Bordeaux, France

Introduction to Experimental Neuroscience

when 15 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1000

This summer school offers participants the unique opportunity to discover methods and concepts in neuroscience research through hands-on training within the premises of the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience.

Target group

The course is designed for third-year undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from various disciplines (biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, etc.).

Language requirements: classes are conducted in English or French, depending on the public. Candidates should have a B2 level of English or equivalent.

Candidates must provide a CV and cover letter.

Course aim

This summer school 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
- Behaviour
- Human neuroscience
- Neurocomputation

Upon completion, this project-based summer school will allow participants to:

- Better understand basic experimental approaches in neuroscience research
- Directly perform the experiments
- Strengthen their international scientific network

Fee info

EUR 1000: 1,000 € for students from partner institutions (including weekday lunches, coffee breaks, accommodation and social programme costs)
EUR 1600: 1,600€ for other participants (including weekday lunches, coffee breaks, accommodation and social programme costs)