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Revue sur la nomenclature des différents états de la microglie

"Community article" qui fait le point sur les façons de nommer et différencier les microglies dans tous leurs états.




GDR's Annual Meeting in Sète

October 14th to 15th 2022

Le LAZARET, Sète France


FENS-Hertie Winter School: “Neuro-immune interactions in health and disease”

Mutual interaction between the nervous and immune systems is emerging as a key process in which immune cells and neurons profoundly influence each other’s behavior. In the last years a wealth of studies started to uncover roles for innate and adaptive immunity in both brain physiology and pathology and to unravel how the brain can modulate the immune system. Accumulating evidence even shows that disrupted neuro-immune communication might be at the origin of many brain diseases, from neurodevelopmental to neurodegenerative disorders. However, how such crosstalk is fine-tuned and regulated remains object of intense investigation. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying neuro-immune interactions in the healthy brain will be instrumental to dissect -and possibly target- dysfunctional communications in disease.

In this FENS-Hertie Winter School, we will cover different topics focusing on the reciprocal interaction between neurons and microglia, the resident innate immune cells of the central nervous system, but also with other players such as infiltrating T cells and monocytes. We will review the relevance of this crosstalk in a variety of contexts, ranging from brain development and homeostasis to neurodegenerative disorders. This course will provide students with the latest insights into the biology on neuro-immune interaction, emphasizing the molecular and cellular mechanisms implicated.

The course is meant for PhD students and early-career postdocs with a neurobiological background and preferably some knowledge of the subject.

There will be significant time dedicated to discussions around posters and during the speaker’s talks, and social activities. We really aim at fostering interactions between the attendees, i.e. faculties and the PhD students and postdocs. Besides, Obergurl is a beautiful ski station in the Tyrol and there will be some time for skiing.

Last but not least, there are stipends available!

Application deadline is approaching: 6 September 2022.

All the information and the application form can be found at:

These schools are a real opportunity for PhD students and postdocs to get insight in their work and develop their network, thus I wish you can forward this message to PhD students and postdocs that could be interested, as well as to your colleagues in the field.


Glial Cell Club 26th Annual Meeting in Sète

The French Club of Glial Cells organizes its annual meeting from the 12th to the 14th of October 2022 in the city of Sète in the south of France (

Abstract Deadline July 18th, 2022
Registration Deadline July 29th, 2022

Click here to register !


Researchers – Single occupancy : 340€
Researchers – Double occupancy: 300€
Students / PostDoc – Single occupancy (Attestation from supervisor required): 220€
Students / PostDoc – Double occupancy (Attestation from supervisor required): 170e
Sponsors – Single occupancy: 300€
Speakers – free admission




Glial Social @ FENS

The Spanish, Portuguese and French Glial Cell Clubs invite you to the Glial Social to gather the European glia community during the FENS meeting. This event will take place at the Institut du Cerveau (ICM) in Paris, and is sponsored by Networkglia and the GLIA Journal.

The Glial Social will start at 7:30 pm on July 12th 2022. An interactive historical lecture on myelin will be given by Dr. Boris ZALC (ICM) and followed by glial interactions (games). There will be a buffet with organic, and veggie-friendly food, drinks, and music!

This Glial Social will be an excellent opportunity for networking and conviviality around glia science.

Do not wait to register here, as the number of attendees is limited !


Symposiums - From Development to Neurodegeneration: Roles of Microglia and Other Immune Brain Cells

12-13 May 2022

Amphithéâtre Maurice Halbwachs

Collège de France, Paris




Congrès - Neurodevelopmental Disorders: From molecular mechanisms to social inclusion

May 18th-20th 2022

Bordeaux, France


Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of different conditions in which the development of the central nervous sytem is disturbed and that have longlife consequences. Such developmental brain dysfunction can manifest as neuropsychiatric problems (Autism Spectrum Disorders, schizophrenia, fragile-X syndrome, down syndrome, etc.) or impaired motor function, learning, languages or non-verbal communication. Numerous developmental processes can go awry, sometimes simultaneously, affecting the generation of the appropriate diversity of neural cell types, their migration to correct sites in the brain and the establishment of precise connectivity with target cells, leading to complex brain and sensory dysfunction(s) and neurological diseases.


In this 3 day-symposium, experts from different areas of developmental neuroscience, human neuropsychology, epidemiology, brain imaging and genetic & epigenetic as well as clinicians will address the current state of neurodevelopmental disorders research, and its challenges for human health. By integrating neurodevelopmental perspectives and basic, translational and clinical approaches, this meeting will promote discussions and exchanges, and a new understanding of the complexity of these pathologies.



Symposium du GDR à NeuroFrance 2021


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Webinaire d'Agnès Nadjar (Université de Bordeaux) intitulé "Effect of nutrients on microglial function"

This webinar will be held on  February 7th at 4pm (GMT)/5pm (CET).

more info here.




Microglia are brain macrophages eliciting multifaceted functions to maintain brain homeostasis across the lifetime and in all pathophysiological conditions. A new line of research suggests that metabolic plasticity plays a crucial role in regulating microglial function.  Hence, the nature of nutrients reaching the brain to feed microglia could control its immunosurveillance ability to maintain homeostasis within the brain. While, brain energy metabolism and substrate availability vary under physiology and disease states, how these variations influence microglial function and eventually affect neuronal control of behavior and physiology is relatively unknown.

In this talk, I will detail part of our work on the mechanisms regulating microglial metabolism and the consequences for microglial activity, when the fueling of the brain has changed during neurodevelopment or obesity.

GDR's First Annual Meeting in LYON

November 30th - December 1st

Médiathèque Paul Zech - Faculté de médecine Rockefeller

8 Avenue Rockefeller 69008 Lyon




Webinaire du 3 décembre 2020

Créé en 2020, le GDR a organisé un webinaire en date du 3 Décembre 2020 sponsorisé par Euatris :