Fifth Functional Architecture of Memory (FAM) Conference

New Date: 26.-28. Mai 2021

The Functional Architecture of Memory conference features 15 of the world leading experts on memory function coming from USA, Canada, UK, Spain and Germany (see the list of speakers on the right side).

The FAM conference aims at bringing new insights on today's major controversies in recognition memory by bridging human and animal memory function. The goal of the conference is to integrate findings emerging from behavioral, in-vivo and in-vitro electrophysiology, mutagenesis, molecular biology, optogenetics and fMRI techniques.

The conference starts with a Data Blitz Session to which participants are welcome to contribute. Also, there will be a speakers/students only round table each day.

For registration as well as further information please scroll down.

  • Confirmed speakers

    Confirmed speakers

    • Sheena Josselyn (Sickkids Hospital, Toronto, CA);
    • Hannah Monyer (German Research Center for Cancer Diseases/ Medical Faculty University Heidelberg, Germany)
    • Jim Knierim (The Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute/ Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA);
    • Loren Frank (Howard Hughes Medical Institute/ Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience, San Francisco, USA);
    • Liset Menendez de la Prida (Instituto Cajal – CSIC, Madrid, Spain);
    • Thomas Wolbers (DZNE; Magdeburg, Germany);
    • John Aggleton (Cardiff University; Cardiff, UK);
    • Emrah Duezel (DZNE, Magdeburg, Germany);
    • Charan Ranganath (University of California; Davis , USA);
    • Steffen Gais (Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, Tübingen, Germany);
    • Motoharu Yoshida (DZNE/Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology; Magdeburg, Germany);
    • Magdalena Sauvage (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology; Magdeburg, Germany);
    • Jill Leutgeb (University of California San Diego; San Diego, USA);
    • Stefan Remy (DZNE; Bonn, Germany)
  • Registration


    Please register here for the FAM Conference. Please be aware that the number of participants is limited to 100, hence registration is valid only upon confirmation (instructions for the payment of the fees will be given in the confirmation e-mail).


    Registration fees:
    Free for LIN staff and students
    Students: 20€
    Non-Students: 50€

    Conference dinner: 40€

  • Program


    to be announced


  • Former Meetings

    Former Meetings




  • Lodging


    A few hotels close to the Venue

    (we have not tried all the hotels, prices are subject to changes)

    Please note that the Venue is easy to reach from downtown but is NOT located downtown nor in the old part of Magdeburg, which are more touristic places.


    Hotel Scivias
    Fermersleber Weg 71, 39112 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 625260

    50.00 €

    1,2 km

    Ramada Hotel Magdeburg
    Hansapark 2, 39116 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 63630

    65.00 €

    1,4 km

    Plaza Hotel
    Halberstädter Str. 146, 39112 Magdeburg,
    Telefon: 0391 60510

    52.00 €

    2,3 km

    Hotel Medaillon
    Braunschweiger Str. 8, 39112 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 66263061

    69.00 €

    2,4 km

    Restaurant und Hotel Alento
    Halberstädter Chaussee 123, 39116 Magdeburg
    Telefon:0391 6316760

    51.00 €

    2,8 km

    Hotel am Flugplatz
    Ottersleber Chaussee 95, 39120 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 63677700

    50.00 €

    2,9 km

    Hotel Residenz Joop
    Jean-Burger-Straße 16, 39112 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 62620

    110.00 €

    3,0 km

    Hotel Ottersleben
    Magdeburger Str. 27, 39116 Magdeburg Telefon: 0391 404040

    49.00 €

    3,8 km

    Classic Hotel Magdeburg
    Leipziger Chaussee 141, 39120 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 62900

    38.00 €

    4,4 km

    Intercity Hotel Magdeburg
    Bahnhofstraße 69, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 59620

    73.00 €

    4,6 km

    Jugendherberge Magdeburg (Youth hostel)
    Leiterstraße 10, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 5321010

    ab 22,50 €

    4,6 km

    Motel One Magdeburg
    Dompl. 5, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 5555450

    69.00 €

    4,7 km

    Maritim Hotel Magdeburg
    Otto-von-Guericke-Straße 87, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 59490

    92.00 €

    5,0 km

    City Hotel Magdeburg
    Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 7448888

    65.00 €

    5,1 km

    Best Western Hotel "Geheimer Rat"
    Goethestraße 38, 39108 Magdeburg
    Telefon:0391 73803

    72.00 €

    5,1 km

    artHotel im Hundertwasser-Haus
    Breiter Weg 9, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 620780

    87.00 €

    5,3 km

    Hotel Ratswaage
    Ratswaagepl. 1-4, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon: 0391 59260

    72.00 €

    5,6 km

    Apartments am Petriförder
    Wallonerberg 5, 39104 Magdeburg
    Telefon:01520 6224350

    60.00 €

    6,0 km


  • Directions


    Arrival by airplane

    Magdeburg is located about 150 km from the airports of Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, and Berlin (Tegel and Schönefeld). All airports are served by public transportation. The major international hub in Frankfurt/Main is about 450 km from Magdeburg.


    Arrival by car

    Magdeburg is well connected to the German motorway network.

    • Coming from Berlin or Hannover via freeway A2 use exit "Magdeburg-Zentrum" and follow the city highway (Magdeburger Ring). Use the exit “Leipziger Straße”, choose left lane and then follow the road for around 600m.
    • Coming from Halle/Leipzig via A14 use exit “Magdeburg-Sudenburg/ Magdeburg-Zentrum” and follow the city highway (Magdeburger Ring). Use the exit “Leipziger Straße”, choose right lane and then follow the road for around 600m.


    Public transport from the main station

    Tramline 6, accessible in front of the main station, directly leads to the stop “Brenneckestraße” (12 min drive). Turn right and take a 10 min walk to the institute’s yellow brick building.

  • Contact


    Jessica Levin

    Tel: +49 391 6263-94531

    E-Mail: jessica.levin(at)

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