Young Swiss Society for Neuroscience 

4th Annual

Early-Career Researchers Symposium 2022

Ontogeny of Cognition, &

Gender Bias in Neuroscience Research

University of Fribourg

June 10, 2022

Early-Career Researchers Symposium 2022

The Early-Career Researchers Symposium (ERS) is back in person in 2022 with the overarching topic “Ontogeny of cognition and gender bias in neuroscience research”! ERS 2022 awaits you with two fantastic keynote speakers!

Dr. Flavio Donato will open the morning session with his talk on the Ontogeny of Cognition. Dr. Donato completed his PhD at Dr. Pico Caroni’s lab. After his postdoc at the prestigious lab of Prof. Edvard Moser and Prof. May-Britt Moser, he returned to Switzerland to start his own research group at the University of Basel. In the afternoon, we will switch gears with an opening talk from TED-speaker and co-founder of the “Women’s Brain Project”,  Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti. Dr. Ferretti has extensive experience on gender differences in Alzheimer disease. In her talk, we will hear about the importance of taking gender into account when resolving research questions.

The day will also feature the work of early-career researchers from all around Switzerland in plenary talks and poster sessions. Throughout the meeting, you will have the long-awaited opportunity to network in person at poster sessions, coffee breaks, and an apéro at the day's closing. Following the research portion of the event, there will be a special screening of the film "Cinq Nouvelles du Cerveau" directed by Jean-Stéphane Bron, taking place at the ERS venue as part of the SSN Meeting program. Afterwards, all registered attendees are invited to join the ySSN apéro for further discussion and networking.

Register now to not miss out on showcasing your work! PhD students and Postdocs are greatly encouraged to submit an abstract for a talk. Master's students are welcome to share their research in a poster presentation. 
The best poster/ best talk will receive a prize offered by our sponsors.

This 2022 ERS will be a hybrid meeting. If you cannot attend in person, you can still view the talks online! Yet, please note that virtual participation would provide access to talks only and not to the poster sessions or social events. The COVID-19 regulations will follow the official BAG guidelines.

Meeting Overview

Prof. Dr. Flavio Donato

Head of Research Group

Biozentrum

University of Basel

Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Women's Brain Project

Instructor at the Medical University of Vienna

Featured Speakers

Prof. Dr. Flavio Donato

Head of Research Group

Biozentrum

University of Basel

Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti

Co-Founder & CSO

Women's Brain Project

Instructor at Medical University

of Vienna

Featured Speakers

The Early-Career Researchers Symposium (ERS) is back in person in 2022 with the overarching topic “Ontogeny of cognition and gender bias in neuroscience research”! ERS 2022 awaits you with two fantastic keynote speakers!

Dr. Flavio Donato will open the morning session with his talk on the Ontogeny of Cognition. Dr. Donato completed his PhD at Dr. Pico Caroni’s lab. After his postdoc at the prestigious lab of Prof. Edvard Moser and Prof. May-Britt Moser, he returned to Switzerland to start his own research group at the University of Basel. In the afternoon, we will switch gears with an opening talk from TED-speaker and co-founder of the “Women’s Brain Project”,  Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti. Dr. Ferretti has extensive experience on gender differences in Alzheimer disease. In her talk, we will hear about the importance of taking gender into account when resolving research questions.

The day will also feature the work of early-career researchers from all around Switzerland in plenary talks and poster sessions. Throughout the meeting, you will have the long-awaited opportunity to network in person at poster sessions, coffee breaks, and an apéro at the day's closing. Following the research portion of the event, there will be a special screening of the film "Cinq Nouvelles du Cerveau" directed by Jean-Stéphane Bron, taking place at the ERS venue as part of the SSN Meeting program. Afterwards, all registered attendees are invited to join the ySSN apéro for further discussion and networking.

Register now to not miss out on showcasing your work! PhD students and Postdocs are greatly encouraged to submit an abstract for a talk. Master's students are welcome to share their research in a poster presentation. 

This 2022 ERS will be a hybrid meeting. If you cannot attend in person, you can still view the talks online! Yet, please note that virtual participation would provide access to talks only and not to the poster sessions or social events. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, only those who have been fully vaccinated can attend the in-person event. In addition, the use of face masks will be mandatory.

Meeting Overview
Information For Presenters

Plenary Talk

Plenary talks are scheduled to take place during either the morning or afternoon sessions. Each talk is allotted 20 minutes, with 15 minutes for the presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions. There is no limit on the number of slides. 

Poster

Poster presentations are scheduled to take place between plenary talks. Posters with similar topics are grouped together into virtual rooms. In these groups, each presenter will have 5 minutes to speak about their poster followed by 5 minutes of questions. Due to the virtual format of the meeting, presentations may take the form of traditional posters or of slideshow presentations. There is no limit on the number of slides.  

Presentations will be provided by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from Swiss Institutes in any field in neuroscience. *Abstract submissions are now closed. 

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Event Sponsors
Event Sponsors
Information For Presenters

Plenary Talk

Plenary talks are scheduled to take place during either the morning or afternoon sessions. Each talk is allotted 20 minutes, with 15 minutes for the presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions. There is no limit on the number of slides.

Poster

Poster presentations are scheduled to take place between plenary talks. Posters with similar topics will be grouped together into virtual rooms. In these groups, each presenter will have 5 minutes to speak about their poster followed by 5 minutes of questions. Due to the virtual format of the meeting, presentations may take the form of traditional posters or of slideshow presentations. There is no limit on the number of slides.

Presentations will be provided by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from any field in neuroscience. *Abstract submissions are now closed.

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Society for Neuroscience

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Event Program

17:00 – 19:00

Film: 'Cinq Nouvelles Du Cerveau'

Directed by Jean-Stephane Bron

SSN Event, Located at ERS Venue

19:15 – 21:30

Apero, Hosted by ySSN

8:00 – 8:25

Check-In and Welcome Coffee

8:25 – 8:30

Opening Remarks

8:30 – 9:30

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Flavio Donato

9:30 –10:30

Talks by PhD Students & Postdocs

10:30 – 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 –11:50

Talks by PhD Students & Postdocs

11:50 – 13:10

Poster Session #1 & Lunch

13:10 – 13:30

Sponsored Talk by Roche

13:30 – 14:30

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti

14:30 –15:30

Talks by PhD Students & Postdocs

15:30 – 16:40

Poster Session #2 & Coffee

16:40 – 16:50

Best Presentation & Best Poster Awards,

Closing Remarks