Scientific Events

ReproducibiliTeach: Strategies to make your research more transparent, robust & reproducible

From February 17th to April 7th, 2022, QUEST and NeuroCure will offer a hands-on course in which participants will learn to identify common problems that affect transparency and reproducibility and work on implementing better practices in their own research.

Each class will begin with a seminar, where participants learn about problems with common practices and explore more transparent and reproducible alternatives. Seminars will be followed by workshops, where participants implement the skills discussed by applying them directly to their own research projects. After completing the course, participants will be able to apply the skills that they have learned and practiced to other research projects.

Classes will be held in English and will take place on Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:45 pm.

For more information, click here.

You can register here.

Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2023

On October 5 and 6, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin (ECN) and Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure hosted the annual Berlin Neuroscience Meeting at the GLS Campus, a wonderful green oasis in the heart of Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg.

More than 250 participants attended the meeting and contributed to its diverse program. We are very happy about the tremendous interest and strong engagement on both days (Program Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2023).

The meeting started with three satellite events: ECN PhD students organized a round table as an opportunity for different ECN PhD cohorts to meet and exchange ideas. NeuroCure had its annual Members’ Assembly together with members of its international Scientific Advisory Board. A special part of the conference was the kick-off meeting between the ECN and the Jerusalem Brain Community (JBC), an association of faculty and student researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. At this satellite event, participants introduced various projects and discussed potential future collaborations.

To stimulate networking and further discussions, participants gathered on both evenings for dinner and drinks, accompanied by a fantastic musical performance by ECN students on Thursday.

We want to thank you and all other international and local participants for your active contribution in making the Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2023 such a success!

Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2022

After two years of pandemics, this year we were finally able to meet in person for the Berlin Neuroscience Meeting. On October 13, 2022, Anne McKinney, from McGill University, held a keynote lecture, followed by a get-together with students and postdocs at the BCCN lecture hall. On October 14, 2022, students and scientists met at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus. 

It was a great opportunity for sharing and exchanging ideas. In particular, new ECN PhD students had the chance to meet each other and other scientists and get an overview of the Berlin neuroscience landscape. 

For the second time, the ECN Open Innovation in Science Award was granted. Six PhD students pitched their ideas for projects that foster open and collaborative practices for the progression of scientific research. The winners will receive financial support of 5.000-10.000€, as well as expert training and coaching modules for further developing and implementing the projects.

Congratulations to the winners: Fiona O’Donovan (1st prize) and Linda Kokwaro and Helena Krüger (runner-ups)!

Finally, we celebrated the Medical Neurosciences Master during their graduation ceremony.

Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2021

The Berlin Neuroscience Meeting took place on October 15, 2021. This was an opportunity to open the academic year and welcome the new ECN PhD cohort.

It was a great chance for ECN scientists and PhD students to share ideas and learn about current research projects.

Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2019

The Berlin Neuroscience Meeting took place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in the CCO. At the event, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences (ECN) welcomed together with its partner institutions the most recent Einstein PhD cohort.

The poster session and get-together provided an opportunity for academics, students, faculty, and researchers to display their work and discuss it.

This year, the Open Innovation in Science Award (OIS Award) was also presented for the first time. The OIS Award includes direct financial support of 5,000 EUR for selected OIS project ideas as well as expert training and coaching modules for the further development and implementation of projects that are innovative, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary.

More information about OIS Award


Researchers discussing scientific results at the poster session
Picture: Jacqueline Wiesner

Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2018

The Berlin Neuroscience Meeting took place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in the CCO. At the event, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences (ECN) welcomed together with its partner institutions the most recent Einstein PhD cohort.

The poster session and get-together provided an opportunity for academics, students, faculty, and researchers to display their work and discuss it.


Researchers discussing scientific results at the poster session
Picture: Jacqueline Wiesner


Berlin Neuroscience Meeting 2017

The Berlin Neuroscience Meeting took place on Friday, October 13, 2017 in the CCO. At the event, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences (ECN) celebrated its first “birthday” together with its partner institutions. In addition to networking and exchanging scientific ideas, the meeting provided an opportunity to welcome the first Einstein PhD cohort and introduce the new PhD students to the Berlin neuroscience scene.


NCRC-BrainLab "Breakout-Session" 2017

On Friday, May 12, 2017, clinical researchers and basic scientists from the Cluster visited the new neurosurgery operating rooms, the neurointensive care unit, and the emergency room in the recently renovated Charité highrise hospital building. The unique Stroke Emergency Mobile (STEMO), equipped with computed tomography (CT) and a small laboratory, was also on display. In the future, this state-of-the-art technology will be increasingly used in an interdisciplinary research approach to investigate mechanisms, acute and hyperacute diseases, and to develop new treatment options.

Hybrid operating room with MRI
Hybrid operating room with MRI: Clinical and basic researchers discuss future projects in the new operating room. 

STEMO: The stroke emergency mobile brings imaging techniques (CT) directly to the patient.


CCO Scientific Networking Event 2017
The CCO Scientific Networking Event took place for the first time in February, 2017. The event was organized by postdocs and PhD students with the aim of promoting scientific exchange between early career researchers and working groups in the CharitéCrossOver research building. The program included lectures followed by a poster session.
Fotos Ulrike Lachmann

Regular seminar series

Career Lunch Talks

Career Lunch Talks 

The Career Lunch Talk series is meant to offer you firsthand knowledge from professionals in a variety of fields in a concise, lunch-time format. Speakers will give a  brief overview of their career paths, share insights from their professional experiences and be available for any questions you might have.

Don't miss this chance to engage in an informative Q&A session where you can directly ask your questions and gain helpful perspectives from the experienced speakers.


How to Join:

The Career Lunch Talk series will be hosted in the Berlin Neuroscience Network.

Registration is required the first time you want to join. We suggest  to register a few days in advance as we will be revising all registrations.


Once you are on the welcome page of the Berlin Neuroscience Network, click JOIN NOW (red button on the top) and Register with your email.

If you are a former or current Berlin neuroscientist, you are welcome to register as PhD, Postdoc, Group Leader or Alumni.

If you are not a neuroscientist but want to join the Career Lunch Talk, please register as a Career Lunch Talk participant.

If you have registered before, you can just login and join the Event.

NeuroColloquium & Student organized Seminar Series
The NeuroColloquium is a seminar series that takes place during both the summer and winter terms. 
In the summer semester 2023, students were involved in the organization of the talks. Their work resulted in five parallel talk series:
  • The Circuits club: talks focus on systems neuroscience and neighboring fields, such as neuroethology, neuroimaging, and connectomics.
  • Neural mechanisms of psychedelic drug action: talks focus on the mechanisms of action at the molecular, cellular, circuit, and system levels that underlie the application of psychedelics in the treatment of psychiatric diseases.
  • Spikes - bug or feature?: talks focus on  recent advances in understanding of spikes, from spike initiation to large-scale network dynamics.
  • Stimulating brains - Connectomics and neuromodulation: talks focus on the treatment of brain disorders through brain stimulation therapies, with an emphasis on connectomic neuromodulation.
  • A spotlight on cooperation: talks focus on cooperative behavior from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering topics such as the neural correlates of empathy, eusociality and group based decision making.

Here you can find an overview of all the appointments. 

CCO Networking Seminar

The CCO Networking Seminar is a series of events offering all CCO scientists and researchers the opportunity to share current projects and exchange ideas and expertise. Through a variety of talks ranging from PIs introducing their labs to methodological sessions, we’re coming together to promote more interaction and cooperation within CCO (and without). This is a chance to try out new ideas, present current projects, discuss the latest research results, and discover new methods and technical developments. 

At the moment, the seminar series is not taking place, but we will inform you with updates as soon as possible.

Career Development Seminar
The Career Development Seminar is a newly formed seminar series aimed at providing students and postdocs with insights into different career options and promoting interdisciplinary networking. Once a month, speakers discuss their professional career paths in and outside academia in fields such as R&D, consulting, publishing, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more.
Neuroimmunological Colloquium
The Neuroimmunological Colloquium offers scientists, physicians, and students a framework for exchanging ideas on topics related to neuroimmunology. The colloquium takes place Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm.
NCRC Seminar
The NCRC organizes an interdisciplinary seminar to promote exchange between basic scientists and clinicians. The NCRC Seminar serves as a discussion forum for scientists and physicians about ongoing research projects and promising results from basic research.

The next NCRC seminar will take in June 28, 2024. Flyer