NeuroLeman Network and Doctoral Schools Meeting 2019

Program and other details | Registration | Awards of the Jean Falk-Vairant Foundation | Award of the Amicitia Association

Program and other details

The NeuroLeman Network and Doctoral Schools Meeting will take place on May 2-4, 2019, in Les Diablerets.

In 2019, the part of the meeting common for PhD candidates and PIs on May 3-4 will be organized by members of the BMI-EPFL, namely

  • Kathryn Hess-Bellwald, Gabriele Grenningloh, Carl Petersen & Ralf Schneggenburger (as PIs) and
  • BMI PhD candidates who must still be named ...


Plenary lectures are confirmed by:

15 Data Blitz talks by PhD candidates in neuroscience from the Lemanic region wil complete the scientific talk program. The slots are given on a competetive basis once PhD candidates choose the option to present a concise insight into their research when submitting their presentation abstract. The blitz talk should not last longer than 8min (and leaving 2min for questions from the audience).

On Friday evening, all PhD candidates are asked to present their research in a poster session, paralleled by an aperitif with many possibilities to discuss with fellow students and more senior researchers. These discussions can of course be continued at the conference dinner at the Hotel Victoria. All oral and poster presentations will enter the competition for the Jean Falk-Vairant award as every year.



The meeting is free of charge for PhD candidates registered in the following programs (LNDS candidates beyond the first year are obliged to present a poster/talk; the other doctoral programs usually only grant an ECTS when a poster/talk is presented):

  •     Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS)
  •     EPFL-EDNE program (including PhD students from non-BMI labs)
  •     EPFL-EDBB program (only PhD students from BMI labs)

Meeting registration will open in early 2019, please note the following deadlines:

  • Registration with abstract submission (poster or blitz talk) will close on March 1, 2019 (maximal abstract length is 250 words).
  • Registration without abstract submission will close on April 1, 2019

Awards of the Jean Falk-Vairant Foundation

The Foundation Jean Falk-Vairant awards each year two prizes of 500 CHF for:

- the best poster or oral presentation in fundamental neuroscience
- the best best poster or oral presentation in clinical/applied neuroscience



Award of the Amicitia Association


The Amicitia Association awards an Excellence Prize in recognition of outstanding scientific research in all areas of neuroscience. Its aim is to support graduates from the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School who are continuing their scientific career in an international academic institution.


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