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The Childbrain Conference

Leuven, Belgium 5 - 7 Febuary, 2019

We are pleased to invite you to the "ChildBrain Conference" organized by ChildBrain Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN), that will be held from 5 until 7 February 2019, at KU Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium.

This conference is about research on children’s brain in typical development and brain disorders, specifically on results based on recent neuroimaging methods combining modalities as electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). At the conference, invited speakers and researchers from ChildBrain will give presentations in four main sessions: atypical neurodevelopment, typical neurodevelopment, methodological advances for pediatric neuroimaging and future perspectives. There is also the possibility to attend a pre-conference session in which a methodological demonstration is given on the acquisition and application of head models in children brain data

We aim at calling together researchers and students from various domains such as language and audition, as well as mathematics, physics and engineering to build bridges between applications and methodology and share this common and exciting interest on child brain development.

For participants to the conference, there is the opportunity to share your work in a poster session potrait A0 format) and/or as a selected speaker. If you wish to present at the Childbrain Conference, you are invited to send an abstract (max. 750 words).

You can submit your abstract and register here. The abstract submission deadline is on 19 January 2019 at 23:59 CET. You can view our detailed schedule for further information.



The International Summer School “Life after PhD”

Jyväskylä, Finland 5 - 7 June, 2018

ChildBrain project organizes a Summer School together with another ETN project PredictAble. The Summer School will be held in Jyväskylä, Finland between 5 - 7 of June, 2018.

This time, the themes of the Summer School will cover statistical inference making, issues in cognitive development, transferable skills, and other skills for working life in academia and in the business sector. The lectures, hands-on sessions and exercises will instruct on establishment of business from science, grant writing, project management, open science, future methods for brain research. Meet fellow doctoral students, colleagues and enjoy summer time together in the beautiful surroundings of Jyväskylä!



The International Summer School “Understanding Learning in the Brain”

Jyväskylä, Finland 12-16 June, 2017

The registration for The International Summer School “Understanding Learning in the Brain”, organized by Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research and Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, is now open. The Summer school will be held between 12-16 June, 2017. It consists of three events: an Educational Neuroscience Symposium, a two-day Conference and a two-day Workshop focusing on MEG/EEG connectivity analysis. You can participate in one or all of the events. You can find more information from here:

Please note that the first 200 participants can be accepted for Educational Neuroscience Symposium and Conference "Understanding learning in the brain", and the first 50 participants for the MEG/EEG workshop. The registration will be open until the events are fully booked.



ChildBrain symposium at Biomag 2016

PD Dr. Carsten Wolters and Prof. Dr. Robert Oostenveld, who are the lead investigators of the methodological work package WP3, will be organizing a symposium at Biomag 2016.

The symposium entitled "Improving source reconstruction for MEG and EEG in children" will feature 5 speakers from the ChildBrain consortium and partners.

To find out more about the symposium please click here.


ChildBrain organized  Winter School on neural mechanisms of learning

The Winter School was held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, on 26th through 31st January 2016.

The first two days were for internal meetings of the ChildBrain while the rest were open for a larger audience.

Programme can be found at



ChildBrain Project awarded by EU

We are very happy to announce that the EU has granted the ChildBrain project!

“The quality, innovative aspects and credibility of the research programme are very good and embrace a serious European concern: neurocognitive disorders in children.”

“The proposal demonstrates a clear potential to enhance research capacities and skills within the neuroimaging field, an area claiming for capable human resources.”

“The programme is extremely well suited to enhance training with a highly efficient translational nature, which may increase employability prospects for the trainees.”