All the neuroscience news in December 2023

Discover the news of the Marseille neuroscience community for December 2023!


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Clinical Day: Spinal cord injury

Clinicians, researchers, residents & PhD students: join us to share your knowledge / learn about spinal cord injury.

📅 December 1, 2023
📍 Timone hospital, amphitheater HA3

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BrainHack Marseille 2023 🖥️

For students, postdocs, engineers and junior or experienced researchers who want to work together on neuroscience projects. 👨🏻‍💻

📅 December 4-6, 2023
📍 INT, Timone campus

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Neurostories 2024: theatre nearly full, register now!

The 5th edition of NeuroDtories are getting closer! Three researchers, 1 thesis student, and a testimonial... that's 5 stand-ups to explain the brain's constant evolution, adaptation, and repair. Register now, places are limited!

📅 January 25, 2024
📍 La Canebière / Online



Also see the section "Headlines" above 

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

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Dates to note down!

Summary of upcoming events at NeuroMarseille:

🗓 December 1: Clinical day – Spinal cord injury 🏥 
🗓 December 4-6: BrainHack Marseille 2023 🖥️ 
🗓 January 25:  NeuroStories 

Semaine du cerveau 2024 : call for volunteers

NeuroMarseille and NeuroSchool support Cerveau Point Comm, which coordinates the annual 🧠 Brain Awareness Week in Marseille. For the next edition, PhD students, researchers, lab staff... are encouraged to volunteer and raise public awareness about neuroscience research!

📅 Call for volunteers: Ongoing
📅 Brain Awareness Week: March 11-17, 2024

Contact Cerveau Point Comm

14e Edition des Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinéma – RISC

The Polly Maggoo association is pleased to announce the 14th edition of the Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinéma - RISC, which will take place from December 12 to 16 at several venues and cinemas in Marseille.
> At the end of each screening, we invite filmmakers and scientists to discuss the issues raised by the films shown (from both the hard sciences and the humanities). Many of the speakers are members of the AMU scientific community.

🗓 December 6-12

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NeuroSchool L3 / Master

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

Do you need to review the basis of cellular neurophysiology

Check out Constance Hammond's videos (in French or English), on AMeTICE and Youtube.

Watch the video

Looking for your dream lab ?

Planning on doing an internship? Check out our lab directory, our current internship offers, or watch videos from students and previous interns to learn about NeuroMarseille research teams.
Testimonials from interns: here!
Videos made by students: here! 

Browse internship offers
Avion de la compagnie Finnair à l'aéroport d'Helsinki (Isabelle Virard)

Internships and study abroad

Our calls for L3 and M1 mobility are open.
Check out our partner universities, listed here.

Link to L3 outgoing mobility call
📅 Deadline: January 28, 2024

Link to M1 outgoing mobility call
📅 Deadline: January 21, 2024

NeuroSchool PhD program

Read all the news about our PhD program.

NeuroSchool information

Attention please : You are a PhD student in neuroscience at AMU? Whether you’re French or from abroad, you can join the NeuroSchool PhD program!
As it is not automatic, apply on our page directly by following this link.

Notre labyrinthe olfactif tubulaire permet de tester la mémoire de différents modèles murins. © CNRS Emmanuel Perrin

Upcoming training session in animal experimentation

NeuroSchool and the Doctoral School in Life and Health Science are co-financing a training session in animal experimentation (in French) in December and January. 
Register now on ADUM and tell new PhD students joining your lab about it!

📅 December 18, 2023 - January 12, 2024 + half-day of practicals
🇫🇷 In French


Ecology and neuroscience workshop

From neuroscience to holism: critical thinking on the trajectory of the ecological crisis.
Understanding the causes of the environmental destruction leads to a transdisciplinary perspective, which in turns helps to envisage possible futures.

📅 January 16, 2024 from 2 PM to 6 PM
📍 Saint-Charles, Salle des Voûtes
👍 Can be validated as 4 hours of PhD training

Open to PhD students in other fields.
Self-register directly on AMeTICE.

Register now

Save the date: Welcome Day 2024!

The NeuroSchool PhD Program will welcome new PhD students for a dedicated day rich in meetings and information.

📅 January 22, 2024
📍 Luminy
👍 Can be validated as PhD training

⚠️ Mandatory for 1st-year PhD students
(it's different from the Rentrée de l'ED62!)

PhD program Next events

📌 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 meetings :
- Friday, December 8, 2023
- Friday, January 12 , 2023

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

⚠️ Our End-of-PhD call is now open : check the Calls section below!

Contact the PhD Program

Other information

Upcoming FRM call for end-of-PhD funding

The Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) will soon open its end-of-PhD call. Do you need more time to finish your PhD? Then check the FRM website regularly!
Expected deadline: around mid-January 2024.

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PhD and Career Development online course!

Many doctoral students lack the time to prepare their future and get informed. Are you in this situation? With this MOOC, learn about existing and accessible tools and resources for your career development.

📅 Course start date: Januray 16, 2024
📍 Online

Register now


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

Information from NeuroMarseille and its 9 laboratories

The vestibular system, a little-known sixth sense | CNRS Report

You've got a sixth sense!
The vestibular sense originates in the inner ear. Although silent, it plays a key role in perceiving body movements and controlling our balance. But it could also play an unexpected role...

👩‍🔬 With the participation of Christophe Lopez (CNRS) and Zoé Dary (Aix-Marseille Université) from the LNC  (CNRS / AMU)

Watch the video (in French)

Virtual ageing brain model on EBRAINS simulates how our cognition declines during ageing

A recent study enabled by the EBRAINS research infrastructure has shed light on the intricate relationship between healthy brain ageing and cognitive decline.

Read the article

Animal models in neuropsychiatry: validity and limitations | by André Nieoullon

Mental health is a major public health issue. Long-term treatments using neuroleptics, anxiolytics, or antidepressants are necessary to limit symptoms but do not lead to a cure, particularly as their etiology remains poorly understood. Experimental approaches based on animal models are still essential for understanding disease mechanisms and proposing innovative therapeutic solutions. This book presents the advances, but also the difficulties, of research for practitioners.

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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 has published ad banners in Science, Academic Positions and Euraxess, leading to our NeuroJobs webpage. Soon it'll be on the FENS website and in Nature next semester.
Continue to submit comprehensive job offers with photos to enhance attractiveness and multiply our visibility!

Submit an offer!


All the NeuroMarseille calls, and more!


Do you need more time to finish your PhD? Apply to the NeuroSchool call for end-of-PhD funding!

📅 Deadline: January 7, 2024

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NeuroSchool call for co-supervised PhD projects

We invite all NeuroMarseille researchers and lecturers to submit a PhD project in co-supervision with their favorite international collaborator.

📅 Deadline: March 1, 2024

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Postdoctoral contract in an R&D company

NeuroMarseille*NeuroSchool offers to fully fund a one-year postdoctoral contract for an R&D project carried out in a company. The call for projects and applications is now open. Tell everyone about it 👉 companies and soon-to-be or recent PhD graduates!

📅 Deadline: March 31, 2024


Co-funding for PhD students to participate in thematic schools

Did you know that NeuroSchool offers stipends for PhD students to attend a thematic school?

Apply all year round

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

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Students' societies

The latest news from students societies linked to NeuroMarseille and NeuroSchool

Neuronautes' upcoming events

- Tutoring sessions 
- Neurotalk on Clinical Research
- Forum Sciences Cognititves on "Art and the Brain"

neuronautes' facebook


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

News from the Paren(Thèse) society

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

More information


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

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

Student jobs at AMU

Did you know that AMU offers student contracts? Tutoring, welcoming new students, helping at the library or during events, supporting students with disabilities...

Visit this website now!

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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