0534 GMT February 21, 2019
Close to 350 research projects was carried out in Iran’s National Brain Mapping Lab (NBML) during March 21, 2017-September 22, 2018, said the NBML head on Wednesday.
More than 1,000 researchers took part in the researches, said Mohammadreza Ai at the opening ceremony of the Second Iranian Symposium on Brain Mapping Updates (ISBM 2018) in Tehran, IRNA reported.
He noted that of the total number of the projects, 200 pertained to the year to March 2018, adding the NMBL’s equipment were at the disposal of and used by those involved in conducting these researches for 4,600 hours.
Ai added since March 21, 2017, more than 4,000 researchers have visited the laboratory and more than 250 workshops have been held in it either attended or conducted by leading foreign researches.
Commenting on the ISBM 2018, which is to end today, he said top international researchers will present modern techniques and research findings in the fields of brain mapping in this scientific event.
Ai added some 20 speeches will be delivered in ISBM 2018, of which six will be given by foreign academics.
He said 45 articles are also to be presented at the event.
He put the number of participants and attendees in the previous edition of the symposium at 350, adding that over 550 participants attended the present edition of the event, showing that the ISBM is gaining more popularity among researchers.
NBML’s head added 25 workshops will also be held on the sidelines of the scientific event to increase Iranian researchers’ knowledge of modern brain mapping methods and techniques.
He said among the other auxiliary programs of the event is organizing a festival on brain mapping research and technology in which 10 new technology-based firms (NTBF) will put their products on display.
Ai said among the NMBL’s missions is to support NTBF, adding promoting research is yet another assignment of the lab.