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Developmental neurobiology: From worms to mammals

18 June – 01 July 2017 | London, UK

Registration deadline

12 March 2017

Abstract submission deadline

12 March 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

Early April 2017

Payment deadline

30 April 2017

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About the practical course

ZebrafishDevelopmental neuroscience is a rapidly developing field that has a profound impact on our understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Students on this EMBO Practical 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. This EMBO Practical Course is the 2017 instalment of four 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

12 March 2017

Abstract submission deadline

12 March 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

Early April 2017

Payment deadline

30 April 2017








Registration includes:

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Participation in seminars and workshops
  • All teaching materials
  • Equal opportunity regulations and guidelines will be taken into account 

Selection Criteria

  • Scientific interest
  • Academic ability and achievements
  • Strong motivation to work in developmental neurobiology

In addition to their abstract, applicants should submit:

  • Their CV
  • A personal statement (motivation letter)
  • Contact details of two academic referees

These will be used in the selection process.

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 a distance.


Upon acceptance on the course, participants will be asked to pay the registration fee via international bank transfer or PayPal.





Ms Stefania Boscolo

Phone: +44 20 7848 8148




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Department of Developmental Neurobiology
4th Floor, New Hunt’s House
Guy’s Hospital Campus
King’s College
London SE1 1UL


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


London can be reached via four international airports (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).