The 2nd National PhD Conference in Neuroscience

- Stiklestad, 22-24 September 2014

The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) is pleased to announce the 2nd National PhD Conference in Neuroscience, which takes place on 22-24 September 2014 at Stiklestad Hotel. All PhD students in neuroscience who are working at a Norwegian institution are invited to participate, as well as research program medical students. We hope to make this year's conference an even bigger success than last year – both scientifically and socially!



79 PhD candidates have signed up to participate in the conferfence and submitted their abstract. We are looking forward to seeing you all at Stiklestad!



The conference program has now been extended to two full days with arrival time the afternoon before, on Monday 22 September. Our first main speaker is dr. Jo Røislien, known for his inspiring lectures on scientific topics on TV. The remaining program includes oral presentations, blitz presentations and poster sessions where PhD candidates present their own research, and a keynote lecture by dr. Henrik Ehrsson from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm about his fascinating research on body self-perception. There will also be two conference dinners, a guided tour to the Viking House, and a social program.


In the categories "Best oral presentation", "Best poster presentation" and "Best Blitz Presentation", awards will be given, each at NOK 6000. The amount will be transferred to the award winner's project account, to be used for any purpose that promotes the recipient's research training.

"By PhD students, for PhD students"

The organization committee is composed of a group of dedicated PhD candidates from all partner universities, and all participants will be PhD students, apart from two invited speakers and representatives from the NRSN administration. Our aim is to give neuroscience PhD candidates in Norway an opportunity to learn more about relevant research and research groups in Norway, develop skills in scientific presentation and networking, and meet other PhD candidates with a common interest in science.   


NRSN offers the whole event free of charge for all participants. NRSN will also cover the travel costs, as well as hotel accommodation and all meals. Participants will be accommodated in double rooms, and you may indicate a preferred room-mate in the registration form. More information



If you have any questions regarding the conference, you may contact the conference secretariat, or a representative from your own institution in the organizing commitee:

Gry Fluge Vindedal, UiO
Gernot Ernst, UiO
Ognjen Bojovic, UiB
Violeta Botellero, NTNU
Guro Berge, NTNU
Ingvild Kruge, NTNU
Torbjørn Bækø Ness, NMBU