Two Inspiring Days Filled with Neuroscience

Published 2017-04-10 17:06. Updated 2017-04-11 07:46

On March 23-24, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) joint Neuroscience Symposium took place in Stockholm, as a feature of the KI-NIH Graduate Partnership Program in Neuroscience. 

Researchers from both organizations as well as students within the KI-NIH Graduate Partnership Program presented their latest research. The aim of the two-day-symposium was to deepen relations and to initiate new collaborations between neuroscience researchers at the two organizations. 

About 90 participants attended the symposium and the agenda was filled with outstanding research presentations, highlighted by the two renowned keynote speakers Professor Susan G. Amara, NIH and Professor Emily Holmes, KI. In a panel discussion, representatives from both NIH and KI discussed the foundation for a successful doctoral education and how the joint KI-NIH graduate program can contribute to this. It was announcement that the next call for KI-funding with the graduate program will open in June 2017. 

Finally, at the end of the symposium, an award for the best student presentation was given to Saket Milind Nigam, KI-NIH Student at the Department of Neurosience, KI and the National Institute of Aging, NIH.