BNA2021's international plenary speakers

19th Oct 2020

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) and its Festival Partner, UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), are excited to announce a line-up of top international plenary speakers for BNA2021 Festival of Neuroscience on 12-15 April 2021.

Covering a broad range of topics, from neural networks and neurogenesis to consciousness and cellular neurodegeneration, the world-class plenary speakers include:

Fred Gage – Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Peter Jonas – Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Jürgen Knoblich – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria

Tirin Moore – Stanford University, USA

Beatriz Rico  King’s College London, UK

Amita Sehgal – University of Pennsylvania, USA

Anil Seth – University of Sussex, UK

Bart De Strooper – UK DRI; University College London; KU Leuven & VIB, UK (UK DRI plenary lecture)

Sarah Tabrizi – UK DRI; University College London, UK (Association of British Neurologists Lecture)

Huda Zoghbi  – Baylor College of Medicine, USA (The Lundbeck Foundation plenary lecture)



Speaking about the announcement, BNA Chief Executive, Dr Anne Cooke commented: "We're incredibly proud of our fantastic line-up of internationally renowned plenary speakers, highlighting BNA2021's strong global focus.

"At a time when so many of us are unable to meet, we're looking forward to hosting an event for neuroscience minds everywhere to come together from across the world to connect, share and celebrate the latest research and opportunities."

Professor Bart de Strooper, Director, UK DRI also said: "The organising committee has put together an outstanding programme for BNA2021 and we’re very proud to be a part of this as Festival Partner. The conference offers a fantastic opportunity to meet research colleagues from across the neuroscience field which I believe is critically important for widening our scientific horizons."

Online and worldwide

Hosted online for the first time ever, BNA2021 will create a whole new Festival experience, bringing together a wide range of plenaries, symposia, workshops and discussion forums. It will also feature poster presentations, preregistration posters, career sessions, industry insights, credibility in neuroscience, networking opportunities, a free public programme, and much more! 



Watch this space: the full programme and registration will launch very soon!

About BNA2021

This will be the fifth Festival of Neuroscience, held bi-annually, to celebrate and share all the latest research and developments in fundamental, applied, translational and clinical neuroscience, ensuring the full range of neuroscience interests are represented.

BNA2021 is proud to be working together with seventeen Partnering Organisations, in addition to the UK DRI, who are directly involved in programming the event and bringing together different people with a shared interest in the brain and nervous system, making it a true Festival of Neuroscience.


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