The Developmental Neurobiology Course will take place will take place from January 31 to February 11, 2022. It is organized by the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience (UAM) and the Instituto Cajal (CSIC) in Madrid. The event is oriented for MSc and PhD students.

The theoretical-practical course will focus in understanding the molecular and cellular processes that govern the development of the nervous system. The course will cover from early stages of neural plate induction, the regionalization and patterning of the neural tube, the generation of the peripheral nervous system, neurogenesis and gliogenesis, neural cell migration, axonal growth, the establishment and organization of neural networks and finally the organization of the cortex brain and sensory organs. For that purpose, the course will discuss the use of different model systems common in Developmental Biology: C. elegans, Drosophila, chicken, Xenopus, zebrafish and mouse embryos, and also human cells and organoids. The course will also present discussions about human conditions associated to developmental disorders. More detailed information is available here.

Registration will open January 14th 2022.

Scientific organisers: José Mª Frade, Aixa V. Morales and Sergio Casas (Instituto Cajal, CSIC).

The program is available here.

Fees: The Developmental Neurobiology is free of cost for students that receive a FENS, IBRO-PERC stipend.

Travel Grants: FENS and IBRO-PERC provide 4 stipends of 750 EUR for master and/or PhD students interested in attending this course. Through these stipends FENS and IBRO-PERC aim to encourage and promote international experience of students; hence, students that are currently residing or studying in Spain are not eligible for a FENS and IBRO-PERC stipend for this course.

General Information about NENS:

Deadline for applications is January 22nd 2022. Application form in:
Here is the direct link for the travel grant:


The lectures are hosted in different lecture halls of the Medicine Faculty of UAM, Madrid (Seminar room 4 and Laboratory C16) and in the laboratories of the Department of Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology in Institute Cajal, Madrid.

Link to the Map of the Medicine Campus

Link to Instituto Cajal.

Accommodation: We cannot organise accommodation for participants. Please make your own arrangements.

Organisation: Lucía Prensa


Additional information for Master's students of the program in Neuroscience of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)- Instituto Cajal (CSIC)

The Developmental Neurobiology Course coincides with the compulsory module “Developmental Neurobiology” for first year Master's students. For complete module description see the program structure here.