Neurocon 2021 Science+

Do you feel the need to have an independent network among early career researchers like yourself?

Do you feel a bit anxious when attending a symposium amidst prominent and established scientists from your field?

Do you want to experience the thrill of a symposium focusing on early career researchers?


jNWG brings to you

Neurocon 2021 Science+

The first scientific meeting

for Early Career Neuroscientists

by Early Career Neuroscientists

A meeting bringing together early career scientists such as yourself at the

Wissenschaftszentrum Schloss Reisensburg

from the 5th to 7th of November 2021

Scientific workshops, keynote lectures, poster and scientific talk presentations and much more! Present your work in a motivating environment and receive appreciative, out-of-the-box feedback from peers.

A unique, stimulating and supportive platform to build your own academic network among early career researchers. Please visit our website ( for registration, deadlines, abstract submission and additional information.

Yours jNWG

Don’t forget to share the word among like minded neuroscientists!

Virtual Career Pitch

Early-career neuroscientists!

Unsure about your career perspectives? We want to provide you with insights into different career paths!

This time, three guests from industry will share you first-hand information on the transitioning from academia to industry. We are very happy to welcome Jakob Kisbye Dreyer from Lundbeck ( as well as Elisa Krächan and Beatriz Furones Cuadrado from 3Brain ( as speakers to our first Virtual Career Pitch.
They all will provide us a short introduction to their individual career path and share insights and advice (~15 minutes each). In the second half of the event, there will be an extensive Q&A session, initially moderated but of course open to questions form die audience. We hope for a lively discussion and we are very much looking forward gaining first-hand insights from industry.

The event will start at 5pm (CEST) on March 31st. Please register until March 30th by just sending a short note to
Best regards and we’re looking forward to meeting you online on March 31st,
your jNWG

jNWG Christmas Event

Join us for a little pre-Christmas get-together with fun science and career advice from our guest Michael Brecht and socializing with your fellow early career scientists!

We would love it if you would share a summary slide of your research with us and be part of the “slide-show-karaoke”.
The idea is that you prepare a slide – without words – in which the aim of your research is explained and another participant will try to explain your “research-slide”.

Register by e-mail to to receive the link. First come, first serve!

NeuroCon 2020 – postponed to 2021

We are sad to cancel this year’s NeuroCon, but given the still unclear circumstances we didn’t want to take any chances with each others health. So instead, we are looking forward to meeting you in person at NeuroCon 2021.

It’s coming soon: save the date for NeuroCon 2020!

Over the past 5 months we’ve been working a lot on our first jNWG conference, which will take place already this fall at Schloss Reisensburg near Ulm. We want to put a big focus on networking among early career neuroscientists, share experiences, discuss career perspectives and geek out on each others research.
There will be updates on the program and how to register soon!

jNWG at NFDI Neuroscience Workshop

On Friday, September 20th, the jNWG had the pleasure to participate at the first NFDI Neuroscience Community Workshop in Berlin.
What is the NFDI4Neuroscience? An initiative that aims to enable and simplify research data management, for example developing standards for sharing, storing, reusing data and metadata and drawing attention to pre-existing data management tools, or developing tools that are missing. It’s a bottom-up process, based on the users needs and invested in training and support to generate a much needed research data infrastructure.
Want to learn more?

Who we are

We are an enthusiastic group of young researchers aiming towards an increased representation and effective networking amongst young neuroscientists by bringing the following ideas to life:

·    Focus on your wishes and needs around your daily as well as future work life.
·    Increase visibility of young neuroscientists within the NWG and the greater public.
·    Draw attention onto research of young scientists.
·    Organize events and workshops providing peer-to-peer scientific education and career advice.
·    Facilitate networking with European neuroscience societies and laboratories.

… and much more.