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La comisión Directiva de la SAN les desea muy felices fiestas a todos sus socios y un buen comienzo del 2017!!!!!!!!

El Dr. Marcelo Rubinstein, socio de la SAN, fue incorporado a la Academia Mundial de Ciencias (The World Academy of Science, TWAS). Este es un importante reconocimiento a la trayectoria de Marcelo y al trabajo que él lidera. Felicitaciones!!!

La Academia de Ciencias del Tercer Mundo (Third World Academy of Sciences), nombre con el que se la conoció hasta hace unos años, fue fundada en 1983 con el objetivo de promover el desarrollo de la ciencia y la ingeniería en países en desarrollo de forma tal de prover las herramientas y el conocimiento necesarios para afrontar dificultades como el hambre, las enfermedades y la pobreza. Inicialmente estaba formada por 42 miembros, incluyendo 9 premios nobel. En la actualidad, es conocida como la Academia Mundial de Ciencias y sus 1200 miembros, entre los que se cuentan 15 premios nobel, representan a más de 90 países. Aproximadamente el 85% de sus miembros pertenecen a países en desarrollo y el resto corresponde a científicos e ingenieros de países desarrollados cuyo trabajo tiene un fuerte impacto sobre el hemisferio Sur.

El domingo 27 de noviembre el Dr. Mariano Sigman recibió la medalla Pio XI, que otorga la Pontificia Academia de Ciencias del Vaticano. El premio se otorga cada dos años a un investigador joven, a quien los miembros reconocen como promesa excepcional. Felicitamos a Mariano por el premio!

Looking for PhD Students in Neurobiology of Vocal Learning – Brain Institute, Natal, Brazil
We are seeking a highly motivated doctorate candidate interested in working on the neurobiology of vocal learning in birds.  My lab utilizes genetic techniques to study the biological basis of song-learning and to manipulate brain circuits that control singing behavior. For this we use state-of-the-art technologies such as genome editing (CRISPR), transgenesis, and live-brain imaging using mini-scopes. Experience and interest in molecular neuroscience, cell culture, and animal behavior are preferred. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Prof o Tarciso Velho PhD at or

Postdoctoral position in Dr William Cafferty’s laboratory

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr William Cafferty’s laboratory in the Neurology department at the Yale School of Medicine to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie spontaneous recovery of function after spinal cord injury. Despite the absence of long distance axon regeneration of axotomized CNS neurons, a degree of spontaneous functional recovery is observed after SCI that is titrated by the level and extent of the injury. Plasticity of intact spinal and supra-spinal circuits are thought mediate functional recovery, however the anatomical pathways and molecular machinery that is engaged to promote functional plasticity remain unknown. To elucidate these pathways, the Cafferty lab uses in vivo rodent SCI models, behavioural testing, chronic in vivo two photon structural and calcium imaging in brain and spinal cord, optogenetics, chemogenetics, cell biology and functional genomics. We are looking for candidates with experience in rodent SCI models and drive to answer challenging questions using myriad state of the art tools. Additionally, the candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be highly motivated and adept at working within a team of enthusiastic investigators. 

The Neurology department and the Yale School of Medicine has an exceptional spinal cord injury community which provides an outstanding scientific environment in which to train and collaborate. The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Yale University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and members of minority groups.

To apply, please email a current CV and contact information for 3 referees to titled ‘Cafferty lab Postdoc position’. The position will remain open until filled.

Call for Applications for the 7th edition of the International Astrocyte School (26 March to 1 April 2017) in Bertinoro, Italy.

The School is aimed at all those who are attracted by the most intriguing hypotheses on the role of astrocytes in brain function and wish to learn how to best approach these problems. Now in its seventh edition, the School continues to focus on disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge and is especially targeted at young scientists beginning their careers in this field. Senior scientists wishing to refresh their glial background are also encouraged to apply.
In 2017, in Bertinoro (Italy), top-level researchers and 35 selected students will come together for an intense one-week course, with particular emphasis on Gliotransmission in health and disease. Applications are open until 9 January 2017. Additional information is available through the School's website and we would greatly appreciate if you could forward this message to other interested colleagues and potential students.


CSHL Meetings and Courses
Ion Channels in Synaptic and Neural Circuit Physiology
June 6 - 26, 2017
Applications due: March 15
Tiago Branco, Sainsbury Wellcome Center, UK   
Ian Duguid, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Christoph Schmidt-Hieber, Pasteur Institute, France
Katie Bittner, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Nicolas Wanaverbecq, Aix-Marseille University, France
Ion channels are the fundamental building blocks of excitability in the nervous system. The primary goal of this course is to demonstrate, through lectures and laboratory work, the different biophysical properties of ion channels that enable neurons to perform unique physiological functions in a variety of neural systems. 
Admissions priority will be given to students and postdocs that can show a demonstrated interest and specific plans to apply these techniques to a defined scientific problem. 
Areas of particular interest include
  • Voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels at central and 
    peripheral synapses
  • Synaptic integration and plasticity
  • Neural circuit function in vitro and in vivo
  • Optogenetic strategies for circuit manipulation

Expanding C. elegans research: First Latin American Worm Meeting
February 22nd to 24th, 2017. Institut Pasteur, Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Objectives of the Meeting are: to integrate a Latin American Worm Community, to provide an integrated and updated view on C.elegans research, to encourage discussion and foster collaborations among our labs, to provide knowledge on cutting edge methodologies and technologies for worm research. Check meeting webpage for confirmed speakers and important deadlines. ICGEB grants are available for students/young researchers
Call for Travel Award Application
The 40th Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2017) will be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan from July 20th to 23rd, 2017. We offer Travel Awards to enthusiastic leading non-Japanese investigators traveling from abroad to present high quality papers at the meeting.
Applications of young principal investigators and senior postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged. The funding for travel will be between 40,000-150,000 JPY per award depending on the travel distance. The awardees will also be exempt from the registration fee of the meeting.
Deadline: January 16th, 2017
More information:

XL Annual Congress of the Brazilian Society for Neuroscience and Behavior, to be held in in UNESP –Araraquara- São Paulo, Brazil, from July 26 to 29, 2017
More information:

Late Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline: January 9, 2017
To view the session titles, click here.
¿Qué se investiga en la Argentina?

Invitamos a todos los socios a compartir sus publicaciones y difundir las distintas líneas de investigación que se realizan en la Argentina.

Publicaciones recientes comentadas en la página de la SAN

Circadian rhythms identified in Caenorhabditis elegans by in vivo long-term monitoring of a bioluminescent reporter.
Goya ME, Romanowski A, Caldart CS, Bénard CY, Golombek DA.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 29;113(48):E7837-E7845.

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Pea3 Transcription Factors, Etv4 and Etv5, Are Required for Proper Hippocampal Dendrite Development and Plasticity.
Fontanet PA, Ríos AS, Alsina FC, Paratcha G, Ledda F.
Cereb Cortex. 2016 Nov 30.

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Tau isoforms imbalance impairs the axonal transport of the amyloid precursor protein in human neurons.
Lacovich V, Espindola SL, Alloatti M, Pozo Devoto V, Cromberg L, Čarná M, Forte G, Gallo JM, Bruno L, Stokin GB, Avale ME, Falzone TL.
J Neurosci. 2016 Nov 11.
Leer comentario aquí.

Otras publicaciones recientes de nuestros socios

Sex differences in depolarizing actions of GABAA receptor activation in rat embryonic hypothalamic neurons.
Mir FR, Carrer HF, Cambiasso MJ.
Eur J Neurosci. 2016 Nov 5.

Different dimensions of the prediction error as a decisive factor for the triggering of the reconsolidation process.
Agustina López M, Jimena Santos M, Cortasa S, Fernández RS, Carbó Tano M, Pedreira ME.
Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2016 Dec;136:210-219.

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