Université de Bordeaux

Timetable & learning outcomes

Courses are delivered remotely and developed by researchers belonging to the ECNP immuno-neuropsychiatry network.

In addition to the online lectures, students and speakers will exchange in an environment encouraging reflection. To faciliate collaboration, a “speed dating” event with each course leader will be organized.

Tentative program

Please note: participants will be asked to introduce each plenary speaker and play the role of chairman during the round tables. Participants must also prepare a scientific poster prior to the course, and some self-guided work may be required throughout the summer school.


July 15th


July 16th


July 17th

Welcome and introduction
(objectives, program, sessions)

Lucile Capuron, Muriel Darnaudery, Marion Leboyer

Plenary lecture and round table

Immune tools to stratify depressed patients: towards an immunological diagnosis of major mood disorders
Hemmo Drexhage

Plenary lecture and round table

Immuno-metabolism and mood disorders
Brenda Penninx

Plenary lecture and round table

Inflammation, from stress to depression
Carmine Pariante

Plenary lecture and round table

Microbiota and psychiatric disorders
John Cryan

Plenary lecture and round table

COVID and infections in psychiatric disorders
Michael Benros

Data blitz session - 2 minute poster summaries by each participant

Poster viewing

“Speed dating” with a course leader
(5 minutes per person)

Closing remarks and poster prize award ceremony

Expertise upon completion

This summer school will provide participants with basic and practical education on immunopsychiatry. It is a unique opportunity for young scientists to improve their academic and professional networks and gain feedback on their own research from renowned experts.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to students upon completion of the course.

Program may be subject to change.