French Club of Glial Cells


The Club has sponsored several symposia in French and international meetings. The most recent ones include:

French Neurosciences meetings

2021 – Sponsoring in progress – NeuroFrance Strasbourg

2019 – Sponsor of a symposium at NeuroFrance, in Marseille : “Development and heterogeneity of primary brain tumors”, Chair E. Huillard

2017 – Sponsor of a symposium at NeuroFrance, in Bordeaux : “Multiple Facets of Microglia in Health and Diseases”, Chairs: B. Nait Oumesmar & O. Pascual.

2017 – 13th biennial ISN Satellite Meeting on Myelin Biology, Iles des Embiez, France.


2021 – The Club will actively participate in the organization of the training courses on glial cells at the forthcoming meeting on glial cells in health and disease, Glia in Marseille. More information to come at

2017 – Sponsored a symposium


Besides its annual meeting in Paris or in the South of France, the Club will organize a social event at national and international meetings to gather the glial community in a friendly atmosphere and promote interactions.


2021 – Euroglia Classes

Social events

2021 – Euroglia
2021 – NeuroFrance

Travel Grants

The Club has granted several travel awards to students to attend the biennial Euroglia meeting on glial cells in health and disease.

A specific call for travel grant application will be posted 3 to 6 months prior the meeting, on this website. PhD students and post-docs, working in a French laboratories, and who will present a poster at the meeting are eligible to apply.

The board of the Club will award up to 5 grants based on scientific merit and budget.

2019 – Travel grants to attend Euroglia2019, Porto, Portugal.
Awarded to H. Arulkandarajah, G. Cignitti, R. Ronzano, S. Archontidi


At its annual meeting, the Club awards the “Best poster prize” and the “Best talk by a PhD student or post-doc prize” (300 – 500€).

2018 – French Glial Cell Club meeting in Paris:

  • Best poster award – Dorothea Maas (ICM); Neurobiological basis of prefrontal cognitive dysfunction in a rat model of schizophrenia
  • Best talk by a PhD student/post-doc – Anne-Cécile Boulay (Collège de France), Translation in astrocyte distal processes sets molecular heterogeneity at the gliovascular interface.