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3rd HBP Student Conference on Interdisciplinary Brain Research

6-7 February 2019
Ghent, Belgium


The human brain is such a complex system that it can only be understood by combining knowledge and practices from multiple scientific fields. The 3rd HBP Student Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among young researchers working across various aspects of science relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP). The conference offers a space for extensive scientific dialogue, both intra- and interdisciplinary, among peers and faculty through a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events.

Call for submissions

We invite original high-quality submissions describing innovative research in all disciplines addressed in the HBP. These contributions can emphasise theoretical or empirical works relating to a wide spectrum of fields including but not limited to: neuroscience, computer science, robotics, medicine, psychology, cognitive science or philosophy. We particularly encourage submissions with a potential to inspire collaboration in the research community by introducing new and relevant problems, concepts, and ideas, even if the work is at an early stage of development.


The conference will start on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 in the morning with registration and end the evening of Thursday, 7 February 2019.

Participation in the 3rd HBP Student Conference is open to the entire student community and early career researchers, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the HBP or not and regardless of whether they make a submission to the scientific programme or not. We encourage all young scientists to register and aim at an equal representation of all sexes. 


Abstract submission is closed. 


Please inform us if you require any special assistance or child care support. We are happy to help you make the necessary arrangements. Please note that the conference organisers will help with logistics, but cannot provide financial support for child care.

Conference Programme Committee Conference Programme Committee

Gabriel Urbain | Ghent University, Belgium
Sandra Diaz-Pier | Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany


Marcelo Armendariz | KU Leuven, Belgium
Guillaume Bellec | TU Graz, Austria
Petruț Bogdan | University of Manchester, UK
Andrea Santuy | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Alexander van Meegen | Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Organisers Organisers

HBP Education Programme Office:

Stefan Mittermayr, Theresa Rass | Medical University Innsbruck