Doctorate students at the Institute of Neurosciences of Castile and Leon (INCYL) at the University of Salamanca try to understand the brain and neurological diseases.

The Doctorate in Neurosciences programme at the University of Salamanca addresses one of the three most fascinating and unknown areas of biomedicine: the study of the brain and the nervous system as a whole, with various lines of investigation corresponding to the laboratories of the Institute of Neurosciences of Castile and Leon (INCYL).

“This is an attractive doctorate programme because it serves to prepare researchers in the study of the brain, the organism least studied until now due to its inherent complexity” says programme director Manuel Sanchez Malmierca. At present there are 31 doctorate students with 10 to 15 new students joining each year.

Manuel Sanchez Malmierca program director PhD in Neurosciences

Manuel Sanchez Malmierca program director PhD in Neurosciences

With regard to other disciplines, we can say that the field of neurosciences is much less developed, making this part of biomedical studies even more fascinating. “We are committed to a noble task, understanding how we think and how we act, but also to another important aspect, which is understanding the foundation for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s”, noted Malmierca.

 Multidisciplinary area

Although it would appear to be a doctorate directly related to studies in the field of biomedicine, the fact is that “coming from other study programmes could be an advantage”, says Malmierca, assuring us that “Neuroscience constitutes a mulutlidisciplinary area in which mathematics or physics are highly important, and must be studied from many points of view”.

Researcher in a lab INCYL

Researcher in a lab INCYL

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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