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Cajal school : October 11th 2015

CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme (ATSB)

Le 11 octobre 2015

In the center of the picture Matthijs Verhage (director of the ATSB ) and Erwin Neher (Nobel Prize 1991 in Physiology "for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells" with Bert Sakmann)

Yesterday, the official kick-off of the Advanced Techniques for Synapse Biology (ATSB) course, part of the Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme, took place in Bordeaux, France. This training initiative is one of the first of its kind in Europe, following the example of prestigious training programs in the USA such as the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. It combines lectures by top scientists with hands-on methodological training sessions, allowing a select group of students to integrate the basic techniques in molecular and cellular neurobiology with advanced state-of-the art molecular, imaging and functional methodologies.

 On the first day of the course, Matthijs Verhage (director of the ATSB course and director of the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research in Amsterdam) introduces the aim of the course and the motivation to organize it. ‘’We want to create the circumstances for scientific excellence, by bringing the best researchers and most talented students together in an inspiring environment with the best equipment and facilities. We hope to inspire the leading scientists of the future.’’ After his introduction, it is time for the twenty participating students to introduce themselves, their background and their research.


Interview Prof. Dr. Erik Jorgensen by Prof. Dr. Matthijs Verhage about the Advanced Techniques for Synapse Biology

 Labvisit Nobel laureate Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher during the Advanced Techniques Synapse Biology October 17 / 2015 , Bordeaux Neurocampus

 From left to right: Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher, Dr. Christophe Mulle, Dr. Daniel Choquet, Dr. Thomas Kuner, Prof. Dr. Matthijs Verhage . Professor Neher and the instructors had the opportunity to go for a test-ride in a Tesla. Tesla, quickly becoming the symbol of technological out-of-the-box thinking, symbolizes the way participants of the ATSB course are trained to find groundbreaking solutions to high-level neuroscientific problems. (Organizer: Marc Chevalier)


Read more  on the website Bordeaux School of Neuroscience

Marc Chevalier ; PhD , Technical Manager,
Dernière mise à jour le 23.10.2015