Connecting European Neuroscience

CAJAL Neuroscience Training Courses 2021

The CAJAL course programme in 2021 includes high-level courses on site in our two venues and also online. Several courses were originally planned in 2020 but were moved due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Discover our online course programme

Bioenergetics for Brain Function                           

Date:      14 June – 2 July 2021
Course directors:
Juan P Bolanos (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Giovanni Marsicano (NeuroCentre Magendie, INSERM - University of Bordeaux, France)
Anne-Karine Bouzier-Sore (Centre RMSB, CNRS, Bordeaux, France)

Computational Neuroscience                                  

Date:      4-24 July 2021
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)

Date:      20 September – 8 October 2021
Course directors:
• Luísa Lopes (Neurobiology of Ageing & Disease, iMM Lisboa, Portugal)
• Cheryl Grady (The Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, Canada)
• Nora Abrous (Neurocentre Magendie - INSERM U 1215, University of Bordeaux, France)

Advanced imaging techniques for cellular and systems neuroscience

- in partnership with the Bordeaux Imaging Center
Venue:   Bordeaux School of Neuroscience
Date:      18 October – 5 November 2021
Course directors:
• Dmitri Rusakov (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UK)
• Tatiana Korotkova (Neuronal circuits and behaviour, MPI for Metabolism Research, Germany)
• Grégory Giannone (CNRS, IINS - UMR 5297, University of Bordeaux, France)

Optogenetics, chemogenetics and biosensors for cellular and circuit neuroscience

- in partnership with the Bordeaux Imaging Center
Venue:   Bordeaux School of Neuroscience
Date:    22 November - December 2021
Course directors:
• Ofer Yizhar (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
• Michael Lin (Stanford University, USA)
• Simon Wiegert (Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie Hamburg - ZMNH, Germany)
• Anna Beyeler (Neurocentre Magendie, University of Bordeaux, France) 










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