Cajal course on Neuro-vascular function in health and disease

Organiser: CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training

Additional Organiser: ERA-Net Neuron


Attendance type(s): In Person

Event Dates: 20 Mar—7 Apr 2023

Registration Deadline: 14 Nov 2022

The neurovascular unit, composed of vascular cells, glial cells, and neurons is fundamental for the proper function of the brain. The NVU regulates supply of the cerebral blood flow (CBF) and maintains integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB).

Dysfunction of the neurovascular unit may result in devastating conditions such as dementia, cerebral ischemia, or brain oedema formation. This advanced experimental course will allow students to gain basic knowledge and hands-on experience on the most important techniques used to study the neurovascular unit, such as in vivo/in vitro high-resolution imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and rodent models of cerebrovascular disease. The course will also focus on data reproducibility and open science.

Course directors

Nikolaus Plesnila (Ludwig Maximilian University, DE)
Catherine Hall (Sussex University, UK)
Jérôme Badaut (University of Bordeaux, FR)
Stipends are available.
Find out more on the Cajal website.

Contact Details

Name: CAJAL Central Administration