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GW4 Early Career Neuroscientists’ Day 2024

The GW4 Early Career Neuroscientists Day is taking place on 23rd October 2024, in the Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol.

Hosted by the University of Bristol in partnership with the other 3 GW4 Alliance universities of University of Bath, Cardiff University, and the University of Exeter.

The biennial Early Career Neuroscientists' Day (ECND) is organised by, and for, Early Career Researchers (ECRs), from undergraduate students to new lecturers, clinical research fellows and technicians, in any aspect of neuroscience and provides an opportunity for ECRs from the four institutions and beyond to come together as peers.

The programme will offer a combination of ECR presentations, both oral and poster, based on a competitive abstract submission process. A number of commercial exhibitors will also be available throughout the day to discuss your research requirements.

The event aims to:

  • expose attendees to a broad range of neuroscience research
  • obtain input from neuroscientists to further research
  • increase knowledge and understanding of GW4
  • learn about different career pathways
  • encourage and facilitate networking opportunities and collaborations
  • practice presentation techniques

Abstract submission


  • Undergraduate and taught Masters students are eligible for a reduced registration fee of £20
  • General registration costs £37.50 and includes:
    • free return (private) coach transport for registered delegates between GW4 universities and Bristol
    • refreshments, buffet lunch and drinks reception
    • full access to the oral and poster programme and our industrial partners
  • Register via the University of Bristol online shop (University of Bristol attendees may pay with an internal account, please ensure you have the PI's permission first!)
  • Please register via the University of Bristol's online shop. Registration closes on 25th September 2024

Who should attend?

This event is open to everyone conducting research in, or with an interest in, all aspects of neuroscience including, but in no way restricted to, molecular neuroscience, epidemiology, psychological sciences, addiction, movement disorders and other neurological conditions, ageing, circadian rhythms, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, sleep, vision, policy, social care, ethics, animal models, pedagogy, patient and public involvement, public engagement, and everything in between.

We encourage participation at all career stages, from undergraduate students to Principal Investigators, and extend a very warm welcome to non-GW4 delegates.


We are delighted to confirm that the following will be speaking on the day:

Organising Committee

  • Catherine Brown (Health Research Network Administrator, University of Bristol)
  • Nutthaya Bunmak (PhD student, University of Bristol)
  • Julie Cleaver (Administrator, Postgraduate and Research, Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute, Cardiff University)
  • Vanessa Davies (Manager, Neuroscience and Mental Health Innovation Institute, Cardiff University)
  • Luca Discepolo (PhD student, University of Bristol)
  • Aya Elghajiji (Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol)
  • Marija Fjodorova (Lecturer, Cardiff University)
  • Karim Habashy (Postdoc, University of Bristol)
  • Hina Kanwal (PhD Student, Cardiff University)
  • Ella Margetts-Smith (postdoc, University of Bristol)
  • Diego Mediane (PhD student, University of Bristol)
  • Seph Nelson (PhD student, University of Bath)
  • Ravi Poorun (NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University of Exeter)
  • Meg Sambrook (PhD student, University of Bath)
  • Freya Shepherd (PhD Student, Cardiff University)
  • Luke Weymouth (PhD student, University of Exeter)

Further enquiries:

For further enquiries, please visit the University of Bristol's GW4 Early Career Neuroscientist Day webpages.

Or contact the Early Career Neuroscientists Day Team:

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter