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CAJAL Neuroscience Training Courses 2020

The CAJAL course programme in 2020 includes six high-level courses. Click on each course title to view more information.

Quantitative approaches to behaviour

Date:      19 July – 8 August 2020
Course directors:
• Gonzalo G. de Polavieja (Champalimaud Research, Portugal)
• Benjamin de Bivort (Harvard University, USA)
• Megan Carey (Champalimaud Research, Portugal)
• Greg Stephens (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
• Gordon Berman (Emory University, USA)

  •     Apply here
    Deadline: 16 March 2020 (Midnight, Brussels time)

Computational Neuroscience                                  

Date:      10-28 August 2020
Course directors:
• Brent Doiron (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
• Maria Geffen (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
• Julijana Gjorgjieva (Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany)
• Joe Paton (Champalimaud Research, Portugal

  •     Apply hereDeadline: 16 March 2020 (Midnight, Brussels time)

Advanced imaging techniques for cellular and systems neuroscience

- in partnership with the Bordeaux Imaging Center
Venue:   Bordeaux School of Neuroscience
Date:      23 March – 10 April 2020 
Course directors:
• Director: Dmitri Rusakov (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UK)
• Co-director: Tatiana Korotkova (Neuronal circuits and behaviour, MPI for Metabolism Research, Germany)
• Local director: Grégory Giannone (CNRS, IINS - UMR 5297, University of Bordeaux, France)

Single cell profiling and analysis in neuroscience                             

Date:      15 June – 3 July 2020
Course directors:
• Director: Jens Hjerling-Leffler (Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
• Co-director: Peter Kharchenko (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)
• Local director: Alexandre Favereaux (CNRS - IINS, University of Bordeaux, France)

    Apply here
    Deadline: 2 March 2020 (Midnight, Brussels time)

Ageing cognition                             

Date:      14 September – 2 October 2020
Course directors:
• Director: Luísa Lopes (Neurobiology of Ageing & Disease, iMM Lisboa, Portugal)
• Co-director: Cheryl Grady (The Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Canada)
• Local director: Nora Abrous (Neurocentre Magendie - INSERM U 1215, University of Bordeaux, France)

Neural circuit basis of computation and behaviour

Date:      2-20 November 2020
Course directors:
• Director: Fritjof Helmchen (Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
• Co-director: Andreas Frick (Neurocentre Magendie - INSERM U1215, University of Bordeaux, France)
• Local director: Cyril Herry (Neurocentre Magendie - INSERM U1215, University of Bordeaux, France)









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Learn new techniques

Apply to Cajal hands-on training courses:

Single cell profiling and analysis in neuroscience
15 June - 3 July 2020
Bordeaux School of Neuroscience
Deadline: 2 March 2020

Quantitative approaches to behaviour
19 July ‐ 8 August 2020
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Deadline: 16 March 2020

Computational Neuroscience
10-28 August 2020

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Deadline: 16 March 2020


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FENS-SfN Summer School 2020

Apply now to our Summer School on Artificial and natural computations for sensory perception: what is the link?
Chairs: Brice Bathellier, Andrew King & Andreas Tolias
Venue: Bertinoro, Italy
Dates: 7-13 June 2020

Stipends are available

Deadline: 3 Feb. 2020