Networking Events

Networking Events

The call for FENS Forum 2018 Networking Event Proposals is now closed.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

19:15 - 21:00

FENS-Kavli Scholars' social

Host: FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence
Contact person: Mihaela Vincze
E-mail: excellence_network@fens.org

Are you a student or postdoc with questions about PI life? Are you a group leader curious about others' experiences? Join us at the FENS-Kavli Scholars' social and get a chance to discuss with mid-career neuroscientists in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Importantly, free drinks and snacks will be served.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

18:45-20:00       

Hellenic Society for Neuroscience: Meet the Greeks!

Venue: Berlin CityCube, Hall TBC

Host: Hellenic Society for Neuroscience

Contact Person: Christina Dalla

Email: cdalla@med.uoa.gr

We invite all Greek neuroscientists, working in Greece and abroad, as well as friends, to join us at this event, in order to mingle and network. If you work outside Greece, this is a great opportunity to get to know HSfN. If you are already a member, you can catch up with old colleagues, friends and students! We hope that this networking event will foster new research collaborations and will strengthen ties and friendships.

If you want to join us for dinner and drinks after the event, please e-mail us at cdalla@med.uoa.gr at least two weeks in advance.

More information will follow at www.hsfn.gr


18:45-20:00       

Global Advocacy Initiative Networking Reception

Venue: Berlin CityCube

Organisers: IBRO, International Brain Research Organization

Contact Person(s): Tasia Asakawa

E-mail: ibro.tasia@gmail.com


18:45-21:00

New Horizons in Neuroscience: Solving membrane protein structures; biological and medical imaging; and high throughput drug screening

Venue: Berlin CityCube

Organisers: Instruct-ERIC, Euro-BioImaging and EU-OPENSCREEN              

Contact Person(s): Naomi Gray

E-mail: naomi@strubi.ox.ac.uk


19:00-21:30

ESN & friends – get together to step forward

Venue: Berlin CityCube

Organisers: European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN)

Contact Person (s): Dr. Eva-Maria Blumrich

Email: eva.blumrich@ed.ac.uk


19:00 - 22:30

An evening at the Berlin Museum of Medical History: the German Contribution to the History of Neuroscience

Venue: Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
Host: FENS History Committee
Contact Person: Mathilde Maughan
Email: history@fens.org 

The seminar will focus on Germany's important contribution to neuroscience in the 19th and 20th centuries. Particular emphasis will be placed on the emergence of neurophysiology and biophysics, and on how exchanges between scientists from Germany and the rest of Europe contributed to progress in these fields. These at times unlikely exchanges had an impact not only on scientific research but also on other disciplines, such as the influence of Herman von Helmholtz on the eminent French writer, Marcel Proust.

The seminar will be followed by a standing buffet and tour of the museum.

Registration required. Please register here.


An Evening of Science Café

Host: FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence
Contact person: Mihaela Vincze
E-mailexcellence_network@fens.org

Continuing the success of the Pub Talk events @ the FENS Forum Copenhagen in 2016, the FENS-Kavli Scholars have organised a Science Café series for the general public in informal settings.

Featured talks by FENS-Kavli Scholars will inspire discussions centered around emerging topics in neuroscience with direct relevance for society.

FENS Forum attendees are highly welcome to participate in these engaging discussions.

Come join in communicating neuroscience to the general public!

No registration required.

Free Drinks provided to the first 50 attendees to each of the 10 locations!

Download here the poster featuring all locations, talks and speakers.

For detailed information, please see the FENS-Kavli Scholars webpage.


Are you master of your impulses?
(5 pm, at Klunker Kranich)

David Belin, FENS-Kavli Scholar

University of Cambridge, UK

 

Can the brain cure the body? (8 pm, at Art Stalker)

Asya Rolls, FENS-Kavli Scholar

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

 

Madness in the brain (8 pm, at Lawrence Restaurant)

Jeffrey Stedehoulder, FENS-Kavli Scholar Invited Speaker

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

 

Getting nosey about brain repair (8 pm, at My Moon Café)

Matthew Grubb, FENS-Kavli Scholar

King's College London, UK

 

Stay flexible - how we learn and remember (8 pm, at Volksbar)

Johannes Letzkus, FENS-Kavli Scholar

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany


How dementia destroys the mind, and what we are doing to stop it (8 pm, at Brotfabrik)

Tara Spires-Jones, FENS-Kavli Scholar

University of Edinburgh, UK

 

Re-wiring the brain (8 pm, at Manstein 4 Café)

Éva Mikics, FENS-Kavli Scholar Invited Speaker

Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest

 

The Nose Knows - A Tale of Odors, Sex and Violence (8 pm, at Prachtwerk)

Marc Spehr, FENS-Kavli Scholar

RWTC Aachen University, Germany

 

Dopamine, Serotonin, Noradrenaline, Acetylcholine: Your Inner Drug Store (8 pm, at Home Bar)

Balázs Hangya, FENS-Kavli Scholar

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

 

A look inside autistic brains (9 pm, at Babette Bar)

Gaia Novarino, FENS-Kavli Scholar

Institute of Science and Technology, Austria


Monday, 9 July, 2018

18:45 - 22:00

The International Brain Initiative (IBI): Fostering Coordination and Collaborations around the World

Host(s): The Kavli Foundation  
Contact person(s): Stephanie Albin
E-mail: salbin@kavlifoundation.org

Countries around the world are investing in basic research to transform our knowledge of the brain. Join us for a short presentation to learn about the IBI and discuss your ideas for how the IBI can foster coordination across countries in areas such as: neuroethics, data sharing, and education/training. All are welcome to meet and mingle with IBI representatives over drinks and food. 


19:00 - 21:00

Network for Euro-Mediterranean Collaborations

Host(s): Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS)
Contact person(s): Giuseppe Di Giovanni
E-mail: giuseppe.digiovanni@um.edu.mt

Get together neuroscientists from the Euro-Mediterranean area beyond to inform them on the role of the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS) in bridging the gap between the North and the South of the Mediterranean in the field of Neuroscience. Participants will be informed about the ongoing activities of the Society, its initiatives and events planned for 2018 and 2019.


19:00 - 21:30

Speed-dating with dinosaurs – Meet top scientists and experts from German funding organizations

Venue: Museum für Naturkunde Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin

Organisers: German Research Foundation - DFG

Contact Person(s): Andreas Görlich

E-mail: andreas.goerlich@dfg.de

Get in touch with internationally renowned scientists working in Germany and representatives of German funding organizations. Up to six participants will meet one mentor for 15 minutes at a time. Change tables to meet different representatives. After the speed-dating event there will be time to continue discussions in a relaxed atmosphere. RSVP here: www.research-in-germany.org/fens2018

 


19:00 - 22:30

Synaptic Interaction Night

Host(s): Brose lab, Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and Rosenmund lab, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Contact person(s): Marcial Camacho Perez
E-mail: marcial.camacho-perez@charite.de

Many successful projects in the field of synaptic transmission are conducted with the collaboration of several research groups. The aim of this networking event is to bring together senior and junior scientists studying presynaptic release mechanisms to increase scientific crosstalk about published and unpublished research, as well as to boost communication and new collaborations between laboratories. This event will encourage lively discussions on the current state of presynaptic mechanisms and functions as they relate to the broader field of synaptic transmission. This networking event welcomes participation from neuroscientists within and outside the EU.


19:30 - 21:00

International Partnerships in Neuroscience

Host(s): The Wellcome Trust
Contact person(s): Raliza Stoyanova
E-mail: r.stoyanova@wellcome.ac.uk

We invite other funders, industry representatives, and neuroscientists interested in collaborative/team science to join us for an informal networking event where we will briefly discuss funding/partnerships opportunities provided by Wellcome, and highlight large scale recent investments (e.g., the International Brain Lab). 


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

18:45 - 20:30

'Minds Wide Open' - Documentary Premiere & Debate 

Host(s): The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI) & The European Brain Council (EBC)
Contact person(s): Stephanie Kramer
E-mail: projects@braincouncil.eu

The European Brain Council will partner with the The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI) to co-organise an event on the occasion of the European launch of 'MINDS WIDE OPEN', an innovative documentary featuring leading, international experts and compelling patient stories, makes the case that increased support is critical if we are to take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to advance the science, unlock the wonders of the human mind and create a better world. 

A shortened version will be premiered, followed by a debate around the topic after the viewing. A reception will follow.

Preliminary programme:

Opening and background introduction by Prof. Monica di Luca (EBC President) 

Video launch (short version)

Panel/Couch discussion moderated by Prof. Monica di Luca 

These contributions will be followed by a continued discussion with the audience over a networking reception. The objective of the event will be to create an atmosphere fostering interactions and discussions with and amongst participants. 


18:45 - 20:20

Next Generation Networks in Neuroscience: Networking, Training and Funding Opportunities in Neurosciences for the next generation of researchers

Host(s): FENS-CHET, ERA-NET NEURON & HBP Education Programme 
Contact person(s): 
FENS-CHET: Mihaela Vincze chet@fens.org
ERA-NET NEURON: Erkki Raulo erkki.raulo@helsinki.fi

HBP Education Programme: Tina Kokan tina.kokan@i-med.ac.at

Are you interested in developing your career perspectives and collaborations options? Join our networking event - meet and mingle with music, drinks and food, while getting updates on support possibilities, training, educational opportunities (or possibilities) and available financial aid. Meet the representatives of the host organisations: FENS-CHETERA-NET NEURON and HBP Education Programme

The recipients of the Best Poster Awards for MSc and PhD students enrolled with Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) will be also announced during this social event.

Early-career scientists, students, alumni of FENS training activities and NENS representatives are warmly welcome!


19:30-22:30

The Grass Fellow network - the past and the future 

Venue: Naturkundemuseum/Natural History Museum, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Host: The Grass Foundation at the Marine Biology Laboratory
Contact person: Arne Battefeld
E-mailarnebattefeld@gmail.com

The networking event brings together Grass Fellows from past years to reconnect and establish new contacts. PhD students and post-docs that are interested in the Grass Foundation and the Grass Fellowship can gather tips and information about the programme and application.

Meeting Point from 19:15: Haupteingang/Main Entrance of the Natural History Museum. From 20:30: Innenhof Naturkundemuseum/Biophysik


20:00-23:30

FENS-Kavli Scholars Reception

Venue: Lecture Hall Ruin, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum, Campus Charité, Mitte
HostFENS-Kavli Network of Excellence
Contact personMihaela Vincze
E-mailexcellence_network@fens.org

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence will host a unique 2018 Reception combining music and science, where passionate neuroscientists will share their love for music. A concert of classical music will be followed by cocktail and party nibbles until 11.30 pm. The musicians will include: Doris TSAO (Caltech, Pasadena), Matthew LARKUM (Humboldt, Berlin) and Heather COTTRELL at the violin, Ryuichi SHIGEMOTO (IST Austria, Klosterneuburg) at the cello, and Ryohei YASUDA (MPI Florida) at harpsichord.

The attendance of the reception is invitation-based and non-transferrable.


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