5th HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research
February started off with the 5th – and first-ever virtual – HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research. Over 250 participants from all around the world joined the versatile programme schedule, happening between 1 and 4 February 2021.
During six inspiring keynote lectures and 10 interactive hands-on workshops attendees had the opportunity to discover a wide range of EBRAINS services and learn about HBP science. At the heart of the conference were 66 young researchers, from within and outside the HBP, presenting their own work in the field of interdisciplinary brain research, during four student and two poster sessions. Prizes for the best contributions were awarded to Chiara de Luca (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) for Best Talk, Antoine Bellemare (Concordia University, Canada) for Best Poster and Ayça Kepçe (Technical University Munich, Germany) for People’s Choice of Best Abstract.
Furthermore, several networking engagements, including a pub quiz, a science bazaar and a special “Ask Me Anything” session with four senior HBP researchers, provided space for attendees to connect with each other, share their experiences and find common interests for future collaborations. The feedback so far is highly positive and both, the Programme Committee and the Education Team are happy that the first virtual Student Conference was a blast and would like to thank all speakers, tutors, presenters and attendees for contributing to a highly successful and inspiring HBPSC2021!
Video recordings of the HBPSC2021 keynote lectures and student talks will be published on the HBP Education E-Library. To stay in touch and tuned for any future Education events and training occasions join the HBP Students Slack Channel or subscribe to the HBP Education Newsletter!