National PhD Conference in Neuroscience

National PhD Conference in Neuroscience


About the conference

The annual PhD conference of NRSN is organised 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. 

The 2024 conference will take place at Jegtvolden Fjordhotell on 18th-20th of September


  • Oral presentations
  • Poster sessions
  • Keynote lectures
  • Social activities 
  • Dinners and networking

During the conference, all participants will present their work through either an oral presentation or a blitz/poster presentation. Read more about that here.

Please do not hesitate to contact NRSN if you have any questions about the conference.

Who can participate?

The conference is open to all members of NRSN. There is no registration fee and travel and accomodation costs are covered for all participants. Additionally, non-member PhD students, master students, and postdocs whose supervisor has registered NRSN members in their lab are also welcome to attend the conference free of charge.

If you are a non-member PhD student who is unable to register as a member but is highly eager to attend the conference, we will allow participation for a small fee. Please contact us for more information. 

Neuroscience is broadly defined and the conference aims at being equally relevant for students working within all subfields of neuroscience. 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.

Registration and practical matters

Read more about registration and practical matters here.

Register for the conference! 

Registration deadline: 10th of August

Once you are registered, remember to submit your abstract by 15th of August. 

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr. Rachel N. Lippert
    Head of the Junior Research Group Neurocircuit Development and Function, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke
  • Dr. Onur Güntürkün
    Professor in Biopsychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Dr. Peter Hegemann
    Professor of Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt University of Berlin

Satelite event 16th-17th September

As a satelitte event to the conference, we are organizing the UiO PhD level course "Neuroscience data integration through use of digital brain atlases" at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU, Trondheim, on 16th-17th September. Travel and accommodation support for this course is available for NRSN members. 

Previous conferences

Click here to see posters from previous conferences.