The Neuroscience Workshop Saclay (

NEWS 2017

L’Institut Neurosciences et Cognition organise une formation théorique et pratique sur l’utilisation de la Réalité Virtuelle en Sciences du Cerveau (Neurophysiologie, Psychologie, Sciences cognitives) et en Médecine (Neurologie, Psychologie clinique, Psychiatrie).

Elle aura lieu du 21 au 23 juin 2017 à l’Université Paris Descartes, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris.

Tarif : 1000 € (restauration comprise).

Renseignements et inscriptions :

Formation Réalité Virtuelle en Sciences du Cerveau

The 26th EPA will be held in Nice from 3-6 March 2018.

The theme will be: “Mental Health: Integrate, Innovate, Individualise”

Symposia Workshops Courses

26th European Congress of Psychiatry

The 18th edition of Brain Awareness Week was held in France and in 62 countries around the world during the week of March 13, 2017. Volunteer researchers from major research organizations, academia and neuroscience institutes offered a program of exhibitions, films, conferences, workshops and animations in free access to the general public.

The ENP, as volunteer member of the organizing committee in Paris, had the pleasure of presenting a conference at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, thanks to the generous support of the Department of Cognitive Studies.

ENP at Normale Sup' for the Brain Awareness Week 2017

The Institute of Biology Paris-Seine (IBPS) organizes an international summer school on optical biosensors, targeted primarily, but not exclusively, at PhD students and post-docs.

The participants will acquire theoretical and methodological knowledge for the use of optical biosensors. By the end of the week of theoretical presentations and practical works, they will be able to define which is the best strategy to answer their own scientific questions by using biosensors, to select the adapted tools, to carry out the adequate experiments and to interpret the results.

IBPS SUMMER SCHOOL on optical biosensors

We wish to congratulate the 6 international students who have completed a Master's degree and who have been selected after the 2017 auditions:

Fanny EGGELER from the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany.

Akindé LAWRENCE from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Shayan MOGHIMYFIROOZABAD from the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education, Iran.

Lynn SÖRENSEN  from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Le Forum des Sciences Cognitives est un événement national unique en son genre qui réunit chaque année plus de 3000 curieux. Le Forum des Sciences Cognitives est devenu un événement fédérateur en sciences cognitives, assurant la visibilité et la cohésion de ce domaine, il s’agira en 2017 de sa 16ème édition, témoin du succès et de l’ancrage de l’événement.

Le thème de cette année est Sciences Cognitives et Société.

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Forum Cognivence

Tous les deux ans, la Société française des Neurosciences organise une rencontre internationale qui aura lieu en 2017 à Bordeaux du 17 au 19 mai.

Consultez le programme ici:

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Ouverture des inscriptions et soumissions de résumés : 17 octobre 2016.

Date limite pour la soumission de résumé (possibilité de sélection pour présentation orale dans un symposium) : 16 décembre 2016

Colloque de la Société française des Neurosciences

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ENP organizes and supports various scientific events, conferences, symposia, meetings, debates, seminars thourough the year.

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June 8, 2017 - June 9, 2017
The Neuroscience Workshop Saclay (
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August 27, 2017 - September 2, 2017
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The École des Neurosciences de Paris Île-de-France (ENP) is a Foundation created in 2007 at the instigation of the French Ministry of Research as a Thematic Network for Advanced Research (RTRA in French).

This scientific foundation aims to promote research and to facilitate its applications.

The ENP network brings together more than 100 neuroscience research teams, located in 23 centers of the Paris region.

Research Highlight: Three-dimensional spatiotemporal focusing of holographic patterns

ENP group leader Valentina Emiliani and coll. now demonstrate  the experimental achievement of a unique optical system that would enable in combination with other imaging  or functional approaches to photactivate simultaneously cellular- and/or sub-structures in vivo, in several planes in depth .

Research Highlight: Reallocation of Olfactory Cajal-Retzius Cells Shapes Neocortex Architecture

Our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development of upper cortical association layers is limited. ENP team leader Sonia Garel and colleagues now show that, in mice, the density of a population of early-born transient glutamatergic neurons known as Cajal–Retzius cells (CRCs) in the Marginal Zone is essential to the proper development of the circuitery during necortical growth.

Research Highlight: Astrocytes gate Hebbian synaptic plasticity in the striatum

Astrocytes control the strength and timing of synaptic inputs by fast glutamate uptake via EAAT2 glutamate transporter. However, whether astrocytes contribute to the fine temporal detection of incoming inputs important for plasticity expression is yet unknown. Spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) is a synaptic Hebbian learning rule allowing for associative storage of relevant firing patterns. Temporal coding via STDP in the striatum may be essential for the association of sensory and motor events during procedural learning.