Neuronus IBRO Neuroscience Forum

Neuronus 2018

NEURONUS 2018 IBRO Neuroscience Forum was held on April 20-22th 2018 in the Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University, in the city centre of Krakow.  It featured an intensive 3-day program with 6 plenary lectures, 20 oral sessions and 3 poster sessions, including almost 90 oral and over 200 poster presentations. The meeting was attended by approximately 500 neuroscientists coming from 25 countries, with the majority of attendees being early-career researchers. The emphasis of the NEURONUS Forums is on the development of young scientists and facilitating communication between researchers from different fields of neuroscience.

Source: IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) 



The Memorial DRUGS THAT HEAL, DRUGS THAT KILL: Tribute to Professors Jerzy Vetulani & Krzysztof Wędzony was co-organized with Institute of Pharmacology, PAS, Kraków

  • Eero Castrén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Johannes G. Ramaekers (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
  • Phil Skolnick (CSO Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Santa Monica, USA)


  • Mark Walton (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Jiska S. Peper (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
  • Witold Libionka (WSS Gdańsk, Poland)
  • Mehrnoush Zobeiri (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Germany)
  • Adrian Fischer (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany) 
  • Janet Bultitude (University of Bath, UK)
  • Roberto Furlan (INSpe, Milan, Italy) 
  • Christoph Schwarzer (Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Attila Andics (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary) 
  • Inga Griskova-Bulanova (Vilnius University, Lithuania) 
  • Alexander Chesler (NIH, Bethesda, USA) 
  • Hadas Okon-Singer (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Jeremy Henley (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Rob van der Lubbe (University of Twente, The Netherlands) 
  • Johanna Kissler (Bielefeld University, Germany)
  • Dagmar Ehrnhöfer (BioMed X Innovation Center, Heidelberg, Germany) 
  • Marek Wypych (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland) 
  • Katarzyna Cieśla (World Hearing Center, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland)


Day 1  Day 2   Day 3


  • for oral presentation in cognitive neuroscience

    Dalina Delfing (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands): Examining the motor observation and motor imagery capacity of typically developing children and children with unilateral cerebral palsy – an EEG study

    Magdalena Matyjek (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany): The Role of Autistic Traits in Reward Anticipation

  • for poster presentations in cognitive neuroscience:

Jacek Matuszewski (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland): Multi-modal MRI investigation of brain plasticity during prolonged Braille learning in sighted subjects – voxel- based morphometry (VBM) and quantitative T1-mapping approach

  • for oral presentation in biological neuroscience

    Agata Nowacka (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland): Activity-dependent trafficking of PSD-95 after LTP and LTD

    Alan Kania (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland): Searching for neuronal mechanism of neuropeptide’s orexigenic action - relaxin-3 signalling in paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus

  • for poster presentation in biological neuroscience

Jaroslav Rokicki (University of Oslo, Norway): Gene expression in various brain disorders and brains

  • for medical oral presentation award: 

    Paula Chlebanowska (Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland): Comparative derivation of 3D human midbrain-like organoids from human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) lines of single donor origin


Laura V. Cuaya (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Raúl Hernández-Pérez (National Autonomous University of Mexico)

Bertille Somon (ONERA The French Aerospace Lab)

Zahra Fayyaz (Sharif University of Technology, Iran)

Anastasiya Lado (Republican Research and Practical Center for Mental Health, Belarus)

Levan Bokeria (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, the Netherlands)


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Honorary Patronage

Komitet Neurobiologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk PTBUN Małopolska Kraków Uniwersytet Jagielloński Wydział Biologii, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Instytut Psychologii, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Instytut Zoologii, Uniwersytet Jagielloński
fnp Fundacja Nenckiego Poland Innovative PTPK Klaster Life Science Tygiel

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