Fundamental of Electrophysiology Course

 
Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly-expanding disciplines in biology and medicine and it is one of the most internationally oriented fields of scientific research. Recognizing the importance of research in neuroscience and of educating future neuroscientists, the Department of Neurosciences of the School of Medical Sciences and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) since its establishment in 2004 was dedicated to integrate into the international neuroscience community. This concept lead to intensive contacts between scientists at USM and universities in Germany, inspired by the enthusiasm of Prof Jafri Malin Abdullah, head of the Department of Neuroscience, USM and Hans Reiner Polder, CEO of npi electronic – Instruments for the Life Sciences (Tamm, Germany). In 2009, based on well-established scientific co-operation, neuroscientist from Germany and HUSM organized the 1st DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) summer school at the Kota Bharu campus in the field of the neurosciences. Following the mission of the USM Medical School, this summer school has been the nucleus for establishing an interdisciplinary training laboratory for excellent MSc and PhD students, integrating scholars from medical schools and the natural sciences and related fields. The scientific reputation in the field of basic and clinical neurosciences and its commitment to achieving excellence in academic teaching and research as well as the scientific programme for the Summer School established under the conduct of Prof. Michael Hörner from the European Neuroscience Institute, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany convinced the DAAD to continue its financial support. This allows to run the 2nd DAAD summer school ‘Fundamentals of Electrophysiology’ (‘FEP Course’) in 2012. The support by the DAAD is gratefully acknowledged and will allow the continuation of a successful cooperation and sustainable development in the field of neuroscience education at USM and enhanced academic exchange at all levels. Following the proven concept of the 1st DAAD summer school, the FEP course 2012 is meant to expose the participants to state-of-the-art theoretical and practical coursework introducing relevant techniques with a focus on science-oriented neurophysiology. Due to the support of the current Vice Chancellor USM,Prof Dato Omar Osman and the previous Vice Chancellor ,Tan Sri Datuk Professor Dzulkifli Razak, and the close interaction between Prof. Jafri Abdullah (USM, Kota Bharu), Prof Michael Hörner (ENI Göttingen), and the technical support from Hans Reiner Polder (npi electronic, Tamm) a teaching lab has been established at USM in 2009 which allows to run the FEP course at an even more advanced level and with more participants. Of course, planning and implementation of the FEP course would not have been possible without the support of many people, the organizing committee at USM, the teachers from Germany, German Embassy Kuala Lumpur (ambassador Dr. Guenter Gruber, and head of the cultural and press department Ms. Kathrin Heidl), and the support of several companies in the field such as Carl Zeiss, Göttingen, DATATEC, Reutlingen, e-provider, Kota Bharu, npi electronic, Tamm and many more. The support by the DAAD is essential, both through the head of the local DAAD office, Dr. Guido Schnieders in Kuala Lumpur and the DAAD headquarters in Bonn, Germany. All DAAD-USM summer school organizers are part of international study/research programs and, thus, believe in international exchange in teaching and science. In this respect, the DAAD-USM summer school also marks our efforts to recruit excellent scholars worldwide and is also meant to support the activities of the local DAAD office. The organizers of the DAAD Summer School are convinced that the now established DAAD-USM Summer School provides the basis for a continuous and sustainable training scheme making use of the neuroscience training laboratory at USM. In fact, based on the training activities numerous scientific co-operations were successfully started and will be useful for further joint activities between neuroscientists in Malaysia and Germany in the future.

Thank you.

Prof. Dr. Michael Hörner

Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, USM European Neuroscience Institute, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany

Hans Reiner Polder

Visiting Scientist, Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, USM npi electronic GmbH; Instruments for the Life Sciences, Tamm, Germany

 

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Department of Neurosciences
School of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
16150 Kubang Kerian
Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Malaysia
 
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