French Club of Glial Cells

Welcome !

Origin of the French Glial Cell Club

In the early 90’s, while the majority of researchers were focusing on neurons, a group of scientists studying glial cells, realized that neurons without their interactions with glial cells in the nervous system, would be lonely! 

To foster research on glia, the French community in this field decided to form a network and launched the French Club of Glial Cells.

Aim of the Club

The goal of the Club is to gather the community of researchers and students working on all types of glial cells (astrocytes, microglia, oligodendrocytes, Schwann cells, tanycytes…), in the central or peripheral nervous system. The Club organizes scientific and social events on glial cells, and aims to promote scientific collaborations among the scientific community working on glia and beyond. The Club actively organizes and participates in national and international meetings and workshops. The club also aims to raise awareness of the general public on glial cells (see Activities). A major goal is to support young members to attend conferences and present their data. Several travel grants are granted each year.

Join the board of the French Glial Cell Club !

We are now welcoming application for new board members. Send an email at, with a short CV and a letter explaining why you are interested in joining.

Submit a symposium proposal for the 26th annual meeting in Sète, France

As you may know, our next annual meeting will take place in Sète, southern France, from Oct 12th to 14th 2022. The board of the Club des Cellules Gliales is now launching a call for symposia. We highly encourage you to submit a proposal for a symposium. Please find here the announcement and application form, to be sent by November 30th 2021.

Deadline : November 30th 2021

Let’s start!!!#olivier Pascual presents the new website that should be out next week « GDR microglie et neuroinflammation » ! Thanks to Olivier and all the group @agnes_nadjar @HirbecH @gressens_p @JulietteVanStee and others who are not on tweeter or that I was not able to find!!

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