Volga Neuroscience Meeting 2018

Matteo accepted an invitation from Russia to attend the Volga Neuroscience Meeting in July 2018. After a turbulent ride to get the visa before conference start the real adventure began – the conference took place an a boat and this was actually cruising along the Volga river 😉 The program committee put together an international group of speakers based in the USA, Europe, Russia and Asia.

Russia_from official conference webpage
the meeting was held on board of this boat
Matteo, Benedikt Berninger & Francois Guillemot during safety instructions – to avoid scientist overboard 😉



Luca from Italy joined the lab

Luca Guglielmo (right behind Matteo) arrived in March to start an internship for 3 months to complete his Bachelor degree. After graduation he is moving to Sweden, Stockholm for his master’s. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We wish you all the best for your further studies and scientific career.

Farewell group picture – Mai 2018

Adult neurogenesis 2018 (May 2018)


Kristiano, Sandra and Hannah took the train to Dresden and attended the 5th adult neurogenesis meeting organised by Gerd Kempermann and Abcam. They listened to many interesting talks giving insides to new ideas in the field, including Sandra’s, who was invited to talk about her PhD work.


We visted the SFN (November 2017)

Sandra and Hannah flew to the SFN, which took place in Washington DC this year (11th – 15th of November). They contributed with a poster and a mini talk. In regard to the size of the conference and the amount of scientific work presented by the neuroscience community an overwhelming but very interesting experience.