Connecting European Neuroscience


ENCODS 2018: 5-6 July 2018, Berlin, Germany

Open Science:

   Dr. ir. Bianca Kramer, Utrecht University Library, the Netherlands

qwwBianca Kramer studied Biology at Wageningen University. She did her PhD in Neuroscience at Radboud University Nijmegen, and subsequently did a postdoc in Toronto, Canada. Since 2008 she works as a librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht University Library with a strong focus on data search, publication strategy, Open Access and Open Science. She is investigating changing research workflows as reflected by trends in innovations and tool usage across the research cycle through her work, together with colleague Jeroen Bosman, on the project “101 innovations in Scholarly Communication”. Bianca regularly leads workshops on various aspects of scholarly communication for researchers, students and other sponsors in academic communication, and has an active interest in data- and network visualization.

   drs. Jeroen Bosman, Utrecht University Library, the Netherlands

nnnJeroen Bosman is currently working as a geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. His work in scholarly communication centers on Open Access and Open Science, scientometrics, visualization and innovation. He is an enthusiastic promoter for Open Science and for experimenting with open alternatives. He is co-leading the “101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication” project, that aims to chart and promote practices, tools and workflows through research, advocacy and workshops. He is currently engaged in defining the scholarly commons. Jeroen regularly leads workshops in online search and all aspects of scholarly communication, for students, faculty and professionals alike.


The publication process: 

   Prof. Paul Bolam, MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

bbbPaul Bolam graduated in Pharmacology at Chelsea College, University of London. He did his PhD at King's College Hospital Medical School. He then joined the Department of Pharmacology until he was awarded an MRC Senior Research Fellowship Emeritus Professor of Anatomical Neuropharmacology and Emeritus Senior Scientist at the MRC Brain Networks Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford. He has previously served as Secretary of the British Neuroscience Association, as President of the International Basal Ganglia Society, as a member of the Medical Research Council Neuroscience and Mental Health Board, and as Chair of the Research Advisory Panel of Parkinson’s UK. Paul is currently co-Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Neuroscience. He is an Advisory Editor of Trends in Neuroscience, and a member of the editorial boards of several other journals. He is active in public engagement in science, talking to school and career groups.

Experimental design:

   MSc. Chris Hartgerink, Tilburg University, the Netherlands 

pppChris Hartgerink graduated in Psychology and specialized in social and behavioral science at Tilburg University, Netherlands. He began his career teaching and doing research on human factors in statistics. He then joined the Department of Methodology and Statistics where he is currently working on his doctoral project on detecting possible data fabrication in the social science which aims to test the performance of current statistical methods to detect data fabrication. He has been Ambassador by the Center of Open Science (COS) for promoting Open Science among researchers, and Director of Data Integrity of Matters. Chris frequently leads ‘research conduct’ workshops and regularly appears on radio shows and social media.

Presentation skills:

   Anna Elena Pepe, actress and transformational coach, United Kingdom

anna1Anna Elena Pepe graduated in acting and drama at the Guildhall School of Music and at the Actors Centre in London respectively. She also has a degree in Biotechnology by the King’s College London, which gave her the tools to work on projects bringing together Science and Art at the international science and theatre production "Staminalia, a dream and a trial", which premiered at the prestigious Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Despite her scientific background she decided to focus on acting rather than a scientific career, but still managed to transfer her scientific skills to the corporate world where she works as a Trainer/Actor and Roleplayer at multinationals like Kraft Foods, Pfeizer Medicals and Trip Advisor. Since 2016 she is the co-founder of “Phoebus Coaching” where she helps people to bring out their unique “light” and special potential.