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IYNA Ideathon 2024

Sign-Up has opened for the IYNA Ideathon 2024!

Please register by February 29th, 2024  to be a part of the IYNA Ideathon competition this year! The actual competition will takes place March 11-17th, 2024. Sign-Up for the IYNA Ideathon 2024
What makes Ideathon different… The competition is accompanied by rigorous training sessions, mentorship, and interaction with experts in the field of neurodegeneration all the way from undergraduates to post doc judges and mentors. Winning participants are recognized for the degree of rigor and innovation posed in their projects. We will also be featuring monetary prizes and sponsored special awards from partnering organizations. The categories for this year’s research competition are basic science, clinical science, and public health with the theme of neurodegeneration. All experience levels are welcome! We are super excited to announce the 2024 Ideathon!! For those of you who don’t know… The IYNA Ideathon is a virtual, week-long, international competition in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association for high school and undergraduate students interested in neuroscience hosted by the IYNA. Participants develop a proposal for a research project that tackles a real-world problem in neuroscience. 


Do you still have questions about how the Ideathon works? Tag the @IdeathonTeam in the IYNA Discord server for questions and also click on the button below for a more detailed overview of how the Ideathon works!
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2023 Winners

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Andrew Mi, Yusuf Shabazz: If astrocytes are overloaded with tau protein, can they cause early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Annika Romeis: Is sleep what is needed for astrocytic glymphatic ßA clearance in Alzheimer Disease?

Kendall Bristol, Carson Bauer, Mycah Afra, Cooper Branch: Proposing a Device

Pristine Garay: Exploring the role of TAM receptors in Aß clearance: A study using primary astrocyte cultures derived from wild-type and TAM knockout mice

Victoria Stanislawska, Aleksandra Dubno: Use of EGCG packed extracellular vesicles for delivery of disease-modifying drugs across the blood brain barrier