One of the largest international meetings of neuroscientists, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), went virtual this year from 11-15 July 2020, offering five days of lectures, posters, symposia, exhibitions, networking and development opportunities.
The event, which is the largest in Europe, was scheduled to take place in Glasgow but was held online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the world’s top neuroscientists representing all areas in modern brain research mingled virtually at FENS with post-docs and students from around the globe. The Einstein Center for Neurosciences and the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence took part (within the Network of German neuroscience centers) in the first virtual joint Research in Germany appearance at FENS Virtual Forum, which had 132 scientific sessions, 20 special lectures, 56 symposia and numerous open theatre sessions, all of which were navigable from an interactive virtual lobby.
There were more than 5,000 participants and NeuroCure and ECN were grateful for the opportunity to discuss some of the work and developments we’ve seen over the past year, and to share information about ECN’s masters and PhD programs. Key topics included cognitive diseases of the ageing brain, stem cells, genetics, and development.