ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe Virtual

3-5 March 2021


ECNP has taken the decision to go virtual with the workshop. This means that there will be no meeting in Nice, and all content will be delivered online.

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 neuropsychopharmacology.
The workshop is a great opportunity for Early Career Scientists in Europe to network 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.

The three recurring topics are:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clinical neuroscience: Recent findings in the field of clinical neuroscience. 

Within each topic two distinguished scientists will address specific themes.

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ECNP programme

We offer…
• A platform for 100 Early Career Scientists to network with inspiring speakers and experts in the field and present their research
• An opportunity for some participants to present at the New findings symposium at the ECNP Congress 2021
• An opportunity for some participants to present during the ECNP’s Got Talent Session at the ECNP Congress 2021
• An Excellence Award for 4 runners-up to attend the ECNP Congress 2021
• Free registration


Participants of ECNP Workshop 2019.  Read the scientific highlights here.

Experiences from previous workshops
“The ECNP Workshop was an intensive three day thought provoking and intellectually stimulating event in the lavish district of Masséna, Nice. Only early career scientists from various academic institutions across Europe were invited, constructing a highly welcoming platform to gain perspective on their research in the broader context of the neuropsychopharmacology field. The workshop encouraged all delegates to identify and connect with camaraderies beyond your institution, promoting cross-fertilization of research ideas and planting seeds for future collaborations.”
Amy Kao - University of Oxford, United Kingdom

“The ECNP Workshop offers a well-balanced program of state-of-the-art keynote lectures, presentations by emerging young scientists and informal scientific exchange. I really appreciated the opportunity to liaise with leading experts from my field to talk about future research paths and career development.”
Michael Stäblein - University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany 

Previous workshops
Visit our history page for more info about our past ECNP Workshops. For highlights of the 2019 ECNP Workshop read the scientific report.