The workshop

The NEuroscience Workshop Saclay (NeWS) is a scientific event organized for and by young scientists, students and postdocs in neuroscience from the Paris-Saclay University. This event is sponsored by the NeuroSaclay initiative which fosters exchange between the neuroscience institutes of the Paris-Saclay campus. 

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


New concepts in neuronal pattern encoding

This year the conference topic is about new conceptual advances on how activity patterns produced by the brain encode sensory inputs or motor outputs and on how the circuits underlying brain activity patterns are established. This exciting broad topic overarches structural and functional questions, which are both fundamental for understanding of the brain. Excellent plenary speakers will contribute with findings on the nervous system of various organisms ranging from flies to humans. 


Plenary speakers

Tom Clandinin (Stanford University)

Eb Fetz (Univ.Washington)

Kenneth Harris (UCL)

Roozbeh Kiani (NYU)

Gero Miesenböck (Univ.Oxford)

Pierre Vanderhaeghen (ULB)

Jim DiCarlo (MIT)

Jack Gallant (Univ.California)

Sonja Hofer (Univ. Basel)

Wei Li (NIH)

Daniel Margoliash (Univ.Chicago)

Josef Parvizi (Univ.Chicago)



 Giving the floor to students and young scientists

The NeWS workshop aims to foster interactions between students / young scientists and senior scientists. Therefore young scientists are very much encouraged to submit an abstract to the conference.

Among the submitted abstracts, 8 will be given the opportunity to present their work in a 10 min oral presentation. These presentations will take place during all sessions, interleaved with invited lectures. 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.

Also, two poster sessions will be organised and a prize will be awarded for the best poster.

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

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29/01/2016 Thanks everyone for a great conference and congratulations to the winners of the poster competition: Julie Carcaud and Parvaneh Adibpour

21/01/2016 Reminder: your poster should be A0 portrait format (84 x 119 cm).

18/01/2016 Upates to the Junior Lectures and Poster Sessions program here!

05/01/2016 Download here the Junior Lectures and Poster Sessions program!

04/01/2016 Program updated with Junior Lectures!

16/10/2015 Our flyer is now available, download it here!

15/10/2015 The NeWS 2016 website is released.




15 / 10 / 2015

Opening of the website, abstract submissions and registrations


04/ 12 / 2015

Submissions deadline

07/ 12 / 2015

Submissions deadline extended


21 / 12 / 2015

Acceptance notification


21 / 01 / 2016

Registration deadline

 Maximum number of participants reached


28-29 / 01 / 2016




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.



Past Editions

NeWS 2014



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