2nd International Symposium on Resilience Research

Kick off DFG Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of resilience" (CRC1193)
Official inauguration Deutsches Resilienz-Zentrum Mainz (DRZ)

Sept. 28-30, 2016, campus of Mainz University Medical Center

The symposium is organized by the DRZ (Deutsches Resilienz-Zentrum) at Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, the International Resilience Alliance (intresa), and the new Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of resilience" (CRC1193, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and is supported by the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn²).

While in 2015 the discussions focused on human stress resilience research, this year's meeting will cover latest developments and break-throughs in stress resilience research both in animals and humans. Speakers will come from a broad range of disciplines and countries.

Confirmed speakers
Dewleen Baker, VA San Diego
Alon Chen, MPI of Psychiatry, Munich
Bruno Giros, McGill Univ., Montreal
Ming-Hu Han, Mount Sinai, New York
David Lyons, Stanford Univ.
Steven Maier, Univ. of Colorado
Caroline Nievergelt, UC San Diego
Gal Richter-Levin, Univ. of Haifa
Karin Roelofs, Donders Center, Nijmegen
Raphael Rose, UC Los Angeles
Roman Stilling, Univ. College Cork


University Medical Center
Building 906
Am Pulverturm 13
55131 Mainz

Travel information
From Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt Airport is connected to Mainz central station ("Mainz Hbf") via regular direct regional trains, for which no prebooking is required. Tickets can be bought in the train station. Take either an R or an S8 train (not S9!), leaving from "Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Regionalbahnhof", platform 3. Costs: 4.65 € one-way. You can find the timetables here. Cabs take 25-35 min. Costs: 60-70 € one-way.

From Mainz central station
On station square, take trams 50, 51 (bay A) or 52 (bay K) direction Hechtsheim, exit "Am Gautor" (6 min, costs: 1.65 € one-way). You can find the timetables here. Cabs take 5 min.

From Novotel
Walk down Kästrich, turn right into Martinstraße (5 min).

By car
Use parking garage Augustusplatz (5 min).


Raffael Kalisch, Beat Lutz, Michèle Wessa, Mainz; Birgit Kleim, Zürich

Organizing comittee
Sevil Duvarci, Christian Fiebach, Jochen Roeper, Frankfurt; Marianne Müller, Mainz