Neuroscience Day 2017

Neuroscience Day 2017 - Let's Rethink Memory 

  • On May 2 at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Aarhus University

Neuroscience Day 2017

On May 2, NeuroCampus Aarhus hosted ”Neuroscience Day 2017”. The event took place in the Lakeside Lecture Theatres, bldg. 1250-3, Aarhus University, and was open to all pre- and post-graduate students, postdocs, assistant and associate professors, professors, clinicians, therapists, caregivers, foundations and organizations interested in neuroscience.

A central theme this year was memory, i.e. the underlying molecular mechanisms in the healthy brain and what goes wrong in the diseased brain. Prof. Richard Morris, who was awarded the Brain Prize in 2016 for his ground-breaking research on memory and learning, gave an inspiring keynote talk.

Foundations, scientific associations, and patient and professional organisations spanning the broad field of neuroscience are also invited.

More than 450 researchers, students, and foundation and organization representatives attended.

The opening talk with Julie Rubow and Bjørn Jakobsen on "Life with Alzheimer's Disease" provided an opportunity to ask them questions, which was moderated by Nis Peter Nissen, Director of the Danish Alzheimer Association. 


Link to the program

Link to sponsors and exhibitions

Invited keynote speakers:

  • Brain Prize Winner 2016 Prof. Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh. More information.
  • Prof. Maiken Nedergaard, Center for Basic and Translational Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. More information.

Invited speakers:

  • Prof. Dorthe Berntsen, CON AMORE, AU
  • Prof. Gregers Wegener, Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, AU
  • Prof. Elvira Brattico, Center for Music in The Brain, AU
  • Assoc. prof. Ditte Demontis, iPSYCH, AU
  • Assoc. Prof. Carmela Matrone, Dept. of Biomedicine, AU
  • CEO and Founder of Brain+, Kim Baden-Kristensen
  • Jan Egebjerg, Vice President Neurodegeneration and Biologics, Lundbeck
  • Julie Rubow and Bjørn Jakobsen, "Life with Alzheimer's Disease" 
  • Nis Peter Nissen, Director of the Danish Alzheimer Association

Foundations, associations, and organizations in attendance:

  • The Danish Alzheimer Association
  • The Brain Prize, Lundbeck Foundation




Aarhus University
Lakeside Lecture Theatres (Søauditorierne)
Bartholins Allé 3, bldg. 1250
DK-8000 Aarhus C

See location on a map HERE


For questions regarding Neuroscience Day, please contact:

Susanne Schousboe Sjøgaard
Department of Biomedicine
Aarhus University
Ole Worms Allé 3, building 1171
8000 Aarhus C


NCA Neuroscience Day 2017. More than 450 people participated.