Satellite Events

Satellite Events

The call for Satellite Event applications is now closed.

Thursday, 5 - Friday, 6 July 2018

ENCODS (European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students)

Venue: Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz GmbH Wernsdorfer Straße 43 12527 Berlin Deutschland
Organisers: See Organising Committee
Contact Person(s): Natalie Schieferstein

CircProt: Protecting dysfunctional synaptic circuits in M.Alzheimer and M. Huntington

Venue: Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse Friedrichstraße 96, 10117 Berlin
Contact Person(s): Prof. Dr. Volkmar Lessmann

Friday, 6 July 2018


Cracking the Code: From Structural Connectomics to Neuronal Synchrony
Venue: Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus, Robert-Koch-Platz 7 (located on the Charité Campus), 10115 Berlin
Organisers: SFB 936; SFB 1134; KFO 247; FOR 2134
Contact person(s): Prof. Dr. Andreas Engel and Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn


How reproducible are your data? The way out of the reproducibility crisis in neuroscience

Venue: FU Berlin Holzlaube: Room 2.2058+59 Fabeckstraße 23-25 14195 Berlin
Organisers: Prof. Gilbert Schönfelder (German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R) at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)), Prof. Ulrich Dirnagl (QUEST Center for Transforming Biomedical Research at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH)) 
Contact Person(s): Céline Heinl


Resolving the Brain Circuitry: A Story of Tools, Experiments and Models
Venue: Harnack-Haus, Tagungsstätte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Ihnestraße 16 - 20, 14195 Berlin
Organisers:  Prof. Dr. Ileana Hanganu-Opatz (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg); Prof. Dr. Alexander Gottschalk (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M.); Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt)
Contact Person(s): Ileana-Livia Hanganu-Opatz


European Brain and Behaviour Society, 1968-2018: Fifty Years in the Forefront of Neuroscience
Venue: Golden Tulip Berlin –Hotel Hamburg LANDGRAFENSTRASSE 4 10787 BERLIN
Organisers: European Brain and Behaviour Society
Contact person(s): 
Dr Francesca Cirulli, +39 06 49902480; Dr Antonis Stamatakis, 000306972161358


8th European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (EMCCS) FENS Satellite Meeting
Venue: CharitéCrossOver (CCO) Auditorium, Charité Campus, Virchoweg 6, 10117 Berlin 
Organisers: Prof. Angel Barco (CSIC-UMH, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Instituto de Neurociencias, Spain), Prof. Andre Fischer (Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Germany), Prof. Kobi Rosenblum (University of Haifa, Israel)
Contact person(s): Ulrike Kramer; Shunit Ben-Ari


Receptive Fields: Analysis, Models and Applications
Venue: NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse Friedrichstrasse 96 10117 Berlin
Organisers: Professor Michael Ibbotson, The Australian Brain Function Centre of Excellence; Professor Ulf Eysel, Ruhr University Bochum 
Contact person(s): Tenille Ryan


From Scanner to Bedside - What do connectome and gene expression say about brain diseases?

Venue: Harnack-Haus. The Conference Venue of the Max Planck Society. Goethe-Saal Ihnestr. 16-20 - 14195 Berlin
Organisers: Prof. Dr. Marcus Kaiser - Newcastle University; Dr. Markus Butz-Ostendorf
Contact Person(s): Markus Butz-Ostendorf

The participation of the satellite event is free but we kindly ask all participants to register before 29 June 2018 through this registration page:


The trigeminocardiac reflex - A clinical entity to a neurobiological phenomenon

Venue: To be confirmed
Organisers: Schaller, Chowdhury, Rosemann
Contact Person(s): Bernhard Schaller

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Progress in Concussion Research

Venue: Maritim Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Organisers: Dr Barry Seemungal (Imperial College London); Prof Peter Hutchinson (Cambridge University); Ms Mariya Chepisheva (Imperial College London); Dr Naomi D Deakin (Cambridge University)
Contact Person(s): Barry Seemungal

14.00 - 17.00 

Improving Openness and Animal Research in Germany

registration from 13.15

Venue: Room: Axon 2
Max Delbrück Communications Center MDC.C
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Robert-Rössle-Straße 1013125 Berlin


Organisers: European Animal Research Association; Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
Contact Person: Kirk Leech 

Attendance is free, but please register your name at


The European Animal Research Association (EARA) and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) invite you to attend a free satellite event of the FENS Forum of Neuroscience to discuss improving openness on animal research in communications with the general public, political decision makers and opinion formers in Germany.

There is now greater openness in the public debate over animal research in many European countries and institutions. Progress has also been made in Germany by the research community to engage with the public on the issue of animal research, for example in the creation of Tierversuche-Verstehen, and the publication of theWhite Paper from the Max Planck Society on its animal research. However, there is still significant reluctance within many academic institutions, and amongst scientists, towards conducting a more open and consistent dialogue with the public. Many scientists are still afraid that speaking more openly will make them targets while others lack the confidence to put the case for animal research to what they view as a potentially hostile media and skeptical public.

 This workshop, designed for members of the biomedical sector, is to help researchers and institutions that wish to be more open about the animal research they carry out. The event will have a clear focus: why scientists, researchers, press officers and other stakeholders can and should talk about animal research. This is not going to be a debate about the ethics of animal experimentation. This discussion is for members of institutions that are either directly, or indirectly, involved in animal research and are currently hesitant to speak out in the media or to participate in public engagement activities.

 We hope that this and similar regional workshops will help kick-start a cultural change within Germany on this issue.

(A drinks reception will follow the discussion 17:00 – 18:00)

Thursday, 12 July – Saturday, 14 July 2018

III MENEDPRO Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and progression

Venue: Am Neuen Palais 10, Campus Golm. University of Postdam. 14469 Postdam
Organisers: Prof. María Trinidad Herrero (Murcia, Spain); Prof. Micaela Morelli (Cagliari, Italy); Neurotoxicity Society (NTS)
Contact Person: María Trinidad Herrero

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