3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting in Helsinki – Day 2

The O’BRAIN Lab is vis­it­ing Helsin­ki to explore the neu­ro­sciences of our Nordic neigh­bors. A dai­ly report.

On the agen­da are the 3rd Nordic Neu­ro­science Meet­ing and a vis­it to the new lab of group leader Annette Horstmann, who was recent­ly appoint­ed as an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Behav­ioral and Brain Sci­ences at the Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy and Logo­pe­dics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Helsin­ki. In a range of posts, we will share some of the high­lights of our visit.

The sec­ond day, Thurs­day June 13th, was filled with inter­est­ing talks, sym­posia and two poster ses­sions. The lec­tur­ers gave us fas­ci­nat­ing insight into their research cov­er­ing cel­lu­lar bases of brain func­tion and behav­ior. Out­stand­ing was a ple­nary lec­ture held by Car­men San­di whose recent stud­ies inves­ti­gat­ed cell organelles and how they impact anx­ious behavior.

Anoth­er high­light of the day was the din­ner in the evening with all sci­en­tists who attend­ed the con­fer­ence com­ing togeth­er at Helsinki’s famous restau­rant Sip­uli for deli­cious food and con­ver­sa­tions. With this amaz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty of get­ting in touch with the experts in neu­ro­science for shar­ing ideas and expe­ri­ence, an inspir­ing day came to an end.

Nora Breuer & Franziska Rausch (MD candidates)