Pasteur course: Development and plasticity of the nervous system



This five-week intensive laboratory and lecture course covers the main cutting-edge topics in neuroscience research.


This course offers a full training program for advanced graduate and PhD students, as well as post-graduate neurobiologists and medical doctors working in neurosciences.


Lectures given by distinguished international speakers present new data and ideas on molecular and cellular aspects of the nervous system development, its plasticity and its diseases.


Practical courses present various animal models (mouse, chick, frog) commonly used in neuroscience research, giving students the opportunity to understand the pros and cons of each technique and to expand their practical skills in carrying out experiments on cell biology, behavioral studies, axonal growth and labeling, drug stereotaxic injection, neuro-anatomy and gene expression analyses using histochemical techniques.


The program of the course organized the previous year can be downloaded to get detailed information on the general frame of the course; some topics and practical works may change each year, without altering the general aims and means of the course.



Download the program of the Development and plasticity of the nervous system course  - 2016-2017 Academic year


Candidates must have a good knowledge of basic laboratory techniques at the Master degree level. The committee of the course will evaluate applications.


Members of the Course Committee


B. Barbour (Ecole Normale Supérieure),

I. Cloez-Tayarani(Institut Pasteur,

E. Coeffier (Institut Pasteur),

A. Lohof * (Université P. et M. Curie),

P.-M. Lledo (Institut Pasteur),

M. Maier* (Université Paris-Diderot),

S. Pons (Institut Pasteur),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

A. Trembleau* (Université P. et M. Curie),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur).


* University Representatives


Practical information


Title of the course Development and plasticity of the nervous sytem

Pierre-Marie Lledo

Perception and Memory Unit

CNRS, UMR 3571

Institut Pasteur


Alain Trembleau

Team Development and plasticity of Neural Networks,

CNRS UMR 7102,

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Head of studies

Isabelle Cloez-Tayarani

Human Genetics and Cognitive Functions

Institut Pasteur

Language English
Participants 20
Duration 5 weeks

September 19-October 19, 2016

Closing date for application June 20, 2016

Institut Pasteur Diploma


Diplôme d'Université (DU) from University Paris Diderot for people registering at this university (registration fees ≈ 250 €).


Credits for a master degree for students registered at partner universities.


Attending conferences can be validated as "module d'école doctorale" for students registered at partner universities.



On line registration


Registration fees


Mis à jour le 27/09/2016