The FENS 2022 plenary lectures and special lectures will bring you the very latest neuroscience updates, from leading international experts.

Take a look at the sessions and speakers below and start planning your Forum schedule.


Saturday, 9 July PL01 – Fred Kavli Opening Lecture (18:00-19:00)

Neurobiology of Social Behaviors. Catherine Dulac (US)

Sunday, 10 July PL02 – Plenary Lecture (08:30-09:30)

From memory to gut microbes: an unexpected path to discovery. Mauro Costa-Mattioli (US)

PL03 – Plenary Lecture (17:30-18:30)

   Huntington’s disease: From neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration.  Sandrine Humbert (FR)

Monday, 11 July PL04 – Hertie Foundation Lecture (08:30-09:30)

Assembly and operation of the neocortex. Song-Hai Shi (CN)

PL05 – Presidential Lecture (17:30-18:30)

The molecular logic of synapse formation. Thomas C. Südhof  (US)

Tuesday, 12 July PL06 – Plenary Lecture (08:30-09:30)

Dendrites as key players in biological and artificial intelligence. Panayiota Poirazi (GR)

PL07 – Plenary Lecture (17:30-18:30)

Hungry brains and clever guts. Irene Miguel-Aliaga (UK) 

Wednesday, 13 July PL08 – Plenary Lecture (08:30-09:30)

Developmental cognitive neuroscience in the era of big data. Damien Fair (US)

PL09 – Closing  Plenary Lecture (13:00-14:00)

Organization of neural activity across the brain. Matteo Carandini (UK)

Special Lectures

Saturday, 9 July SL01 – EJN Special Feature (14:15-15:15)
Sunday, 10 July SL02 – The Brain Prize Lectures 2021 (13:30-15:00)

Site of action of drugs blocking CGRP signalling in migraine. Lars Edvinsson (SW)


Calcitonin gene-related peptide in cluster headache. Peter Goadsby (UK/US)


Trigeminovascular System as a Migraine Target: How did it begin and when will it end? Michael Moskowitz (US)


Translating migraine molecular mechanisms from man to animal. Jes Olesen (DK)


SL03 IBRO – Kemali Prize Lecture (13:30-14:15)

SL04 – EDAB Special Lecture on Neuroethics (13:30-14:15)

Arleen Salles (SW)

Monday, 11 July SL05 – Host Society Lecture (13:30-14:15)

Development of multiciliated cells. Nathalie Spassky (FR)

SL06 – EDAB Max Cowan Special Lecture (13:30-14:15)

From primate anatomy to human neuroimaging: Linking circuits to psychiatric disease and neurotherapeutic targets. Suzanne Haber (US)

Tuesday, 12 July SL07 – Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award Lecture  (13:30-14:15)

SL08 –  The EBBS Special Lecture (13:30-14:15)

Flexible inferences in the prefrontal hippocampal circuitry. Timothy Behrens (UK)


SL09 – Eric Kandel Prize Lecture (13:30-14:15)

Wednesday, 13 July SL10 – FENS – EJN Awards Lectures (11:30-12:30)

SL12 – ERA-NET Neuron Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Lecture (11:45-12:45)