HBP Student Conference, 8 – 10 February 2017 HBP Student Conference, 8 – 10 February 2017

Transdisciplinary Research Linking Neuroscience, Brain Medicine and Computer Science


The 1st HBP Student Conference provided an open forum for exchange of new ideas among young researchers working across various aspects of neuroscience, brain medicine and computer science relevant to the Human Brain Project. The scope of the conference offered a plethora of opportunities for extensive scientific discussions, both intra- and inter-disciplinary, among peers and faculty through a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events.


Original high quality submissions describing innovative research in all disciplines addressing the HBP research programme were invited. Contributions emphasising theoretical and empirical foundations as well as novel approaches to specific problems with respect to the twelve subprojects of the HBP were welcome. Finally, we particularly encouraged submissions with a potential to inspire the research community by introducing new and relevant problems, concepts and ideas, even if the work is at an early stage of development.

Abstract submission is closed.

The conference started on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 in the early afternoon with registration and ended the afternoon of Friday, 10 February 2017.


Participation in the 1st HBP Student Conference was open to advanced master students, PhD students and young 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. Participation of young female investigators was highly encouraged. Registration was required.

Seven travel grants have been awarded to students.


Conference Programme Committee Conference Programme Committee

Nikola Simidjievski | JSI

Andrea Santuy | UPM
Miriam Menzel | FZ JUELICH
Jovan Tanevski | JSI
Vitali Karasenko | UHEI
Tara Mahfoud | KCL


Organisers Organisers

HBP Education Programme Office:
Medical University Innsbruck (MUI)

Viktoria Tipotsch
Theresa Rass