Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System
Dr Pierre-Marie Lledo
Perception and Memory Unit, Institut Pasteur
Pr Alain Trembleau
Avenir/INSERM Team Development and plasticity of Neural Networks, CNRS UMR 7102, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Head of Studies :
Dr Sheila Harroch
Department of Neurosciences, Institut Pasteur
The course Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System (DPSN) offers a full training program for advanced for graduate and PhD students, as well as post-graduate neurobiologists and medical doctors working in neurosciences.
The course covers the main cutting-edge topics of neuroscience research, at both theoretical and experimental levels. Students will acquire a broad understanding of various topics ranging from molecules to behavior. Lectures given by distinguished international speakers will present new data and ideas on molecular and cellular aspects of the nervous system development, plasticity and diseases. During the practical courses, various animal models (mouse, chick, frog) commonly used in neuroscience research will be used, giving students the opportunity to understand the pros and cons of each, and to expand their practical skills in carrying out experiments on cell biology, behavioral studies, axonal growth and labeling, drug stereotaxic injection, neuroanatomy and gene expression analyses using histochemical techniques (as detailed in the program of the previous year that can be downloaded here).This course will be taught in English
Full-time, except Saturdays, from September 16th, to October 15th, 2013 (examinations included)
Number of students: 20
Closing-date for applications: June 15, 2013
The Institut Pasteur Diploma will be awarded to students having successfully completed the final examination,
This course is run in agreement with the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Paris-Diderot and a University Diploma may also be granted,
Credits for Masters (second year) from Universités Paris-Descartes, Pierre et Marie Curie and Paris-Diderot, for students registered at this universities (masters),
Doctoral School Modules.
Members of the Teaching Committee:
D. Bohl-Delfaud (Institut Pasteur), E. Coeffier (Institut Pasteur), S. Harroch (Institut Pasteur), A. Lohof * (Université P. et M. Curie), P.-M. Lledo (Institut Pasteur), M. Maier* (Université Paris-Diderot), C. Parsot (Institut Pasteur), S. Pons (Institut Pasteur), A. Trembleau* (Université P. et M. Curie), M. Volovitch (Ecole Normale Supérieure).
* University Representatives
Y. Ben-Ari (Marseille), J.-P. Bourgeois (Institut Pasteur), T. Bourgeron (Institut Pasteur), P.-J. Corringer (Institut Pasteur), J. Defelipe (Madrid), S. Firestein (New-York), G. Gheusi (Paris), C. Greer (New Haven), P.-.M. Lledo (Institut Pasteur), S. Martinez (Alicante), P. Paoletti (ENS Paris), G. Raisman (London) A. Trembleau (Université Paris 6), Ph. Vernier (CNRS) et M. Wilson (Boston).