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, drosophila) 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.
Candidates must have a good knowledge of basic laboratory techniques at the Master degree level. The committee of the course will evaluate applications.
A students exchange program between the « Pierre & Marie Curie » University, Institut Pasteur and Alicante University allows few selected students to be nominated to join a truly european learning environment and study new and complementary technologies to their ongoing respective courses. Programs will be taught in english in the two countries (France and Spain). The respective staff in both countries provides support for accommodation on or near the campus.
Perception and Memory Unit
CNRS, UMR 3571
Team Development and plasticity of Neural Networks,
CNRS UMR 7102,
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Human Genetics and Cognitive Functions
B. Barbour (Ecole Normale Supérieure),
I. Cloez-Tayarani(Institut Pasteur,
A. Lohof * (Université P. et M. Curie),
P.-M. Lledo (Institut Pasteur),
M. Lucas-Hourani (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