ESI Systems Neuroscience Conference 2019

The recurrent cortex: feedback, dynamics, and dimensionality

The Ernst Strüngmann Institute Systems Neuroscience Conference (ESI SyNC) 2019 will take place this year on September 5th and 6th at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. This year’s theme is The recurrent cortex: feedback, dynamics, and dimensionality. The conference will feature eleven internationally renowned speakers who will give talks on neural feedback, signal dimensionality, and temporal dynamics. Ample time for both formal and informal discussion has been included in the schedule. There will also be a poster session for which we welcome submissions.

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Confirmed speakers

Sacha van Albada Research Centre Jülich
Alessandra Angelucci University of Utah
Carina Curto Pennsylvania State University
Peter Dayan Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Thomas Fraps
Nikolaus Kriegeskorte Columbia University
Jakob Macke Technical University of Munich
Tatyana Sharpee Salk Institute
Fred Wolf Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Rafael Yuste Columbia University
Li Zhaoping Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics


Wolf Singer
Pascal Fries
Renata Vajda
William Barnes
Christini Katsanevaki
Katharine Shapcott
Cem Uran
Yiling Yang


Talks are scheduled between 9am and 6pm on both days. On-site lunch will be provided on both days. A poster session and a dinner and party will follow the talks on the first day of the conference. Final program will be uploaded soon!


Registration is open until August 21st 2019 (while places last). Please find the registration form here.

Please note that the fee for non-ESI and non-MPI Brain Research participants is 100 EUR.

Poster size

The poster size is A0 portrait (120x90 cm)


The conference takes place at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute, which is conveniently located in the Niederrad neighbourhood of Frankfurt.

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Ernst Strüngmann Institute
Deutschordenstraße 46
60528 Frankfurt

See here for directions to the ESI and for accommodation suggestions near the institute or the city center.

Contact us

esi-sync (at)

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