CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are monitoring the current situation throughout the region, and will make a decision closer to the time as to whether the meeting will be
postponed or cancelled. Should the event go ahead, then the deadline for registration will be extended. In the meantime, we wish all of our colleagues the best of health.

DATE: June 24-25, 2020


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Day 1: Scientific meeting

The first day will follow the traditional format of previous YNMs, with 24 doctoral students having the opportunity to present their research to an audience consisting of their colleagues and supervisors. Postdoctoral researchers act as hosts. Additionally, we invite undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in neuroscience research, to present their findings in the form of posters. 

Day 2: Public event

The second day is open to the public, and will provide an opportunity for them to engage and understand neuroscience, and the work being performed on it in the region. This will occur through a number of events, including public lectures and awareness talks. In collaboration with the School of Art, a special “Neuro-ART” exhibition will be hosted. Additionally, a number of workshops and activities will be provided, being run by young neuroscientists from Rijeka and our partner institutions.



We invite all neuroscience students, form our partner institutions and elsewhere, to contact us and get involved. 

To present on day 1 please fill out REGISTRATION FORM  Applications to present on day 1 are due by 30th April 2020. A maximum of 24 students will be able to give oral presentations, with priority going to doctoral students who have not presented previously at a YNM. For other students, there will be the opportunity to give a poster presentation.

To provide a scientific activity or workshop on day 2 please contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..We strongly encourage students and other young neuroscientists, from any institute and country, to provide activities for the general public on day 2. These could consist of anything from games or plays, to demonstration experiments or formal talks. Please send us a brief description of your activity, along with the names and contact details of those involved, by 31st March 2020. Please also indicate any requirements in terms of space or other logistics for your activity, as well as and which language(s) you would be able to offer the activity in.



University of Rijeka, Department of Biotechnology, Croatia

Jelena Ban, Nicholas Bradshaw, Ivana Munitić & Miranda Mladinić Pejatović


Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

SISSA, Trieste, Italy

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Serbia

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Slovenia

University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine, Slovenia

University of Rijeka, Academy of Applied Arts, Croatia

University of Trieste, Italy

University of Zagreb, Medical School & Croatian Brain Institute, Croatia