Global Neuroscience Social

SfN-sponsored Social
SfN2018, San Diego (6:45-8:45pm, Tue Nov 6, 2018)

Are you considering getting a job in foreign countries? Looking for someone from that target country to get tactics for survival? Different countries have different ways of neuroscience, and foreign experience will give you a new perspective in your science career. This Global Neuroscience Social focuses on encouraging neuroscientists to acquire experience in new countries. Junior/mid-career PIs from various countries gather together for you to give tips for survival. Three PIs having his/her lab in non-native counties will present how and why they started their new career in that country, and discuss scientific advantages to move into their countries. Supported by Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS), FENS, IBRO, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, and Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme.


  • Promote talented neuroscientists to start their career in a new country
  • Social for junior/mid-career PIs to exchange information
  • Target to be an every-year event

Special Guests: Megan Carey, Izumi Fukunaga, Emre Yaksi, Joshua Johansen, Johathan Whitlock, Jayeeta Basu, Michael Yartsev, Thomas McHugh, Keisuke Yonehara, Hiroshi Ito, Nicolas Tritsch

Additional guests (Society representatives):
Tadashi Isa, Haruhiko Bito, Noriko Osumi (JNS), Zach Mainen (Champalimaud), Barry Everitt (FENS),


Time plan:
Moderator: Noriko Osumi (Tohoku Univ, Japan) and Kei Igarashi (UC Irvine, US)

6:45 – 7:00     Free session for grabbing drinks
7;00 – 7:05     Introduction of the Social; introduction of Special Guests
7:05 – 7:30     Short Talk by Junior/mid-career investigators (5 min talk + 2 min questions) x 3
“How and why I started my career in a new country: scientific advantages to move into my country” (Standing session)
7:30 – 8:45     Free mixer

Confirmed speakers:


  1. Megan Carey. Champalimaud, Portugal (USA=>Portugal)
  2. Izumi Fukunaga, OIST, Japan (UK=>Germany=>Japan)
  3. Emre Yaksi, NTNU, Norway (Turkey=>Germany=>USA=>Belgium=>Norway)

Food and drinks
SfN provides cash bar and dry snacks