A hands-on practical course on Drosophila Neurobiology is provided for computational neuroscientists in the Fiala lab in Göttingen from October 7-10, 2019.

Prof. Ilona Grunwald Kadow will be a plenary speaker at the 18th European Drosophila Neurobiology Conference - Neurofly 2020, taking place September 1-4, 2020, in Toledo, Spain.

Prof. Gaia Tavosanis chaired a session at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting "Neurobiology of Drosophila", October 1 - 5, 2019.

Our Research Unit retreat took place from May 2 to 5, 2019, in Teistungenburg in Eichsfeld. We thank all participants for the stimulating and lively discussions!

Teistungenburg

From April 1-19, Prof. Martin Paul Nawrot co-organizes the 3rd G-Node "Advanced Neural Data Analysis Course" (ANDA 2019) that provides hand-on training for PhD students and postdocs in state-of-the-art techniques for analyzing neuronal population data. The faculty comprises international experts in the theoretical and experimental neurosciences. Co-organizers are Prof. Dr. Sonja Grün (FZ Jülich), Prof. Dr. Thomas Wachtler (LMU München), Prof. Dr. Yifat Prut (Hebrew University, Jerusalem).

Prof. Ilona Grunwald Kadow organizes together with Dr. Giorgio F. Gilestro (Imperial College London) at the meeting "26th European Drosophila Research Conference" in Lausanne (5.-8. September 2019) the workshop "How context and internal state shape behaviour". Speakers are Dr. David Owald, Dr. Anne von Philipsborn, Dr. Sophie Aimon and Dr. Pierre-Yves Placais.

Prof. Gaia Tavosanis organizes at the conference "Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2019", taking place on October 19-23 in Chicago, a symposium entitled "Circuit Variability and Plasticity in the Central Nervous System of Drosophila". Speakers are Prof. Bassem Hassan, Prof. Alicia Hidalgo, Dr. Quan Yuan and Prof. Gaia Tavosanis.

On the 21st of March, 2019, we organize a symposium at the Annual Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society in Göttingen with the topic: ""Dissection of a central brain circuit: structure, plasticity and functions of the Drosophila mushroom body". Our guest speakers are Prof. Barbara Webb (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Lisa Scheunemann (ESPCI Paris), Dr. Yoshinori Aso (HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn), Nino Mancini (Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg) and Radostina Lyutova (University of Würzburg). We are looking forward to exciting talks and discussions.

We would like to advertise the Womens' Career and Network Symposium, taking place on March 18-19, 2019, at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen.