Workshop “Introduction to experimental neuroscience”

in partnership with the Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate Program in the frame of the Bordeaux Summer Schools

July 17th to 29th, 2023

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to Master and PhD students to discover methods and concepts in neuroscience research through hands-on training within the premises of the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience.

Participants from various fields of science follow case-based training by taking part in mini-projects supervised by experienced doctoral students and international experts in neuroscience.


This workshop focuses on basic neuroscience concepts and methods. It includes short lectures and hands-on experiments through mini-projects covering questions and techniques used in modern neuroscience research laboratories.

Topics covered will include:

  • Cell biology and imaging
  • Molecular and cellular biology, transcriptomics
  • In vivo surgery, gene transfer
  • Anatomy, brain clearing, connectomics and electron microscopy
  • In vitro electrophysiology and optogenetics
  • In vivo electrophysiology and imaging
  • Behavior
  • Human neuroscience
  • Neurocomputation

This project-based training will allow participants to better understand and practice basic experimental approaches in neuroscience research.

You could find here the projects of 2023 session

Supported by

A panel of experts

International experts from different areas of neuroscience will supervise the program organization:

  • David Jarriault: electrophysiology
  • Nicolas Mallet: in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics and behavior
  • Emilie Pacary: brain development, neuronal migration and adult neurogenesis
  • David Perrais: Cellular neurobiology

Each mini-project will be supervised by experienced doctoral students.