Connecting European Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week 2019

FENS is happy to announce that, thanks to the Dana Foundation grant, 36 BAW projects held in 20 countries were funded in 2019.

FENS warmly congratulates the grant winners!

From the 75 applications (coming from 28 different European countries) submitted, the following BAW events (listed by country) were selected for funding:

1. How fast is our Brain? - Lara Bieler (Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria)

2. The Smell Challenge - Ann Van der Jeugd (KU Leuven, Belgium)

3. Mighty animal brains - Vedrana Ivic (Faculty of Medicine Osijek, Croatia)

4. The Moral Brain - Nataša Šimić (University of Zadar, Croatia)

5. BAW in Paris, France - Laurence Lanfumey (IPNP, France)

6. Everyday errors as a window into brain functioning - Marcela Perrone-Bertolotti (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France)

7. Discover your brain - Evinaa Sellaiah (Sanofi Chilly Mazarin, France)

8. Series of Neuroscience events: from brain development to pathologies - Arnaud Nicot (INSERM, France)

9. Brain Awarness Week Berlin 2019 - Linda Tidwell (Einstein Center for Neurosciences, Germany)

10. 2019 Regionals Deutsche Neurowissenschaften Olympiade - LaShae Nicholson (Deutsche Neurowissenshaften Olympiade e.V., Germany)

11. Hellenic Society for Neuroscience activities during BAW2019: Educating students and the public about the brain - Kyriaki Sidiropoulou (University of Crete, Greece)

12. DendrITEs Workshop: Learn and remember the path! Forest of dendritic trees in brain! - Georgia Soursou (Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB-FORTH), Greece)

13. The brain and the digital world - Emilia Madarász (Institute of Experimental Medicine of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

14. Alzheimer’s disease, when your brain lets you down - Maria Deli (Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

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

16. Painting Music: sound as vision via synaesthesia - Richard Roche (Maynooth University, Ireland)

17. What happened to Mr. Brain? - Donatella Ruggeri (Hafricah.NET, Italy)

18. The New Revolution: The Digital Mind - Artificial intelligence, big data and precision medicine in neuroscience - Giuseppe Zappala (CentroScienza Onlus, Italy)

19. Great discoveries in neuroscience and neuromedicine - Dorota Nowicka (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland)

20. Stress in our brain and its meaning in our life - Joanna Gadomska (Economical and Service High School F. Chopin in Żychlin, Poland)

21. Neuroscience boat: Brain awareness on the river - Rafal Rygula (Institute of Pharmacology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

22. Brain O’Clock – time to make it right! - Ana Viegas (CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and iCBR – Coimbra Institute for Clinical Biomedical Research, Portugal)

23. Brain Fair: Scientists and Community - Margarida Castro-Caldas (iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal)

24. Train Your Brain - Cristian Gurzu (National College Nicolae Balcescu, Romania)

25. 6th St.-Petersburg Brain Awareness Week "Brain in Motion" - Irina Sukhotina (Pavlov First St.-Petersburg State Medical University, Russia)

26. The life of brain - Marija Petronijevic (Student section of Serbian neuroscience society, Serbia)

27. Together against dementia - Dasa Cizkova (Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

28. Brain Awareness Week 2019: At the threshold of pain - Vesna Marija van Midden (SiNAPSA - Slovenian neuroscience association, Slovenia)

29. XVI BAW in Murcia. The musical brain: senses, emotion, memories & rhythm - Maria-Trinidad Herrero (University of Murcia, Spain)

30. Neuromascletà 2019: Meeting Neuroscientists In The Street During Fallas - Lucia Hipolito (University of Valencia, Spain)

31. BAW 2019 at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of Pompeu Fabra University - Mari Carmen Cebrián (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

32. Brain Awareness Week 2019 at the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos: explorers of the damaged and healthy nervous system - Hugo Vara Rivera (Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain)

33. From neuronal circuits to mental concepts, decisions and movement: Free public lectures and discussion platforms on current neuroscience research topics - Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (University of Basel, Switzerland)

34. Our Brain Events in Greater Istanbul Kocaeli Region - Isil Kurnaz (Gebze Technical University, Turkey)

35. Brain, Behaviour and Beyond - Andrew Young (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)

36. Speak Red: workshops and a performance of work in progress - 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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