Achucarro International GLIA SCHOOL | frontier research in glial cell biology

Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience (ACHUCARRO) organises an innovative concept of advanced training course for researchers focused or willing to work in the vibrant field of glial cells.

The approach of this School is to foster close interactions between the speakers (mentors) and the students, and inspire the elaboration of new collaborations/projects during a three-day course consisting of:

  1. Practical demonstrations of state-of-the-art techniques
  2. Brainstorming sessions (in groups) for designing an innovative research project

Our confirmed speakers/mentors for this edition are:


Stem Cells:


  • Estibaliz Capetillo (Achucarro, Bilbao)
  • Michael T. Heneka (Bonn, Germany)
  • Inge Huitinga (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Amanda Sierra (Achucarro, Bilbao)


The main goal of this School is to combine cutting edge science and leisure activities in a relaxed environment (so ideas can naturally blossom) by fostering close interaction, mentoring, and networking with leading researchers in the field of glial biology.

Download the poster.

Organization committee
José R. Pineda, Nagore Puente, Vanja Tepavcevic and Alexei Verkhratsky

Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience & UPV/EHU & CIBERNED.


June (Tue) 23 to (Thu) 25, 2020

Total: 400 €
Deposit of 200€ for selected applicants before Feb 28th 2020

Sep 16 Registration opens
Nov 30 Registration closes
Feb 3 Communication to selected applicants
Feb 28 Deadline for paying deposit
May 22 Communication of grants
June 5 Deadline for final payment

Bilbao, Bizkaia