The 4th National PhD Conference in Neuroscience

This year's annual PhD conference took place on 21-23 September 2016 at Hurdalsjøen Hotel. The hotel is located just 30 min from Gardermoen Airport, yet in a quite location by the forest and lake in Hurdal - a great setting for scientific discussions, networking and fun. We hope to see you all there in September!

Registration is now closed.

About the conference

The annual PhD conference of NRSN is organized exclusively by PhD students, for PhD students. This is the perfect arena to meet other students in neuroscience and to practice your conference and presentation skills in a friendly atmosphere. All participants must submit an abstract and present their projects during the conference, either in a plenary oral presentation, or in a combined poster- and "blitz" presentation. The "blitz" is a super brief presentation where participants advertise their own poster. The best presentation in each category will be awarded with a 6000 NOK prize! The program will also include lectures by two invited speakers (TBA), group work, discussions, and social activities. There is no conference fee, and NRSN will cover travel expenses and full-board accommodation of all participants.

Who can participate?

The conference is open to all members of NRSN, i.e., PhD candidates and research program ("forskerlinje") medical students who are working in the field neuroscience and affiliated with a Norwegian institution. Neuroscience is here broadly defined and the conference is equally relevant for basic and clinical researchers. We encourage students to attend from the very start of their research project to the last year of their PhD, as this gives them the chance to develop their professional network and improve their presentation skills over time, and to receive feedback on their projects in different stages.   

If you are not already a member of NRSN, you may register for the conference and apply for membership at the same time.

Organizing committee

The organizing committee consists of PhD candidates in neuroscience who are all members of NRSN. Feel free to contact your local representative in the committee if you have any questions regarding the conference.


From left to right:
Abdolrahman Khezri (NMBU)
Kristi Henjum (UiO)
Lorenzo Ragazzi (UiT)
Agnes Balint Bjørke (UiO)
Kjetil Vikene (UiB)
Ingrid Lovise Augestad (NTNU)
Sadaf Ghorbani (UiB)
Kam Sripada (NTNU)


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