Connecting European Neuroscience

Neural stem cells, brain organoids and brain repair

3-9 June 2018, Bertinoro, Italy

Applications are open

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Deadline: 5 February 2018 (Brussels time, midnight)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human brain disorders have been challenging to understand at the molecular and cellular level due to lack of access to functioning tissue from patients. Neural stem cells derived from patients hold promise in modeling aspects of human brain development and disease non-invasively, in a dish. Moreover, three-dimensional (3D) cultures called brain organoids can be derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS cells) in an effort to mimic human brain development and to study cell-cell interactions, maturation and the mechanisms of disease.

In this school, we will discuss the properties of neural stem cells and ways to derive, differentiate and maintain them in vitro. We will provide an overview of the approaches for deriving 3D brain cultures and consider how this technology may inform the way we study neuropsychiatric disease. Lastly, we will explore ways in which neural stem cells can be used for therapeutic purposes and derive brain repair strategies. 

Scientific chairs

   

Juergen Knoblich,
IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria

  Arnold Kriegstein,
Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, USA
  Sergiu Pasca,
Stanford University, CA,
USA


Faculty members

Oliver Brustle, Bonn University, Germany
Giuseppe Testa, University of Milan, Italy
Barbara Treutlein, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Madeline Lancaster, MRC, UK
Lorenz Studer, Sloan Kettering, USA
Wieland Huttner, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Registration and stipends

  • Fee: FENS Members: 495 EUR
             FENS Non-members: 575 EUR
  • Registration fee covers tuition, accommodation and meals.
  • FENS offers 4 stipends (covering the registration fee) available for candidates from disadvantaged countries. Any applicant in need of a grant should however first try to request it from the lab, institution or government if possible. You can apply for a stipend inside the application form. 
  • Please note that if you already benefited from a FENS grant in 2018, you are not eligible to receive a stipend.

A feel of the Summer School

Venue

Bertinoro, Training Center of the University of Bologna, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For enquiries, please contact: schools@fens.org

 

 

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