"A fantastic opportunity for young investigators to come and present their work in a really friendly, really constructive environment." - Professor Charlotte Stagg, University of Oxford
The BrainBox Initiative Conference brings together rich, field-leading expertise in brain stimulation and brain imaging. Our conference is designed specifically to encourage the presentation of groundbreaking research, and to encourage neuroscientists from all stages of their careers to meet, network, discover, and exchange ideas with their peers and establish exciting new opportunities to collaborate.
The programme will include:
Research Challenge 2019
The BrainBox Initiative Research Challenge looks specifically for integrated brain stimulation and brain imaging studies from those who aspire to build a name for themselves in this field. The techniques covered include fNIRS, TMS, tDCS, tACS and EEG.
"The prize will facilitate me to run an experiment during my time as a research fellow, that I would not otherwise have been able to do." - Kathy Ruddy, Research Challenge Winner 2018
2018 Research Challenge Winners
- Kathy Ruddy of Whelan Lab, Trinity College Dublin, for her project ‘Late-cortical disinhibition as a mechanism to upregulate excitability of the corticospinal pathway after stroke’.
- Mirja Steinbrenner of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London, for her research into ‘Reduction of cerebral excitation through combination of GSR biofeedback and tDCS’.
Young Investigator Award
The BrainBox Initiative Young Investigator Award seeks to stimulate and reward novel neuroscience research. The Young Investigator Award winner will receive a presentation slot to speak at the BrainBox Initiative Conference 2019, a £500 cash prize, and will also receive ongoing support and promotion from the BrainBox Initiative and Rogue Resolutions.
"At this early stage in my career it is so crucial to gain a platform from which to communicate my research, so having the opportunity to present at the meeting was excellent." - Dr Maria Ironside, Young Investigator Award Winner 2018
Present a poster at BBIConf2019
The BrainBox Initiative has been committed, since day one, to giving early-career neuroscientists a voice. Our BrainBox Initiative Conference is designed specifically to provide a platform for these researchers, putting their work at the forefront of our event, allowing them to present their groundbreaking research to an audience containing some of the most renowned names in neuroscience, and to encourage neuroscientists from all stages of their careers to meet, network, discover, and exchange ideas with their peers and establish exciting new opportunities to collaborate.
"Sometimes you hear a small remark from a colleague or from a talk and this brings your research into an entirely new direction. These types of conference are priming decades of future research" - Prof. Dr. Walter Paulus, University of Göttingen
We are looking for early-career researchers who would like to present a poster at the BrainBox Initiative Conference. All successful applicants will have the opportunity to display their research in the designated poster and networking area, as well as give a three-minute on-stage pitch to support their research to all #BBIConf2019 delegates. We will also be awarding a prize for the most novel research poster presented at the conference.
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