The workshop

The Neuroscience Workshop Saclay (NeWS) is a neuroscience conference organized for and by young scientists (students and postdocs from the Paris-Saclay University). It is sponsored by the NeuroSaclay initiative, which encourages interactions between the neuroscientific institutes on the Paris-Saclay campus. 

There is no registration fee, but online registration for the workshop is required.


Neural circuits and behavior: from cells to connectivity and function

This year's meeting will focus entirely on the neural basis of behavior, covering everything from the molecular/cellular level up to the larger-scale brain architecture. As in previous years, this topic should be of great interest to the neuroscience community at large, helping us to better appreciate how the development, organization, and plasticity of neural circuits contribute the the establishment of behaviors in both health and disease. 


Plenary speakers

Valérie Castellani (INMG, France)

Tobias Donner (University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany)

Stephen Goodwin (University of Oxford, UK)

Mark Hübener (MPI-Martinsried, Germany)

 Andreas Nieder (University of Tübingen  Germany)

Russel Poldrack (Stanford University, USA)

Alejandro Schinder (Leloir Institute, Argentina)

Fekrije Selimi (CIRB, France)

Ian Wickersham (MIT, USA)


Giving the floor to students and young scientists

The NeWS workshop aims at fostering interactions between students/young scientists and senior scientists. Therefore, young scientists are encouraged to submit an abstract to the conference.

Among the submitted abstracts, 8 will be chosen for a 15-min oral presentation. These will be interleaved with lectures by invited speakers. The talks will be selected according to the quality of the abstract and its relationship with the topic of the conference (however, because the topic is very general, all interesting neuroscience abstracts will be considered). The student presenters are invited to attend the conference dinner with the plenary speakers.

In addition, two poster sessions will be organised and poster prizes will be awarded.

So don’t be shy, take this opportunity, come hear about great science and discuss your results!







Breaking News

03/03/2017 - Release of the website

16/05/2017 - Registration is open until May 31st, 2017

01/06/2017 - You can download the final program here

02/06/2017 - Please also find the abstracts of all the selected short talks and posters




Key Dates


Abstract submission and registration opens 


Abstract submission deadline


Acceptance notification 


Registration deadline

08/06/2017 - 09/06/2017




Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare shorts abstracts of no longer than 300 words (citations included).

The same person cannot be first author of more than one abstract.

Please note that although the procedure allows for a file to be uploaded (e.g., a figure), it will not be taken into account during the review of the abstracts.




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