list of networking events

​​​​​​​​​​​3 July 2016 - 6 July 2016 - All day events

The History Corner
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen 
Host: FENS History of Neuroscience Committee
Contact person(s):
Mathilde Maughan​; Lorenzo Lorusso
An exhibition of posters on the History of Neuroscience which will go on throughout the Forum. It is the perfect place to learn more about the History of Neuroscience, rest while reading posters, or discover FENS History Committee's new project: the European Brain Museum. The exhibition is divided into three sections: the European Brain Museum Project, the History of Neuroscience in Scandinavia (which is also the topic of the History Committee Networking event), and the display of a few of our many online histor​y projects.

History Corner abstracts

The Brain Awareness Week Corner
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen 
Host: The Dana Foundation/EDAB and FENS
Contact person(s): Mathilde Maughan
Discover how the Brain Awareness Week has been celebrated this year throughout Europe. The BAW Corner holds a selection of posters featuring the activities carried out by the awardees of the FENS/Dana European Brain Awareness Week in Europe - from public understanding of the brain to the promise of brain research. Get insights on the BAW 2016 celebrations and find out how you can get involved in the next Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19, 2017).

BAW Corner abstracts

Sunday, 3 July 2016

​18:45 - 21:30
Annual General Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG)
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen 
Host: German Neuroscience Society / Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft e.v. (NWG)
Contact person(s):
Meino Alexandra Gibson; Stefanie Korthals, +49 30 9406 3336

​18:45 - 21:00
Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience from a career development perspective
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen
Host: Academy of Finland, ERA-NET NEURON, FENS-CHET
Contact person(s):
FENS-CHET: Mihaela Vincze
Academy of Finland: Mikko Ylikangas
We invite young neuroscientists, interested in networking as a tool to develop career perspectives, in the field of human mind, disease related neurosciences, or basic and translational neuroscience, to meet and mingle with music, drinks, food and good company. All alumni of FENS training activities are also warmly welcome! Short welcoming words and information about the Human Mind Research Programme of the Academy of Finland, the support potentials of ERA-NET NEURON and the training space of FENS-CHET will be featured during the gathering. Representatives from the European Research Council (ERC) will be present as well.​

Click here for our session​ Agenda.

19:0​0 - 22:30
An Evening at Medical Museion: The History of Neuroscience in Scandinavia
Venue: "Medical Museion", Bredgade 62, Copenhagen
Host: FENS History of Neuroscience Committee
Contact person(s): Lorenzo Lorusso, Mathilde Maughan,

Come celebrate the History of Neuroscience in the anatomical theatre of the extraordinary Medical Museion of Copenhagen – which holds one of the richest collections of historical medical artefacts in Europe. It will be the occasion to discover the history of Scandinavian Neuroscience and its main contributors, and learn about the FENS European Brain Museum (EBM) Project, which provides a map of well-known and hidden Brain Museums in Europe. The seminar will be followed by a cocktail reception and a tour of the museum.

Only limited number of places is available. Please register here

Check our Programme and the Invitation flyer

20:00 - 22:30
Evening pub talks and science speed dating
Host: FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence & Host Society Committee
Venue: Please find the complete list of locations in the programme.
Contact person(s): Mihaela Vincze
Accompanying the FENS Forum and starting in Copenhagen in 2016, the FENS-Kavli Scholars will organise talks for the general public in informal settings. Our aim here is to share our fascination with the brain, and to showcase the most interesting areas of Neuroscience for lay audiences in a fun way. 
Download the programme (pub talks locations, the speakers and the title of talks).

Monday, 4 July 2016

19:15 - 21:15
Your guide to independence: building a successful career in neuroscience
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen
Host: European Journal of Neuroscience
Contact person(s): Emma Boxer
The main aim of this workshop is to provide advice to young researchers on how to successfully navigate the early stages of an academic career. We will cover aspects such as setting up your own lab, establishing collaborations, research ethics, and writing and peer reviewing papers.

19:15 - 22:30
The era of sharing in neuroscience
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen
Host: INCF, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating facility
Contact person(s): Rosa Cusato Sörnäs
To provide a forum for scientists interested in neuroinformatics​ and data/code sharing to connect. To present updates from the INCF international network about data and code sharing initiatives, including sharing clinical data. To provide opportunity to connect with other researchers within and beyond Europe. FENS provides the perfect opportunity for this.​


Monady 4 - Tuesday 5 July 2016​
19:30 - 21:30 (2 days event) 
First meeting of the Synaptic Role in Cognitive Disabilities Network
Venue: Cab Inn Metro Hotel, Arne Jacobsens Alle 2, 2300 Copenhagen
Host / Organizers: Synaptic Role in Cognitive Disabilities Network
Contact person(s): Àlex Bayés, PhD.
The ‘Synaptic Role in Cognitive Disabilities Network’ is a recently created Spanish network of basic research laboratories focused on the study of the relationships between synaptic biology and cognitive dysfunctions. In this meeting we will share the latest work performed by each of the different groups. Particular attention will be given to those projects that have been done through collaboration of several research groups from the network, but will also discuss the directions and topics that the network will undertake in the near future.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

18:45 - 21:00
Communicating Animal Research: Why and How - Lessons from Europe
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen
Host: The European Animal Research Association (EARA)
Contact person(s): Emma Martinez; Kirk Leech
Improving public understanding is central to gaining acceptance and, potentially, support for important scientific research where animals play a key role. Through a series of short presentations and a workout groups exercise we will illustrate best practices on animal research communications.

19:00 - 20:30
Art of Neuroscience 2016 - Winner Announcement
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen 
Host: Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Contact person: Tycho Hoogland
At this event the winners of the 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition ( will be announced. Come and celebrate with this year's winners and previous awardees and toast to the beauty of the brain!​

19:00 - 21:00
Blending science and cooking: a complete sensory experience
Venue: Bella Centre, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen
Host: FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence
Contact person(s): Mihaela Vincze
Our perception of food comes from a combination of sensory experiences that often influence each other. Although the visual appearance of food plays a major role in our expectations when we eat, the smells, sounds and general context of a food experience can greatly influence the perception of flavor, which cane vary in different settings.​​​​​​

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