Bordeaux, France

Introduction to Experimental Neuroscience

when 17 July 2023 - 29 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks

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 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 0: Free of charge for students from the University of Bordeaux
EUR 1600: Free of charge for students from the University of Bordeaux

1,600€ for other participants (including weekday lunches, coffee breaks, accommodation and social programme costs)