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Workshops 2018 in British Council, Brazil

Fully Funded British Council Workshop 2019 in Brazil

Fully Funded
Country: Brazil
City: São Paulo
Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2019
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Fully Funded British Council Workshop 2019 in Brazil is for Impact of gunshot wounds on muscle regeneration. Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, CONFAP, and FAPESP, they will be holding a workshop at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil from June 26-28, 2019.

The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Scott Bowen (School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds) and Prof Anselmo Moriscot (Department of Anatomy, University of Sao Paulo), and will have contributions from other leading researchers located in the UK. We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Sao Paolo State, Brazil to apply to attend this workshop, with a total of 17 per country being selected for participation. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Fund and CONFAP Researcher Links programme.

This workshop will address a key humanitarian emergency in Brazil related to the soaring incidence of gunshot-related injuries that are devastating lives. The workshop will combine topics of trauma and muscle regeneration by specifically addressing gunshot-induced neuromuscular impairments in relation to

  • the immediate impact;
  • the rehabilitation;
  • the chronic impact, and
  • alternative recovery options. These topics will be addressed during keynote lectures, dedicated oral sessions, and guided poster presentations. Informal breakout sessions will also be included, in addition to informal social and cultural activities. The coordinators particularly welcome applications from basic and clinical scientists with expertise on neuromuscular dysfunction, muscle regeneration, and/or trauma.

One major aspect of the workshop is to promote the capacity building skills of early career researchers in Brazil and the UK. This will be supported by the confirmed attendance of numerous internationally-leading researchers, which includes both clinical trauma and basic science experts such as Professor Stuart Egginton (School Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, UK), Professor Antonio Belli (NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, University of Birmingham, UK), and Professor Patricia Brum (School of Physical Education and Sport, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil). Together with presenting keynote lectures, senior experts will also act as mentors to early career attendees by hosting dedicated mentoring sessions, with the aim of fostering long-term sustainable links. We aim to build links between truly multi-disciplinary scientists that are equipped to tackle urgent global issues such as gunshot wounds while establishing sustainable links between the UK and Brazil.


  • Travel, accommodation, and meals during the workshop will be covered.


  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers (defined as holding a PhD and having up to 10 years of post-PhD research experience);
  • Be located in the UK or Sao Paolo State, Brazil.


A completed application form should be sent to Rebecca Pollitt on [email protected] before the deadline of April 12, 2019.


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Event Date26 June,2019 to 28 June,2019
Deadline12 April,2019
CitySão Paulo
OrganizerBritish Council
Contact the organizer[email protected] or [email protected]



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