Empowering the Future of Neuroscience

Empowering the Future of Neurosceince


Conference Announcement: Neurofly 2024

We are delighted to announce the 20th Biennial European Drosophila Research Conference, Neurofly 2024, taking place from September 2nd to 6th, 2024, at the University of Birmingham campus, UK.

Neurofly 2024 presents an exceptional opportunity for researchers worldwide to convene and share their latest findings and insights, primarily focusing on the neurobiology of Drosophila while also encompassing research using other invertebrate model organisms. Drosophila offers unparalleled advantages for neurobiological investigations, owing to its vast array of genetic tools facilitating observation and manipulation of the nervous system. Our aim is to foster extensive discussions and collaborations among junior and senior researchers in an inclusive interdisciplinary environment conducive to the exchange of results, ideas, and novel concepts.

The conference will feature a diverse range of sessions covering topics such as Developmental and Cellular Neuroscience, Brain Homeostasis and Metabolism, Brain Disease, Injury, and Aging, Gene Expression and Molecular Neuroscience, Neural Circuits and Behavior, and Plasticity and Remodeling.

We are proud to present eight distinguished plenary speakers, with additional talks selected from abstract submissions, providing a platform for both emerging and established researchers to showcase their exciting work. Attendees can also participate in practical demonstration workshops, including one on bridging connectomics and transcriptomics, along with engaging activities such as a trip to Stratford and the gala conference dinner.

Registration is now open, with an early bird deadline set for June 16th, 2024.

For further information and registration, please visit the conference website: neurofly2024.org

For any practical inquiries, please contact the conference management team at: academic.conferences@contacts.bham.ac.uk

We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to Neurofly 2024!

Alicia Hidalgo On behalf of the Neurofly 2024 Organizing Committee:

Yun Fan (Birmingham), Alicia Hidalgo (Birmingham), Matthias Landgraf (Cambridge), Samantha Oliver (Birmingham), Thomas Riemensperger (Germany), Carolina Rezaval (Birmingham), Natalia Sanchez-Soriano (Liverpool), Matthias Soller (Birmingham), Guy Tear (London), Richard Tuxworth (Birmingham), Louise Walczak (Birmingham)

Explore the intricate world of sensorimotor circuits at the upcoming workshop titled "Sensorimotor Circuits for Limb Control." This event will convene leading researchers, fostering discussions on how motor and sensory systems in the brain, spinal cord, and periphery orchestrate precise patterns of muscle activity during behaviors. Additionally, the workshop will delve into the fascinating realm of how damaged sensorimotor circuits undergo reorganization or repair to achieve motor recovery.

Confirmed Speakers:

The distinguished lineup of confirmed speakers includes experts such as Turgay Akay, Francisco Alvarez, Eiman Azim, Joriene De Nooij, Graziana Gatto, Martyn Goulding, Sten Grillner, and many more. You can find the complete list on the workshop website.

Important Dates

Mark your calendars for these essential dates:
- Begin Accepting Applications: September 1, 2023
- Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
- Notification of Application Results: December 15, 2023

- Participants Arrive in Okinawa: March 4, 2024
- Participants Depart Okinawa: March 9, 2024

Don't miss this unique opportunity! The registration fee of 100,000 yen (~$700 USD) covers accommodation and food arrangements.

Applications from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty in any related field are welcome. For further details or inquiries, please visit the official website.

7th Bonn Brain³ Conference: States – Behaviour, Neural Circuits and Codes


iBehave Network is delighted to announce its support and active involvement in the organization of the 7th BonnBrain³ Conference, themed "States – Behaviour, Neural Circuits, and Codes." This prestigious event, hosted by the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in collaboration with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar, is scheduled to take place from August 19 to 21, 2024.


BonnBrain³ 2024 promises an enriching experience, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to explore the intricate interplay of brain and body states, neural networks, and behavior. Renowned international experts will lead individual sessions covering diverse topics, including circuit and behavior evolution, the significance of network, brain, and body states in various behaviors, and computational neuroscience.


This year's conference boasts an impressive lineup of distinguished plenary speakers, including Camilla Bellone from Geneva University Neurocenter, Iain Couzin from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Tatyana Sharpee from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Michael Brecht from Humboldt University, and Moritz Helmstaedter from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. Furthermore, an exceptional selection of speakers will contribute to the various sessions, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of cutting-edge research in the field as outlined in the conference program.


In addition to stimulating talks, BonnBrain³ offers dedicated time for poster sessions and a student-organized symposium, fostering networking opportunities for individuals at all career stages to showcase their research. Young investigator talks and posters will be selected from abstract submissions, providing a platform for early career and established researchers alike to present their work.


Registration for the conference is now open, with an early bird deadline set for May 19, 2024. For further details and registration, please visit the conference website: BonnBrain³ Conference Website


For practical inquiries or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the conference management team at organization@bonnbrain.de. We are eagerly anticipating your participation and look forward to welcoming you to BonnBrain³ 2024!


Key Information:

Date: August 19 to 21, 2024

Location: LVR – Landesmuseum Bonn (August 19) and Biomediac Center (BMZ I), Venusberg Campus of the University Clinic Bonn (August 20-21)

Conference Homepage with registration link: BonnBrain³ Conference Website

Program: BonnBrain³ 2024 Program