The Brain Conference: Circuits for Movement

Rungsted Kyst, Denmark

Organiser: FENS

Additional Organiser: Lundbeck Foundation


Attendance type(s): In Person

FENS members will benefit from preferential rates

Event Dates: 16—19 Jun 2024

Registration Deadline: 3 Apr 2024

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This upcoming Brain Conference will focus on recent advances in understanding organisation and operating principles of neuronal circuits for motor control. Featuring the latest experimental and computational approaches, it will highlight how cell types are organised into specific networks to contribute to motor function from microcircuits to systems level, how motor and sensory information is integrated to produce adaptive behaviours, and compare principles in the motor system organisation and function across evolution.

The conference has been organised to create an interactive space with additional short talks from submitted abstracts and posters that will facilitate participation from a diverse cross section of neuroscientists working on sensory-motor systems.


Organised by FENS in collaboration with the Lundbeck Foundation, awarder of The Brain Prize,  these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Scientific Chairs


Silvia Arber
University of Basel & FMI,


Martyn Goulding
The Salk Institute & University of California, United States


Ole Kiehn
University of Copenhagen & Karolinska Institutet, Denmark


Silvia Arber, University of Basel, Switzerland
Eiman Azim, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Martha Bagnall, Washington University, USA
Tiago Branco, University College London, UK
Ansgar Bueschges, University of Cologne, Germany
Gwyneth Card, Columbia University, USA
Rui Costa, Allen Institute, USA
Abdel El Manira, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Martyn Goulding, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Sten Grillner, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Andreas Horn, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Germany
Ole Kiehn, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Alexandra Nelson, UCSF, USA
Bence Oelveczky, Harvard University, USA
Abigail Person, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
Bernardo Sabatini, Harvard Medical School, USA
Nirao Shah, Stanford University, USA
Aya Takeoka, Leuven Brain Institute, Belgium
John Tuthill, University of Washington, USA
Fan Wang, MIT, USA

For enquiries and press registration, please contact The Brain Conferences Office: brain(at)

Contact Details

Name: The Brain Conferences




Rungsted Strandvej 107, 2960 Rungsted Kyst, Denmark