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EMBO Practical Course

Developmental neurobiology: From worms to mammals

07 – 20 July 2019 | London, United Kingdom

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 26 April 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 17 May 2019

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About the Practical Course

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Developmental neuroscience is a constantly and rapidly developing field that has recently begun to have a profound impact on our understanding of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. Participants on this course will be taught state-of-the-art approaches and techniques in modern developmental neuroscience, covering different stages of neural development ranging from neural induction to circuit formation and plasticity. They will acquire in-depth knowledge of experimental approaches in six different model species (C. elegans, chick, Drosophila, mouse, Xenopus and zebrafish) and in vitro. They will have an opportunity to closely interact with international leaders in the field, helping them become the next generation of successful researchers in developmental neuroscience. ThisEMBO Practical Course is the 2019 instalment of five previously held extremely successful courses on the subject. It is based at one of the leading research centres in the field, located in the heart of London.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 1 April 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 April 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 26 April 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 17 May 2019



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation, breakfast, snacks and dinner
  • Participation in seminars and workshops
  • All teaching materials


Accepted participants will be sent payment details via email. They should pay by bank transfer or PayPal.

Selection criteria

  • Scientific interest
  • Academic ability and achievements
  • Strong motivation to work in developmental neurobiology
  • Equal opportunity regulations and guidelines will be taken into account

Abstract guidelines

  • 300 words
  • The abstract should provide an overview of the applicant’s research project and should be understandable to a broader scientific readership

Poster specifications

  • A0 (portrait)
  • Make sure the poster is legible from the distance

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Ms Stefania Boscolo




MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

4th Floor, New Hunt’s House

Guy’s Hospital Campus

King’s College

London SE1 1UL



The students at the course will be housed in King’s student accommodations, a short distance from our department.


Plane: London can be reached via four international airports (London City, Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton). London City and Heathrow Airport are connected to central London via the underground network (‘the tube’), Gatwick and Luton via regional trains.

Our campus is a 1 min walk from London Bridge tube/train station (Jubilee and Northern tube lines).

A large number of bus lines travel to and from London Bridge.

About the Area

Guy’s campus is in close proximity to famous Borough Market and has a large number of restaurants, bars and pubs in its neighbourhood. The West End is easily reached by public transport (10-15 min on the tube).

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