Connecting European Neuroscience

Advanced imaging techniques for cellular and systems neuroscience

23 March – 10 April 2020, Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France

Applications are open

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Deadline: 16 December 2019











Rapid advances in live imaging of targeted cellular morphologies and functions underpin the emerging revolution in our understanding of synapses, circuits, and behaviour. This Cajal course will assemble, as international faculty, leading experts in developing and exploiting cutting-edge imaging techniques that have been propelling such advances. How to combine genetically encoded fluorescence labelling with behavioural designs, micro-circuit monitoring, or single-molecule tracking, how to avoid pitfalls of having false-positive observations and inherent noise, how to best analyse your multi-dimensional data will be, among others, the recurrent subjects of the course. An intense programme of lectures and seminars will be combined with supervised, hands-on practical training modules and group assignments using experimental setups and tools provided by the world-leading research environment of the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience. 

Course director

Dmitri Rusakov
UCL Queen Square 
Institute of Neurology
United Kingdom


 Tatiana Korotkova
Neuronal circuits and behaviour
MPI for Metabolism Research
Grégory Giannone
UMR 5297 University of Bordeaux


Keynote Speakers

Thomas Blanpied - University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Daniel Choquet - IINS, University of Bordeaux, France
Rosa Cossart - CNRS, Inserm - INMED, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Olga Garaschuk - University of Tuebingen, Germany
Laurent Groc - IINS, University of Bordeaux, France
Michael Hausser - University College London, UK
Christian Henneberger - University of Bonn, Germany
Christophe Leterrier - INP CNRS-AMU UMR 7051, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Valentin Nagerl - University of Bordeaux, France
Tim Ryan - Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
Ilaria Testa - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Andrea Volterra - University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Kirill Volynski - University College London, UK


Erika Bindocci - University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Francisco de los Santos  - MPI Cologne, Germany
Janosch Heller - FutureNeuro and Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Tom Jensen - University College London, UK
Ani Jose - IINS, University of Bordeaux, France
Olga Kopach - University College London, UK
Filipe Nunes Vicente - IINS, University of Bordeaux, France
Anne Petzold - MPI Cologne, Germany
James Reynolds - University College London, UK
Olga Tiurikova - University College London, UK
Petr Unichenko - University of Bonn, Germany
Kaiyu Zheng - University College London, UK



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.

Kindly note that if you benefited from a Cajal stipend in the past, you are no longer eligible to receive this kind of funding. However other types of funding (such as partial travel grants from sponsors) might be made available after the participants selection process, depending on the course.


This course is organised in partnership with the Bordeaux Imaging Center (BIC).



Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France

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