National and International Events

11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience – Berlin 2018

The 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience will take place in Berlin in July 7-11 2018.

Early Registration open now and closes February 13th 2018.

For more information and to register please visit the original article here and the FENS website here.


Forthcoming BrainBox Initiative events


Giving early career neuroscientists a voice

Brought to you by Rogue Resolutions, the BrainBox Initiative is a collaboration with academics from leading universities and provides early career neuroscientists with opportunities to grow, develop and showcase their research.

From the new researcher with a bright idea, to the published researcher just starting out, the BrainBox Initiative offers a significant boost. Read on to discover more about the BrainBox Initiative’s programme including:

The Triple Helix Cambridge Presents:

In Aeternum Vive: preparing for a generation of centenarians

The event is hosted in collaboration with the Cambridge University Longevity Society.

It is predicted that by 2050, over 2 billion people will be aged over 60, including more than 1/3 of populations of advanced economies. Such demographic changes will have tremendous effects on both societies and individuals, due to soaring. Such demographic changes will have tremendous effects on both societies and individuals, due to soaring healthcare costs and changing workforce structures. What lifestyle or pharmaceutical interventions could help ensure that the capacity of societies to care for older individuals remains adequate? What is the promise of new technologies and how likely are they to be integrated into everyday function? What political and economic measures will be necessary to promote social stability and fairness? The panel will connect experts in fields, ranging from policy-making to biochemistry, ICT and public healthcare, to discuss the critical implications of ageing populations.

Moderator: Prof. Richard Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology, University of Brighton

* Prof. Sarah Harper, Chair of UK Government Foresight Review on Ageing Societies, Oxford Institute of Ageing
* Prof. Carol Brayne, Director, Cambridge Institute for Public Health
* Prof. Michael Wakelam, Director, Babraham Institute, Cambridge
* Prof Arlene Astele, Honorary Professor of Health Services Research, Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH)

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Speakers (expanded):

Prof Richard Faragher (moderator) is Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton, the first British president of the American Ageing Association and the past Chair of the British Society for Research on Ageing. In 2016, he was awarded the Lord Cohen of Birkenhead Medal, the highest honour of BSRA for services to gerontology. His primary research interest is in the phenotype of “senescent cells” and how the study of it can translate to interventions, which will promote healthy living among aged individuals.

Prof Sarah Harper is the founder and Director of the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing, where she has conducted extensive research on social and political implications of demographic change and its connection to other trends, such as global warming. She currently chairs the UK Government Foresight Review on Ageing Societies, represents the UK on the Europe Science Academies’ Demographic Change in Europe Panel, and serves on Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. Internationally, she has experience as former Advisor to the Malaysian Government, the Swedish Academy, Singapore’s Government’s Third Age Council and many other bodies.

Prof Carol Brayne is Director of the Institute for Public Health and Chair of the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network. She also coordinates MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS) I & II that inform national policy. She has conducted several logitudinal population-based studies of people aged 65+, running since 1985, to elucidate dementia natural history and its associated factors. In particular, Prof Brayne leads the Cam-CAN research project, which combines epidemiological, behavioural and neuroimaging data to understand how individuals can best retain cognitive abilities into old age.

Prof Michael Wakelam is Director of the Barbaham Institute, an independent life sciences research institution, whose particular aim is to understand the mechanisms behind cellular and organismal ageing. The research group he leads investigates the role and regulation of different lipid species in an ageing cell’s lipidome and their molecular targets. Prof Wakelam also serves on the Organising Committee of the Ageing Cell, an international annual conference on cell biology of ageing.

Prof Arlene Astell is Ontario Shores Research Chair in Dementia at the University of Toronto, where she is an investigator in AGE-WELL Canada’s Technology and Ageing NCE. She is also Honorary Professor at the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH), University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on the creative applications of technology to support wellbeing of older people, including digital applications and devices. Prof Astell will present international technology developments for ageing and their anticipated impact.


10 – 13 April 2017

Birmingham International Conference Centre


Key features

  • The largest event of its kind throughout Europe in 2017 – a major, international, cross-disciplinary celebration of neuroscience with 13 Partner societies, bringing together 1500 people from across all aspects of discovery and clinical neuroscience
  • 6 plenary lectures by internationally recognised speakers including 2016 Brain Prize winner, Graham Collingridge, and 2014 Nobel Prize winner, May-Britt Moser
  • Over 40 symposia, workshops and special events
  • 750 posters plus rapid-fire poster talks session and poster prizesPublication of abstracts in Gold Open Access scientific journal
  • Discussion forums on public engagement; neuroscience post-Brexit; reproducibility; and publishing
  • Sessions specifically for early-career researchers, including ‘Speed Dating for Careers in Sciencepicture2
  • Exciting programme of public engagement events
  • A major trade exhibition with up to 65 exhibitors
  • Reduced fees for members
  • Bursaries available for early-career neuroscientists
  • Social events

Key dates and deadlines

16th December 2016: Abstract submission deadline

31st December 2016: Early bird registration deadline

January 2017: Abstract authors to be notified

17th February 2017: Bursary application deadline




London Students’ Neuroscience Conference

Sign up for this student-led conference in London! ***Abstract submission deadline has been extended to 15th Jan!***

Date, Time, and venue: 6th + 7th Feb 2016, Sir Alexander Fleming Bldg, Kensington, London SW7 2DD