11-13 March 2024 Tübingen, Germany


In the past years stem cell research has gained further traction in the development of more complex in vitro (disease) models as well as in clinical trials and therapeutic applications. Especially in the field of neuroscience, stem cell-based models are becoming increasingly important not only for ethical reasons (3Rs) but also because of their human relevance and scalability.


• The aim of the ‘Stem Cells in Neuroscience’ meeting is to stimulate and expand the interdisciplinary and (inter)national networking of researchers in neuroscience and stem cell field.

• With our meeting we aim to foster an inclusive environment for PhDs, postdocs and faculty to meet, network and discuss their research in a small scale setting with esteemed international scientists. Other speakers will therefore be specifically selected from this group of participants.

• We strongly encourage you to submit an abstract for a oral presentation and/or poster to fully emerge in the scientific debate.

• The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 120 in order to create a personal and inspiring environment.

Session topics

• neurodegeneration
• neurodevelopment
• neurosensory
• neuroimmunology
• neurovascular
• translational neuroscience


Planning my next step – Career development inside/ outside academia (Dr. Silke Thul & Dr. Sabine Lehner)

The goal of this workshop is for participants to become aware of their interests, strengths and values, in order to make better decisions for their next career step inside or outside academia. We will introduce exercises and resources for your career development and give advice on how to research job opportunities.

Basic Principles of Science Communication (Dr. Markus Gottschling)

Communicating your own research in an understandable and vivid way is one of the biggest challenges for you as scientists. This workshop provides the basics to successfully master this challenge: 

• formats and styles of science communication
• rhetorical strategies, storytelling and audience-orientation
• authenticity and performance

Get your own science communication started with in-depth discussions and hands-on exercises from a rhetorical point of view.

Technology Transfer (Dr. Patrick Wunderlich & Dr. Dennis de Coninck)

Challenge your knowledge about intellectual property, patents and entrepreneurship! Do you know how to commercialize your research? Participate in our fun, interactive quiz and learn how this may impact your career! 

Keynote speakers

Robin Ali (University College London, UK)

Roger Barker (University of Cambridge, UK)

Anna Herland
(KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)

Florian Merkle
(University of Cambridge, UK)

Giorgia Quadrato
(University of Southern California, USA)

Marius Wernig
(Stanford University, USA)

Click here for more info about the keynote speakers

Who can attend?

The ‘Stem Cells in Neuroscience’ meeting is targeted to PhDs, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and clinicians working within the field of neuroscience and stem cell research, including basic as well as clinical and translational research. We also strongly encourage participation from researchers working in related fields.

Registration does not guarantee a place on the course; in case the event is overbooked participants will be selected based on abstract review.

Registration is now closed

Abstract selection and presentation

The committee will review all submitted abstracts. Notification regarding abstract acceptance will be sent to the submitting author in mid December 2023.


We have up to ten travel stipends available. The committee will select the recipients of the stipends during the abstract selection process. Results will be announced approximately in mid December 2023.

Registration Fees

Accepted participants are required to pay the registration fee (100€) by 31st of January. Details of the payment process will be communicated with the abstract acceptance in mid December.


Posters should be in the A0 format, vertical (portrait) orientation.

Oral presentations

The oral presentations are requested to adhere to a 15 + 5 scheme, i.e. to present their work within 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes discussion.

Organization & Support

Stem Cells in Neuroscience is organized by:

• Kevin Achberger (University of Tuebingen)

• Stefan Hauser (DZNE)

• Deborah Kronenberg-Versteeg (DZNE)

• Balazs Varga (University of Cambridge, UK)

Financial support

The Stem Cell Meeting is financially supported by the Joachim Herz Stiftung

Exhibition and sponsoring

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Stem Cells in Neuroscience? Please contact Balazs Varga or Stefan Hauser


Event location

Institute of Neuroanatomy and Developmental Biology
Österbergstraße 3
72074 Tübingen


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