IAS 2012 is funded by the FENS-IBRO
European Neuroscience
Schools Programme







The International Astrocyte School is aimed at all those who are attracted by the most intriguing hypotheses on the role of astrocytes in brain function and wish to learn how to best approach these problems. The school, with its strategy of disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge, is especially targeted at young scientists beginning their careers in this field, but is also open to senior scientists wishing to refresh their glial background.

in neurovascular coupling
and the brain network



Alfonso Araque, Madrid, Spain
Angelique Bordey, New Haven, CT, USA
Giorgio Carmignoto, Padua, Italy
Vincenzo Crunelli, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Tommaso Fellin, Genoa, Italy
Jessica Filosa, Augusta, GA, USA
Christian Giaume, Paris, France
Philip Haydon, Boston, MA, USA
Hajime Hirase, Saitama, Japan
Helmut Kettenmann, Berlin, Germany
Frank Kirchhoff, Homburg, Germany
Brian MacVicar, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Eric Newman, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Gian Michele Ratto, Pisa, Italy
Richard Robitaille, Montreal, QC, Canada
Dimitri Rusakov, London, United Kingdom
Andrea Volterra, Lausanne, Switzerland
Robert Zorec, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organising secretariat

Kathy-Ann Koralek email, local organiser for the FENS-IBRO
with the web support of Azuleon .:meetings:.

The current school
can always be found
through this link.

Important dates

  • Applications open
    03 November 2011
  • Notification of selections
    16 January 2012
    (check your myIAS2012 page)


  • Applications
    19 December 2011
  • Selected applicants must confirm their acceptance by:
    23 January 2012

School Executive Board

Alfonso Araque
Madrid, Spain
Giorgio Carmignoto
Padua, Italy
Richard Robitaille
Montreal, QC, Canada
Paulo Magalhães
Padua, Italy