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Welcome to FKNE2017

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence symposium (FKNE-Symposium) will take place on the campus of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in Klosterneuburg near Vienna on December 3-5, 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you at this meeting!

supported by Convention Bureau Niederösterreich

General Information

FKNE Winter Symposium 2017

Scientific Background

Supported generously by the Kavli Foundation, in 2014 the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) established a multidisciplinary network of excellent early to mid-career European neuroscientists promoting scientific exchange. The FKNE winter symposium 2017 is a scientific conference that should become a hallmark of the network and will continue to take place every two years. The high-level scientific symposium will serve as a forum for scientific discussion and for boosting collaborations within and outside the network and will represent the several areas of neuroscience. To favor a lively scientific debate the program will include round table discussions on the topics presented during the meeting. The program of the symposium and further information are available below. 


Please register until: November 15, 2017

The scientific program (talks attendance) is free of charge for all the participants. Please note that the social program (including meals) is only for the FENS KALVI members and invited speakers. 

Organizing Committee

Gaia Novarino (IST Austria)
Emre Yaksi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Laura Andreae (King’s College London)
Pirta Hotulainen (Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research)
Balazs Hangya (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Gregory Jefferis (University of Cambridge)
Steven Kushner (Erasmus University Medical Center)
Carlos Ribeiro (Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown)

Program & Poster

The preliminary program of the symposium can be found here (program can be subject to change).

Info and Directions

Getting to / from IST Austria

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria is located in Maria Gugging, just outside of Vienna.

There will be a special meeting bus picking up participants from the hotel going to IST Austria each day in the morning and returning after the program/dinner in the evening.

For directions by car, please follow this link.


Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Am Campus 1
3400 Klosterneuburg