20-23 september 2017. Pécs - Hungary
Special events
Meet the Nobel Prize winner
Meet the Nobel Prize winner 2017-09-21 - 14:30-15:30
Venue: Conference Room F08
Speaker: Thomas Südhof
Chair: Zoltán Nusser
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Meet the Brain Prize winner
Meet the Brain Prize winner 2017-09-21 - 13:30-14:30
Venue: Conference Room F08
Chair: István Hernádi
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Tune up your skills: FENS training opportunities and aid for students and young researchers
Tune up your skills: FENS training opportunities and aid for students and young researchers 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:00
Venue: Conference Room 103
Being neuroscientists, you know very well how important it is for neurons to establish and maintain proper connections. For you as MSc, PhD students or early-stage career researchers in neuroscience, it is crucial to form your own networks, to broaden your horizons, to tune up your skills and knowledge!
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The history of neuroscience  in Central and Eastern Europe  during and after communism
The history of neuroscience in Central and Eastern Europe during and after communism 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:30
Venue: Conference Room F08
The Seminar will examine the development of Neuroscience in Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. The communist parties applied a strict control on scientific research enforcing the “historical materialism” approach. In spite of these political restrictions, 20th century Central and Eastern Europe witnessed important discoveries in Neuroscience, made by scientists whose work will be discussed during the seminar.
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Brain Drain in Eastern Europe
Brain Drain in Eastern Europe 2017-09-22 - 18:30-20:00
Venue: Conference Room F08
Researchers’ mobility is a fundamental pillar of EU research strategy and is therefore strongly facilitated by the European Commission. However, “brain drain” and “brain gain”, the outgoing and incoming flow of highly skilled and trained individuals may influence member states differently. To initiate discussion about how researcher mobility affects Eastern European countries, the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence is organizing a forum discussion on “Brain Drain in Eastern Europe”.
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Publishing Workshop - How a scientific paper is handled by a journal and what we expect in a good paper
Publishing Workshop - How a scientific paper is handled by a journal and what we expect in a good paper 2017-09-23 - 12:00-13:30
Venue: Conference Room 103
Topics to be covered: 1. How a paper is handled once submitted to a journal 2. What happens to your paper? 3. The ‘peer-review’ system 4. What the Editors do 5. What the Reviewers do 6. How to respond to Reviewers’ comments 7. Ethics of publishing (human subjects, animals, plagiarism) 8. What we expect in a good paper
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EJN Best Publication Award 2017 Winner Lecture
EJN Best Publication Award 2017 Winner Lecture 2017-09-21 - 13:00-15:30
Venue: Conference Room 103
In collaboration with FENS and Wiley, EJN is awarding to the “Best Publication Award” in the odd years, recognizing the best research article published in EJN over the preceding two‐year period.
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Brain Bridge - Public Outreach Program (Knowledge Centre)
Brain Bridge - Public Outreach Program (Knowledge Centre) 2017-09-20 - 10:00-17:00
Venue: Other Location
The program intends to address audience from all age groups, starting from the youngest ones. The programs are not only directed towards students (from the youngest age to PhD students) but will also be partially tutored by graduate and PhD students.
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Resources to Increase Women in Neuroscience: Addressing Implicit Bias - a FENS-CHET hosted event
Resources to Increase Women in Neuroscience: Addressing Implicit Bias - a FENS-CHET hosted event 2017-09-21 - 13:00-14:30
Venue: Section Room 119
Are you working to increase awareness of the issues facing women in academia? Are you struggling with your own career and you need to have specific data without having to spend time searching and revising the literature?
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Writing and reading hippocampal memory traces (David Dupret- IBRO Alumni lecture)
Writing and reading hippocampal memory traces (David Dupret- IBRO Alumni lecture) 2017-09-23 - 12:30-13:30
Venue: Conference Room F08
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Touch The Brain (Department of Anatomy - Medical School  - University of Pécs)
Touch The Brain (Department of Anatomy - Medical School - University of Pécs) 2017-09-20 - 14:00-15:30
2017-09-20 - 16:00-17:30
2017-09-21 - 06:30-08:00
2017-09-22 - 06:30-08:00
2017-09-23 - 07:00-08:30
2017-09-23 - 10:30-12:00
2017-09-23 - 15:00-16:30
Venue: Other Location
A unique opportunity to closely examine, hold, and dissect the brain.
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Neurart Exhibition (Kodály Centre)
Neurart Exhibition (Kodály Centre)
Venue: Other Location
Art in nerve cells, nerve cells in art. Participants can enjoy special exhibitions made by artists who are drawn by the beauty of neuroscience, and vice versa, by neuroscientists, who not only see nerve cells as their work but also as the raw natural material that inspires them to create more art. The beauty of nerve cells gave the inspiration for this special exhibition you find in the corridor and also in the lecture halls. Scientists creating art and artists creating works related to neuroscience participate in this exhibition, also supporting the idea of a common and inseparable beauty concept of “brain and art” or “NEURART”.
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Borderline Neuroscience Exhibition (Knowledge Centre)
Borderline Neuroscience Exhibition (Knowledge Centre) 2017-09-20 - 12:00-19:00
2017-09-21 - 08:00-19:00
2017-09-22 - 08:00-19:00
2017-09-23 - 08:00-19:00
Venue: Other Location
A new optional course was introduced in the medical curriculum on the diverse aspects of anatomy. The topics include interesting anatomy-related topics with many different fields of anatomy/neuroanatomy. Although this knowledge is not necessarily required for the medical curriculum, it might help the student to learn anatomy with more interest and enthusiasm. The course gives an insight into topics like: Anatomy of massage, yoga, sports, dinosaurs, art, body modifications, strange traditions, skull collections, body conservation, veterinary anatomy, anatomy on the battlefield, police or combat anatomy or historical aspects of body conservation and studying the brain and other body parts etc. Students are offered to collect and anatomy-related topic themselves and submit a presentation. This exhibition shows selected student works further popularizing anatomy for the public and increase awareness of the human body, neuroscience and biology. However, this collection offers interesting insights also for scientists.
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Hungarian Neuroscience Society - General Assembly
Hungarian Neuroscience Society - General Assembly 2017-09-21 - 19:00-19:30
Venue: Conference Room F08
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Stephen W. Kuffler Foundation - award ceremony
Stephen W. Kuffler Foundation - award ceremony 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:00
Venue: Plenary Hall
Chair: Zoltán Nusser
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New developments in Bio and Cryo Electron Microscopy (Sponsored symposium by JEOL(EUROPE)SAS )
New developments in Bio and Cryo Electron Microscopy (Sponsored symposium by JEOL(EUROPE)SAS ) 2017-09-23 - 12:00-13:00
Venue: Section Room 118
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) has several imaging advantages in biological applications. The presentation briefly explains this technique compared to optical microscopy.
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History Corner (Kodály Centre)
History Corner (Kodály Centre)
Venue: Other Location
The History Corner is an exhibition of posters on the history of Neuroscience organised by the FENS History Committee. This particular corner at the FRM in Pécs is focusing on prominent Hungarian and Eastern-European scientists and will be displayed on screens.
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