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Cajal course : Advanced Techniques for Synapse Biology

Sunday 13 October 2019 - Friday 1 November 2019

Applications will open in April 2019

Synaptic contacts are critical for information transfer in the brain. They are specialized sites, often far from the neuronal cell body, and operate in part as independent units.  Synaptic contacts are very diverse and synaptic plasticity underlies memory formation and thought. Synaptic dysfunction is strongly associated with diseases of the brain and this is thought to be an early feature of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The study of the molecular mechanisms of synaptic function and plasticity are the key to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in disease. Many of these processes are evolutionarily very well conserved and researchers study synaptic processes in a variety of species and in human neuron models.  The training of a new generation of neuroscientists with advanced techniques is crucial to make these studies a success in the coming decades.

The advanced course will allow students to integrate the basic techniques in molecular and cellular neurobiology with advanced state-of-the art molecular, imaging and functional methodologies, through direct hands-on experiments using a variety of models.

Course director

Patrik Verstreken VIB-KULeuven Belgium
 

Co-Directors

 

Nathalie Sans
INSERM U8
University of Bordeaux
France
Laurent Groc
CNRS – IINS
University of Bordeaux
France

This course is organised in partnership with ERA-NET NEURON.

Registration

Applications will open in April 2019.

Fee : 3.500 € (includes tuition fee, accommodation and meals)

The CAJAL programme offers 4 stipends per course (waived registration fee, not including travel expenses). Please apply through the course online application form. In order to identify candidates in real need of a stipend, any grant applicant is encouraged to first request funds from their lab, institution or government.

Kindly note that if you benefited from a Cajal stipend in the past, you are no longer eligible to receive this kind of funding. However other types of funding (such as partial travel grants from sponsors) might be made available after the participants selection process, depending on the course.

If you are a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS), please check the application call for partial grants on the JNS website.

Coming soon

  1. Cajal course : Biosensors and actuators for cellular and systems neuroscience

    Tuesday 25 June 2019 - Tuesday 9 July 2019

    Talks are open to everyone

  2. Conference – Stuart Firestein

    Thursday 27 June 2019 / 14:00

    How Biology Perceives Chemistry: The Mammalian Olfactory System

  3. Conference Labex Trail – Goran Angelovski

    Friday 28 June 2019 / 14:30

    Molecular fMRI with Bioresponsive Probes

  4. Atout neurones

    Saturday 29 June 2019 / 14:00 - 20:00

    Tournoi de bridge au profit de la recherche sur le cerveau et conférence d'Olivier Nicole (IMN)

  5. Seminar – Anne Brunet

    Tuesday 2 July 2019 / 11:30

    Understanding and modeling aging

Details

Start:
Sunday 13 October 2019
End:
Friday 1 November 2019
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