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





General Information



Applications are open from 03 November 2011 to 19 December 2011. To process your application, you must complete the online form in the application page, following the guidelines provided.

Applicants can be young scientists beginning their careers in the field of astrocytes or senior scientists wishing to refresh their glial background.

Registration is limited to 30 participants. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their scientific background and relevance of the course in their current research.

The registration fee is 350 EUR. This amount covers the tuition fee and full board and lodging at the school venue. Some fellowships may be available; additional information on this topic will be announced through this page.

Travel information

Courtesy transportation, Sunday, 25 March 2012

Scholars and Faculty have been assigned a place in one of the following buses/cars; see A and B, below, and check your e-mail for your assigned timetable. In each case, places are limited so please do not board a different one without contacting the organisers beforehand. Thank you for your cooperation.

A) Departures from Bologna airport:

 9:20 car
11:35 car
12:20 bus
16:00 bus
16:20 car
16:50 car
18:15 car

The buses will wait outside the arrivals area, to the left, near the main bus station and the taxis (see picture below); please don't make the drivers wait unnecessarily. Car drivers will collect their passengers in the arrivals area; keep an eye out for a sign with your name.

map of Bologna airport


B) Departure from Forlì train station:

15:45 bus

Additional travel information can be found in the Venue page.

Cultural activities

To complement the intensive scientific programme, a half day has been assigned to cultural activities. More details will be communicated directly to accepted students.


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