Early Career Scientist (ECS) virtual seminar series
The ECNP iPSC Platform for Neuropsychiatry Network extends a warm invitation to all researchers interested in joining our virtual seminar series. These engaging seminars will be conducted by distinguished member institutions within the Network. Attendance is free and open to everyone, even non-members are encouraged to participate. The seminars, led by Early Career Scientists (ECS), will encompass a range of formats such as research presentations, journal clubs, and troubleshooting sessions.  We aim to promote the sharing of knowledge and ideas between ECSs in different countries in order to advance the field of iPSC-based neuropsychiatry, whilst additionally providing networking opportunities and training support.

How to join
All interested researchers who wish to join the next seminars can get in touch via e-mail with Rhiannon McNeill.

Upcoming date

  • Wednesday 24 April at 16.00 CEST
    Programme is hosted by the group of Edna Grünblatt and it included two talks:
    1) 'Investigating synaptic connectivity in ADHD forebrain cortical neurons (FCNs) and the effects of Methylphenidate' by Cristine Yde Ohki, Switzerland
    2) 'Investigating the functional effects of omega-3 fatty acids against oxidative stress and inflammation in ADHD FCNs' by Natalie Walter, Switzerland

Previous meetings
View here previous meetings. 

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