Connecting European Neuroscience

The CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme

The CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme represents commitment by the five partner institutions FENS, IBRO, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, University of Bordeaux and the Champalimaud Foundation, which offers state-of-the-art hands-on training courses in neuroscience.

The Cajal Programme has a new website.

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Upcoming CAJAL Courses



NeuroKits are hybrid courses that combine online lectures about fundamentals and advanced neuroscience topics, with hands-on and physical experiments. Researchers from all over the world can participate thanks to the course material sent by post in a kit box containing all the tools needed to follow the online course.

Visual Reactive Programming – Bonsai
18-22 January 2021 - Online

Extracellular Electrophysiology Acquisition
22-26 March 2021- Online
Application open till 22 February 2021

The Last Black Box
Moved to spring 2021 - Online



Advanced imaging techniques for cellular and systems neuroscience
19 April - 7 May 2021, Bordeaux School of Neuroscience
– in partnership with Bordeaux Imaging Center

The CAJAL Training Programme is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. 
Please find more information here


What they say about the CAJAL Programme

"The CAJAL programme is a re-invention of neuroscience training that emphasises practical “hands on” training in very advanced methods". [...]
Adam Kampff, course director - CAJAL Behaviour Neural Systems course 2015. Read more.

"I loved that the course was really hands-on and intense; I feel like I learned a lot. I had a wonderful time meeting the other students and instructors." [...]
Morgane Nouvian, student - CAJAL Behaviour and Neural Systems course 2015. Read more. 


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Apply to Cajal hands-on training courses:

Extracellular Electrophysiology Acquisition
22-26 March 2021- Online
Deadline: 22 February 2021 

Bioenergetics for Brain Function
14 June – 2 July 2021
On-site venue: Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France
Deadline extended: 1 March 2021