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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.

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