05 Mar 2017
Apparently people actually read this blog so I thought I’d give a quick summary of my time at Cosyne. I enjoyed the conference a lot and definitely felt like I got much more out of it than at SfN, although this was possibly because the schedule was much more packed than at SfN. The workshops, ad-hoc discussions, talks and posters were all fantastic, and I totally recommend Cosyne for anyone in the computational/systems neuroscience field. I’ll just mention three “extra-curricular” highlights from the main meeting, outside the main talks and posters.
21 Nov 2016
Given that I binge-read blogs about SfN before going to my first one (I don’t know why. I just did), I thought I’d give back and write a bit about my experience. This SfN 2016 was set in San Diego, California. As years before, there were over 30,000 attendees. So, it was pretty intense. Prior to going I had discussions with SfN veterans (i.e. postdocs) at my university, so I thought I was prepared, but really it is pretty intense. So for first timers, here is my advice. It’s pretty general to any major conference.
25 Jul 2016
On Friday, the 22nd of July (exactly one year since I graduated from the University of Bristol!) I attended a first-year PhD students meeting at the Wellcome Trust. This meeting was for all 140 students funded on the Trust’s four-year phd programmes to gather together for advice, information and networking. The objective of the meeting was to highlight opportunities for us to think about, such as the Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships, public engagement opportunities and policy internships - and also provide a space for all the phd students to meet. I found the meeting very insightful and useful (much more than I expected!), taking away many pieces of advice and also having a good time meeting old friends and new people.
PhD Student in Neuroscience