British Council Workshop: Impact of gunshot wounds on muscle regeneration

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*Please note that in order to apply to attend this event you must download the application form and email it to Rebecca Pollitt (r.e.pollitt@leeds.ac.uk) by 28th April. Applications will then be considered and succesful applicants notified before the end of April*

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Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, CONFAP, and FAPESP, we will be holding a workshop on the above theme at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil from the 26-28th June 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. The application form, with more details on the initiative, should be downloaded and sent by email to Rebecca Pollitt on r.e.pollitt@leeds.ac.uk before the deadline of 28th April 2019.

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: 1) the immediate impact; 2) the rehabilitation; 3) the chronic impact; and 4) 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 an 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-terms 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.

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Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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

Eligibility
Participants must be Early Career Researchers (defined as holding a PhD and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience) and be located in the UK or Sao Paolo State, Brazil. See the application form for full details.

Applying
A completed application form should be sent to Rebecca Pollitt on r.e.pollitt@leeds.ac.uk before the deadline of 28th April 2019.

Enquiries
Informal enquiries can be directed towards either the UK coordinator Dr Scott Bowen (t.s.bowen@leeds.ac.uk) or Brazil coordinator Prof Anselmo Moriscot (moriscot@usp.br)

The workshop will be held in English. Participants will be expected to deliver a short presentation on their research area and its relationship to the workshop theme, and to take part in group-discussions over each of the 3 days of the workshop. This work was supported by a Researcher Links grant, ID 2018-RLWK10-10634, under the Newton-CONFAP partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and CONFAP/FAPESP and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit www.newtonfund.ac.uk

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