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Young scientists, Neurizons is for you.

With Neurizons 2020, participants:

– listened to and learned from renowned senior scientists (see the Speakers page and the Panel Discussion page),

– took the opportunity to develop their soft skills (see the Workshops page),

– practiced their presentation skills (see Young Investigator Award and Poster Presentations below),

– and took career advice (see CoachMe below and the Career Fair page).

This is your Neurizons. Stay tuned for Neurizons 2022.

Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award gives young scientists a platform to present their research in front of an international and multi-disciplinary audience.

Interested PhD students and post-doctoral researchers submitted an abstract for the Young Investigator Contest during registration. Based on the abstacts, three contestants were selected to give a talk at Neurizons 2020. The chosen presenters are: 

Dr. Tanvi Butola will present “Hippocampus modulates cortical sensory output through a direct reciprocal connection” on Wednesday, 27th May, at 16:00 CEST

Dr. Amrutha Swaminathan will present “What makes some individuals fitter than others: The developmental underpinnings of stress resilience” on Thursday, 28th May, at 11:00 CEST

Dr. Nikolaos Karalis will present “Breathing coordinates cortical and subcortical network dynamics” on Friday, 29th May, at 11:30 CEST. 


Talks will be 30 minutes long, followed by a 15-minute question session. 

A subset of our speakers will select the best presentation. 

This year’s prize for the winner is sponsored by BrainBuds.

Poster Presentations

Poster sessions as we know them are hard to recreate in an online environment. However, we will do our best to offer you part of that experience. After you complete your registration, you will be able to login and submit an abstract of up to 300 words. If you wish to nominate your abstract to be promoted to a Young Investigator talk, remember to check the relevant box during registration (and to submit the abstract before May 10). If you have already submitted your abstract prior to our decision to cancel the physical conference, you don’t need to resubmit. 

— Poster Q&A video calls

As a poster presenter, you will be assigned to one of the poster sessions, as they appear on the conference schedule. A few days prior to the conference you will be asked to share a link to a video call where you will be available to answer questions for the duration of the poster session. You can pick a video-conferencing tool of your choice. We suggest that you password-protect your call, to deter uninvited trolls. How you wish to talk about your poster during the call is completely up to you. You can use slides, images, animations…. Be creative!

— Poster PDFs

To better advertise your work, and to make it easier for conference attendees to select which calls to join, we strongly encourage you to also send us a PDF file. The PDF can be either in the form of a ‘traditional’ poster, or a type of graphical abstract, to act as a ‘teaser’ for what people can expect in your Q&A call.

You are in charge, and free to share as much as you want. We recommend a single page, with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Use sufficient resolution to ensure the readability of your text but keep the file under 5 MB in size. The poster PDF files must be submitted to our email Include ‘POSTER’ as the subject of your email, and insert the PDF as attachment. Name your file according to this scheme: firstame_lastname_neurizons2020_poster.pdf (e.g. John_Smith_neurizons2020.pdf).

— Poster prizes

We will select the top two submitted poster PDFs, based on how succinctly and creatively the central message is communicated. The winners will be rewarded with gifts (and bragging rights).

The links and passwords to Q&A video calls, as well as the PDF files, will be only shared with registered participants. The deadline for submitting an abstract and for sending us the PDF is May 15th 2020. If you are applying for the Young Investigator award, the abstract submission deadline is May 10th 2020.


Have you ever wondered what makes a good scientist? Are you interested in what goes on behind the scenes of academic research? Do you want to know how to best apply for a postdoctoral position? Or maybe you would like to explore career opportunities outside of academia?

Why not join our speed dating for scientists!

Raise all of your questions and concerns directly with senior scientists, who will share their experiences to help you with your future career in academia and beyond. You can choose to have a one-on-one online conference with our speakers or expand your discussion by being in a brainstorm group along with two other Neurizons participants. 

Spend 15 min on a passionate scientific discussion with world-famous researchers!

If you wish to participate in CoachMe, make sure to tick the relevant box during registration. A few weeks before the conference, you will get an email from us asking you to indicate your speaker preferences. Slots will be limited and allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.