All the neuroscience news in April 2024

Discover the news of the Marseille neuroscience community for April 2024!


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Last chance to apply to NeuroSchool calls for PhD applicants!

NeuroSchool has open its classical calls for PhD candidates :

PhD contracts for international students
📅 Deadline: April 14

One-year PhD salary for an intern or a young doctor or pharmacist
📅 Deadline: May 3

Browse our calls

Co-funding to organize events or thematic schools

NeuroMarseille*NeuroSchool can financially support YOUR own thematic schools and scientific events. The call for proposals is open for events that will take place between September 1st, 2024, and August 31st, 2025.

📅 Deadline : April 7, 2024

Apply now

Treize Minutes Marseille

The Treize Minutes Marseille are small, fast-paced, multidisciplinary conferences: 6 speakers, 13 minutes per speech. 
They are back this year with a wide range of subjects covered by speakers from a variety of backgrounds, from the humanities and social sciences to the experimental sciences. Among them, François-Xavier Alario (CRPN) will talk to us about language : "C’est ainsi que les mots vivent".

📆 April 9, at 5 or 8.30 pm 
📍 Espace Julien, Marseille

Register now!

Tafalgie Therapeutics: from IBDM to Biotech

Tafalgie Therapeutics, the spin-off from the CNRS / Aix-Marseille University IBDM laboratory, created by Dr Aziz Moqrich (IBDM), is one of only 47 European companies (out of 1000) to have won the European Innovation Council's Accelerator program for its new generation of pain-relieving peptides. This recognition will enable the company to accelerate the development of new molecules for treating acute and chronic pain. The next step is to launch clinical trials and demonstrate efficacy in humans. NeuroMarseille is genuinely proud of its innovative researchers!


Also see the section "Headlines" above 

All the events of the NeuroMarseille Institute, NeuroSchool and other external events.

NeuroMarseille*NeuroSchool events

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Dates to note down!

Summary of upcoming events at NeuroMarseille:
🗓 September 5: NeuroMarseille Day (Timone campus)
🗓 November 7-8: INT conference (Timone campus)
🗓 December 13: Clinical day on motorneuron diseases (Timone hospital)

MedIM 2024 worskshop : 1st day open to all

The MeDIM workshop will allow you to explore the main biophysical techniques used to characterize molecular interactions.

📅 April 15 : first day open to all !
📍Timone Campus, Amphitheatre Grisoli

More information

GoPA-PETRA seminar

The PETRA network associated with the national GoPA network (GrOupe Préclinique of ANOCEF) to offer you the 1st GoPA-PETRA seminar in Marseille on 13 and 14 May. Don't miss this meeting for preclinical and translational research in neurooncology!

📅 May 13-14, 2024
📍 Marseille


Other Events

Glia 2025 | Call for Symposia

The XVII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease will take place in Marseille in July 2025. We encourage members of the glial community to propose Symposia, Special Trainee Symposia or Technical workshops on all aspects of CNS and PNS glial biology.

📅 Submission deadline:  10 April, 2024
📅 Meeting: 8-11 July, 2025
📍 Marseille


CIVIS Workshop on innovative pedagogies

Teaching in English to non native speakers : recent research and best practices

📆 23 April, 2024 from noon to 2 pm
📍 Online

Register now !

General public meeting on brain tumors

The PETRA network and the Association pour la Recherche sur les Tumeurs Cérébrales ARTC-Sud are organizing its 1st General Public Meeting on the State of Brain Tumor Research

📆 May 6, 2024  5-7pm
📍Timone hospital

Register now!

ILCB Summer School

Applications for the 2024 Institute of Language Communication and the Brain (ILCB) Summer School 2024 are now open!

📆 School : August 26-30, 2024
📢 Deadline to apply: May 24, 2024 
📍 CIRM, Luminy

More information

NeuroSchool L3 / Master

This section covers the actions carried out with our 3rd-year undergraduate and master's students. 

Mobility grants

We are pleased to announce that the our NeuroSchool mobility grants have been awarded to the following students:
for an internship in Stockholm
Elisa CONIL for an internship in Tübingen
Amani MAHDI for an internship in Tubingen
Tsilia NAJA for an internship in Tübingen
Nérimène TOUMI for an internship in Brussels
Alice TRAHIN for an internship in Helsinki
for an internship in Rome
Congratulations and enjoy your research stay!

Check our calls

Cum laude master's students receive distinction

Thanks to NeuroSchool and the A*Midex TIGER / TFR  program, master's students among those who have obtained the best results and show interest in research will participate in a summer school or an international conference such as the FENS Forum.

Congratulations to:
- Alexandre LAINÉ

Do you know the M1 Problem-Based Learning (APP) modules?

During these modules, students work in small teams on a topical neuroscience question, using cutting-edge technologies in various laboratories around Marseille.
Next session : April-May 2024

Learn more with this video

Our students have talent!

We are pleased to announce that Jeanne-Laure de Peretti won the Avenir de la Recherche Clinique prize at the AFCROs Clinical Research Day for her Master's Internship on "a cortical biomarker predictive of vulnerability to compulsive cocaine-seeking behavior". 

Read more about this prize

Need help with your report?

It is sometimes difficult to start writing your master's thesis alone in front of your computer... For you, Paren(Thèse) offers collective online writing sessions!

More information

NeuroSchool PhD program

Read all the news about our PhD program.

NeuroSchool information

Upcoming NeuroSchool courses

Machine learning, from prediction to interpretation
by Matthieu Gilson, Laurent Perrinet, Étienne Thoret
📅 April 15-17, 2024
👍 Validated as 17 hours of PhD training
📍 Timone
Also open to postdocs (register on this online document)

Oral communication of (neuro)scientific content
by Emma Rodero
📅 April 29-30 and May 2, 2024 (2 hours/day)
📍 Timone
Also open to postdocs (register on this online document)

Statistical Tests and Modeling in Python from A to Z
by Royce Anders
📅 May 27-31, 2024
👍 Validated as 17 hours of PhD training
📍 Timone

Register on AMeTICE

NeuroSchool Seminar by Jacques Balthazart

Save the date! Jacques Balthazart (University of Liège) will be our guest on May 13 for a seminar on The biological bases of homosexuality.

📅 May 13, 2024, at 11 am
📍 INMED, Luminy

Register on Ametice

Calls for PhD candidates

Students, tell your friends about our calls for PhD contracts:
PhD contracts for international students
One-year PhD salary for an intern or a young doctor or pharmacist

📅 Deadlines for application : April 14 / May 3 (check each call for detail)

Check our calls

Bank holidays and income tax

International students, take note of the following bank holidays ! 🏝️

• Labour Day - May 1 (EVERYTHING WILL BE CLOSED even buses/metro)
• WWII Victory Day - May 8
• Ascension Day - May 9 (so many people are off on May 10)
• White Monday - May 20 (not always a holiday, check with your employer)

Also, it's time to declare your income! Check this website to find out if and how you have to pay income tax.

PhD program Next events

🗓 May 13: Jacques BALTHAZART's tutored seminar (INMED)
🗓 June 21:
Parrains/marraines + PhD students' meeting (Luminy)
🗓 September 30:
Sonia GAREL's tutored seminar (INMED)

📌 Meetings of the PhD program committee
every Friday from 9 to 10 AM - Through Zoom and in our NeuroSchool meeting room (Timone)
Next extended committee meeting : April 12

For more information on NeuroMarseille*NeuroSchool events, check out the Headlines and Events sections above!

Contact the PhD Program


Discover information on topics of interest to your research or your laboratory's life, from NeuroMarseille and beyond

Our labs also have talent!

Carine Jiguet Jiglaire (INP) is one of the winners of the "101 Femmes Entrepreneures" competition, which aim to promote women's entrepreneurship throughout France.

With her Lab'O Verre project, which offers a washing and sterilization service for laboratory equipment (even for some initially disposable), Carine was chosen as the jury's favourite alongside 17 other women from among the 101 winners. Carine Jiguet Jiglaire becomes an ambassador for the PACA region!

Submit your internship offer 

Researchers, you can continue to propose internships for master’s students from AMU and partner universities. International students can apply to NeuroSchool incoming mobility grants.

Submit your offer 

NeuroMarseille is recruiting: share future recruitments

For international visibility, NeuroMarseille regularly publishes ad banners on science job websites, leading to our NeuroJobs webpage.
Continue to submit comprehensive job offers with photos to enhance attractiveness and multiply our visibility!

Submit an offer!


NeuroMarseille calls, and more!

FRM calls

On April 24, the FRM will open its calls "Help for the return to France" and "Postdoc in France".

📆 Deadline: May 23, 2024

Read more
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FENS/IBRO-PERC exchange fellowships

Up to 4,000 €, for MSc, PhD and postdocs.

📆Deadline for applications: 15 October and 15 April, every year.

More information

Students' societies

The latest news from students societies linked to NeuroMarseille and NeuroSchool

Neuronautes' upcoming events

Join us again at Scientilivre, organized by Délire d'encre on April 6 and 7! For this 24th edition, the theme is "Setting course for the oceans". We'll be offering a host of new activities, so join us as we take you into the abyss of the brain with our stand entitled "An ocean in my head!"🦈🌊🧠

📅 April 6 and 7
📍 Labège (31)

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Neurolink is looking for brains as well as arms and hearts!
PhD students and postdocs: join now to organise scientific, social and networking events!

Join the NeuroLink society


Job offers, internships, PhD projects, professional events & training

EMBO fellowships for science journalists

Are you a life scientist (with BSc, MSc or PhD) and do you wish to pursue a career in science journalism? Apply for Maria Leptin EMBO Science Journalism Fellowships to fund 3-12 month-long stays in the media outlet or research insitution of your choice.

📆 3 deadlines every year: 1 February, 1 June or 1 October

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ABG webinar "Les métiers de l'enseignement"

This webinar is for you if you're (soon) a PhD and would like to find out more about the various missions associated with teaching activities and related professions, as well as the skills these professions require.

📆 April 4, 11:30 am
📍 Online
🇫🇷 in French

Register now !

Join the NeuroMarseille Institute

We're hiring neuroscientists at all levels: master's interns, PhD contracts, postdocs, and more! Take the next step in your scientific career and contribute to cutting-edge discoveries.You can also be warned by NeuroCommunity on Linkedin.
Apply now!

Information and application

Find a job or internship on JobTeaser

AMU offers its students and graduates access to the JobTeaser platform to help them find an internship or a job. Register through the ENT or the following link.

Explore JobTeaser

Where to find job offers

Check out these websites if you’re looking for a job or a PhD project:

And of course, join our NeuroCommunity group on LinkedIn!

Join our NeuroCommunity group

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