ESN-ISN Neurochemistry School 2023

Oct 29th - Nov 4th, 2023

Targeting molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration: focus on advanced therapies

Dear friends,

Welcome to the ESN-ISN Neurochemistry School 2023 in Faro, Algarve! As chair of the school, it is my great pleasure to welcome you.

The Neurochemistry School is an advanced educational platform that aims to explore the fascinating field of neurodegeneration and delve into the intricate molecular mechanisms underlying this complex phenomenon. With a specific focus on advanced therapies, we are dedicated to training you with the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to tackle the challenges of your research projects.

Over the course of the week (from the 29th of October until the 4th of November), you will be immersed in a rich program designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in the field. You will have the opportunity to attend to lectures, participate in technical lectures, workshops, and engaging hands-on activities that will foster a deeper understanding of the techniques and methodologies employed in neurochemistry research.

Beyond all these scientific events, we believe in fostering a sense of community and collaboration. Networking sessions will facilitate interactions among participants, and in addition, we have planned a range of social activities. I encourage you to embrace this opportunity to expand your knowledge, engage in meaningful discussions, and collaborate with fellow researchers and experts in the field. May this week be a transformative experience, inspiring you to push the boundaries of neurochemistry and strive for breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Apply until the 16th of August 2023. Once again, welcome to the Neurochemistry School 2023 in Faro, Algarve. We look forward to embarking on this enlightening journey together.


Clévio Nóbrega, Chair of the Neurochemistry School

Clévio Nóbrega

Chair of the Neurochemistry School

ESN-ISN Neurochemistry School 2023 Program

The school aims to provide valuable knowledge on the topic of molecular mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration and development of advanced therapies targeting such mechanisms.

The participants will have a unique opportunity to attend advanced scientific lectures and workshops, present their research work, and take part in hands-on laboratorial sessions in this emerging research area.

The school will bring together scientists from several countries in the field of Neuroscience. This will be an important opportunity to disseminate their scientific work and stablish important connections with their pairs.

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Labs, Lectures & Workshops

As neurodegenerative diseases present a huge burden worldwide with several unmet needs, the school will focus in three main goals: i) current methods to study neurodegeneration; ii) current advances in neurodegenerative diseases; and iii) advanced therapies to treat neurodegeneration.

The school will combine lectures, advanced technical lectures and workshops, as well as hands-on laboratorial sessions to be selected by the participants. Full descriptive information on these activities can be found aside.

Note: Applicants must select more than 9 hours of hands-on laboratories from the 14 available (download pdf) and indicate the preference of the labs, in the application form.

Hands on Labs


Lectures vs Speakers

ESN-ISN Neurochemistry School 2023

Oct 29th - Nov 4th, 2023

Last-minute call
Opening date: 5th of September 2023
Closing date: 24th of September 2023
Selection: End of September 2023
Notification of the selected candidates: Beginning of October 2023

Application requirements


ESN-ISN Neurochemistry School 2023

The school will be held in the Algarve Biomedical Center Research Institute, ABC-RI ( and at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, FMCB (, University of Algarve, Portugal. ABC-RI and FMCB are located in Gambelas Campus, University of Algarve.

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Organizing committee

Clévio Nóbrega, Chair | Inês Araújo, Co-chair | Carlos Matos, Co-chair
Adriana Marcelo | Ana Luísa Coelho | Carolin Hoffman | David Brito | Gil Carraço | Márcio Simão | Marco Campinho | Marta Vitorino | Mónica Fernandes | Natércia Conceição | Rui Silva | Sofia Calado | Sónia Simão | Tomás Azevedo | Vânia Roberto | Vítor Fernandes

Scientific Committee

Clévio Nóbrega, ABC-Ri -UAlg | Ana Marreiros, FMCB - UAlg | Bibiana Ferreira, ABC-Ri -UAlg | Carlos Duarte, ESN | Johannes Hirrlinger, ESN | José Bragança, ABC-Ri -UAlg | Illana Gozes, ESN | Isabel Palmeirim, ABC-Ri -UAlg | Leonor Cancela, FMCB-UAlg | Leonor Faleiro, ABC-Ri -UAlg | Pedro Castelo Branco, ABC-Ri -UAlg | Raquel Andrade, ABC-Ri -UAlg | Sara Carvalhal, ABC-Ri -UAlg

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Phone Number

+351 289 244 476