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Topic: Glial cells in health and disease
Date: 27 November – 10 December 2016
Place: Bordeaux, France

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This course is part of the CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme and organised in partnership with ISN (International Society for Neurochemistry)

About the CAJAL-ISN course. Glial cells in health and disease:

The efficient activity of the nervous system and higher brain functions could not be understood without considering the crucial role of glial cells: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia. Moreover, increasing examples of the diversity of pathophysiological roles of glial cells is starting to be underscored owing to new methodological advances and state-of-the-art-techniques. Attending students will have the opportunity to learn and become familiar with advanced techniques to manipulate, visualize and study glial cell functions in health and disease. Selected students will develop an experimental training project devoted to the study of the electrophysiological communication between neurons and astrocytes (tripartite synapse), or the glial cell responses of microglia and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells to acute injury. This advanced course includes theoretical and methodological lessons during morning sessions by reputed experts in order to provide students with a global view of the field and the opportunity for active discussion of glial research frontlines.


Extended application deadline: 5 September 2016
Stipends are available.


 Course Directors:
Ismael Galve-Roperh (Complutense University, ES)
Serge Nataf (University of Lyon, FR)
Frank Kirchhoff (University of Saarland, DE)


On-site chair:
Stephane Oliet (University of Bordeaux, FR)


Keynote speakers:
Pellerin L. (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Bouzier-Sore A. (CNRS/Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France)
Oliet, S. (Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France)
Panatier, A. (Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France)
Berninger, B. (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany)
Kirchhoff, F. (University of Saarland, Germany)
Trotter, J. (Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH, Mainz, Germany)
H. Kettemann (Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany)
E. Kurant, (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
A. Araque (University of Minnesota, US)
D. Rowitch (University of California, San Francisco, US)