The 5th National PhD Conference in Neuroscience


This year's annual PhD conference will take place on 20-22 September 2017 at Conference Hotel Sommarøy. The hotel is located just 30 minutes from Tromsø Airport, yet in a truly magical location in the fjord of Tromsø - a great setting for scientific discussions, networking and fun. We hope to see you all there in September!



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 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.

From top to down and left to right:

Alicja Molska (NTNU)

Lorenzo Ragazzi (UiT)

Elia Ciani (NMBU)

Daniel Jensen (UiB)

Laura Bojarskaite (UiO)

Knut Sindre Åbjørsbråten (UiO)

Alba Gonzalez (UiO)

Kamilla Haugland (UiT)




PhD courses in spring 2018
Apply for NRSN Travel Grant

  • Human Psychophysiology: High-Density EEG analysis (10 ECTS) )
  • Essentials of Neurophysiology: from neurons to circuits to behaviours (5 ECTS)

Scientific Writing Workshop 2018

NRSN International Training Grant
NEW procedure: OPEN throughout the year


NRSN joined NENS

FENS training available for NRSN members


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