Genes, Brain & Behavior 15th Annual Meeting Information

The 15th Annual Meeting will take place May 20-24, 2013 in Leuven, Belgium at KU Leuven and Faculty Club, Groot Begijnof.

Click here to view the meeting program and here for the program of the satellite symposium.  Additional information about the meeting can be found here.

Poster Session Information:

Poster Session Date and Time: Tuesday, May 21, 16.30– 18.30

Note the following information for the preparation of your poster:
o       Please prepare your poster to fit the dimensions below, it is recommended that poster be prepared on one sheet of cardboard.
o       The dimensions of the poster should not exceed 180 cm wide x 100 cm high (example is included > we talk about landscape format)
o       Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors as stated on the submitted abstract.
o       The text, illustrations, etc should be bold enough to be read from a distance of two meters (six feet).
o       Double sided tape and technical equipment will be available for the mounting of posters. Staff will also be available to assist
o       Please refer to the Final Program book that you will receive upon arrival at the Conference for the poster board number assigned to you.
o       Please use the board with the same number
o       Should you wish, A4 envelopes are available to place reprints of your poster or relevant material. These are available upon request from on-site staff.
Poster Set-Up and Tear-down

Set Up Tuesday, May 21 12:00-15:00
Tear Down Tuesday, May 21 19:00-20:00 or Wednesday, May 22 before 10:00 (am)
Any poster remaining will be discarded. The local organizers will not be responsible for the loss of any materials due to not retrieving your posters by the specified times.

Plenary speakers:

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Heidelberg)

Scott Waddell (Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science)

Local organizers: Fred Van Leuven [], Gabriela Casteels []

Program committee: Fred Van Leuven [], Gabriela Casteels [] Josh Dubnau, Chris Janus, Wim Crusio, Paul Shaw, Mary-Anne Enoch, Molly Cummings, Igor Ponomarev

Registration Fees (in USD):






Until March 1, 2013

Until April 20, 2013

After April 21, 2013

Regular Member




Regular Non-Member




Student Member




Student Non-Member




Click here to register for the 15th Annual Meeting.

Note: Non-Member prices are greater than an IBANGS membership plus meeting registration fees.

Become a member here!  

Transportation Options:

- By plane

Brussels Airport

the direct rail link gets you to Leuven in only 15 minutes

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

the airport shuttle bus to Leuven takes one hour

- By car/taxi

From Brussels, it is only a 30 minute drive to Leuven

- By train

The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1).  Trains run twice an hour from Brussels Airport to Leuven.

Registration fee reimbursement:  Registration fees (minus a $65 non-refundable portion) may be reimbursed until April 15, 2013. 

After this date fees will not be reimbursed.