NeNa Conference 2018 - Sept. 24-26

The Conference of the Junior Neuroscientists of Tübingen (NeNa) brings together PhD- and Master-Students from various backgrounds in the diverse field of neuroscience.

It provides a forum for junior scientists to present and discuss their scientific work, exchange their knowledge and experience with peers in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment.

We cordially invite you to join us at NeNa 2018.
Venue: Schramberg, Black Forest, September 24 - 26, 2018

Keynote lecture topics and invited speakers:

Nicky Clayton & Clive Wilkins: 7 Myths of Memory

Nicky Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition in Cambridge, is best known for her contributions to animal and developmental cognition, but also deeply interested in the arts. She has pioneered collaborations with artists – at NeNa, she will speak together with Clive Wilkins, artist in residence at Cambridge university and widely recognised for his writings and paintings. Their topic will be "7 myths of memory, integrating evidence from cognitive neuroscience and art".

Huib Mansvelder: "A cellular basis of human intelligence"
Huib Mansvelder, Professor and Head of the Department of Integrative Neurophysiology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, aims to elucidate how cellular and circuit mechanisms contribute to complex behaviour. He is also a collaborator on the Human Brain Project. At NeNa, he will speak about a cellular basis of human intelligence, linking intelligence to structural and functional properties, using neurophysiology, imaging and computational modelling.

Registration: Please register at The conference is from Monday, September 24th to Wednesday, September 26th, the deadline for registration is August 17th, 2018. Once participants have successfully registered, they can upload an abstract until September 1st, 2018. The conference language is English and the conference fee is 45 Euros (price includes bus transfer from Tübingen to the conference location, accommodation, meals as well as coffee and beverages during the day). Registrations are binding. Students affiliated with the Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience Tübingen who are actively participating (presenting a poster, talk or giving a workshop) are exempt from the fee.
Travel Funds: A restricted number of travel awards for students outside Tübingen and Germany are available. Early registration will facilitate the travel award application process.
Location: The conference will take place at the Tagungshaus Schramberg in the Black Forest. (
Sponsors: NeNa 2018 is supported by the Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience/International Max Planck Research School Tübingen and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience.
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