University of Algarve: Gambelas Campus Faro, Portugal

Organiser: ENCODS


Attendance type(s): In Person

FENS members will benefit from preferential rates

Event Dates: 01—2 May 2023

Registration Deadline: 12 Mar 2023

FENS members will benefit from preferential rates!

The European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) is an initiative started by graduate students at the Neurocampus Bordeaux in 2013. The main aim of ENCODS is to provide a safe space for early-career neuroscientists where they can share their research in the form of talks and poster presentations, create new collaborations, learn from experts, and network with researchers and students from all around the world. Since 2015, the ENCODS meeting has been organized in partnership with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

A typical ENCODS meeting will have around 100 attendees. It offers young scientists the opportunity to discuss their research and career-related topics. Social activities and workshops will also be available and are designed to increase interaction and communication.

By attending ENCODS you will:

  • Gain experience presenting and discussing your work;
  • Expand your network of contacts;
  • Attend workshops designed to increase your skills;
  • Expand your knowledge in different fields of neuroscience;
  • Interact with key-note speakers who are experienced researchers, experts in their field.

The ENCODS 2023 Meeting will take place in Faro in the region of Algarve, Portugal on May 1st and 2nd, 2023, before the FENS Regional Meeting.

For this meeting, our conference theme is “Labcoats and Laptops: Neuroscience through different lenses”. The goal is, across distinguished expert and student presentations, poster sessions, and the workshops, bring together the different fields within Neuroscience and provide new techniques and questions for early career scientists.

ENCODS 2023 Committee’s reflection is based on the reality of the PhD: Most of the time, students specialise in one to three techniques during their PhD (computational or experimental, in vitro or in vivo, molecular scale to network/behavior). The goal here is for students to present the important questions they address in their PhD work and the techniques they are using to do so, and to learn from their peers. Particularly, ENCODS 2023 will be the perfect conference for students performing experimental neurosciences to learn more about computational neuroscience, and vice-versa.

Download here the Speakers’ abstracts.

Registration closed on 12 March.

FENS members and University of Algarve students will benefit from preferential rates. Moreover, students attending the FENS Regional Meeting will also benefit from a 50% discount. 

For enquiries, please contact the ENCODS 2023 Team.


ENCODS 2023 team is pleased to acknowledge the partnership with Algarve Biomedical Center Research Institute (ABC-Ri) for organising the ENCODS 2023 meeting.



Contact Details

Name: ENCODS 2023 Team

Email: 2023@encods.eu


Faro, Portugal