Feedback on the M2 2021 scientific symposium

The Master 2 scientific symposium, which took place between November 29 and December 1, 2021, focused on the theme "The neurobiology of addiction and drug abuse"

Neurobiology of addiction and drug abuse

The Master 2 scientific conference of NeuroSchool, which took place between November 29 and December 1, 2021, focused on the neurobiology of addiction and drug abuse. On this occasion, not less than 12 conferences were offered!

Exchanges between researchers and students

The speakers presented the progress made in various fields such as addiction to alcohol, cannabis and cocaine. Breakthroughs were presented in terms of treatment strategies, studies in animal models, current technics and knowledge.


Each presentation was followed by open question sessions by Master students. The 12 speakers, who presented their production either on site (Faculty of Saint-Charles – Marseille), or by remote videoconference, are all researchers at the forefront of addiction issues. Find their topics below!

Eventually, The symposium took place in good conditions thanks to the organizers and Christelle Baunez (INT), that we thank a lot.

Speakers and conferences


  • Mickaël NAASSILA, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
    From binge drinking to alcohol addiction : translational results from rats to students and vice versa
  • Olivier MANZONI, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
    Cannabis & Cannabinoids in health and disease
  • Daniele CAPRIOLI, Sapienza Université de Rome, Rome, Italie
    Animal models of drug relapse: from drug priming/induced reinstatement after extinction to relapse after social based voluntary abstinence
  • Véronique DEROCHE-GAMONET, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France
    How do I know my rat is addicted? Modelling individual vulnerability to cocaine addiction in rodents
  • Serge AHMED, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    A brief history (of animal models) of addiction
  • Florence VORSPAN, Assistance Publique Hopitaux Paris (APHP), Paris, France
    Cibles thérapeutiques pour la réduction des risques dans la dépendance à la cocaïne
  • Francis CHAOULOFF, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France
    Neurobiological bases for exercise motivation under open and closed economy conditions
  • Rafael MALDONADO, Université Pompeu Fabra, Barcelone, Espagne
    Gut-brain-axis: involvement in loss of behavioral control
  • Rita GOLDSTEIN, Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, États-Unis
    Neuroimaging in drug addiction: an eye towards intervention development
  • George F. KOOB, University of California, San Diego, Directeur du National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, États-Unis
    The Neurocircuitry of Addiction: A Heuristic Framework
  • Perrine ROUX, INSERM, Marseille, France
    Socio-epidemiology of drug use and harm reduction: findings from 3 research studies
  • Christelle BAUNEZ, Institut de neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille, France
    Translational approach to test surgical and social strategies to treat addiction


Théo Dupont Communication manager

Graduated with a Master's degree in biology, with a professional experience in communication and strong interest in scientific journalism. I want people to get well informed about curent scientific breakthroughs.

Did you enjoy this content ?
Your opinion is important to us

Description de la soumission d'un avis

Your vote :
Your opinion is important to us