Psychiatric Disorders, Neurosciences, Developmental Neuroscience
Additional Organiser: Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
Attendance type(s): In Person
Event Dates: 22—28 Jun 2014
This school will introduce students to how neuronal circuit assembly processes are thought to interface with the emergence of psychiatric disorders. The focus of the school will mainly be mechanistic. Developmental neuroscience aspects may include neuronal specification and migration, neuronal circuit assembly, and the ways in which early life events influence circuit development, including the fetal environment, critical periods and early life stress. The emphasis will be on those developmental processes that might be most relevant to the emergence of psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry aspects may include the genetics, development and psychopathology of autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
The School is targeted at a maximum of 40 PhD students and early postdocs who provide evidence of sufficient scientific background and experience to benefit fully from the course.