• Day 1: November 5th 2021

  • Day 2: November 6th 2021

    • 07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast
    • 08:30 – 10:30 Oral Presentations I
    • 10:30 – 12:30 Poster Session I
    • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 – 17:00 Workshops I & II
    • 17:00 – 19:00 Poster Session II + Coffee break
    • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
    • 20:00 – 23:00 Socializing

  • Day 3: November 7th 2021

    • 07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast
    • 08:30 – 11:00 Oral Presentations II
    • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
    • 11:30 – 12.30 Keynote Speaker II
    • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30 – 14:00 Closing Remarks

About the speakers:

Michael Frotscher Keynote Lecture I:

Dr. Sanja Bauer Mikulovic

Title of talk: Neural networks underlying interaction between cognition and emotion

Humans are – just like mice and rats – social beings. We learn and understand our environment not only cognitively but also emotionally, for example through interactions with others. That is why we store emotional memories in addition to purely cognitive memory content and often both types of memory are linked. My talk will address these questions.

  • How exactly do cognition and emotion interact in the brain?
  • How does information about rational connections and about feelings reach the memory structures of the brain?

Affiliation: German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases – Helmholtz Foundation (DZNE) Bonn, Germany and Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie (LIN), Magdeburg

Keynote Lecture II:

Dr. Rainer Schwarting

Title of talk: Sounds in sílence – deploying ultrasonic vocalizations in rodent neurobehavioral research

This lecture will address the following questions:

  • What are ultrasonic vocalizations?
  • How can they be measured, presented and interpreted?
  • What are major research areas where they are applied (basic research, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, animal models of human diseases and disorders)?

Affiliation: Philipps University Marburg, Germany

Workshop I:

Science Communication

Dr. Bradley van Paridon

Sharing Your Research with The World: From Writing to Podcasting

Affiliation: Freelance science writer, journalist, and podcaster. Marburg, Germany

Have you ever thought about starting a blog or podcast to showcase your research? There is growing public interest in research and information and misinformation have never been more accessible. Therefore, this is the best time to get started on a science outreach project! Academic and research institutions are beginning to view science communication skills as necessary skills meaning science communication is no longer a hobby and mastering it can help facilitate one’s research career. In this workshop we will discuss the common challenges of communicating science outside of a specialty area, such as avoiding jargon or how to deal with uncertainty. We will also learn about the importance of knowing the audience and the basic elements that make a great story. These ideas and concepts will be learned through interactive group discussions, exercises and practical skills activities centered around two common communication mediums: Writing and podcasting. Emphasis will be placed on group participation and practical skills so participants can expect to walk away with the beginnings of a project and the skills to continue it after completing the workshop.

Workshop II:

Data Visualization

Dr. Tracey Weissgerber

Data visualization: How to recognize and fix common problems

Affiliation: QUEST Center–Quality | Ethics | Open Science | Translation, Berlin Institute of Health, Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

“This workshop will examine strategies for making informative and transparent figures. We’ll discuss strategies for designing scientific figures that are accessible to a broad audience. Participants will then learn to identify and fix common data visualization problems. Techniques discussed will include replacing bar graphs of continuous data with more informative graphics, ensuring that the figure structure matches the study design, and techniques for avoiding overplotting. Attendees will also learn to create visualizations that are accessible to colorblind readers and to design informative figures using images (photographs, microscopy images, etc.).”