About the Practical Course
Developmental neurobiology is a rapidly developing area of research that has a profound impact on our understanding of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Modern neurodevelopmental research includes in vitro approaches using stem cells, experimental studies in model organisms, and computational approaches. The participants of this EMBO Practical Course will learn state-of-the-art techniques in modern developmental neurobiology, covering multiple stages of neural development from neural induction to neural circuit formation and plasticity. They will acquire in-depth knowledge of experimental approaches in stem cells, in five different model species (C. elegans, Drosophila, zebrafish, chick, and mouse), in vitro and in silico. A key feature of this EMBO Practical Course is to provide participants with an opportunity to network and closely interact with internationally leading neuroscientists and future colleagues in the field.
About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.