Brain Bank, Management and Research

This international school aims at training researchers for the postmortem analysis of neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer) as well as staff in charge of the management of a biological resources center dedicated to nervous system, known as “Brain Bank”. 

The first part of the school in Brain bank management and research will take place in Paris in 2015, the second part in Sao Paulo in 2016. Participants will have access to two world-class facilities: the GIE NeuroCEB Brain Bank at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris and the Brain bank of the University of Sao Paulo.

The participants will study:

1) Brain banks management (involving experts in biological engineering, quality, bioethics, health law) 

2) Medical care and correlations between clinical medicine, imaging and neuropathology, as well as lesions assessment and statistics of morphological parameters. 

3) Medical research on morphological analysis, biochemical and genetical analysis of samples, using microdissection and mass spectrometry. The access to both Brain banks in Paris and Sao Paulo will allow lab works. 

Helpful facts

Who can apply?

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7-11 September 2015, 14-18 mars 2016

Paris (2015), Sao Paulo (2016)

Master’s and PhD students interested in translational neurosciences and neuropathology. 

How to apply?

First contact Prof. Charles Duyckaerts to apply for admission: 

Then contact the secretary of the neuropathology Department at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital for registration :, +33 1 42 16 18 81

Registration fees:

Free for students from Sorbonne Universités and University of Sao Paulo.

€ 200 for students from other institituions.


Professor Charles Duyckaerts, neuropathology laboratory, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, AP-HP, UPMC, Sorbonne-Universités.