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All the neuroscience news in May 2024

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


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Last chance to apply

NeuroSchool PhD for MD call :
one-year PhD salary for an intern or a young doctor or pharmacist

📅 Deadline: May 3

Check our PhD for MD call

"Neuroscience made simple" page for as many people as possible!

You've produced a popularisation work? an article, a podcast, a book, a show... the list is long and open!
Researchers, engineers, students... Whatever your status, your work will be highlighted on the NeuroMarseille website and its social networks!
The "Neurosciences en plus simple" page brings together all your popularisation work. To send us your work, write to:


NeuroMarseille is recruiting an educational engineer

We are hiring a bilingual educational engineer to help translate to English and update our teaching resources, particularly on the AMeTICE platform (Moodle). Tell your network about this opportunity!

📆 Starting September 2024

Apply now
carte Phd internationale

Success for our international PhD call

Once a year, the international call for PhD applications in neuroscience is announced across the NeuroMarseille*NeuroSchool facilitated global networks. Once again, this was a highly successful call, receiving over 80 applications from 25 countries. The scientific jury now faces the difficult task of selecting the top candidates.


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 motor neuron diseases (Timone hospital)

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 Neuro-Oncology!

📅 May 13-14, 2024
📍 Timone campus, Marseille

Read the full program

Mobilités et réalité virtuelle : au-delà du réel ?

This French and Canadian school is designed to be a blend of exchange and innovation with renowned experts and peers on the expanding frontiers of mobility and virtual reality. This multi-disciplinary initiative enthusiastically welcomes doctoral students, postdocs and early-career researchers from the humanities, social sciences, technological sciences, neurosciences, engineering sciences and rehabilitation sciences.

🇫🇷 in French
📆  May 27-30,  2024
📍 Luminy campus, Marseille

More information

Marseille Computational Neuroscience Workshop

The Marseille Computational Neuroscience Workshop aims to bring together
Marseille's computational neuroscience community for a day of fruitful
exchange and collaboration. With various talks, discussions, and networking
opportunities, we hope to foster innovation and enhance interdisciplinary
connections locally within our field.

Register now through this form

📆 June 3, 2024
📢 Deadline for registration : May 20

📍 Odontologie Amphitheater, Timone campus

Read the full program

EITN Fall School in Computational Neuroscience 2024

The EITN Fall School in Computational Neuroscience consists of a 10 days of intensive training in theoretical and computational neuroscience, from cellular to whole-brain levels, provided by researchers from all over Europe. The course is typically aimed at PhD students, young postdocs, or master students interested to learn more about techniques of computational neuroscience, and the use of various simulation environments for model building. 

📆  October 16-25,  2024 
📢 Deadline to apply: June 9,  2024
📍 Marseille

More information

Other Events

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

🇫🇷 in French
📆 May 6, 2024  5-7pm
📍Timone hospital

Register now!

Pint of science

The "Pint of Science" festival returns to Marseille this year. Come and talk with researchers over a pint or in a relaxed setting about:
- Un cerveau sportif
- Un bouclier méningé du cerveau
 - Our noisy cells
- Le code de la route du corps humain

📆 May 13-15, 2024

Discover the program

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

Santé Droit et Société : Le cerveau dans tous ses états

This conference brings together a number of specialists to discuss ‘the brain in all its states’, a scientific subject that is currently challenging our society in a number of areas.

🇫🇷  in French 
📆 May 31, 2024 from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
📢 Deadline to apply: May 15, 2024
📍 Ethics room, Timone Hospital 
Download the programme

Register now!

European Student Conference on Behaviour and Cognition

ESCBC is a conference intended for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students that work on the topic of animal (including humans!) behaviour and cognition.

📆 November 5-7, 2024
📢 Registration

📍ICM, Paris 

More information

NeuroSchool L3 / Master

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

L3 Day: Poster session and conference

Our L3 students will celebrate the end of their BSc with a final burst of science!

RTEI posters
Join them from 2 to 4 pm and talk about their research initiation project (RTEI).

Conference "Cerveau et psychopathie"
⚠️ For L3 and master's students only
🇫🇷  in French

📆 May 22, 2024 4:00 pm
📍 Saint-Charles, amphi Sc. Nat. 

The 2023-24 yearbook is ready!

Kudos to our L3 and master's students, who finished the year in style with the creation of a yearbook, coordinated by our very own Neuronautes. Two distribution sessions are planned:

📆 May 17 and 22
📍Saint-Charles campus

Call for outgoing mobilities in M2

Our call for outgoing moblility scholarship in M2 is open.
NEW: Université de Montréal is again a possible destination and you can now combine our funding with other grants.

Read more

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

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 11:00 am
📍 INMED, Luminy

Register on Ametice

Upcoming NeuroSchool courses

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

Bank holidays and income tax

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

• 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.

NeuroSchool Seminar by Gina Rippon

Gina Rippon (Aston Brain Centre, Birmingham) uses state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to investigate how the brain interacts with its world, and what happens when this process goes wrong.
📅 June 10, 2024, at 2 pm
📍 Timone campus
More details later!

Read more about Gina Rippon

The NeuroDays are back!

This year, we’re taking you into the depth of consciousness on November 21 and 22, 2024. Save the date!

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Comité de suivi de thèse

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

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PhD program Next events

🗓 May 13: Jacques BALTHAZART's tutored seminar (INMED)
🗓 June 10:
Gina RIPPON's tutored seminar (CRMBM)
🗓 June 21:
Parrains/marraines + PhD students' meeting (Luminy)
🗓 September 30:
John CRYAN's tutored seminar (Timone, during NeuroMarseille day)
🗓 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 : May 17

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

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 opened its calls "Help for the return to France" and "Postdoc in France".

📆 Deadline: May 23, 2024

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Explore 2024 : call for volunteers

Join the teams of volunteers during the Explore Festival, a new annual event organized by Aix-Marseille Université and CNRS, in partnership with Centrale Méditerranée and Inserm. Its aim is to bring scientific research closer to society through a week of varied activities: conferences, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings and more.
📆 May 27 - June 2
📍 Marseille

Contact AMU scientific culture office

Prix Départemental pour la recherche en Provence 2024

The Bouches-du-Rhône departmental council is organizing the 9th edition of the Provence Research Award.
📆 Apply until June 24

Read more

Students' societies

The latest news from students societies linked to NeuroMarseille and NeuroSchool

Neuronautes' upcoming events

Some of our beautiful Neuronautes sweaters are still available!
Join us for the 10th DELTA Festival! 🥳 You can benefit from a discount on all tickets with our code!

Read more on Neuronautes' Facebook page


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

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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