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Motor and cognitive systems in neurodegeneration

Deepen your knowledge of advancements in experimental and clinical neurosciences of motor and cognitive systems in neurodegenerative diseases.

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CIVIS focus area
Open to
  • Master's
  • Phd
Field of studies
  • Medicine and Health
  • Short-term
  • CIVIS Hub 3
Course dates
18-21 July 2022
Deadline extended to 25 May 2022

This summer school focuses on clinical, neuroimaging, computational, fundamental, innovative therapeutic approaches and ethical aspects of diagnosis in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinsonian syndromes. Lectures, practical workshops, and career development/funding sessions will allow the students to acquire specific as well as transferable skills. Poster presentation, informal discussions in small groups and a summary of the highlights/take-home messages is also planned in order to enhance cohesion between students and teachers from all CIVIS partners.

Main topics addressed

  • Biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases (AD and PD)
  • Computational/bioinformatic aspects of neurodegeneration
  • Fundamental aspects of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Therapeutic approaches in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Perspectives in Neurodegenerative diseases

Learning outcomes

  • To acquire state-of-the-art knowledge on clinical and fundamental features of neurodegenerative diseases (AD and PD)
  • To acquire multidisciplinary state-of-the-art knowledge on advances in biomarkers in  neurodegenerative diseases (AD and PD)
  • To become familiar with up-to-date research in the evolving field of neurodegenerative diseases (AD and PD)
  • To gain knowledge about innovative therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases
  • To gain awareness of the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach for a complex field that necessitates integrating concepts from ethics, fundamental and clinical sciences

Dates: 18-21 July 2022

CIVIS scholarships: 20
Format: Physical ECTS: 2*
Location: Marseille, France Language: English (B2)
Individual workload: 40 hours Duration: 3 full days and 1 half-day

This course will be running for 3,5 days in July 2022 (29 hours  + 21 hours of individual workload for poster presentation).

Selected students will receive a scholarship to support their travel and stay (except for students at Aix-Marseille Université).

*The recognition of ECTS depends on your home university. Reach out to the CIVIS contact point within your university for further information.


This CIVIS course is open to Master's and PhD students at CIVIS member universities and from any field related to neuroscience. A thesis research project related to Neuroscience will be valued. A B2 level of English is required. 

Applications process

Students from our member universities should send their CV and a cover letter indicating their motivation as well as a send a short outline of their research project (1.000 words) to and

The application deadline is 25 May 2022 at midnight.

Selected students will be notified on 31 May 2022.


The students will be required to prepare a poster on their PhD project to be presented and discussed during the course. Each student will present and defend with all the participants their ongoing thesis research. Moreover, the students will need to complete a questionnaire related to the contents of the course.

General Eligibility Criteria for CIVIS Courses

Applicants need to be enrolled at their home university in order to be eligible for selection and participation.  If uncertain about your status at your home university (part-time or exchange students etc) please check with your home university’s website or International Office. 

Applicants who will be receiving other Erasmus funds for the duration of the course are not entitled to funding. Participation in the course may still be possible under “zero-grant” status, but applicants should contact their home university in order to confirm this. 

A list of links and contacts for each university can be found in this Q&A.

GDPR Consent

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The instructors involved in the course are experienced academics and researchers from different backgrounds dedicated to either basic or clinical research. All of them share a common interest in neurodegenerative diseases.

The instructors belong to 8 universities of the CIVIS Alliance:

  • Aix-Marseille Université
  • Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Universität Tübingen
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • University of Bucharest
  • Université libre de Bruxelles
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Stockholm University