IAS 2024 IAS 2024

International Astrocyte School

International Astrocyte School

Bertinoro, Italy • 14-20 April 2024

Bertinoro, Italy
14-20 April 2024


Applications will be open from 26 October 2023 to 15 December 2023.

The applications will be evaluated and all applicants will be notified on 15 January 2024. Accepted applicants will need to confirm the acceptance of the slot awarded within 22 January 2024.


Online application form

To process your application, you must complete the online form after reading the guidelines provided below.

All fields marked with a red asterisk in the form are mandatory—pay particular attention to the e-mail address provided. In some fields, examples are provided; please follow them attentively.

Upon completion of your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation message by e-mail; amongst other information, it contains your reference code—please keep it for future use.

Abstract Format

Submission of an abstract is mandatory. You may use an abstract of an almost completed or recently completed thesis, of your current work, or of future projects. The selection procedure will take into consideration also this abstract. Selected scholars will be invited to make an oral presentation. The abstract should be in English and structured as follows.

Title. The title must start in uppercase and continue in lowercase, except for conventional terms (ATP, DNA, NFκB, etc). Example:
    This title is written correctly
     This Title is Not Properly Written

Authors. If more than one author (but only in that case), underline your name (the presenting author, in whatever position you appear in the author list) and use commas to separate the author names; do not use 'and' before the last author. Write your name and surname in full; for any other authors use initial(s) for the first name(s) followed by the surname. If more than one affiliation (but only in that case), use sequential superscript numbers to identify each institution. Example:
   Mario Rossi1, J. Doe2, F. Bloggs1,2
   1Dept Biomembranes, Golgi & Veratti Univ., Pavia, Italy
   2Dept Bioblast Analyses, Altmann Univ., Leipzig, Germany

Abstract text. Keep the abstract text to within 2500 characters, spaces included. If this text is too long, your abstract submission will fail. This text should be in a single paragraph and you may cite up to a maximum of two journal references.


As part of your application, you are required to provide a short text (a single paragraph, with no more than 50 words), explaining why this school would be beneficial for you.

Synoptic CV

The CV is an integral part of your application. Please provide a synoptic CV on a single A4 page, as a PDF file; longer CVs will be discarded. This file must be uploaded after your application, through your personal myIAS2024 area.

Letter of recommendation

In order to be considered, applications need to be complemented by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's mentor. This should be e-mailed—as a PDF file, within 15 December 2023—to IAS.2024@azuleon.org by your mentor. The PDF files should be labelled as YourSurname_ReferenceCode_IAS2024.pdfe.g., Smith_a1b2_IAS2024.pdf.


You may start your application here.


Important dates

Application deadline:
15 December 2023

Notification of selections:
15 January 2024

Selected applicants must confirm their acceptance by:
22 January 2024

23 February 2024