Connecting European Neuroscience

Connectomics: from Micro- to Meso- and Macro-Scales

2-21 October 2017, Bordeaux Neurocampus, France

Applications are open

Apply here

  • Deadline: 5 June 2017 (Midnight Brussels time)

The CAJAL course in Connectomics is an intensive three-week course that guides participants through the theory and practice of state-of the art methods to address pertinent questions in the field of structural/functional connectomics from mice to man. This goal will be achieved through a unique balance of lectures from world-wide experts in their respective fields to experimental demonstrations and hands-on laboratory work in small groups. During the course each participant will become familiar with a range of approaches, ranging from connectivity studies in the brain slice and in vivo in the behaving brain using electrophysiological, calcium imaging, optogenetic, viral trans-synaptic tracing, whole brain clearing and neuroimaging approaches with magnetic resonance imaging (functional and structural imaging) in both mice and human subjects (performed on the participants) and postmortem tissue.

Course directors

Andreas Frick
(INSERM, Neurocentre
Magendie, Bordeaux, France)
Laurent Petit
Bordeaux, France)

Olaf Sporns
(Indiana University,
Bloomington, USA)



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.

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

If you are a member of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), partial grants are available. To be considered for funding, please indicate that you are a member inside the course application form in the stipend section.


Bordeaux Neurocampus, France

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