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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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27/01/2021 10h00
Nicolas BLIN from Abrous' lab will give a presentation entitled "Role of dentate granule neurons in spatial memory deficits in the course of aging"
2021-01-27 10:00:00 2021-01-27 10:45:00 Europe/Paris Nicolas BLIN 0

27/01/2021 10h45
Marco MATOS from Oliet's lab will give a presentation entitled 'Apolipoprotein E -ε4 in the development of synaptic impairment in Alzheimer's disease.'
2021-01-27 10:45:00 2021-01-27 11:30:00 Europe/Paris Marco MATOS 0

▪▪▪ Post-doctoral position for 2 years, starting in April 2021
▪▪▪ 35-42 k€ + benefits / year, depending on the experience of the applicant
▪▪▪ We are using state of the art circuit dissection in mice to pin point the functional role of neural populations of the insular cortex in emotional valence and anxiety, and to identify cellular and synaptic dysfunctions of those populations in stress-induced models of psychiatric pathologies
▪▪▪ We are looking for an expert of SLICE ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY and SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY in mice
▪▪▪ The lab is part of the Bordeaux Neurocampus encompassing more than 50 labs dedicated to Neuroscience, providing an exceptionally rich environment.
▪▪▪ Send a CV including three references, and a cover letter describing experience, goals and reasons for the interest in this position (
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General informations
Welcome Lydia!

Lydia Lethiais works with us (Deroche team) at 40% since the 4th of January.

Delphine Gonzales is responsible for the Gnotyping platform at the Neurocentre Magendie .She is very committed to the issue of plastic waste.