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26 B&D: Conferences. What are they good for?

In March, Bart visited the bi-annual meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (NWG) in Göttingen. And he took his brand new digital audio recorder with him! So this is the first time we can present impressions from the field!

Bart interviewed professor Karin Nordström, graduate student Robert Kossen, and a former researcher and now entrepreneur John Stowers about what brings them to the conference, and when and why students should begin attending.

Taking it a step further, we also highlight two conferences, the Neuroscience Doctoral Student’s Workshop (NeuroDoWo), which is completely organized by graduate students, and the
Women’s Career Network (WoCaNet), where graduate students also took the organizational leadership.

Bart participated at WoCaNet and he managed to interview the three organizers, Luisa Hallmaier-Wacker, Priya Gurumoorthy, and Liubov Zakharova, too!

We also got Robert Kossen to talk us through his conference poster. To give you the full experience, he did not hold back on field specific jargon! But if you want to give it a try, here is the poster that comes with it:

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Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (NWG)
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Karin Nordström at Flinders University
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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.