Cajal course: Advanced approaches to neuro evo-devo

Course overview

This course is a theoretical and practical training course on neurodevelopment and its evolution. It will provide an overview of the current concepts and knowledge on central nervous system development in several species, including invertebrates, mice, and humans, and their link to diseases. It will combine lectures and hands-on projects on convergent and divergent developmental processes across species at the molecular, cellular, circuit, and behavioural levels, including those relevant for human disease. It will include methods in genetics and molecular biology (e.g. genome editing), cellular neuroscience (e.g. transplantations), circuit neuroscience (e.g. live imaging) and -omics (e.g scRNA seq and bioinformatics).

This course will provide participants with a broad yet practical understanding of how the brain develops in different species, and how modern genetic approaches now allow cross-species comparisons to identify key developmental mechanisms. It is intended for PhD students and early-career postdocs.

Course directors

Denis Jabaudon
Course director
Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Stephanie Baulac
Paris Brain Institute, Institut du Cerveau (ICM), France

Claude Desplan
Department of Biology, NYU New York, USA

Emilie Pacary
Neurocentre Magendie, University of Bordeaux, France

Details and registration


Publication: 30/03/22
Last update 30/03/22