Workshop “Introduction to experimental neuroscience”
July 19 to 31
Deadline for application: 9 May
For Master and doctoral students from various disciplines (biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy…)
This workshop offers a unique opportunity to discover methods and concepts in neuroscience research through hands-on training within the premises of the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience. Participants from various fields of science follow case-based training by taking part in mini-projects supervised by experienced doctoral students and international experts in neuroscience.
This workshop focuses on basic neuroscience concepts and methods. It includes short lectures and hands-on experiments through mini-projects covering questions and techniques used in modern neuroscience research laboratories.
Topics covered will include:
- Cell biology and imaging
- Molecular and cellular biology, transcriptomics
- In vivo surgery, gene transfer
- Anatomy, brain clearing, connectomics and electron microscopy
- In vitro electrophysiology and optogenetics
- In vivo electrophysiology and imaging
- Human neuroscience
What will you gain from this experience?
This project-based training will allow participants to:
- Better understand basic experimental approaches in neuroscience research
- Directly perform the experiments
- Strengthen their international scientific network
Languages: English or French (depending on the public)
Location: Bordeaux School of Neuroscience
Student profile: Master and doctoral students from various disciplines (biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy…)
Participation fees for the students:
- Free of charge for University of Bordeaux participants (lunch included)
- 1700 € per external participant, all included (lodging + lunch) / 1000 € (without lodging)
Travelling fees remain at the participant’s charge.
Covid-19 measures : Participation fees will be reimbursed to participants unable to come to Bordeaux for Covid-19 restrictions.
For the instructors: Travels, lunch and lodging are offered by the Program.
Grants: A limited number of grants will be awarded to participants upon request (see application form).
A panel of experts
International experts from different areas of neuroscience will supervise the program organization:
- Muriel Darnaudery: Rodent behavior
- Xavier Fioramonti: Electrophysiology
- Jean-Louis Guillou: Rodent behavior
- Marc Landry: Microscopy
- Arthur Leblois: Networks and neurocomputation
- Christophe Mulle: Electrophysiology
- David Perrais: Cellular neurobiology
Each mini-project will be supervised by experienced doctoral students.