Connecting European Neuroscience

Bioenergetics for Brain Function

14 June - 2 July 2021 - Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France

The brain is one of the most energy-consuming organs of the body. Indeed, one could say that the main difference between the brain and a computer is the plug: once plugged, energy is not an issue for the computer, but it is a constant burden for each cell of the brain. As such, energy metabolism in the brain is not just a mere housekeeping and survival service, but it constitutes an essential element directly participating in signaling, computation and behavior.

This course will address the different ways by which energy metabolism participates to high-order brain functions and the underlying cellular, molecular and circuit mechanisms. 

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Course director

Juan P Bolanos
University of Salamanca,



 Giovanni Marsicano
NeuroCentre Magendie, INSERM - University of Bordeaux, France
Anne-Karine Bouzier-Sore
Centre RMSB, CNRS - University of Bordeaux, France



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.


Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France

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