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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

Plenary lectures and round tables

Early life stress and vulnerability to mood disorders

Christine Heim

Translational approaches in immunopsychiatry

Igor Branchi

Inflamation and gluamate in psychiatric disorders

Martin Walter

Plenary lectures and round tables

Behavioural consequences of inflammatory challenges

Julie Lasselin

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

Ana Andreazza

Building a startup in immuno-psychiatry

Pierre Yves Mousset
Arrival and welcome coffee
Mentored poster walk 

Award ceremony and summer school closure
Welcome and introduction
(objectives, programme, sessions)

Lucile Capuron, Muriel Darnaudery, Marion Leboyer

Immuno-psychiatry: where do we stand?

Marion Leboyer
Opening plenary lecture and round table

Brain-immune interactions in depression: mechanisms and translational implications

Andrew Miller
Interview with course leaders
Visit of la Cité du Vin and dinner

Flash presentations: 90 seconds per participant (background, study programme or research project, and motivations for taking part in this summer school)
Bordeaux city tour and dinner

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.