NeuroCon 2021 – early-career meeting by the jNWG

The jNWG’s first scientific meeting for early-career neuroscientists, the “NeuroCon 2021”, was successfully held at the Wissenschaftszentrum Schloss Reisensburg near Ulm from 5-7th November 2021. 43 participants (from Bachelor students to postdoctoral fellows) from 17 different cities joined the in-person meeting and shared their research in nine oral presentations and on 25 posters covering various neuroscience disciplines. By the participants’ votes, the best talk- and best poster-prizes were awarded to PhD student Lena Erlebach (Tübingen) and master student Carolin Koreny (Würzburg) – congratulations to the winners!

Additional highlights were keynote lectures by Dr. Sanja Bauer Mikulovic (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg) and Dr. Rainer Schwarting (Philipps-Universität Marburg), providing entertaining insights into their research and their career path, as well as valuable career advice to the early-career participants.

Furthermore, two extensive half-day workshops on “Science Communication” and “Data Visualization” by Dr. Bradley van Paridon (freelance science writer from Marburg, @bvanparidon) and Dr. Tracey Weissgerber (meta-researcher at QUEST center of the BIH, Charité Berlin, @T_Weissgerber), respectively, gave the NeuroCon a strong skill-building touch.

Finally, four evening discussion rounds introduced interested participants to tools for the organization of scientific literature, time- and self-management, digital lab books, as well as how to use social media in science.

Photo: Anika Busch

The NeuroCon 2021 organisers wish to thank the following supporters which enabled free registration, accommodation, and catering at Schloss Reisensburg for all young scientists by their generous support: Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung, Avisoft Bioacoustics, the German Neuroscience Society, Chroma Technology Corporation, AHF analysentechnik AG, Hello Bio Ltd, Hölzel Diagnostika Handels GmbH, The Jackson Immunoresearch Laboratories Inc., Miltenyi Biotech & Thor Labs Inc.

Moreover, please stay tuned for updates and spread the word, as planning for the NeuroCon 2022 has just started! The jNWG also looks forward to having you on board. For more details, please visit https://jnwg.org/neurocon2021/.

NeuroCon Science+ 2021 – Registration updates

A BIG THANK YOU to all the registered participants at NeuroCon 2021 !!!

To achieve a broader perspective and promote translation of focused research aspects into one another, NeuroCon 2021 – Science+ welcomes scientists from all fields of neuroscience. Towards our first goal, we have received an overwhelming number of applications from diverse Early Career Neuroscience Researchers all across Germany (https://jnwg.org/networking/)

Selected participants have been notified via email about their acceptance of participation, scientific presentation and registration fee waiver/registration fee payment details. All participants are requested to confirm their participation at the meeting via email and also register for their choice of workshop during the meeting at the following link: https://jnwg.org/keynote-lecture-and-workshops/. Confirmation of workshop choice will be notified to the participants in the week prior to the meeting with the compiled abstract booklet via email. The deadline for the submission of the abstract has been extended until the 15th of October 2021. For further details on abstract submission guidelines, please visit: https://jnwg.org/abstracts/

Important information once again, all participants will be accommodated at Schloss Reisensburg and the costs will be covered by us, additional details will be notified to you via email. Unfortunately, we cannot provide participants with travel reimbursements.

We would sincerely like to thank the kind donations from our supporting partners and organizations; and heartily appreciate their help towards making our event a success.

For any queries, questions or suggestions, please visit the FAQ page (https://jnwg.org/faq/) or feel free to reach out to us at neurocon@nwg-info.de

Yours jNWG

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NeuroCon Science+ 2021 – Registrations closed

A BIG THANK YOU to all the registered participants at NeuroCon 2021 !!!

To achieve a broader perspective and promote translation of focused research aspects into one another, NeuroCon 2021 – Science+ welcomes scientists from all fields of neuroscience. Towards our first goal, we have received an overwhelming number of applications from diverse Early Career Neuroscience Researchers all across Germany.

The registration committee is currently working on all the applications and participants will be notified within the next week by e-mail with all the necessary information regarding the final registration acceptance/rejection and your scientific presentation (poster/talk/both). Acceptance of your registration fee waivers would be notified in the same e-mail.

Important information once again, all participants will be accommodated at Schloss Reisensburg and the costs will be covered by us, additional details will be notified to you via email. Unfortunately, we cannot provide participants with travel reimbursements.

In the interest of a scientific meeting and the current pandemic regulations, we are subjected to limit the number of people at the venue. Currently, we have exceeded the number of registration applications and reserve the right to deny participation. During this phase, participants presenting a scientific poster/talk will receive priority over non-presenting participants. We apologize and regret all inconveniences caused on this front.

Feel free to reach out to us at neurocon@nwg-info.de

Yours jNWG

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?

SAVE the DATE!!

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 (https://jnwg.org/neurocon2021/) for registration, deadlines, abstract submission and additional information.

Feel free to reach out to us at neurocon@nwg-info.de

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 (https://www.lundbeck.com/global) as well as Elisa Krächan and Beatriz Furones Cuadrado from 3Brain (https://www.3brain.com/) 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 jNWG@nwg-info.de.
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 jnwg@nwg-info.de 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? https://nfdi-neuro.de/