Annual Meeting of the NeuroLeman Network and Doctoral Schools 2021 (NLN'21)

Program and other details | Registration (will open on February 1) | Awards of the Jean Falk-Vairant Foundation | Award of the Amicitia Association

Program and other details

The third (or actually second second) edition of the NeuroLeman Network and Doctoral Schools Meeting will place on May 6-8, 2021, in Les Diablerets, partially adapting a hybrid format due to the ongoing pandemics.

May 6 will be a day dedicated to exchange and discussions bewteen Lemanic PIs, and May 7 and 8 will be comprised of common activities of PhD candidates and PIs. 

The meeting program is organized by Claudia Bagni (DNF-UNIL) and Ron Stoop (CNP-CHUV) as PIs, as well as LNDS PhD candidates (tba).

Program details will be announced soon, and include

  • A plenary lecture by Bice Chini (CNR, Institute of Neuroscience, Milan, Italy) on the Neurobiology of oxytocin and vasopressin receptors
  • A roundtable on Responsibility, Reproducibility and Translatability in Research with several invited experts
  • A workshop for PhD candidates on “Helping Decisions for Career Pathways” 
  • Extended poster apéro sessions

Data Blitz talks by PhD candidates in neuroscience in the Lemanic region wil round up the scientific program. The presentation slots are given on a competetive basis once PhD candidates choose the option to present a concise insight into their research during abstract submission. The blitz talk should not last longer than 10min (and leaving 3min for questions from the audience). All oral and poster presentations will enter the competition for the Jean Falk-Vairant awards.


Registration (will open on February 1)

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:

  • Registration with abstract submission (poster or blitz talk) before April 1, 2021 (maximal abstract length 250 words).
  • Registration without abstract submission before April 25, 2021.

To start meeting registration, please click here. Once you created your user account, you can directly submit your abstract here.

In case you do not receive a registration confirmation, please try the direct access via your user account.
In case you forgot your credentials, please e-mail the LN coordinator directly.


Awards of the Jean Falk-Vairant Foundation

The Foundation Jean Falk-Vairant each year attributes two prizes during the meeting, i.e.

- for the best poster or oral presentation in fundamental neuroscience
- for 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. The aim of the award is to support graduates from the doctoral programs in neuroscience in the Lemanic area who are continuing their scientific career in an international academic institution.


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