Astrocyte School

Bertinoro, Italy
26 March - 1 April


Applications will be open from 3 November 2016 to 16 January 2017.


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Online application form

To process your application, you must complete the online form following 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, underline your name 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, 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 course 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 myIAS page.

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 PDF files, within 16 January 2017—to by your mentor. The PDF files should be labelled as YourSurname_ReferenceCode_IAS2017.pdfe.g., Smith_a1b2_IAS2017.pdf.


You may start your application here.


Important dates

Applications deadline:
16 January 2017

Notification of selections:
20 January 2017

Selected applicants must confirm their acceptance by:
27 January 2017

22 February 2017

Executive Board

Alfonso Araque
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Giorgio Carmignoto
Padua, Italy

Richard Robitaille
Montréal, QC, Canada

Paulo Magalhães
Padua, Italy

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