Published on 03 March 2017

The Cajal neuroscience course Advanced Techniques for Synapse Biology will be held in Bordeaux Neurocampus (France) from 3rd to 23rd July 2017.


Course director:
• Monica Di Luca (University of Milano, Italy)

• Nathalie Sans (University of Bordeaux, France)
• Fabrizio Gardoni (University of Milano, Italy)

About Advanced Techniques for Synapse Biology:
Synapses are the major sites of information processing in the brain. The study of the molecular mechanisms of synaptic function and plasticity are the key to understanding of how the brain works and what goes wrong in brain disease.
The advanced course will expose students to state-of-art techniques for molecular imaging and functional methodologies, through direct hands-on experiments.

Keynote speakers:

Claudia Bagni, VIB Center for the Biology of Disease - KU Leuven, Belgium
Timothy Bliss, Francis Crick Institute, UK - Brain Prize Winner 2016
Daniel Choquet, CNRS - University of Bordeaux, France
Graham Collingridge, University of Bristol, UK - Brain Prize Winner 2016
Eckart Gundelfinger, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology - Magdeburg, Germany
Johannes Hell, UC Davis, USA
Jeremy Henley, University of Bristol, UK
Michael Kreutz, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology - Magdeburg, Germany
Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh, UK - Brain Prize Winner 2016
Christophe Mulle, University of Bordeaux, France
Isabel Perez-Otano, University of Navarra Medical School, Spain
Carlo Sala, CNR Neuroscience Institute, Italy
Carmen Sandi, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

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Applications deadline: 20 March 2017

Stipends are available.

This course is part of the CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme - an initiative by FENS, IBRO and The Gatsby Foundation - sponsored by The Brain Prize and hosted at the Bordeaux Neurocampus, France.

For more information on the CAJAL Training programme: