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Live from the Neuroscience 2016 exhibit hall: DIY research tools

Posted by G. Smit on Nov 15, 2016

As a research tool manufacturer, we try to listen carefully to the scientific community when we create and refine our software and instruments.

Of course we want to make the best products, and we also want you to actually buy and use them. However, I am not in the research and development department, nor am I a sales person. I just like finding out and writing about research.

So for me this Neuroscience meeting is, like last year, a great way to discover what the neuroscience community is up to.

One of the things I admire about many labs is the desire to want to investigate something, and then the creativity to collect and even create what they need for their study.

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Topics: PhenoTyper, neuroscience, conferences, SfN

Neuroscience 2016 - Notes from a marketeer

Posted by Natasja Bogers on Nov 14, 2016

November 13, 2016 - San Diego, CA, United States - Reading about and hearing stories from colleagues may get you an impression of how things run at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Walking the exhibit grounds in person give you a whole other point of view. This year's 46th edition of Neuroscience marks my first visit to the biggest conference our company attends every year.

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Topics: neuroscience, conferences, SfN, 2016

6 Reasons to attend Neuroscience 2016

Posted by Natasja Bogers on Oct 20, 2016

This year the Society for Neuroscience annual conference returns to sunny San Diego in southern California. As usual, the 46th edition of the Annual Meeting is packed with the latest on neuroscience research, job and business opportunities, and hot topics in scientific publishing, public education, tools, & techniques.

Why should you attend this year’s Neuroscience conference? Let me give you 6 reasons!

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Topics: neuroscience, conferences, SfN, 2016

Neuroscience 2015 – Saying goodbye

Posted by G. Smit on Oct 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21st – I have been talking to so many interesting people around here. Not just researchers, but other vendors as well, such as our partner company Inscopix. It was great meeting some of the people from the company that made an important contribution to the research presented at our satellite symposium on Monday. I think there is a bright future ahead in combining live brain imaging with video tracking technology and I hope to be reporting about it more in the near future.

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Topics: mice, Alzheimer's disease, zebrafish, Danio rerio, home cage, PhenoTyper, 2015, conferences, SfN

Neuroscience 2015 – Getting into the flow of things

Posted by G. Smit on Oct 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20th – I never thought I would be saying this by day three, but I am actually kind of getting used to how this works. I am absorbing all of the information like a sponge and it is apparently quite a big sponge, because I am ready to absorb more!

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Topics: EthoVision XT, Danio rerio, optogenetics, PhenoTyper, 2015, neuroscience, SfN

Neuroscience 2015 – Running a marathon

Posted by G. Smit on Oct 20, 2015

Monday, October 19th - After my “baby steps” at my first Neuroscience meeting on Sunday, it was time for some running action. Well, honestly, I wasn’t really running around, but I do feel like I walked a marathon. I was set on seeing all the posters today; with two sessions a day, I walked down all those aisles twice. (Can you tell I am kind of proud of myself? I am totally doing this again tomorrow).

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Topics: EthoVision XT, optogenetics, 2015, neuroscience, conferences, SfN

5 things to do during Neuroscience 2015

Posted by Natasja Bogers on Oct 12, 2015

Only one more week until Neuroscience 2015 kicks off! From October 17-21, Chicago, IL will be the setting for the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. More than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries will gather at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

Are you attending? Here’s 5 things to do during Neuroscience 2015.

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Topics: art of neuroscience, 2015, neuroscience, conferences, SfN

5 Days of Neuroscience 2014

Posted by Annelies Verkerk on Nov 4, 2014

The 2014 Neuroscience conference is fast approaching, and will be held on November 15-19 in Washington, DC! This year promises another inspiring program. We’ve highlighted some activities for you to get into the Neuroscience mood!

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Topics: Video tracking, gait analysis, neuroscience, conferences, SfN

10 Reasons to visit Neuroscience 2013

Posted by Annelies Verkerk on Nov 7, 2013

Do you attend conferences? Imagine networking with 30,000 fellow neuroscientists in beautiful San Diego, California. Now add the sun-soaked beaches (yes, even in November), a 0% chance of rain, many social events, and 15,000 scientific presentations: that’s why you should attend Neuroscience 2013! Not convinced yet? Here are 10 reasons why you should attend Neuroscience 2013!

(1) Beautiful San Diego

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Topics: EthoVision XT, mice, Video tracking, The Observer XT, fish, drosophila, zebrafish, DanioVision, Track3D, Tracking insects, Animal 3D tracking, open field test, CatWalk XT, PhenoTyper, T-maze, bottom dwelling, top 10, neuroscience, SfN

Behavioral neuroscience research at SfN Annual Meeting

Posted by Christine Buske on Dec 13, 2011

What happened in Washington DC doesn’t stay in DC

More than 32,000 people attended this year’s Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington D.C. With this many people it is no surprise the range of topics is as vast as you can wrap your brain around: from teaching neuroscience to addiction studies, sports neuroscience, and behavioral neuroscience, among many more.

SfN makes a point of relating neuroscience to many different disciplines, but the main theme does more and more relate back to behavior. The Dialogues lecture is the first big lecture kicking off the annual meeting. In recent years topics have ranged from neuroscience as it relates to magic, and mental illness and awareness.

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Topics: animal behavior research, zebrafish, Danio rerio, neuroscience, conferences, SfN

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