“What is memory? – Molecular, cellular and computational answers”
What is memory? In this one and a half day meeting, leading experts in memory research gather to shed light from different angles on the fascinating question of what memories are made of. This symposium will cover genetic, epigenetic, molecular, synaptic, cellular and brain oscillatory aspects of memory formation and storage; address the topics of memory consolidation, engrams, and non-neuronal mnemonic substrates; and comprise cognitive, computational, and evolutionary concepts of memory storage and change. This meeting is intended for researchers interested in memory research in these and other subfields.
The EPFL Neuro Symposium is organized by the Brain Mind Institute at the School of Life Sciences.
New York University, New York, USALearn more
University of Göttingen, DELearn more
University of Bern, CHLearn more
Boston University, Boston, USALearn more
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, DELearn more
University of Toronto, CALearn more
Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRLearn more
EPFL, Lausanne, CHLearn more
Registrations will open soon
*Only for all Master & PhD students. If you are an EPFL PhD student and wish to attend this symposium with the exam to receive 1 credit, please sign-up only in your study plan for BIO-693(11) through the ISA student portal. LNDS students, please consult the conditions on the UNIL website and send your course request with your student ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. For PhD students taking the course for credit, the registration is free. Only 24 PhD students will be accepted to participate for credit.
Deadline for Abstract submission
Please submit abstracts by emailing : email@example.com with subject : “BMS 02.2023 abstract submission” and indicate whether you wish that your abstract should be considered for a short talk.
If your contribution has been accepted for poster, please prepare a poster size A0 : 119 × 84 cm (height x width) // Vertical. The posters do not have to be sent in advance; please take yours along on the first day of the conference, where they can be put up before the welcome address.
Abstract preparation and format
Please submit a title of no more than 20 words, and keep your abstract to no more than 300 words. Together with this, please also submit affiliations of all authors, sticking to the following format.
Adams, A.(1), Smith, S.(1,2), & Jones, J.(2),
1 Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, USA
2 Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland.
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can’t find your question answered here? Contact us.
When will the conference take place ?
The conference will take place on the Feb. 16-17, 2023.
Where will the conference take place ?
The conference will take place in the SV Hall & SV 1717 room located on the EPFL campus.
Recommended options for accommodation include the Starling Hotel and the Swisstech Hotel for proximity of the conference venue.
Other options include the Hotel Ibis-Centre, Hotel Elite and Hotel Alpha-Palmiers.
Please also see the Lausanne Tourist Office for a comprehensive list of hotels in Lausanne.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to assist attendees with the booking of their accommodation.
From Geneve airport (Cointrin) to Lausanne
The journey to Lausanne takes about 45 minutes. There are 3 departures per hour. Most connections are direct from the “Geneve aéroport” bus station to Lausanne.
You will find the timetables at this adress :
From Zurich airport (Kloten) to Lausanne
The journey to Lausanne takes about 2½ hours. There are 2 departures per hour. Some trains have a connection in Bern or Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zürich HB). Follow the link below and type as your departure location : “Zürich Flughafen”.
From Bâle airport (EuroAirport) to Lausanne
There isn’t any train station in the airport. You’ll have to take a shuttle to the central railway station (Basel SBB) which takes about 20 minutes. The journey to Lausanne takes about 2½ hours. There are 2 departures per hour. There will be a connection weather in Berne or Bienne. Follow the link below and type as your departure location : “Basel Airport”.
Coming by train
All train timetables can be find through this link :
From Paris to Lausanne
4 TGV per day connect Paris-Gare de Lyon to Lausanne. The journey is direct and takes about 4 hours.
From Lyon to Lausanne
The journey from Lyon-Part-Dieu” to Lausanne takes 2½ heures. There is a train every 2 hours. Please note that there is a connection in Genève.
From Milan to Lausanne
From Milan central train station, the journey takes 4 hours (3 hours with the cisalpin). There is a departure every 2 hours. Usually there is no connection.
Getting to the conference
Due to severely restricted parking availabilities on EPFL grounds, we strongly recommend using taxi or public transportation to get there. You can reach EPFL using metro line M1 from Lausanne or Renens, bus lines 701 from Morges and 31 from Ecublens/Renens/Prilly.
If driving is the only option, you can purchase parking tickets for the visitor parking (white places) at the parking meters (2 CHF per hour from 7am to 5pm).
Please buy a ticket for the needed number of zones (between 3 and 4CHF)
- From Lausanne (20 to 30 minutes)
From Lausanne, take the M2 from the CFF train station (next to the Mc Donald). Go down at the Flon stop and take the M1 in direction of Renens and go down at the EPFL stop. Then walk across the EPFL campus to the SV building.
- From Renens (20mn)
Take the bus n°31 in direction of “Venoge Sud” go down at the stop “Paqueret”, don’t forget to press the red button in the bus to ask the bus to stop. Then walk to the SV building.
Or take the metro m1 in direction of Lausanne Flon, go down at the EPFL stop. Then walk across the EPFL to the SV building.
- By Uber
There are Uber drivers in Lausanne. Please download the app on your phone to book a ride.
- By taxi
Find below the link to the website of Lausanne taxis.
EPFL Campus offers a variety of restaurants open to the public.
The coffee breaks, lunches and an aperitif are included in the registration fee and will be served in the SV hall.
Will I be able to connect to the internet ?
Wireless internet access will be granted to the symposium participants: TBA