Connecting European Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week 2016

36 projects across 23 different European countries were selected and supported by the Dana Foundation Grants.

  Download the final report about BAW granted projects in 2016

 Thanks to all the BAW oragnisers for making the Brain Awareness Week 2016 yet another success!

The following BAW projects (listed in alhpabetical order by last name) were selected for funding: 

  1. Battaglini, Piero Paolo (University of Trieste, Italy): Settimana del Cervello 2016 (Brain Awareness Week 2016);
  2. Baxa, Monika (Czech Huntington Association, Czech Republic): Neurodegenerative Diseases around us;
  3. Boland, Barry (University College Cork, Ireland): Neurological Disorders Across the Spectrum of Life;
  4. Bosler, Olivier (CNRS/Aix-Marseille University, France): The brain's life span: from embryo to old age;
  5. Castro-Caldas, Margarida (iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal): Brain Awareness Week 2016: Discover the brain!;
  6. Deli, Maria  (Institute of Biophysics, Szeged, Hungary): Drugs and Our Brain;
  7. Echevarria, Diego (Instituto de Neurociencias, Spain): Experimental Models for Understanding Brain Function;
  8. Franke, Margret (Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Germany): Brain Awareness Week Berlin 2016;
  9. Gąsiewski, Tomasz (The Brain! Foundation, Warsaw, Poland): The Brain Day 2016 in Warsaw;
  10. Gasparyan, Arsen (Young Biologists Association NGO, Yerevan, Armenia): “Meet your brain” public campaign;
  11. Glover, Joel (University of Oslo, Department of Molecular Medicine, Oslo, Norway): Brain plasticity: public lectures and podcasts in Norway;
  12. Golubovic, Bahrija (Association of Medical Students "MEDICUS", Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina): Tuzla Brain Week - The Brain and Growing up;
  13. Guillazo Blanch, Gemma (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Institut de Neurociències, Spain): Brain Awareness Week at the INC-UAB;
  14. Jovanovic, Ksenija (National Hospital for Paraplegics, Department of Experimental Neurology, Toledo, Spain): Savour Toledo -Brain Awareness Week Toledo 2016;
  15. Klimaschewski, Lars (Medical University Innsbruck, Department of Neuroanatomy, Austria): “Im Reich der Sinne – in the Realm of the Senses”;
  16. Kostovic, Ivica (Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia): Born to be empathetic  (Neurobiology of empathy);
  17. Kulikova, Sofya (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Empirical Studies, Perm, Russia): BRAIN: Let's get acquainted;
  18. Kurnaz, Isil (Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey): Our Brain – Brain Awareness Week 2016 Activity for 5-11 year-old students in Greater Istanbul Area;
  19. Le Brun, Isabelle (Grenoble Institut of Neurosciences, France): “Creativity, this is inside the head!”  (“La créativité, c’est dans la tête!”);
  20. Long-Smith, Caitriona (University College Cork, Anatomy and Neuroscience Department, Ireland): “Healthy Brain Aging – Tús Maith Leath na hOibre” (A good start is half the work);
  21. Madarász, Emilia (Inst. of Experimental Medicine of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary): Explore the scientific bases of behaviour!;
  22. Matkovič, Andraž (Institute of Pathophysiology, Ljubljana, Slovenia): Brain Awareness Week 2016: Neurodiversity;
  23. Podina, Ioana (University of Bucharest, Psychology Department, Romania): My Curious Brain - Second Edition;
  24. Pyza, Elzbieta (Jagiellonian University, Department of Cell Biology and Imaging, Institute of Zoology, Krakow, Poland): "Mysteries of the brain" - lectures, discussions and exhibits;
  25. Richter Levin, Gal (University of Haifa, Sagol Department of Neurobiology Department of Psychology,Haifa, Israel): Brain Awareness Week in Israel;
  26. Robinson, Emma (University of Bristol, Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Bristol, UK): Bristol Neuroscience Festival;
  27. Rovere, Carole (Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, CNRS, Valbonne, France): The brain in its environment;
  28. Rowe, Paula (City University London, Department of Psychology, London, UK): Heroes of Neurons; Brains at Work;
  29. Sengul, Gulgun (Ege University, School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Izmir, Turkey): Brain Awareness Week Activities of the Neuroscience Society of Turkey (NST) - A Journey into the Brain;
  30. Šimić, Nataša (University of Zadar, Department of Psychology, Croatia): Our Brain Stories;
  31. Sørensen, Thomas Alrik (Aalborg University, Department for Communication and Psychology, Denmark): Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience Brain Awareness Week;
  32. Stamatakis, Antonios (University of Athens, Greece): A. Brain in motion; B. Depression in life and art; C. Understanding the brain; D. Learning through reward; E. A School Day for the Brain. “The brain….What? How? Why?”; F. Little Brain-Researchers
  33. Stankovic, Slobodan (Students' Neuroscience Society of Serbian Neuroscience Society, Belgrade, Serbia): Sense the Brain;
  34. Varela Amaral, Sara (CNC.IBILI: CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology & IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal): Brain Facts and Research 4 everyone;
  35. Zagrean, Ana-Maria (Medical School, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Physiology and Fundamental Neuroscience, Bucharest, Romania): Romanian brain-match: neuroscientists versus society;
  36. Zappalà, Giuseppe (CentroScienza Onlus, Torino, Italy): Are we really free?The neuroscience of liberty and free will.

We warmly congratulate the awardees!

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