TOOLS FOR ENP MEMBERS NEW AND IMPROVED
We are happy to inform you that a new extranet functionality has been added to the ENP website. Thanks to Jean-Christophe Poncer’s precious input, this extranet, called TOOLS, allows all ENP scientists to exchange data in the form of databases. So far, three of them have been created :
All databases are updated and moderated by a Regulator and allow users to post comments and/or data related to specific entries.
ENP members who would like to receive a login and/or create additional databases for sharing other resources are welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEAM LEADERS : UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION ON ENP WEBSITE
You will receive by next week an automatically generated email from the ENP website giving you a password to log into your account. You may have to look for it in your spam, so please contact us if you haven’t received anything by mid-February. Please refer to the tutorial before updating your personal and team’s information.
A SUCCESSFUL CALL FOR MEMBERSHIPS
Following ENP Director and Team’s call for memberships last month, we are happy to announce that we already received around 40 positive answers.
Congratulations to Heike Blockus for her great commentary in Neuron (76, December 6th 2012)Chédotal A., Blockus H., Dystroglycan Adds More Sugars to the Midline Cocktail
Abstract : In this issue of Neuron, Wright et al. (2012) identify two novel mediators of a-dystroglycan glycosylation in mouse and unravel a novel function of glycosylated dystroglycan in axon guidance by providing evidence for direct binding of a-DG to the midline chemorepellent Slit2.
Aurélien Bègue’s Feedback on the Graduate Program
The ENP graduate program offered me the possibility of coming back to France after spending my higher education years abroad. The application process was very selective and rigorous but it allowed me to access world class laboratories in Neuroscience. I will always be grateful to the ENP for letting me conduct research in an interdisciplinary team at the frontier between neuroscience and optics at a time which coincided with the beginning of optogenetics in France. The program served as a great opportunity to learn about very different approaches because the diversity in themes and methodology offered is so rich. It was particularly interesting to reconvene all together for the ENP days and/or Scientific Board meetings to follow the progress of the other PhD students and meet international scientists. A. Bègue - PhD 2012 - U. Paris Descartes
"OPTICAL IMAGING AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL METHODS IN NEUROSCIENCE" 2013 SPRING SCHOOL
This Spring School organized by ENP members Brandon Stell, Federico Trigo, David Ogden, Stéphane Dieudonné and Boris Barbour gives a unique opportunity to 18 selected students to attend conferences and workshops offered by leading experts of techniques in optical research topics.
To be held from: Tuesday June 18th to Friday June 28th.
ENP group leaders Sonia Garel and Thomas Préat were recognized in the past months by the EMBO. Garel will receive funds and benefits as a Young Investigator and Préat is now a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization for his research excellency. An EMBO distinction helps to raise the visibility of young researchers in the life science community.
To favor survival under food shortage, the brain disables costly memory, Plaçais PY, Préat T. Science. 2013 Jan 25;339 (6118):440-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1226018.
Source : Genes and Dynamics of Memory Systems, Neurobiology Unit, UMR 7637 École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles/CNRS, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris, France.
Brain Awareness Week, 7 days of activities in Paris to explore Human Brain and Neuroscience Research
As volunteering member of the Parisian BAW Comittee, the ENP invites you to two thematic evenings on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th, March. Come and discover what happens in the Brain when you savour a meal, and understand what influence Music has on your neurons, and vice versa!
MIAM, MIAM ! ODEURS, GOUTS ET PLAISIR DE MANGER
Hirac Gurden from IMNC (CNRS) Bénédict Beaugé (food critic)
Can you smell the good meal simmering ? Taste it: Excitement of taste buds, ingestion, memory, emotions ... let’s travel together on the path of our senses, to the heart of our brain.
Thursday, March 14, 07:00 pm.
MUSIQUE EN TETE
A bilingual evening (English / French) with the participation of the ENP students.
Friday, March 15, 06:00 pm.
More information : www.semaineducerveau.fr/paris
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