ECNP Workshop on Applied Neuroscience

20-23 March 2025, Nice, France


Call for abstracts

Aim of the workshop
The ECNP Workshop aims to stimulate high-quality experimental and clinical research in brain disorders and their treatments by promoting and encouraging the development of Early Career Scientists seeking to pursue research careers in applied neuroscience.

The three-day workshop is a great opportunity for Early Career Scientists in Europe to come together with research leaders to discuss the latest advances and perspectives on specific topics.

Workshop topics
As every year, the workshop focuses on three recurring topics and one variable topic.

The three recurring topics are:

  • Experimental clinical neuroscience: Recent findings in the field of clinical neuroscience.
  • Behavioural and systems: Novel insights into behaviour and the neurobiological mechanisms and neural circuits underlying its induction, control and coordination. Both animal and human studies are considered.
  • Molecular and cellular: New findings in molecular and cellular mechanisms related to the causes, characteristics and control of psychiatric and/or neurological disorders. Cellular, animal and human studies are considered.

The variable topic of 2025 is: 

  • Neuromodulation: Neural circuits underlying brain diseases are being unravelled. Therapeutically targeting these brain circuits becomes available. Recent developments in deep brain stimulation will be presented and discussed.

Within each topic, two distinguished scientists will address specific themes and five early career scientists will present their research.

We offer…

  • A platform for 100 Early Career Scientists to meet with inspiring speakers and experts in the field and present their research poster in the beautiful city of Nice.
  • An invitation to 20 participants (five within each topic) to give a short oral presentation on their research during the workshop.
  • An opportunity for some participants to present at the New Findings Symposium at the ECNP Congress 2025.
  • An opportunity for some participants to present during the ECNP’s Got Talent Session at the ECNP Congress 2025.
  • An Excellence Award for 4 runners-up to attend the ECNP Congress 2025.
  • A chance to get an abstract published in a supplement to the journal Neuroscience Applied.
  • Free registration.
  • Hotel accommodation in a shared room.
  • Travel subsidy for participants from countries with a developing economy.

Workshop Committee
This committee is charged with the organisation of the workshop, designs the programme and reviews all abstract submissions, with a view to encompassing forward-looking perspectives on specific topics, and promote and encourage the scientific development of European (pre-) doctorates and medical residents. Read more here.

Previous workshops
Visit our history page for more info about our past ECNP Workshops.

ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe

Participants of the ECNP Workshop 2024.