The Brainbox Initiative Conference 2019

For Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Brain Imaging

26 – 27 September 2019

Registration now open

The Brainbox Initiative Conference brings together rich, field-leading expertise in brain stimulation and brain imaging. Our conference is designed specifically to encourage the presentation of groundbreaking research, and to provide neuroscientists from all stages of their careers the opportunity to meet, network, discover, and exchange ideas with their peers and establish exciting new avenues to collaborate.


The Brainbox Initiative Conference 2019 programme features:

  • Keynote talks from:
    • Professor Helen Mayberg, MD (Mount Sinai, New York)
    • Professor Hartwig Siebner (DRCMR, Denmark)
  • Talks and research from:
    • Dr Lennart Verhagen – transcranial focused ultrasound (University of Oxford, UK)
    • Dr Eleonore Smalle – language learning in the adult brain with TMS-induced disruption (Ghent University, Belgium)
    • Professor Tim Denison – bioelectric medicine (University of Oxford, UK)
    • Dr James Dowsett – tACS & EEG (LMU Münich, Germany)
    • Dr Danny Spampinato – non-invasive brain stimulation to study motor learning (UCL, UK)
    • Dr Jennifer Chesters – using tDCS to augment speech therapy (University of Oxford, UK)
    • Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft – combining brain stimulation with neuroimaging to understand cognition (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
    • Dr Gesa Hartwigsen – brain stimulation and neuroimaging in the study of the language system (Max Planck Institut, Leipzig, Germany)
  • Updates from 2018 Research Challenge Winner Mirja Steinbrenner
  • Poster sessions and pitches
  • Research Challenge 2019
  • Young Investigator Award 2019
  • Free-of-charge e-field modelling workshop on Saturday September 28 (limited spaces) led by Dr Axel Thielscher (DRCMR, Denmark)

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The BrainBox Initiative Conference brings together exciting neuroscience research from early-career researchers and field-leading neuroscientists from around the world. Join us in London from September 26-27, 2019.

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Since the Brainbox Initiative was founded in 2016, we have reached over 400 researchers from over 25 countries worldwide. Find out what the Brainbox Initiative Conference offers early-career researchers and view our 2018 programme here.

Rewarding Novel Research
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Every year at the Brainbox Initiative Conference we confer our prestigious awards for our Research Challenge, Young Investigator Award, and Conference Poster Presentation.

Networking & Social Events
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We welcome all Brainbox Initiative Conference delegates to join us for an evening of poster displays, food, and drinks at the Wellcome Collection on Thursday September 26th: a fantastic opportunity to network with other researchers in a more casual environment.

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Dr Maria Ironside of Harvard University was the winner of the 2018 BrainBox Initiative Young Investigator Award.
Maria’s successful research examines ‘Cognitive and neural mechanisms of action of frontal cortex stimulation and its implications for the treatment of depression and anxiety’.

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Mirja Steinbrenner, MD, of King’s College London, was awarded the 2018 BrainBox Initiative Research Challenge award.
Mirja’s winning submission to the Research Challenge uses transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) techniques to explore the ‘Reduction of cerebral excitation through combination of GSR biofeedback and tDCS’.

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