Neuroscience Meeting

  Lunteren, The Netherlands • 7-8 June 2018  



  • Dutch Neurofederation Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2018

    The Dutch Neurofederation Ph.D. Thesis Prize was created by the board of the Dutch Neurofederation and is meant as an encouragement for new talented neuroscientists. The prize is presented annually during the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting (DNM).

    The Prize

    The winner receives an amount of 1000 EUR to be spent as one sees fit and, in addition, he/she will receive travel costs and waived registration fee to present the thesis during a talk at the DNM.

    Nomination of candidates

    The competition is open to candidates with a doctorate degree from a Dutch university dating 2017, with a neuroscience-oriented Ph.D. thesis. Candidates must be member of the Neurofederation and may either apply themselves or be proposed by their (co-)supervisor. Requirements: a letter of recommendation by the candidate's (co-)supervisor, 3 hard-copies of the thesis, each presented with the letter of recommendation (see addresses below), and a PDF version of the thesis.

    Evaluation criteria

    The quality will be assessed along the following criteria:

    • The significance of the research
    • Advancement to the neurosciences
    • Originality of the approach
    • Scope and depth of the thesis
    • The overall presentation of the thesis, including the writing and signs of scholarship.

    Selection procedure

    Award procedure

    A selection committee will advise the board of the Dutch Neurofederation to decide the winner of the Ph.D. Thesis prize. The selection procedure is confidential and the results are not open to debate. The name of the winner is announced during the presentation ceremony. Check also the online programme.

    Time frame

    • Deadline for submission of the nominations is 13 April 2018, 23:00 CET.
    • The winner will be notified in the beginning of May and will be asked to prepare a lecture for the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting
    • The award ceremony will be held on 7 June 2018.

    Contact and address to send the theses

    Prof. Dr Helmut Kessels
    h.w.h.g.kessels@uva.nl, CNS, SILS (room C3.268), University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098XH Amsterdam

    Prof. Dr Maarten H.P. Kole
    m.kole@nin.knaw.nl, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (room R1-134), Meibergdreef 47, 1105BA Amsterdam

  • Dutch Neurofederation Top Paper Award 2018

    The Dutch Neuroscience Meeting will continue its tradition of putting Top Science in the spotlight.
    The aim is to present recent work performed by scientists, preferably in The Netherlands.
    The work must have been published in 2017 in a top journal and be of interest to a broad (Dutch neuroscience) audience.

    Important information regarding eligibility of the article and description of importance

    • The paper should be an original research article published in an international peer review journal between 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017 (no "Epub ahead of print").
    • The first author should have a Dutch affiliation, or the motivation should state clearly what the link is to The Netherlands.
    • Maximum of 1 page summary addressing the significance of the work.
    • PDF of the article.
    • A signed statement by the first and last authors of the article (and the corresponding author if this is not the first or the last) confirming their support for the nomination and that they agree with the selection of the nominee and, in case of multiple first authors, the selection of the speaker at the DNM 18 in Lunteren.
    • Members of the selection committee may not be a co-author on the submitted paper.

    Selection procedure

    A small committee will examine all proposals received. Papers will be selected using the provided information describing the importance of the research and the interest for a broad audience.

    Award procedure

    The first author of the best article will be invited to present her or his work at the Top Paper session scheduled on Thursday, 7 June 2018.

    The Prize

    There will be a prize of 250 EUR.

    Time frame

    • Deadline for submission of the nominations is 13 April 2018.
    • The winner will be notified in the beginning of May and will be asked to prepare a lecture for the DN Meeting.
    • The award ceremony will be held on 7 June.

    Contact address to submit your nominees

    You are strongly encouraged to submit your nominees to the Chair of the DN Top Paper Committee, Prof. Dr. A. Kalsbeek, by e-mail (a.kalsbeek@nin.knaw.nl) before 13 April 2018.

  • DNM Poster Prize Awards 2018

    The DNM Organising Committee always appreciates high-quality and well-designed posters. Therefore the DNM Organizing Committee will hand out three poster prizes per poster session: a total of 6 poster prizes. Each session 2 poster prizes will be awarded to Ph.D. students and 1 poster prize to a master student.

    The Prizes

    There will be 6 prizes of 150 EUR each.

    Selection procedure

    Selection committee

    The DNM Poster Award Committee will examine and judge all posters abstracts. During the DNM 18 a selected set of posters will be judged on scientific content as well as on their quality of presentation.

    Award procedure

    For the poster session on Thursday 7 June 2018, the poster prizes will be presented during drinks at the poster session. For the poster session on Friday 8 June 2018, the poster prizes will be presented during the Plenary session, at 16:00.

  • DNM Young Talent Prize 2018

    The DNM Organising Committee finds it important that young talents will also have the opportunity to share their research with all the DNM participants. Therefore the DNM Organising Committee made a plenary session available for one young talented scientist. The selected young talent will be honored with the DNM Young Talent Prize 2018.

    The Prize

    The winner receives 500 EUR.

    Selection procedure

    Selection committee

    The Young Talent Award Committee selected 3 potential candidates based on the following criteria: receiving a VENI (or similar) grant, publication record, experience abroad and being awarded by other prizes. These candidates were proposed to the DNM Programme Committee, who finally decided on the winner of the Young Talent Prize 2018.

    Award procedure

    The Young Talent Prize winner will be invited to make a presentation at the Young Talent session scheduled on Friday, 8 June 2018. This session will be followed by an award ceremony.

  • Translational Neuroscience Prize 2018

    Call for proposals

    The Organising Committee announces the "Translational Neuroscience" prize to be awarded at the meeting in 2018. The aim of this prize is to acknowledge an individual or team of researchers in The Netherlands for recent innovative research that translates to an application beyond that of the laboratory. For instance, the wider application may be in clinical or technological fields or in education of the general public. The winner/winning team will be selected by members the Organising Committee (consisting of Jos Prickaerts, Corette Wierenga and Judith Homberg) from the proposals we receive in response to this call.

    Call guidelines

    The proposal consists of the following documents, which have to be send to: DNM18@azuleon.org, before 13 April 2018:

    1. Motivation letter (max 1 A4). Please mention the individual and/or team players involved and appoint one speaker, who will give the DNM 18 presentation.
    2. Publication or other document indicative of the translational research.


    The winning individual or team will receive 500 EUR and will be invited to present the work at the Top Science session scheduled for 7 June 2018.


  • Master students

    The Dutch Neuroscience Meeting provides free day passes to selected Master students who present a poster. Please check the Information page for details.