Université de Bordeaux

Timetable & learning outcomes

Course content combines lectures and practical sessions on hot topics in immunopsychiatry, as well as educational workshops on cytokine measurement, maternal immune activation or meta-analysis. The program is delivered  and developed by researchers belonging to the ECNP immuno-neuropsychiatry network.

In addition to the lectures and practical sessions, students and speakers will share lunches and dinners in an environment encouraging exchange and 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.


July 18th


July 19th


July 20th


July 21st


July 22nd

Plenary lecture and round table

Auto-immune psychosis: red flags for diagnosis

Dominique Endres

Plenary lecture and round table

Diet and depression

Lucile Capuron

mpact of nutrition on depression: pre-clinical models  

Gerard Clarke

Plenary lecture and round table

Brain imaging, inflammation and depression

Jennifer Felger

Immuno-modulatory treatment of major psychiatric disorders

Bernhard Baune

Plenary lecture and round table

Stratification of major psychiatric disorders using brain inflammatory markers

Neil Harrison

Gut-brain axis in Schizophrenia

Emily Severance

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Plenary lecture and round table

Molecular neuro-imaging of brain auto-antibodies
in psychiatric disorders

Laurent Groc

Mentored poster walk

Mentored poster walk

Plenary lecture and round table

Stratification of major psychiatric disorders using immuno-genetic markers

Ryad Tamouza





Arrival and welcome coffee

Working groups
on methods and strategies

Cytokine measurement, Meta-analysis

Nicolas Glaichenhaus,  Livia de Picker

Plenary reports from working groups

Speed dating” with a course leader


Building a stratification project

Welcome and introduction
(objectives, program, sessions)

Lucile Capuron, Muriel Darnaudery, Marion Leboyer

Plenary lecture and round table

Microglia and psychiatric disorders

Sonia Garel

Flash presentations and icebreaker
: 90 seconds per participant (background, study program or research project, and motivations for taking part in this summer school)

Visit of Bordeaux Neurocampus

Closing remarks and awards ceremony (poster and project prizes)

Welcome cocktail

Free evening


Free evening

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.