Connecting European Neuroscience

CAJAL Courses Venues

CAJAL courses are currently held in two high-level neuroscience facilities


The Bordeaux School of Neuroscience is part of Bordeaux Neurocampus, the Neuroscience Department of the University of Bordeaux. It was founded in 2015 by Christophe Mulle, its current director.

Training in neuroscience research through experimental practice, within the framework of a real research laboratory : it is on this principle that the School works. Their dedicated laboratory (500m2), available for 20 trainees, is equipped with a wet lab, an in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology room, IT facilities, a standard cellular imaging room, a behavioral animal facility and catering/meeting spaces. They also have access to high level core facilities. They offer their services to international training teams who wish to organize courses in all fields of neuroscience thanks to a dedicated staff for the full logistics and administration, 2 scientific managers in support of the experimentation, an on-site catering and the organization of social events.

Throughout the year, renowned researchers, promising young researchers and many students from any geographical horizon come to the School. Thus, it contributes greatly to the reputation of Bordeaux as a stronghold of neuroscience.


The mission of the Champalimaud Foundation is to develop programmes of advanced biomedical research and provide clinical care of excellence, with a focus on translating pioneering scientific discoveries into solutions which can improve the quality of life of individuals around the world.

On October 5th 2010 the Champalimaud Foundation inaugurated a state-of-the-art research facility to contribute to its objective of developing biomedical research activities in Portugal. 

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown covers an area of 60,000m2 facing the River Tejo and comprises three large areas. The main building houses the Champalimaud Clinical Centre’s diagnostic and treatment facilities, an indoor garden, research laboratories and administrative services, all interlinked to promote discussion and collaboration between scientists, clinicians and other professionals. The tropical pergola-covered garden is at the heart of this structure.

Tne Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is a state-of-the-art facility for science, medicine, technology and public use.