The Institute organizes high-profile scientific conferences. The conferences offer national and international scientists the opportunity to exchange ideas.
- Learning & Memory: Cellular and Systemic Views
The symposium "Learning & Memory: Cellular and Systemic Views" takes place every five years. Top-class scientists dedicate their attention to learning and memory research.
In 2020 another edition of the highly renowned conference was to take place in Magdeburg, but it had to be cancelled due to the Corona crisis. The co-discoverer of long-term potentiation (LTP) and Fellow of the Royal Society, Tim Bliss, was also invited to the conference. The scientist gave an exciting lecture at the Institute of Biology, which was like a journey through time in the history of neurobiology. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Hansjürgen Matthies, the founder of neuroscience in Magdeburg, was honoured with this lecture.
- International Conference on Auditory Cortex
The "International Conference on Auditory Cortex" was first organised in 2003 and has been taking place every three years since then. The conference has so far been held in Magdeburg, Nottingham, Lausanne, Canada and is aimed at national and international auditory research.
Due to the corona crisis, the conference was postponed from 2020 to September 2021.
- Functional Architecture of Memory (FAM)
The conference "Functional Architecture of Memory (FAM)" aims to provide new insights into important controversies in the field of memory research and to point out parallels between human and animal memory. The conference takes place every two years.
Due to the current corona crisis, the FAM conference will take place in Magdeburg from 25 to 27 November 2020.
- Synaptic Function and Neural Circuitry
The symposium "Synaptic Function and Neural Circuitry" took place for the first time in September 2019 in Busan, South Korea as a satellite meeting of the IBRO World Conference 2019. Top researchers from all over the world came together. The meeting was also the final meeting of the Leibniz-SAW project "Neurotranslation: An international networking initiative to target Shank-mediated neuropsychiatric disorders- Shankopathies".
In 2020, the second edition of the symposium should take place in Germany. Due to the Corona crisis the meeting was cancelled.
- MCB Brain Plast Conference
The MCB Brain Plast International Conference took place for the second time in 2019 and was organized by the postdocs of the Leibniz-funded CBBS ScienceCampus at LIN from September 9 to 11, 2019. The conference invited excellent scientists from Germany and from abroad to come to Magdeburg.