The FENS 2020 plenary lectures and special lectures will bring you the very latest neuroscience updates, from leading international experts.

All plenary and special lecture sessions will have a live Q&A section.

Take a look at the sessions and speakers below and start planning your Forum schedule.

For Speakers’ Bios and Pictures, please visit the Meet the Faculty page.

Plenary Lectures

Saturday, 11 July PL01 – Fred Kavli Opening Lecture (16:30-18:30)

Differential resilience to perturbation of circuits with similar performance. Eve Marder (USA)

Sunday, 12 July PL02 – Plenary Lecture (08:30-09:30)

Local protein synthesis in neurons. Erin Schuman (DE)
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PL03 – Plenary Lecture (16:00-17:00)

The amygdala and memory: recalling the past, imaging the future. Sheena Josselyn (CA)

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Monday, 13 July PL04 – Plenary Lecture (08:30-09:30)

How development scaffolds adult hippocampal dynamics.Rosa Cossart (FR)
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PL05 – Presidential Lecture (16:00-17:00)

Neural mechanisms of environmental risk for psychiatric disorders. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (DE)

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Tuesday, 14 July PL07 – The ERA-NET Neuron Lecture (08:30-09:30)

Early cortical wiring and neuroimmune interactions. Sonia Garel (FR)

PL06 – Plenary Lecture (16:00-17:00)

Discovering, reinforcing and refining actions. Rui Costa (USA)

Wednesday, 15 July PL08 – Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute Lecture (08:30-09:30)

Sleep’s role in memory consolidation. Jan Born (DE)
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PL09 – Hertie Foundation Closing Lecture (15:00-16:00)

New approaches to studying intact brain structure and function. Karl Deisseroth (USA)

Special Lectures

Saturday, 11 July SL01 – EJN Special Feature (11:30-12:45)

Mammalian sleep, varying in space and time. Anita Luthi (CH)
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At a glance at a face: early visual processing in young and older adults. Guillaume Rousselet (UK)

Sunday, 12 July SL02 – The Brain Prize Lecture 2019 (11:30-12:45)

CADASIL: a clinical model of ischemic small vessel disease. Hugues Chabriat (FR)

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Pathogenesis of small vessel diseases of the Brain: new insights from genetic models. Anne Joutel (FR)

Inherited cerebral small vessel disease genomics. Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve (FR)

SL03 IBRO – Kemali Prize Lecture (12:00-12:45)

From pecking order to Ketamine – Neural mechanisms of social and emotional behaviors. Hailan Hu (CN)

Monday, 13 July SL04 – EBBS / Behavioural Brain Research Lecture (12:00-12:45)

Prefrontal circuits related to anhedonia and anxiety. Angela Roberts (UK)

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SL05 – EDAB / Max Cowan Special lecture (12:00-12:45)

Synapses lost and found: developmental critical periods and Alzheimer’s Disease. Carla Shatz (USA)

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SL06 – Boehringer – Ingelheim / FENS Research Award (12:00-12:45)

Epigenetic mechanisms in memory formation. Johannes Gräff (CH)

Tuesday, 14 July SL07 – Eric Kandel Prize Lecture (12:00-12:45)

Computation in neuron-glia circuits for controlling behavioral state
Misha Ahrens (USA)

SL08 –  Host Society Special Lecture (12:00-12:45)

Neuron-Glia interactions in synapse degeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease. Tara Spires-Jones (UK)

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SL09 – ERA-Net NEURON / Excellent Papers in Neuroscience Award Lecture (12:00-12:45).

Autism-like phenotype and risk gene mRNA deadenylation by CPEB4 mis-splicing
Alberto Parras Rodriguez (CH)

Wednesday, 15 July SL10 – FENS – EJN Awards Lectures (11:30-12:45)

The synaptome: an epic journey in time and space. Seth Grant (UK)

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Prefrontal circuits for decision making. Laurence Hunt (UK)

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SL11 – EDAB – Lecture on Neuroethics (12:00-12:45)

Non-human primate models for neurobiology and biomedicine. Mu-Ming Poo (CN)