#girls’day digital 2023

Apr 27, 2023 | 09:00-14:30 | ZOOM Meeting-ID: 775 491 0236


Please join us for our #Girls’Day 2023 virtual event!

Aim: each session hosts a scentist (and short film where available) who speaks about their CV and project work in their respective project in Berlin or Bochum. We hope you are inspired and that we meet you again soon in a short internship in one of our projects!


09:00–09:30, Speaker Matthew Larkum (Projects A04, A10, & Z SFB1315).
Introduction to the Berlin-Bochum Memory Alliance and to the SFB1315

Short film: Let’s Visit the lab of A04/A10 project leader Matthew Larkum
SFB1315 Speaker and NeuroCure member, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Youtube (in English, German subtitles) NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence

09:30–10:00, #Girls’Day alumna 2022
Meet Toya Kubina, Abi 2025

talks about her interest in neuroscience and her mentoring experience since 04.2022 with postdoc Annapoorani in Project A05 SFB1315
(video link coming) A05, AG Poulet (in English), MDC Berlin-Buch

Short Break

10:15–10:45, Mechanisms involved in memory and decision-making processes
Tania Fernandez del Valle Alquicira

discusses PhD studies and work in Project A07, SFB1315
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

10:45–11:00, Short film: Let’s Visit the lab of NeuroCure member and A07 project leader David Owald
Youtube (in German, English subtitles) NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence
Q&A with Tania Fernandez del Valle Alquicira

Short Break

11:15–11:45, Episodic and bodily memory, mental time travels and self-consciousness
Francesca Righetti, MA

discusses PhD studies and work in Project P06 FOR2812
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

ca. 12:00–13:00 Lunch Break

13:00–13:30, How artificial agents learn to navigate
Sandhiya Vijayabaskaran, MSc

discusses PhD studies and work in Project A14 SFB1280
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

13:30–14:15, Introduction to Optogenetics
Linda-Jhelisa Tillert,
introduces optogenetics in Project C01 SFB1315
Neuroscience Research Center (NWFZ) an der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Dr. Anja Konietzny, introduces optobiology in Project A10 SFB1315
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

14:15–, Short film: Let’s Visit the lab of NeuroCure member and former C01 project leader Peter Hegemenn, HU Berlin
Youtube (in German, English subtitles) Neurocure Cluster of Excellence& UniSyScat

Concluding words

The Berlin-Bochum Memory Alliance is a group of DFG-funded research projects focused on neuroscience and memory research. Five scientists – at all career stages –speak about their path to research on synapses and neural circuits, philosophy of language and cognition, modeling of episodic memory, and clinical studies of cognitive processes. Alliance scientists, including a principal investigator, a postdoc, and several graduate students, share their career path to various areas of memory research. Talks in English, and a certifictate of attendance available after the event.

Fyi – Our 2022 2021 Girls’day events

“Visit the lab” short films, courtesy of NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence (Linda-Faye Tidwell)

Share the poster (to be added)

Visit 2023 Girls’Day

For questions, please contact: Mary Louise Grossman
SFB1315 Managing Coordinator
Project Z SFB1315
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Participating Institutions