Commission on Neurobiology

2017 Harinarayan Young Scientist Awards

The Harinarayan Young Neuroscientist Award of ILAE Neurobiology Commission is designed to reward young basic science investigators (within 10 years of completing PhD or MD training) that submit an abstract to the ILAE Congress.

The Award is generously supported by a donation of the Harinarayan Family. Candidates are selected by the members of the Neurobiology Commission. The Prize (2,000 $) will be acknowledged during the Welcome Ceremony of ILAE Congress and will be awarded during the Neurobiology Symposium.




Training, Research and Raising of Public Awareness in Cell Biology and Pathology of Neuroglia
15 fully-funded 3-year PhD positions in Neurosciences

Partners of the Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network EU-GliaPhD are recruiting 15 highly motivated PhD candidates as Early-Stage Researchers (ESR). The research, in which the young scientists will be trained, is centered on the role of neuron-glia interactions in brain function and epilepsy.

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About the Neurobiology Commission

The Neurobiology Commission, chaired by Marco de Curtis (Milan, Italy), is actively involved in organizing and implementing international educational projects designed to train young neuroscientists entering the field of basic and translational epilepsy research. Its mission is to enhance visibility and promote geographical homogeneity of epilepsy neurobiology research at international level and to serve as interface between clinical and basic science within ILAE.

The Commission will pursue these aims through the following specific objectives:

  • improve translation of basic research into clinical care by developing approaches to establish better guidelines for new drug discovery
  • define best methodologies for neurobiology research and establish a list of techniques, models, and resources available worldwide for basic epilepsy research
  • promote and enhance international and regional training/education on neurobiology of epilepsy, and seed collaborative neurobiology activities in underserved areas
  • promote discussion on new findings related to the understanding of the basic mechanisms of epilepsy and epileptogenesis among neuroscientists involved in epilepsy research and between basic and clinical scientists
  • promote the participation of ILAE Chapters and of young emerging scientists in the field of experimental epileptology.

The planned initiatives will be developed and achieved through the work of Task Forces. Whenever possible, initiatives will be developed in collaboration with other ILAE Topical Commissions and fostering the involvement of Regional Chapters.

Organization of basic science in epilepsy with special reference to the ILAE