUNE SUMMER SCHOOL
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                       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)

TOPICS:

1. Signal Molecule Mechanisms Involved in Intercellular and 
Intracellular Communication
a. apoptosis
b. desensitization
c. tolerance
d. biochemistry

2. Neuroimmunology
a. immunocyte receptors, i.e.  opioid and opiate
b. cardiopulmonary bypass grafting- a neuroimmune
    phenomenon
c. aging
d. morphine: A new signal molecule

3. Aspects of Immunology and Neurology related to 
Pathological Disorders
a. human immunodeficiency virus
b. infections/sepsis
c. stress
d. psychiatry, i.e. schizophrenia
    i. microglia
    ii. postcardiotomy delirium
    iii. addiction

4. Evolution 
     a. stereospecificity
b. common mechanisms in divergent organisms
c. cognitive denial

LABORATORY  TECHNIQUES

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 
travel)

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 
send to:

Dr. E. OTTAVIANI
Department of Animal Biology, University of Modena
Via Berengario, 14 - 41100 Modena (Italy).
Tel. 059/243566
Fax 059/581020 
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 
of recommendation.
Applicants for the Neuroimmune Summer School will be 
informed by May 1, 1996, whether they have been accepted.

 





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