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Background    

The Neuro-Behavioural Biology Center was established on October 30, 1984 to create training and research opportunities in the Neuroscience and Behavioural Biology. The main objective of the project was to make certain that Thailand can fully benefit from the explosive interdisciplinary expansion of our understanding of the nervous system and the neurobiological basis of behaviour, as well as to create and sustain the capacity to appropriately utilize its full benefits in the service of national development. After years of preparation by a group of Mahidol University scientists and clinicians, the project was launched as a collaboration in multidisciplinary graduate teaching and research program in the Neuroscience and related fields of Behavioural Biology. Under the auspices of the Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, the concept of the Neuro-Behavioural Biology Center was incorporated into the Sixth National Economic and Social Development Plan (1987 - 1991). The main function and responsibility of the Center is to conduct both basic and applied research leading to the development of knowledge and technologies for the improvement of brain intellectual capabilities, development of appropriate behavioural and mental health, and solutions for various local and regionally important neurological and mental health problems. In addition, the plan for the Center also included the development of human and material resources for the transfer of appropriate technologies for community development. Graduate Programs for the Masters and Doctoral degrees in Neuroscience were submitted and approved by the State University Bureau on May 4, 1987 and June 9, 1988, respectively. The first class of four graduate students began their course of study on June 8, 1987. The Center enrolls between 15 to 30 graduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows each year. In 1999, both Master and Doctoral Degree Programs were revised and approved as International Degree Programs in Neuroscience. With future financial and technical assistance from various local and international agencies and foundations, the Center will eventually develop into a Southeast Asian regional training and research center for Neuroscience and Behavioural Biology. Scholarship and fellowship programs will be established to encourage applications from local, as well as neighbouring Southeast Asian and other developing countries to participate in graduate and postdoctoral research.

 
Neuro - Behavioural
Biology Center Institute of science and Technology for Research and Developmant and Graduate programme
in Neuroscience Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mahidol University , Salaya
Nakron Pathom 73170 Thailand.