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International Astrocyte School

International Astrocyte School

Bertinoro, Italy • 14-20 April 2024

Bertinoro, Italy
14-20 April 2024



Applications are open from 26 October 2023 to 15 December 2023. To process your application, you must complete the online form in the application page, following the guidelines provided.

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

Participation is limited to 35 slots. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their scientific background and relevance of the course in their current research.

The registration fee is 1500 EUR. This amount covers:

  • Tuition fee and accompanying materials.
  • Lodging at the school venue for 6 nights (from 14 to 20 April 2024), including breakfast. Students will be assigned to single rooms.
  • Full board, from Sunday evening 14 April to Saturday morning 20 April. This covers all normal meals and coffee break refreshments (including the welcome dinner on Sunday, the social dinner on Wednesday, and the farewell dinner on Friday).
  • A half-day trip to Ravenna (including transportation and guided tours).

In addition, the Organisers will provide bus services on the arrival and departure days, between Forlì train station (and/or Bologna airport) and the School venue, trying to cover as many students as possible. This is a courtesy service and individual transportation cannot be guaranteed.

Travel awards

Depending on final support levels and budget constraints, the Organisers will provide travel awards. Accepted students who wish to be considered for this support should contact the Organisers; priority will be given to students originating from geographically distant institutions.

Cultural activities

To complement the intensive scientific programme, a half day has been assigned to cultural activities. Participating students will be taken to Ravenna, home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where guided tours will be offered. The excursion will be concluded with a dinner party at a local restaurant with regional specialities of Ravenna and Emilia-Romagna, before returning to Bertinoro.

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