The FENS 2020 plenary lectures and special lectures will bring you the very latest neuroscience updates, from leading international experts.
Take a look at the sessions and speakers below and start planning your Glasgow schedule.

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

Plenary Lectures

Saturday, 11 July

PL01 – Fred Kavli Opening Lecture

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

Sunday, 12 July

PL02 – Plenary Lecture

Local protein synthesis in neurons. Erin Schuman (DE)

PL03 – Plenary Lecture

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

Monday, 13 July

PL04 – Plenary Lecture

How development scaffolds adult hippocampal dynamics. Rosa Cossart (FR) 

PL05 – Presidential Lecture

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

Tuesday, 14 July

PL06 – Plenary Lecture

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

PL07 – The ERA-NET Neuron Lecture

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

Wednesday, 15 July

PL08 – Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute Lecture

Sleep’s role in memory consolidation. Jan Born (DE)

PL09 – Hertie Foundation Closing Lecture

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

Special Lectures

Saturday, 11 July

SL01 – EJN Special Feature

             Mammalian sleep, varying in space and time. Anita Luthi (CH)

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

CADASIL before CADASIL. Marie-Germaine Bousser (FR)

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

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

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

Monday, 13 July

SL04 – EBBS / Behavoural Brain Research Prize

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

SL05 – EDAB / Max Cowan Special lecture

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

SL06 – Boehringer – Ingelheim / FENS Research Award

Epigenetic mechanisms in memory formation. Johannes Gräff (CH)

Tuesday, 14 July

SL07 – Eric Kandel Prize Lecture

  Glia make zebrafish ‘give up’ on futile behavior. Misha Ahrens (USA)

SL08 – Host Society Special lecture

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

SL09 – ERA-Net NEURON / Excellent Papers in Neuroscience Award Lecture

Wednesday, 15 July

SL10 – FENS – EJN Awards Lectures

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

Prefrontal circuits for decision making. Laurence Hunt (UK)

SL11 – EDAB – Lecture on Neuroethics

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