Connecting European Neuroscience

European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS)

ENCODS is a European training network for PhD students in neurosciences. ENCODS holds annually cross-disciplinary conferences to prepare early neuroscientists to meet the challenges in the field of neurosciences for today and the future.

The European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) is an initiative started by graduate students at the Neurocampus Bordeaux in 2013, to offer young neuroscientists a scientific exchange that suits their needs better than a large-scale event. ENCODS is now organized yearly by a different group of internationally located PhD students and welcomes European PhD students working in all fields of Neuroscience. ENCODS will be held as an independent event in Alicante (Spain) in 2017 and as a satellite event of the FENS FORUM in Berlin (Germany) in 2018.

The program encompasses plenary talks from both eminent as well as arising scientists, that will stay for the full length of the conference to offer ample possibility for interaction. ENCODS offers students the opportunity to give talks and to be involved with the conference, making ENCODS a great way for young scientists to interact with each other in a different setting than usual. Students are offered trainings to improve skills that are critical during and after their PhD, such as academic writing, presenting and self-management. This way, ENCODS serves as the optimal platform to receive feedback, train skills and initiate new collaborations across borders. 


  • Read here the interview with participants and organisers of ENCODS 2017.

ENCODS 2018 (5-6 July 2018, Berlin, Germany)














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Cortex Evolution and Development

24-27 September 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Co-chairs: Zoltán Molnár (University of Oxford) & Arnold Kriegstein (University of California, San Francisco)

Deadline: 20 August 2017



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Winter School on Navigation

Apply to the first series of FENS Hertie Winter Schools on Neural control of behaviour. 

Animal navigation across species will be covered: including insects, birds, bats, rodents, and humans.

Date: 10-16 December 2017

Stipends are available.

Deadline: 21 August 2017