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Venue: Bordeaux School of Neuroscience

The normal aging process is associated with reduced performance on cognitive tasks that require one to quickly process or transform information to make a decision, including measures of speed of processing, executive cognitive function, working and relational memories. Structural and functional alterations in the brain correlate with these age-related cognitive changes, such as loss of synapses, and dysfunction of neuronal networks. It is crucial to develop new approaches that consider the whole neuroanatomical, endocrine, immunological, vascular and cellular changes impacting on cognition.

This 3-week course will cover the fundamentals of cognitive aging -including inter-individual differences, cognitive and brain reserve and risk factors- and highlight the newest functional imaging methods to study human brain function. The Faculty will share the state-of-the-art molecular, optical, computational, electrophysiological, behavioural and epidemiological approaches available for studying the aging brain in diverse model systems. The Students will learn the potential and limitations of these methods, through practical experience in a combination of lectures addressing aging in both humans and animal models and hands-on-projects. They will acquire sufficient practical experience to model, design and interpret experiments and brainstorm on novel technologies and hypotheses to explore the aging of the brain using more integrative and creative approaches.

Keynote speakers:
Hélène Amieva - University of Bordeaux
Adam Antebi - MPI for Biology of Ageing
Carol Barnes - University of Arizona
LucBuée-Centrede Recherche Jean-Pierre Aubert
Gwenaëlle Catheline - University of Bordeaux
Maria Llorens-Martin - Centro de Biologia
Molecular Severo Ochoa
Aline Marighetto - University of Bordeaux
Lars Nyberg - Umeå University
Laure Rondi-Reig - Sorbonne University
Yaakov Stern - Columbia University
Tony Wyss-Coray - Stanford University

Course director: Luísa Lopes
Co-directors: Cheryl Grady and Nora Abrous

Application deadline: 25 May 2020
Stipends are available

Fee : 3.500 € (includes tuition fee, accommodation and meals)

The CAJAL programme offers 4 stipends per course (waived registration fee, not including travel expenses). Please apply through the course online application form. In order to identify candidates in real need of a stipend, any grant applicant is encouraged to first request funds from their lab, institution or government.

Kindly note that if you benefited from a Cajal stipend in the past, you are no longer eligible to receive this kind of funding. However other types of funding (such as partial travel grants from sponsors) might be made available after the participants selection process, depending on the course.

For enquiries, please contact:

07/04/2021 09h00
Steve DOS SANTOS CARVALHO, 3rd Bordeaux Cell Biology Gathering
2021-04-07 09:00:00 2021-04-07 18:00:00 Europe/Paris Steve DOS SANTOS CARVALHO, 3rd Bordeaux Cell Biology Gathering 0    Show the web article Link

Lieu: Agora du Haut Carré, Talence

Join us and participate in the third BCBG meeting occuring at Talence (Agora Du Haut Carré) on April the 7th of 2020.

Program available here

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General informations
Christmas Contest

Participate in the contest for the most "beautiful" Christmas mask!
Give free rein to your imagination by transforming your mask (surgical or general public) into a sign of celebration, all audacities are allowed.
Send your masked portrait, with or without letting your face appear, to before Sunday December 6th at midnight. From Monday, December 7th, the portraits will be visible in a dedicated space on the intranet and everyone will be able to vote for their favorite mask until Wednesday, December 9th at midnight. The winners will be announced at the Center's General Assembly on December 10.
Be creative !

25/11/2020 10h00
Ana DORREGO-RIVAS from Montcouquiol-Sans's lab will give a presentation entitled 'A new role for planar cell polarity signaling in neuronal polarity and axonal function'

25/11/2020 10h45
Alvaro MORENO from Marsicano's lab will give a presentation entitled "Endocannabinoid regulation of astroglial cell function in multiple sclerosis".

The reorganisation of the activity makes the intranet, more than ever, an essential source of information for all Inserm staff. On 23 November, the intranet will be brought even closer to the needs of its users. In particular, it will be opened up to the contents of the regional delegations, and will become a portal for Inserm applications.

Job offers
Postdoctoral position in Neurobiology of obesity and diabetes

We are searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join the research team Energy Balance and Obesity at the INSERM Unit 1215, Neurocentre Magendie ( in Bordeaux, France.

The research focus of the team is the study of the neurobiology of obesity and diabetes. The project that the successful candidate will carry out aims at studying the molecular and functional heterogeneity of hypothalamic neurons implicated in food intake and body weight regulation.

This project is fully funded by an ANR (French National Research Agency) grant. The candidate will use specific genetic murine models, stereotaxic surgery, and viral approaches, associated with in vivo behavioral and metabolic assessments, molecular biology, and neuroanatomical analysis. The project will also involve the use of in vivo calcium imaging.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neurobiology/nutrition/or metabolism. Previous experience in the study of hypothalamic neuronal circuits in rodent models is preferred. The ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.

The appointment is for 2 years, but candidates will be encouraged and guided to apply for additional funding opportunities. The position is available starting from April 2021.

Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Carmelo Quarta ( and Dr. Daniela Cota (