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POSTPONED - Talking Science 2023

New date TBA - This year's edition will feature Prof. Eve Marder (Brandeis) on 27-28 November 2023


Unfortunately, this year's Talking Science symposium has to be postponed. Due to an unforeseen medical circumstance, Eve Marder is unable to travel to Germany this weekend. This means that all events in the coming week are canceled, including the keynote lecture, roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, open discussion forum and lunch & dinner socials.

Both Prof. Marder and the organizing team are very sorry that the event has to be postponed, but are working on finding a new date, hopefully at the beginning of next year. The new dates will be announced as soon as available.

For those who had a confirmed spot in one of the events requiring registration: You will get priority access to spots for the same event once a new date is set with Eve Marder.


Prof. Marder will be giving the Julius Bernstein Lecture at 17:00 on Mon., 27.11., as well as an Open Discussion Forum on Tue., 28.11. (time will be announced), both open to all, and several smaller roundtable formats on science and career specifically aimed at MSc and PhD students. Please save the date!


Eve Marder, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University, is a pioneer in the dissection of neural circuits. Her work on neuromodulation, plasticity, and homeostasis in the lobster stomatogastric ganglion was instrumental in bringing about a paradigm shift in the study of neural circuits, establishing that they are not mere hard-wired systems with a fixed output, but that they are capable of dynamically altering their input-output properties.

Moreover, she has made crucial contributions to the conjunction of mathematical and computational methods in conjunction with experimental neuroscience: together with Larry Abbott, she developed the dynamic clamp method, which allows researchers to introduce mathematically modelled synaptic or other conductances into biological neurons.

More recently, Prof. Marder has combined computational modelling with electrophysiology to investigate how neural networks with vastly different properties can give rise to surprisingly similar patterns of activity, and how neural networks maintain their long-term stability in the face of perennial turnover of the brain's underlying biological hardware.

Prof. Marder is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, the Gruber Prize in Neuroscience, and the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences. In 2007, she was president of the Society for Neuroscience. She holds honorary doctorates from Princeton and Tel Aviv University.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming Prof. Marder this year, and look forward to seeing you there!

Your Talking Science team

Dina von Werder, José Maria Martínez de Paz, and Lukas Meyerolbersleben

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