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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 programme 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 organised.

Tentative programme

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 17th


July 18th


July 19th

9.00 - 10.00

Early life stress and vulnerability to mood disorders

Christine Heim

9.00 - 10.00

Behavioural consequences of inflammatory challenges

Julie Lasselin

10.00 - 11.00
Translational approaches in immunopsychiatry

Igor Branchi

10.00 - 11.00

Redox-inflammation the role of NLRP3 inflammasome in brain health and disease

Ana Andreazza

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break
11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30

Inflammation and glutamate in psychiatric disorders

Martin Walter

11.30 -12.30

Building a startup in immuno-psychiatry

Pierre Yves Mousset

12.30 - 13.30

12.30 - 13.30

13.30 - 14.00
Registration opens

13.30 - 15.00

Mentored poster walk 
3 minutes with the jury followed by 5 minutes of Q&A

Poster size 120cm high x 80cm wide

13.30 -15.00

Award ceremony
3 best posters award and presentation of the winners (15min each)

Summer school closure

14.00 - 14.30

Lucile Capuron, Muriel Darnaudery, Marion Leboyer
14.30 - 15.30

Brain-immune interactions in depression: mechanisms and translational implications

Andrew Miller
15.00 - 17.30

Interview with course leaders
5 minutes per person

17.30 - 19.30

Visit of La Cité du Vin

Meeting point : In front of La Cité du Vin - Tramway line B "La Cité du Vin"
15.30 - 16.30

Flash presentations
90 seconds per participant / 1 slide (Who are you? What are you working on ?)
17.30 - 19.00

Bordeaux city tour 

Meeting point : Tour Pey Berland - Tramway line B "Hôtel de Ville"

Dinner - Le Plana

Meeting point : Place de la Victoire - Tramway line B "Victoire"

Gala dinner - La Cité du Vin

Meeting point : In front of La Cité du Vin - Tramway line B "La Cité du Vin"

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.

Programme may be subject to change.