PhD Program overview

The Doctoral Program is a 3-year full-time training to neuroscience research within the Bordeaux Neurocampus laboratories.

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Program research topics

The program addresses a wide range of research topics on the complexity of brain functions and diseases. The teams and partners have diverse as well as complementary expertise, that includes: high-resolution imaging and cell biology of the neuron, animal and human behavior and cognition, physiology of neural networks, sensorimotor information processing, mechanisms of neurodegenerative and mental disorders, neuroinflammation, addiction and the links between nutrition and the brain. Multidisciplinary technological approaches and multiscale analyses are employed, at the molecular, cellular, systemic, behavioral, and clinical levels.  

Program Structure

Beside their work in the lab, PhD students benefit from a variety of educational programs, top quality research facilities, ambitious training initiatives, international partnerships and conferences. It represents a minimum of 100 hours of additional courses, with a balance between disciplinary (Neuroscience) and transversal training.

The International PhD training offer includes: 

  • Research projects in Bordeaux Neurocampus laboratories covering a wide range of expertise and technologies from basic to applied and translational research 
  • Monthly PhD seminar series on various neuroscience related topics to provide students with broad knowledge in neuroscience
  • Hands-on training workshopsas a trainee or instructor in cutting edge research facilities at the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience 
  • Transversal training, such as language and communication skills, training to teaching, scientific ethics, entrepreneurship and career development… A large offer is available to allow student to draw up personalized training plan in accordance with their thesis supervisor and their research and professional project. Get more information
  • International mobility opportunities via structured academic partnerships
  • Access to inter-disciplinary and international research networks through the wide community of local and international renewed scientists from various disciplines, etc.
  • Career guidance services to support trainees employability in academia and industry

Courses are delivered in English

What next?

The PhD Program in Neuroscience prepares students for successful scientific career opportunities (research, teaching, project management, scientific mediation, etc.) in academia and the private sector.

Updated on 29/03/2021


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Cristina LEMOS
Program Manager