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Neuroscience Symposium to Launch Max Planck Florida Institute and FAU New Graduate Program
Date:9/17/2010

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the launch of a new, joint Integrative Biology and Neuroscience graduate program, Max Planck Florida Institute and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are hosting an inaugural Neuroscience Symposium, September 28-29 in the Senate Chambers of the Student Union at FAU's Boca Raton campus. The two-day event will feature speakers and scientific presentations given by the Max Planck Florida Institute; FAU; the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry; the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology; Scripps Florida; Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies; Duke Institute for Brain Sciences; Harvard Medical School; and Northwestern University. Attending students, faculty and fellow scientists will have the opportunity to learn about the latest scientific advances to address some of the most complex issues at the forefront of today's neuroscience research.

"This is an example of our collaboration and commitment to develop Palm Beach County into a center of excellence for the neurosciences," said Dr. Samuel M. Young, Jr., Research Group Leader at Max Planck Florida Institute and one of the symposium's organizers and presenters.

This joint Max Planck Florida Institute and FAU graduate program has already begun recruiting students and is scheduled to welcome its first class in Fall 2011. The program is expected to attract top-notch graduate students locally, nationally and internationally.

"The launch of our collaborative integrative biology and neuroscience program is a testament to the foresight of the state of Florida when they made the necessary investment to bring the Max Planck Institute to Florida," said Dr. Rodney Murphey, event organizer, professor and chair of Biological Sciences at FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. "The on-going collaboration between our two organizations is a great pleasure for all concerned, and our combined resources and expertise will enable us to develop a
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