With the support of





Nature Review Neuroscience







The International Astrocyte School is aimed at all those who are attracted by the most intriguing hypotheses on the role of astrocytes in brain function and wish to learn how to best approach these problems. The school, with its strategy of disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge, is especially targeted at young scientists beginning their careers in this field, but is also open to senior scientists wishing to refresh their glial background.

Heterogeneity of Astrocytes and Gliotransmission



Alfonso Araque, Madrid, Spain
Paola Bezzi, Lausanne, Switzerland
Giorgio Carmignoto, Padua, Italy
Min Cho, New York, USA
Douglas Fields, Bethesda, USA
Marc Freeman, Worcester, USA
Magdalena Götz, Munich, Germany
Hajime Hirase, Saitama, Japan
Frank Kirchhoff, Homburg, Germany
Christophe Mulle, Bordeaux, France
Thomas Nevian, Bern, Switzerland
Richard Robitaille, Montréal, Canada
Christian Steinhäuser, Bonn, Germany
Andrea Volterra, Lausanne, Switzerland

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12 November 2013


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important dates

Notification of selections
16 January 2014

Selected applicants must confirm their acceptance by:
23 January 2014

Deadline for payment
14 February 2014

Executive Board

Alfonso Araque
Madrid, Spain
Giorgio Carmignoto
Padua, Italy
Richard Robitaille
Montreal, QC, Canada
Paulo Magalhães
Padua, Italy


Applicants to our School may also be interested in the conference "Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegnerative Diseases"
(London, UK, 28th-29th April 2014),
organised by the British Neuroscience Association and the Biochemical Society.