Scientific conferences are a good channel to communicate your research, learn about colleagues’ findings and experiences, get helpful input and forge collaborations. Conferences also can be the perfect backdrop to get together with old colleagues and friends. This year’s Dutch Neuroscience Meeting was all of this!
Being the northernmost neuroclub in the world is interesting, but every so often it can also be very advantageous to get inspired and strengthen collaborations abroad. Our department has kindly offered to support the scientific development of our group by enabling a stay at a foreign university.
PhD student Patty Huijgens is currently overseas, doing research in the lab of Professor Robert Meisel at the University of Minnesota. She sent us a stunning photo she made, showing dendritic spines in different brain areas.
Last week UiT became a full partner of the Norwegian Research School of Neuroscience (NRSN). This means new opportunities for both PhD students and Faculty.
After a day filled with four thought-provoking lectures and excellent questions from the audience, the only conclusion we were able to draw was: let's do this again!