Brain Prize Master Class on Translational Neuroscience
10-12 April 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark


The Brain Prize Master Class is a high-level small audience meeting where twenty talented European junior neuroscientists have the opportunity to present and discuss their work with a Brain Prize winner and selected senior scientists.

The overriding aim and ambition of the master class was to maintain a focus on the highest degree of scientific excellence and to nurture the best of the best European junior scientists with a focus on translational aspects of neuroscience.

The Brain Prize winner leading the 2016 master class was Trevor W. Robbins, United Kingdom; Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge; Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge; Angharad Dodds John Fellow in Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry, Downing College, Cambridge; Director, University of Cambridge Behavioural and Neuroscience Institute (MRC and Wellcome Trust).


The provisional programme  is available here.

Programme committee members for 2016 were Mark West (the Brain Prize Foundation) and Gitte Moos Knudsen (ECNP).

The two co-chairs were Trevor Robbins (the Brain Prize Foundation) and Joseph Zohar (ECNP).

Application and selection

It is no longer possible to apply (deadline for applications was 10 January 2016).

Review and selection
All applications were evaluated and 20 participants have been selected by the Brain Prize Outreach Committee, the programme committee and the chairs. Participants are selected based upon merit and scientific potential.

The 20 participants selected for the master class received:

  • Free registration
  • 2 or 3 nights free accommodation (the number of nights will depend upon the travel schedule)
  • A travel subsidy 
  • All meals as mentioned in the programme

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