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Young Swiss Society for Neuroscience 

5th Annual

Early-Career Researchers Symposium 2023

Lugano, Switzerland

June 8th & 9th 2023

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Tania Barkat

Brain and Sound Research Group

Department of Biomedicine

University of Basel.

Prof. Dr. Aiman Saab

Neurohomeostasis and Axon-Glia Research Group

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Zurich

Important Dates

All deadlines are intended to be at the 23:59 (CEST) of the indicated day.

Submissions and registrations open on Tuesday, 28th February.

The deadline for travel grant requests is Tuesday, 4th April. Notification of acceptance by Tuesday, 11th April.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 2nd May. 

The deadline for registrations (just attending, no poster or talk) is Tuesday, 30th May.

Call for abstract

Showcase your research at the ERS 2023 as a talk or a poster, and network in person with your peers from all over Switzerland!

We invite all PhD students and Postdocs working in neuroscience in a Swiss institution to submit an abstract to present their work in Lugano.

The abstract has to be less than 400 words and you can indicate during the submission if you would like to have a talk, a poster or if you do not have a preference. We will try to accomodate your preference, but consider that the number of slots for talks is limited. Submissions closed on 2nd May.


The registration is free for all members of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience that have a valid membership for 2023. The registration gives access to all presentations, food, and social activities. Complete the request for the SSN membership here if are not registered yet and discover all the benefits that derive being members of SSN!

Travel Grants

For the first year, thanks to the generous contribution of our sponsors, we are able to offer some travel grants to young members (PhD students and Postdocs) of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience to attend the annual symposium. These grants are foreseen to support students and postdocs working in laboratories that do not have the means or prefer not to support their participation to the ERS.

The grants can cover, according to the needs of the applicant and the available funds:

- a 100 CHF voucher for SBB to buy train tickets to Lugano

- accommodation in a hotel in Lugano for the night of Thursday 8th June.

- SNN Annual membership for 2023

The deadline for travel grant requests closed on 4th April.

13:00 - 13:30

Check-In and Welcome Drinks and Snacks

Thu 8th

13:30 - 14:30

Opening and Keynote Lecture: Prof. Aiman Saab

14:30 - 15:00

Meet your fellow researcher!

15:00 - 16:00

Talks by PhD Students & Postdocs (Session 1)

16:00 - 17:00

Coffee Break and Poster Session 1

17:00 - 18:00

Talks by PhD Students & Postdocs (Session 2)

18:00 - 18:30

Buffer time

18:30 - 19:30


19:30 - 20:30

ALBA Network interactive session

Get together with drinks

20:30 - 22:30

9:00 - 10:00

Keynote Lecture: Prof. Tania Barkat

Fri 9th

10:00 - 11:00

Talks by PhD Students & Postdocs (Session 3)

11:00 - 12:00

Coffee Break and Poster Session 2

12:00 - 13:00

Parallel workshops:

- "Implementing clinical and translational research projects", Marco Valgimigli

- "Go from rejected to accepted SNF proposal", Benedetto Lepori

- "From Academia to Industry in Neuroscience", Roger Redondo

- "How to Get Your Research Published", Giuseppe Di Giovanni

13:00 - 13:15

Best Presentation & Best Poster Awards,

Closing Remarks

from 13.15

Beginning of the Annual SSN meeting (Schedule here)

Preliminary Programme

Preliminary Programme

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