The 8th National PhD Conference in Neuroscience

The 8th National PhD Conference in Neuroscience


New dates: 19-21 April 2021

Location: Oscarsborg Castle, outside Oslo

After careful consideration we have decided that this year’s PhD conference will be postponed till 2021 due to the rise of COVID-19 in Norway.

We are very sad that we will not be able to see all you in September, but hope that you all will attend the conference next spring, 19-21 April 2021. So please save these dates in your calendar and keep an eye out for the registration announcement this winter.




Registration will open in winter. 


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 from all over Norway 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! 

There is no conference fee, and NRSN will cover travel expenses and full-board accommodation for 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 of neuroscience and are affiliated with a Norwegian institution. Neuroscience is broadly defined and the conference aims at being 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 at 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:

Katrine Sjaastad Hanssen, NTNU        Christiana Lucinda Bjørkli, NTNU

Vetle Hushagen, UiB                            Liucija Vaisvilaite, UiB

Mari Aksnes, UiO                                 Daniel Roelfs, UiO