The Santos Dumont Institute (ISD) opens, this Friday, May 27, applications for the Neuroengineering Master’s Degree. A total of 18 vacancies are open for the class of 2022.2., from which 15 are open to competition, two are reserved for graduates of the Multiprofessional Residency Program in the Health Care of People with Disabilities from ISD (RESPCD/ISD) and one reserved for professors and employees of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). The selection process is aimed at people holding an undergraduate degree in the areas of Health, Engineering or Biology. Registration is free and runs until June 17th.
Created in 2013, the Master’s program in Neuroengineering from ISD is the first and only one recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC) in this field. It aims to train highly qualified professionals, capable of acting with a global and interdisciplinary perspective in the development of scientific research and products in Neuroengineering.
The curriculum of the Master’s in Neuroengineering was designed to overcome the existing barriers between Exact and Biological areas. The curriculum is composed of four compulsory subjects, covering both areas. The Faculty has 13 researcher professors with extensive academic experience and research of international impact in the areas of Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, within the institution’s main lines of research: Brain-Machine Interface and Neuromodulation.
The selection process includes the analysis of documents such as: letter of intent, letters of recommendation, resume and academic record. For those approved at this stage, there is also an interview.
Candidates must register with one of the institution’s ongoing projects in mind, which involve topics such as the study of memories; Electrical Stimulation; development of Brain-Machine Interfaces; Neurorehabilitation and others.
Neuroengineering is a scientific field situated at the frontier of knowledge. It integrates exact, biological and health sciences. It is an essentially multidisciplinary area that combines neuroscience and engineering methods to study the functioning of the nervous system and develop solutions for the limitations and dysfunctions associated with it.
This is an area that encompasses experimental, computational, theoretical, clinical and applied research at all levels: molecular, cellular and systemic. The knowledge generated in these studies enables the development of technologies and applications ranging from neuroprostheses to the improvement of neuromodulation techniques with therapeutic potential. The works have behavioral, electrophysiological, histological and immunohistochemical approaches, combined with quantitative analysis methods.
The Master’s Program
The activities of the Master’s Program in Neuroengineering will be carried out in person, at the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neurosciences (IIN-ELS), one of ISD’s units in Macaíba (RN), which has a large physical structure, with laboratories for Brain-Machine Interface; Neurobiology; Confocal Microscopy; Bright Field Microscopy; Neurorehabilitation; Neuroengineering; Neuroprosthetics; cryostat; Neurocomputing, in addition to two surgical centers.
Daily, ISD offers a chartered transport that brings students and employees of the institution from Natal to Macaíba, on pre-established routes. In addition, there is the possibility of granting scholarships to students, offered following the order of final classification in the selection process, in accordance with the rules set out in the institution’s “Regulations for granting and monitoring scholarships”.
Text: Mariana Ceci / Ascom – ISD
Picture: Mariana Ceci / Ascom – ISD