FENS 2018

In July 2018 we will be in Europe for the first time!
Meet us at the Forum of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) in Berlin!

You can find us at Booth 44B. Stop by for a chat, learn about our outreach on #animalresearch and join the #FENS2018  #booth44B activities!

Find tweets on our activities for FENS 2018 at #booth44B!


Meet the Booth Crew, who will be representing our Consortium at the FENS 2018!

Roman Stilling studied Biosciences and Neuroscience in Münster and Göttingen (Germany). After his disseration he went to Cork (Ireland) for a Post-Doc before moving to the field of science communication. He currently works for the german organisation “Tierversuche verstehen”.
Roman will be at the booth on the Saturday and Sunday.

Valeska Stephan has trained as a Neuroscientist at the German Primate Center. Her work focused on topics of laboratory animal research and animal welfare science. She teaches both subjects to students, scientists and other personnel working with primates and is interested communicating science and animal research to the public. She recently started working for the German Research Foundation.
Valeska will be at the booth on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.

Peter Janssen is a Professor for Neuroscience at the KU Leuven (Netherlands) and the chair of the Department of Neuroscience. He studies the processing of visual information in the brain. He has been a member of the FENS CARE Committee since 2016.
Peter will be a the booth on Sunday (9:30 – 11:00 A.M), Monday (12:30 – 5:30 P.M), Tuesday (2:00 – 5:30 P.M.) and Wednesday (9:30 – 11:00 A.M).

Richard Scrase is the Head of Online Communication at “Understanding Animal Research”. He switched over from science teaching into science communication with the help of the Science Media Production MSc taken at Imperial College around 15 years ago. He then worked as a freelance science producer before joining UAR in 2010.
Richard will be at the booth on Tuesday (9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.) and Wednesday (9:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.).

Matthew Rushworth is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford (UK). He is interested in the area of decision making and its underlying neural processes. He has been a member of the FENS CARE Committee since 2016.
Matthew will be at the booth on Sunday (9:30 – 11:30 A.M.), Monday (9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.) and Tuesday (12:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.).

Istvan Hernadi is the director of the Grastyan Translational Research Center and the vice-head of the Department of Experimental Zoology and Neurobiology at the University of Pecs (Hungary). He studies the domains of higher order brain function such as perception, reward valuation, decision making, learning and memory. He has been a member of the FENS CARE Committee since 2016.
Istvan will be at the booth on Sunday (9:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.), Monday (2:00 – 5:30 P.M.) and Wednesday (9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.).

Bob Graham works as the science communicator for the animal research advocacy group, European Animal Research Association (EARA).  The group is an organization that communicates and advocates biomedical research using animals by providing accurate and evidence-based information.
Bob will be at the booth on Saturday, Sunday (11:00 – 12:30 A.M.), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meet all the Consortium partners joining on the trip to FENS 2018!

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The FENS Forum is Europe’s preeminent neuroscience meeting: by uniting thousands of participants, the FENS Forum 2018 will facilitate and promote the exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research. The Forum is a unique opportunity to meet and discuss the most recent advances in basic neuroscience and research on the many disorders of the brain. Key topics in neuroscience will be covered by a top-level scientific programme, alongside lively networking and social events. A meeting point for the world’s top experts, mid-career scientists, post-docs and students, the FENS Forum will take place 7-11 July in Berlin, Germany and be hosted by the German Neuroscience Society.