Neurex is one of the most important European networks in the field of neuroscience, be it basic, fundamental or applied. Structured in 2001, it federates a hundred and ten laboratories and more than a thousand researchers within the universities of Strasbourg (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).
The NeuroCampus project aims to develop an online programme of training in neuroscience, for students, researchers and healthcare professionals, and to familiarize associations and the general public with neuroscience. It consists in an online platform which features science videos made from the many actions developed by Neurex, thanks to the scientific community of our trinational network.
- Meetings, workshops and scientific lectures
These events can be fundamental, clinical or cross-disciplinary. They involve both academic and private laboratories, and are proposed as a part of a continuous training programme to junior and senior scientists.
- Lab tours
Lab tours consist in visiting by bus several laboratories of each of the 3 Neurex universities, working on common topics with different approaches. This concept allows to illustrate the diversity of techniques and resources used on each side of our border to address a specific research topic.
- Controversy debates
Controversy debates are event where scientists discuss competing views on a precise issue. These particular meetings sharpen the critical sense of our students and give senior scientists the opportunity to reassess their working hypothesis.
- Interactions with industry
Meetings with private laboratories are organized to illustrate the research strategies developed outside the academic context and to strengthen interactions between universities and industry.
- Journal clubs
Journal clubs aim at teaching Master and PhD students how to work in group and how to analyse scientific articles. Scientific publishing professionals are asked to step in and to share their knowledge and experience of the edition process.
- Scientific training on clinical trials
Training in clinical trials are performed in order to familiarize junior and senior scientists to the world of clinical research.
- Outreach events
The general public has demonstrated a growing interest for neuroscience over the last decade. Public events are held in order to inform the people about the research conducted in our laboratories. Such public events are organized throughout the year and particularly during the Brain Awareness Week.
The NeuroCampus project is financed by the following partners:
- Program Interreg V Upper Rhine “Transending borders with every project”,
- Université de Strasbourg,
- Région Grand Est,
- Département du Bas-Rhin,
- Département du Haut-Rhin,
- Eurométropole Strasbourg,
- Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg,
- Bernstein Center Freiburg,
- Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Freiburg,
- Neurozentrum Freiburg,
- Universität Basel,
- Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel,
- Kanton Basel-Stadt,
- Kanton Basel-Landschaft,
- Confédération Suisse.