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NBRC Foundation Day
Foundation Day, celebrated on 16th of December marks the anniversary of the dedication of NBRC to our nation by the then President of India, His Excellency, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Students from different schools in Haryana are invited to tour the laboratories and are told about various research projects related to the functioning of the brain in health and disease. Posters made by NBRC students are displayed to explain the ongoing research activities at the centre and encourage school students to think of neuroscience research as a future career option. This is followed by a quiz competition and awards are given to the winning teams and all the participants. If you would like your school to participate, please email
An eminent neuroscientist is usually invited to deliver a lecture in the evening. Some of the lectures delivered so far are listed below:
Translating Neuroscience to serve India's public health needs: from hype to substance 2016
  Prof. Vikram Patel
Co-Founder and former Director, Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow,
Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Are our self and consciousness real? Ask your brain and its spontaneous activity 2015
  Prof. Georg Northoff
Canada Research Chair in Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research Ottawa, Canada

How the Brain Tells the New from the Old (and Why this Matters) 2014
  Prof. Mani Ramaswami
Trinity College Dublin,
The Brain Today and Tomorrow: Looking In and Looking Out 2013
  Prof. Nicholas C. Spitzer
Distinguished Professor
University of California, San Diego 
Stem Cells and Disorders of the Brain: What have we learned? 2012
  Dr. Mahendra. S. Rao
Director, Centre for Regenerative Medicine
National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA 
Burden of Neurological Diseases: Challenges for Future Generations 2011
  Prof. Avindra Nath, MD
Clinical Director, NINDS
National Institutes of Health, USA 
Preparing the Brain for School 2010
  Prof. Michael Posner 
Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon,
Adjunct Professor, Weill Medical College, New York
Brains Computers and Intelligence 2008
  Prof. Mriganka Sur
Newton Professor of Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Alzheimer’s Disease: Genes, Molecular Mechanism and Therapeutics 2007
  Prof. Sangram Sisodia
Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Chicago, USA
Progress in brain repair - On the centenary of the first nobel  prize in neuroscience 2006
  Dr. Albert J. Aguayo
President, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
The Self Made Brain 2004
  Prof. Colin Blakemore FRS
CEO, Medical Research Council, UK
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