Learning and Memory: Cellular and Systemic Views

Dear speakers and participants,

dear colleagues,


Due to some new cases in Germany and following a detailed risk assessment we regret to finally inform you that we came to the conclusion that the Meeting has to be cancelled.

In the past few days, the number of Covid-19 infection cases in Germany has increased significantly. In the meantime, crisis teams have been set up at various levels. So far, it has been possible to isolate and treat infected persons in Germany and to provide close support to the persons in contact. It is now unclear, however, whether the chains of infection can be broken further. 

In view of current developments, it is our responsibility to take measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections, to ensure the well-being of all conference attendees and to minimize the risk of a discontinuation of business within our institute and the entire neuroscience site Magdeburg.

Thank you for your understanding, we apologize for the inconveniences that we are causing with this decision.

The Program Committee

    • Posters



      Poster size: 90x120 cm (portrait format).

      Poster mounting material (double adhesive power strips) will be provided.

      Posters will be on display from Tuesday morning 9 a.m. until Thursday evening, 6 p.m.


      Dedicated poster sessions will be:

      Tuesday 13.40 - 14.30 (even numbers)

       Wednesday 13.30 - 14.30 (odd numbers)

      Thursday 13.30 - 14.30 (all posters)

        and during all coffee breaks. 

    • Program Committee

      Program Committee

      • Daniela Dieterich (OVGU)
      • Emrah Düzel (DZNE)
      • Markus Fendt (OVGU)
      • Bertram Gerber (LIN/OVGU)
      • Michael R. Kreutz (LIN)
      • Volkmar Leßmann (OVGU)
      • Tömme Nösselt (OVGU)
      • Frank Ohl (LIN/OVGU)
      • Stefan Pollmann (OVGU)
      • Magdalena Sauvage (LIN/OVGU)
      • Constanze Seidenbecher (LIN)
      • Oliver Stork (OVGU)
      • Markus Ullsperger (OVGU)
    • Venue & Travel

      Venue & Travel

      The Magdeburg International Neurobiological Symposium will be held at the Herrenkrug Parkhotel, a resort beautifully set in a picturesque parkland on the Elbe river.

      The city of Magdeburg is the capital of Saxony-Anhalt and it is located in the center of Germany. The former imperial city and today’s capital of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt fascinates its visitors and guests with its almost 1200 years of history. In its varied past Magdeburg experienced alternating times of heavy destruction and prosperity. Well preserved architectural monuments from all stylistic periods remind us of the city’s former splendour and wealth. For further information on the city of Magdeburg and its vicinity, please visit the Magdeburg homepage.

      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. Generally the price for a one-way ticket from one of these airports to Magdeburg is 25 - 35 Euro. The major international hub in Frankfurt/Main is about 450 km from Magdeburg.

      Arrival by train

      Magdeburg is well connected to the German railway network. To find your personal connection please visit the home page of the German railway.

      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) for about 5 km until the exit "Walther-Rathenau-Strasse / Albert-Vater-Strasse". Follow the signs for Herrenkrug. Coming from Halle/Leipzig via A14 use exit "Magdeburg-Zentrum" in order to enter the city highway and again use the exit "Walther-Rathenau-Strasse / Albert-Vater-Strasse".


      Public transport to the meeting venue

      The meeting venue can be reached from the central railway station of Magdeburg within 15 minutes either by cab or by tram No. 6 (direction Herrenkrug). Closest stopst to the railway station are "Verkehrsbetriebe/Hbf" or "CityCarré/Hbf" (2,20 Euro).

    • Lodging


      Hotels and hostels within public transport distance:

      First class (4 Star):

      Dorint Herrenkrug Parkhotel Magdeburg
      39114 Magdeburg
      Herrenkrug 3
      Phone: +49 391 8508-0
      E-mail: info.magdeburg(at)dorint.com
      Homepage: https://www.hotel-magdeburg.dorint.com/de

      MARITIM Hotel Magdeburg
      39104 Magdeburg
      Otto-von-Guericke-Strasse 87
      Phone: +49 391 59490
      Homepage: http://www.maritim.de/Magdeburg-Hotel

      Motel One Magdeburg
      Domplatz 5
      39104 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 555 545-11
      E-mail: res.magdeburg(at)motel-one.com
      Homepage: www.motel-one.com

      Hotel Ratswaage Magdeburg
      Ratswaageplatz 1 - 4
      39104 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 59260
      E-mail: reservierung(at)ratswaage.de
      Homepage: http://www.ratswaage.de

      Best Western Hotel Geheimer Rat
      Goethestrasse 38
      39108 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 73803
      E-mail: info(at)hotel-geheimer-rat.de
      Homepage: http://www.hotel-geheimer-rat.de/

      artHOTEL Magdeburg
      Breiter Weg 9
      39104 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 62078-0
      E-mail: info(at)arthotel-magdeburg.de
      Homepage: http://arthotel-magdeburg.de/

      Mercure Plaza Hotel Magdeburg
      Halberstädter Str. 146-150
      39112 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 6051-0
      E-mail: info(at)plazahotelmagdeburg.de
      Homepage: https://www.accorhotels.com/de/hotel-B279-mercure-hotel-plaza-magdeburg-/index.shtml

      Michel Hotel Magdeburg
      Hansapark 2
      39116 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 63630
      E-mail: info(at)michelhotel-magdeburg.de
      Homepage: https://www.michel-hotels.de/michel-hotel-magdeburg


      Comfort class (3 Star):

      B&B Hotel Magdeburg
      Otto-von-Guericke-Straße 34
      39104 Magdeburg
      Telefon: +49 391 59 6828-0
      E-mail: magdeburg(at)hotelbb.com
      Homepage: www.hotelbb.de

      InterCityHotel Magdeburg
      Bahnhofstrasse 69
      39104 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 5962-0
      Homepage: http://www.intercityhotel.com/Magdeburg

      Hotel Stadtfeld
      Maxim-Gorki-Strasse 31 - 37
      39108 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 50666-0
      E-mail: hotelstadtfeld(at)web.de
      Homepage: http://www.hotelstadtfeld.de

      Hotel Sleep & Go
      Rogätzer Strasse 5a
      39106 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 537791
      E-mail: info(at)hotel-magdeburg.de
      Homepage: http://www.hotel-sleep-and-go.de

      Roncalli-Haus e.V.
      Max-Josef-Metzger-Str. 12/13
      39104 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 5961400
      E-mail: roncallihaus(at)roncallihaus.de; rezeption(at)roncalli-haus.de
      Homepage: http://www.roncalli-haus.de


      Youth hostel / Student hostel:

      Jugendherberge Magdeburg
      Leiterstrasse 10
      39104 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 5321010
      E-mail: magdeburg(at)jugendherberge.de
      Homepage: http://www.jugendherberge-magdeburg.de/

      Guesthouse Otto von Guericke University
      Universitätsplatz 2
      39106 Magdeburg
      Phone: +49 391 6711467
      E-mail: Birgit.Beck(at)Verwaltung.Uni-Magdeburg.de

    • Matthies Honorary Lecture

      Matthies Honorary Lecture

      Hansjürgen Matthies was the doyen of Neuroscience in Magdeburg and founding director of the ancestor institute of the LIN, the Institute for Neurobiology and Brain Research of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR. He was also the initiator of the International Magdeburg Meetings on Learning & Memory, which took place for the first time in 1967. Prof. Matthies was a great scientist to whom we owe gratitude especially for his anticipatory and conceptual work on cellular memory storage mechanisms.

      The 3rd Hansjürgen Matthies Honorary Lecture will be given by Tim Bliss, visiting professor at University College London, and at the Frontier Institutes of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, and Fellow of the Royal Society, London.

      Tim Bliss is a renowned expert in brain plasticity processes and hippocampus physiology. In 1973, he and Terje Lømo published the first evidence of a Hebb-like synaptic plasticity event induced by brief tetanic stimulation, known as long-term potentiation (LTP).

      Tim attended his first Magdeburg Meeting in 1985.

      His lecture will be entitled "LTP: looking back and looking forward".

    • Former Meetings

      Former Meetings

      You can find some impressions from the former meetings here.



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