Connecting European Neuroscience

Bio-informatics for the Neuroscientist

21 September - 2 October 2015, Bordeaux Neurocampus, France

                   Picture: Courtesy of Bordeaux Neurocampus

Many different disciplines are engaged in neuroscience, from neurophysiology and structural biology to psychiatry and linguistics. They provide each important data, however, reported in a very different format. It becomes increasingly important to be able to retrieve information from this entire multidisciplinary arena through available databases. The well-developed area of Bioinformatics extending from genes to the cellular level, should interface directly with neuroinformatics with its focus on neuroscience, which also includes the systems level and disease mechanisms.

The Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training “Bioinformatics for the neuroscience” will provide students with a practical knowledge of state of the art bioinformatics and modelling methods used to understand the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal functions and pathologies. The course will feature introductory lectures about theory and tools, practical hands on sessions, and scientific seminars illustrating how bioinformatics answered specific neurobiological questions. We will cover genomics, epigenetics, functional genomics, biological pathways and models of biochemistry and electrophysiology of single neurons.


Course directors

On-site chair


Julio Banga (Instituto Investigationes Marinas, Spain)
Aurélien Barré (Centre Bordelais de Bioinformatique, France)
Sven Bergmann (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Sandrine Caburet (Institut Jacques Monod, France)
Claudine Chaouiya (Gulbenkian Insitute of science, Portugual)
Benjamin Dartigues (Centre Bordelais de Bioinformatique, France)
Laura Furlong (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)
Padraig Gleeson (UCL, UK)
Pierre de la Grange (Genosplice, France)
Justine Guégan (Institut du Cerveau et de la moëlle)
Christophe Junot (CEA, France)
Olivier Kirsh (Université Paris Diderot, France)
Frédéric Lemoine  (Institut du Cerveau et de la moëlle)
Ivan Moszer  (Institut du Cerveau et de la moëlle)
Hayssam Soueidan (Centre Bordelais de Bioinformatique, France)
Raluca Uricaru (Centre Bordelais de Bioinformatique, France)
Reiner Veitia (Institut Jacques Monod, France)
Alejandro Villaverde (Instituto Investigationes Marinas, Spain)

For further information on the course programme, go to the course local website.


  • Fee : 1895 EUR (it includes tuition fee, accommodation and meals).
  • The CAJAL Programme has limited funds available and will only give partial travel grant for exceptional requests. Any applicant in need of a grant is encouraged to request it from their lab, institution or government, if possible.

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FENS Forum 2022

The FENS Forum 2022 will take place on 9-13 July 2022 in Paris, France.  

The call for symposia and technical workshops is now open. Take this opportunity to shape the scientific programme: submit your proposal by 20 May 2021!

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