2nd – 16th August 2017


Centre for Advanced and Professional Education (CAPE), Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur



1.  Teach advanced techniques in brain functional and structural network/connectivity analysis.

2.  Teach open source pipelines and workflows in neuroimaging analysis.

3.  Foster scientific and social interaction between the next generation neuroscientists to build the neuroinformatics community in Asia Pacific.


Organized by

 Centre for Intelligent Signal & Imaging Research (CISIR), International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)


Sponsored by

IBRO (International Grant: USD 40,000), INCF (USD 8,200)


No. of Participants

26 (selected from 106 applicants)



Dr Eric Ho (UTP, Malaysia)

Prof. Dr Alex Fornito (Monash Univ., Australia)

Dr Andrew Zalesky (Univ. of Melbourne, Australia)

Prof. Dr.Ivo Dinov (Univ. of Michigan, USA)


Dr. Satrajit Ghosh (MIT, USA)



UTP CISIR is among 27 applications for the IBRO grant. With the additional funding from the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), the school fully financed the 28 participants, stringently selected from 106 applicants.

The student came from diverse cultures from Nepal to Australia and backgrounds ranging from molecular scientist to start-up entrepreneur. At the end of the programme, based on the tools and techniques studied, their projects were presented. 

A year in the making, the programme was designed with an international panel of experts delivering significant modules, including informal approach that helped reduce gaps in the study of the brain and helped foster better understanding of diverse cultures.

As a knowledge generator, the inaugural IBRO School is part of the greater plan to be inventive in developing new technologies in Malaysia.



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