All the neuroscience news in June 2023

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


NeuroMarseille Day, 29 June : Registration is now open!

NeuroMarseille invites the entire neuroscience community on Thursday, June 29, 2023, for a day of convivial gathering around science at the Luminy campus.
Hongkui Zeng, Director of Structured Science, at Allen Institute for Brain Science, will be our special guest for a keynote lecture.
From 9 am to 9 pm, the day's program is rich and eclectic to meet everyone’s expectations.

Register now and secure your spot at NeuroMarseille Day!

 📅 June 29, 2023
 📍 Luminy Campus

Register now!

NeuroSchool Seminar by Sliman Bensmaia

Sliman Bensmaia, professor at the University of Chicago, will be our guest on June 19, at Ilot Bernard Dubois, in front of St Charles train station, for a seminar on « Biological and bionic hands: Natural neural coding and artificial perception. »

📅 June 19, 2023
📍Ilot Bernard Dubois, in front of St Charles train station

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2023 Festival of Touch

The Festival of Touch aims to bring together researchers working in the sense of touch from across the world. It will be a joint meeting of two conferences: Research in Touch and the meeting of the International Association for the Study of Affective Touch.

 📅  4-7 July 2023
Extended deadline: June 16

To register: HERE!
(people in France can pay by virement and there are some free conference places for NeuroSchool students)

Submit an abstract for a poster

A look back at NeuroFrance 2023

NeuroMarseille was present at NeuroFrance 2023 with high-quality scientific contributions, enriching exchanges and a spotlight on recent advances in research conducted within this dynamic community.

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

NeuroMarseille internal events

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Dates to note down!

Summary of upcoming events at NeuroMarseille:

🗓June 19: NeuroSchool Seminar by Prof.Sliman Bensmaia
🗓June 29: NeuroMarseille Day

NeuroMarseille lab seminars


June 12 – 9 : 00 am – 6 pm: « Active Learning in Brain and Machines » by Laurent Perrinet

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June 13 – 11: 00 am: « Breathing modulates memory consolidation dynamics during offline states in mice » by Anton Sirota

📍 Timone Campus


 June 26 – 11:00 am: « In search of the neuronal basis of social and affective touch (in mice)» by Amaury François

 June 26: « Neural Circuits of Social Cognition» by Francesco Papaleo

📍 Luminy Campus

NeuroMarseille external events


Scientifica, an event organized by AMU's Art, Culture & Science service, will be open to all staff and the general public for 2 days of multidisciplinary discoveries! NeuroMarseille was invited to join and will propose its « Art & Neurosciences » exhibition. Prof. F. Féron will be there to meet the curious and explain the 11 artworks from our scientists.

📍Aix-en-Provence - Le Cube - Campus Schuman
 📅  June 16 & 17, 2023

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ILCB workshop

The ILCB organizes 2 workshops: 'Hand, Voice & Brain: Ontogeny and Evolution"  on the magnificent Frioul islands.

 📅  12-13 June 2023 and 15-16 June 2023

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NeuroSchool L3 / Master

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

NeuroSchool information

Call for outgoing mobilities in M2

Our call for outgoing moblility scholarship in M2 is open. Apply now !

Apply now!

The L3 yearbook are out!

Well done to our L3 students, who finished the year in style with the creation of their yearbook.

The students also presented their posters as part of their introduction to research.

Looking for your dream lab ?

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

NeuroSchool PhD program

Read all the news about our PhD program.

NeuroSchool information

NeuroSchool seminar by Sliman Bensmaia

Sliman Bensmaia, professor at the University of Chicago, will be our guest on June 19, at Ilot Bernard Dubois, in front of St Charles train station, for a seminar on « Biological and bionic hands: Natural neural coding and artificial perception. »

 📅 June 19, 2023
 📍Ilot Bernard Dubois, in front of St Charles train station

PhD students participating in the event validate 3 hours of scientific training (4 for the chairperson).

Register here

NeuroSchool Seminar by Hongkui Zeng

Hongkui Zeng, Director of Structured Science, Allen Institute for Brain Science, will be our special guest for a keynote lecture on "Understanding Brain Cell Type Diversity, Development and Evolution"

PhD students
 participating in the event allow validating 3 hours of scientific training (4 for the chairperson).

 📅 June 29, 2023
📍NeuroMarseille Day, Luminy Campus

PhD students participating in the event validate 3 hours of scientific training (4 for the chairperson).

Register here

Advanced statistics courses

An advanced statistics course by Royce Anders focusing on real empirical data sets, with a detailed overview of the fundamentals and practical exercises based on Python libraries.

🗓 June 12-16, 2023 
📍 Timone campus

Information and registration

The Good Reviewer's Guide to the Publishing Galaxy

You received harsh reviews on your last paper ? not yet? it could happen one day! here's the chance to understand the processes of reviewing a scientific paper, providing criticisms while staying kind. Join us for this interactive session!

Participating PhD students can validate 3 hours of scientific training
Also open to postdocs.

🗓 June 29, 2023 (NeuroMarseille Day)
1:30 - 4 :00 pm 
📍Luminy Campus

Registration for PhD students

"WE BRAIN" June 29, party!

Dear students of the community, you are all invited to a party organized by the NeuroLink and NeuroNautes students' societies. Following the NeuroMarseille day, they will welcome you from 8 :30 pm at the Marengo bar (Old Port)! Definitely not to miss!

📅 June 29, 2023, 9 pm
 📍 Marengo bar (Old Port)

Register now!

Comité de suivi de thèse

Reminder: PhD students must now meet their “comité de suivi de thèse”  every year. So plan your meeting now!


Read more!
PhD program Next events

Courses and events
🗓 June 12-16: Statistics course
🗓 June 19: Tutored seminar by Sliman Bensmaia 
🗓June 29: Tutored seminar by Hongkui Zeng
🗓June 29: The Good Reviewer's Guide to the Publishing Galaxy (NeuroMarseille Day 2023)
Check out the Events section above for general events!

External information


Come and meet the key players in the region's ecosystem for entrepreneurship and career development

On the program: Stands and round-table discussions with some forty representatives of the region's socio-economic world (public and private structures), who are interested in young PhDs!


Detailed program and pre-registration:


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

What future medicine for brain diseases? TEDx talk by Christophe Bernard 

Christophe Bernard (INS) has presented to the TEDx CentraleSupelec audience, the « medicine of the future in 3 "P "s: Personalized, Predictive and Preventive. Discover how modeling, computer science and artificial intelligence can ultimately predict the onset of disease in an individual and how the world of research is making this possible.  

Watch the video!

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 

Soutenance HDR by Thierry Chaminade

Thierry Chaminade will present his thesis on Friday, June 30 at 2 p.m. on the following topic "Neural Bases of Human Social Cognition
investigated with Human-Robot Interactions".

Accommodations for incoming researchers

Are you currently recruiting?
Here are accommodation options for incoming researchers based in Marseille/Aix-en-Provence.

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The City of Marseille « Welcome » grants 

The City of Marseille supports researchers settling in the city.
 🔎 Welcome grant (2000€) and installation grant (3000€)
 📅 Deadline for application: July, 21, 2023 


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CEDRE webinar « Security and safety of research data »

The « Centre de soutien et de formation aux Données de la Recherche » - CEDRE, invites you to take part in its webinar entitled "Security and securing one's research data". Join in to explore regulatory aspects, IT security recommendations as well as the implications of the RGPD in the field of scientific research.

 📅 June, 23 Friday 2023

Link to the webinar


All the NeuroMarseille calls, and more!

Incoming mobility scholarships

Congratulations to Athina Kamitsou (U. Athens) and Damla Ayyildiz (U. Tübingen), who will each benefit from a NeuroSchool mobility grant. This winter, they will be doing an internship with Santiago Rivera (INP) and Harold Cremer (IBDM).

Read more about NeuroSchool incoming mobility grants

Preparing for the ERC starting and consolidator grants

Have you been selected for the Starting ERC oral or for the Consolidator ERC oral in September? Note that the NeuroMarseille International Working Group (GINTER), which includes former laureates, is at your disposal to help you prepare. Contact

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This just popped up on our radar: in case you didn't already know about this postdoc funding, click on the link below. The call is closed for 2023 but it’s worth watching for the next opening.

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Students' societies

The latest news from students societies linked to NeuroMarseille and NeuroSchool

Join the NeuroCommunity alumni!

« Community » is crucial for students, never forget that ! So, we set up a LinkedIn group dedicated to students, current NeuroMarseille members and alumni: please sign up now and share your ideas, needs, job proposals, collaborations, calls for help, advice, good tips… or anything else! 

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Neuronautes' upcoming events

June 29: "WE BRAIN" party organized by the NeuroLink and NeuroNautes students' societies. Marengo bar (Old Port)

August  23-27
: Delta Festival, Marseille

neuronautes' facebook

Join the Neurolink society!

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

Become a member of NeuroLink

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!

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

Find a job on NeuroCommunity

We put at your disposal a LinkedIn group dedicated to alumni and current members: there, you can find job proposals.

Join the linkedin group

Join NeuroMarseille institute

Join 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. Apply now!

Information and application

Leaving academia for industry? Here’s how to handle salary negotiations

"Don't sell yourself short when it comes to salary, vacation time and other benefits," say the scientists who took the plunge. Find out how to handle salary negotiations in this article published by the journal Nature

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ABG CVThèque: Get more opportunities by uploading your CV

The ABG CVThèque offers you a simplified way of working! This is an opportunity :
- to remind you of the importance of this tool
- to take advantage of the advice to update your CV and to publish it there!

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Find a job or internship on JobTeaser

New: 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!

NeuroCommunity group

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