Connecting European Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week 2020

FENS is happy to announce that, thanks to the Dana Foundation grant, 33 BAW projects held in 21 countries are funded in 2020.

FENS warmly congratulates the grant winners!

From the 76 applications (coming from 29 different European countries) submitted, the following BAW events (listed by country) were selected for funding:

1. The Genius Within: Discovering The Intelligence - Marina Davtyan (Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia)

2. Tuzla Brain Week - Edina Sejdin (Student Council of Medical Faculty, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

3. Brain Awareness Week Rijeka 2020 - Zrinko Baričević (University of Rijeka, Croatia)

4. The Green Brain - Irena Pavela Banai (University of Zadar, Croatia)

5. Meet Mr. Brain - Ivana Pavlinac Dodig (University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia)

6. Brain Awareness Week 2020 in BioMag Laboratory Helsinki University Hospital: Brain Plasticity for Health and Learning - Hanna Renvall (Helsinki University Hospital, Finland)

7. To make a brain work: neurons... and what else? - Myriam Cayre (CNRS, France)

8. The Brain through the ages - Carole Rovere (University Côte d'Azur, France)

9. The Beauty of the Brain - Laurence Lanfumey (Université Paris - Inserm, France)

10. Events for the Brain Awareness Week 2020 in Tours: how neuroscience can improve education and learning - Yves Tillet (Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement, France)

11. Brain Awareness Week Berlin - Margret Franke (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)

12. Hellenic Society for Neuroscience events during BAW2020: Learning about brain function from cells to human traits - Kyriaki Sidiropoulou (University of Crete, Greece)

13. Brain Awareness Days in Budapest - Normal and Abnormal Behaviour: reasons, consequences and managing - Emilia Madarász (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary)

14. Neuroscience for Teens: Know Your Brain - Szintia Szert (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

15. A synaesthesia concert for Brain Awareness Week - Sophie Lee (University of Limerick, Ireland)

16. The 11th edition of the Brain Awareness Week: Young Researchers discuss Neuroscience - Beatrice D'Orsi (University of Padua, Italy)

17. Neurotopia - Friederike Stephani (Erasmus MC, Netherlands)

18. How new technologies impact the brain - Kinga Szydlowska (Nencki Foundation, Poland)

19. Neuroscience for kids: Secrets of senses - Irena Nalepa (Maj Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

20. Improve Brain Performance - Sandra Rebelo (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

21. Journey around the Brain - Marta Quatorze Correia (CIBB – Centre for Innovative Biomedicine and Biotechnology (CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology - and iCBR – Coimbra Institute for Clinical Biomedical Research), Portugal)

22. Explore Your Connectome - Cristian Gurzu (National College N. Balcescu, Romania)

23. 7th St.-Petersburg Brain Awareness Week - How Emotions Are Made - Irina Sukhotina (Pavlov First St.-Petersburg State Medical University, Russia)

24. Homo emoticon - Stefan Jakovljević (Student section of Serbian Neuroscience Society, Serbia)

25. Brain Awareness Week 2020: No Man is an Island - Kristina Kolle (SiNAPSA, Slovenian Neuroscience Association, Slovenia)

26. X Anniversary of Brain Awareness Week (BAW) in Ciudad Real - Javier Frontiñán (Facultad de Medicina de Ciudad Real. Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain)

27. Brain Awareness Week 2020: discovering neuroscience at the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos - M. Asunción Barreda Manso (Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain)

28. Celebrating the BAW 2020 at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of UPF - Mari Carmen Cebrián (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

29. Neuromascletà 5th Edition: Meeting Neuroscientists during Fallas Festival - Lucia Hipolito (University of Valencia, Spain)

30. From neuronal circuits to mental concepts, behavior and social relationship: free public lectures and discussion platforms on current neuroscience research topics - Anne-Catherine Feutz (University of Basel, Switzerland)

31. Brain Awareness Week Activities of the Neuroscience Society of Turkey (NST) Ege District - The Story of My Brain - Gulgun Sengul (Ege University, School of Medicine, Turkey)

32. Herstory: The Catchpole Chronicles - An opera for performers living with Parkinson's - Amy Mallett (Snape Maltings, United Kingdom)

33. Speak red: aphasia and opera - Finn Beames (Oedipa, United Kingdom)


To know how brain research was celebrated in Europe in 2019, have a look at the annual report of BAW events funded by FENS and the Dana Foundation.

Find more inspiration by looking at the past granted BAW Projects:

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