Dear fellow students,

ENCODS 2023, a satellite event of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), will take place in Faro, the capital of the beautiful city of Faro, Portugal, on 01-02 May 2023!

The European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) is an initiative started by graduate students at the Neurocampus Bordeaux (France) in 2013. The main aim of the ENCODS meeting is to provide a safe space for early-career neuroscientists where they can share their research in the form of talks and poster presentations, create new collaborations, learn from experts, and network with researchers and students from all around the world. The number of attendees is around 100, which creates a privileged environment for students and trainees to get to know each other but also engage in conversations with the keynote and workshop speakers who usually gladly attend the full seminar, including the meals and coffee breaks.

Registration for the upcoming ENCODS edition is now open!

ENCODS 2023 theme is Labcoats and Laptops: Neuroscience through different lenses, and we’re aiming to bring together different disciplines of neuroscience and how we can all work together. We’ll have opportunities for poster presentations, lightning talks, and longer format talks, as well as workshop sessions and 4 keynote speakers from a range of neuroscience disciplines!

The goal of ENCODS 2023 is for all the attendees to gain insightful knowledge but also learn useful methods and techniques. We can all teach something to each other: how to set up a new technique in a lab, what experiments could be performed to improve a project, or how to handle a disagreement with your PI. Hence, we are encouraging all PhD graduate students, but also pre-PhD trainees (Master students and research associates) wanting to pursue their scientific career with a PhD to attend ENCODS 2023. Post-doctoral fellows are also welcome to submit an application.

The registration fee will be €120, which includes registration for all seminars and workshops, abstract submission to present a poster or give a talk, lunches, and coffee. A discount for FENS members and University of Algarve students will be applied. We will have a limited amount of travel grants and fee waivers to offer, and you will have the opportunity to apply for these during the registration process. Please, note that students coming from low-income countries will be prioritized in the travel grant and fee waiver selection process.

Find all the information related to ENCODS 2023 and the registration form on the FENS website:

Important dates:

If you have questions, email us at 2023@encods.euand make sure to follow ENCODS 2023 on our social media for all updates as they happen:

Twitter: @encods2023

Instagram: @encods2023


Hope to see you all in Faro in May,

ENCODS 2023 Organizing Committee

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