About the young Swiss Society for Neuroscience

The young Swiss Society for Neuroscience is an organization run by a committee of dedicated PhD students and Postdocs from different universities from all over Switzerland.

The ySSN aims at bringing together early-career researchers from the different institutes in Switzerland with the goal of fostering scientific exchanges and networking in a vibrant and friendly environment.

We believe science communication is a fundamental part of the scientific development of a researcher. Following this believe we organize yearly events where we give the opportunity to young researchers to improve their communication skills by giving talks or presenting a poster to the young neuroscience community of Switzerland.

Our Mission


The primary mission of the ySSN is to create a dynamic scientific network for the young neuroscience community conducting research in a Swiss University.


In order to attain this goal, we have created an online community in Facebook and Twitter. Additionally we organize events throughout the year which serve as a platform to young neuroscientists to increase their visibility as well as their audience.

By providing environments where early-career researchers can train those soft skills so necessary to grow and become a successful researcher, we hope to:

  1. Increase the knowledge transfer between individuals, laboratories, and institutions.

  2. Improve the communication skills that later on can make the audience passionately discuss the latests research of a young neuroscientist.

  3. Build a dynamic network that works together to promote and train outstanding future neuroscientists

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  • Wix Facebook page
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ySSN Committee Members



PhD student - President

Nevian Lab

Department of Physiology

University of Bern



PhD student - Vice President

Weber Lab

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Zurich



PhD student - Secretary

Pryce Lab

Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

University of Zurich



Postdoc - Treasurer

Nevian Lab

Department of Physiology

University of Bern



PhD student - PR

Tan Lab


University of Basel



PhD student - Support Member

Rainer Lab

Department of Medicine

University of Freiburg



Do you want to engage in a dynamic environment?

Do you want to learn how to organize a scientific event? 

We are looking for motivated people willing to take a responsibility position in the organization committee of the ySSN!!

This opportunity can help you to develop the soft skills necessary for the advancement of your career both in academia as well as in industry.

If you are interested, please send a brief motivation letter (half page) and your CV to web.yssn@gmail.com.

Former ySSN Committee​ Members

Giorgio Ulrich, PhD

Paganetti Lab

Laboratory for Biomedical Neuroscience

Swiss Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Paolo De Luna, PhD

Nevian Lab

Department of Phsyiology

University of Bern

Jane Yi, PhD

Markram Lab

Brain Mind Institute

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) 

Mitko Dimitrov, PhD

Fraering Lab

Brain Mind Institute

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) 

Kalina DraganovaDr. phil, Postdoc

Sommer Lab

Institute of Anatomy, University of Zürich

Laura FernandezDr. phil, Postdoc

Lüthi Lab

Department of Fundamental Neuroscience

University of Lausanne

Mara KottlowDr. phil, Postdoc

Koenig Lab

Dpt of Psychiatric Neurophysiology

University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Bern


Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zürich

Alberto Loche, PhD

Rijli Lab

Department of Neurobiology

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

University of Basel

Francesco Roselli, MD Postdoc

Caroni Lab 

Department of Neurobiology

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

University of Basel

Laurent SheybaniPhD student

Michel Lab 

Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, Centre Médical Universitaire, University of Geneva


We thank the graphic designer Gemma Palomares (LinkedIn) for designing our logo in 2018.


The ySSN is an initiative of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience

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