4th International Symposium on Resilience Research

Sept. 26-28, 2018, Mainz, Germany

The meeting covers latest developments and break-throughs in stress resilience research, both in animal models and in human studies.

The symposium is organized yearly by the Deutsches Resilienz-Zentrum (DRZ), the International Resilience Alliance (intresa), the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of Resilience", and the EU Horizon project DynaMORE. We are part of the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn²).


The young researcher short talks are supported by the Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung.




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Confirmed speakers
John Cryan, University College Cork
Isaac Galatzer-Levy, Mindstrong Health, Palo Alto
Ethan Kross, University of of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Klaus Lieb, DRZ Mainz
Christopher Lowry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Carmen Morawetz, Free University Berlin
Carla Nasca, Rockefeller University
Stefan Reber, University of Ulm
Soojin Ryu, DRZ Mainz
Mathias V. Schmidt, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
Gal Sheppes, Tel Aviv University
Michael Ungar, Dalhousie University
Michael van der Kooij, DRZ Mainz

Short biographies of the speakers (PDF for download)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM (PDF for download) and POSTER (PDF for download)

Poster sessions – young researcher short talks – travel grants – poster award
Participants are invited to submit poster abstracts (max. 300 words, please give full author list and affiliations) via e-mail (deadline expired). Suitable posters by young researchers are selected for short talks. Please indicate your age when submitting. Speakers will be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The best poster will receive a poster award (300 €).

The venue
University Medical Center
Main campus, building 708
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz

The city
Mainz is located in the heart of Germany, only 30 min from Frankfurt International Airport. Mainz is Germany’s third oldest city and the place where Johannes Gutenberg invented print. Mainz offers various tourist attractions, including the historical city center with its 1000 year-old cathedral, the Gutenberg Museum (home of the Gutenberg Bible), Marc Chagall‘s blue stained-glass window in St. Stefan’s church, and the baroque fortress overlooking the city. Mainz is surrounding by vineyards which produce some of Germany’s best white wines. Taste them in one of the city’s many winehouses. 

Travel information
From Frankfurt International Airport
Frankfurt Airport is connected to Mainz Central Station ("Mainz Hbf") via regular direct regional trains from its regional train station (not long-distance train station!). No prebooking is required. Tickets can be bought from ticket machines in the train station (cash, credit card, EC card).
Take either an R or an S8 train (not S9!), leaving from platform 3.
Costs: about 5 € one-way. Travel duration: 26 min. Timetables: here.
Cabs take 25-35 min. Costs: 60-70 € one-way.

From Mainz Central Station (Mainz Hbf)
On foot: Take back exit (“Ausgang West“). Walking distance 15 min.
By bus: On station square, bus bay G, take buses 9 (dir. Brezelbäckerei), 62 (dir. Weisenau), 63 (dir. Laubenheim), 67 (dir. Zornheim), 76 (dir. Landwehrweg).
Buses leave every few minutes. Exit "Universitätsmedizin" (2 stops). Travel duration 4 min.
Tickets (1,75 €) can be bought from the driver (cash) or from ticket machines at the bus stop (cash, EC card).
By cab: station square. Travel duration 5 min.

By car
Use parking garage Augustusplatz (Am Römerlager, 55131 Mainz, 5 min by foot).

A map of the location and ways to reach it is coming soon.

Hotel recommendations
AC Hotel Mainz (on central station square)
Hilton Mainz City (20 min walking distance)
Hilton Mainz River Front (30 min)
Hyatt Regency (30 min)
Novotel Mainz (10 min)
Hotel Hammer (on central station square)

For further travel information, please contact us via e-mail.

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

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

Registration is mandatory (deadline expired).
Fees: Senior researchers: €150, students and postdocs: €80, FTN and rmn2 students: €20.
Fees are waived for speakers.

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Bank details
Sparkasse Mainz
IBAN: DE 83 5505 0120 0000 0000 75
Cost center: 93643 – Resilience Symposium 2018

Administrative contact
Martina Diehl
Deutsches Resilienz-Zentrum (DRZ)
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 17-5788