This World Congress represents a unique opportunity for neuroscientists from around the world to come together and enjoy this fascinating field of science in one of Europe’s most impressive cities. Spain has a strong neuroscience tradition with the legacy of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and is now home to many internationally acclaimed brain research institutions including the Cajal Institute in Madrid, the Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante, the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Barcelona and the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, to name only a few. The Spanish Neuroscience Society (SENC) strengthens this extensive research network with its numerous activities and more than 1000 members.
Granada, the host city of the 11th IBRO World Congress, is located in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. The city has a population of 240,000 people, with over 65,000 students, lecturers, researchers and administrative staff at the historic University of Granada (founded in 1531). Granada is a walk-friendly city that offers many cultural activities at any time of the week and is less than one hour away from the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. It also boasts three UNESCO world heritage sites, including the famous Alhambra Palace.
We can’t wait to work together and welcome the global neuroscience community to Spain in September!