03.02 - 04.02.2020  STATUS

The Developmental Neurobiology Course will take place on February 3-14, 2020. It is organized by the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience (UAM) and the Instituto Cajal (CSIC) in Madrid. The event is oriented for MSc and PhD students.

The theoretical-practical course will focus in understanding the molecular and cellular processes that govern the development of the nervous system. The course will cover from early stages of neural plate induction, the regionalization and patterning of the neural tube, the generation of the peripheral nervous system, neurogenesis and gliogenesis, neural cell migration, axonal growth, the establishment and organization of neural networks and finally the organization of the cortex brain and sensory organs. For that purpose, the course will discuss the use of different model systems common in Developmental Biology: Drosophila, chicken, Xenopus, zebrafish and mouse embryos, and also human cells and organoids. The course will also present discussions about human conditions associated to developmental disorders. More detailed information is available here.

FENS and IBRO-PERC provide 4 stipends of 750 EUR for master and/or PhD students interested in attending this course. Through these stipends FENS and IBRO-PERC aim to encourage and promote international experience of students; hence, students that are currently residing or studying in Spain are not eligible for a FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend for this course.

Please, notice that the deadline to apply for the course is 10th of January, 2020.

Here is the link for the travel grant application form:

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For students based in Spain, NENS-FENS offer 5 courses in Europe. More info in:

Thank you for your help,

Best wishes,

Aixa Morales, José Mª Frade y Sergio Casas.

Organizers of the Developmental Neurobiology Course

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