DFG Participates in 9th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience

(31.07.15) On 7 - 11 July 2015 the DFG was represented at the 9th World Congress of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in Rio de Janeiro. This year's congress was organised by the Brazilian Society for Neuroscience and Behavior (SBNec) with the support of event management company MCI and took place at Sulamérica convention centre.

The shared Research in Germany booth organised by the DFG and DAAD generated a great deal of interest among delegates on each day of the congress. The majority of visitors showed a lot of interest in opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral research in neuroscience in Germany. On the first day of the congress several students also stopped by the booth to find out about opportunities for studying abroad. The booth team also gave information to lots of visitors from other countries – such as Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and a number of African countries – on doctoral and postdoctoral study and available funding. Visitors were also interested in the establishment of cooperations and funding for joint projects.

On the third day of the congress there was a 'Research in Germany' workshop, where Prof. Brigitte Röder from the University of Hamburg gave an interesting and engaging presentation on her area of research, Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, and her professional career, including the funding she has received from the DFG. Ursula Dannemann from the DAAD office in Rio de Janeiro then spoke about funding opportunities available from the DAAD, and finally the director of the DFG's Latin America office, Dr. Kathrin Winkler, gave an overview of the DFG and its funding instruments.

A number of participants then took the opportunity to find out more in in-depth one-to-one discussions with the speakers.

Prof. Röder delivered her talk on "Neural correlates of functional recovery in humans with a history of visual deprivation from birth" on 10 July as part of Symposium 14, "Cortical Plasticity following sensory loss and restoration".