3rd International Symposium on Resilience Research

Sept. 27-29, 2017, 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), and the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of resilience". We are part of the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn²).

Confirmed speakers:
George Bonanno, Columbia University
Angelique O.J. Cramer, Tilburg University
Michelle Craske, UCLA
Sevil Duvarci, Goethe University Frankfurt
Anna Gerlicher, DRZ
René Hen, Columbia University
Raffael Kalisch, DRZ
Birgit Kleim, University of Zurich
Aniko Korosi, University of Amsterdam
Thomas Larrieu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Bo Li, Cold Spring Harbor
Isabelle Mansuy, University of Zurich
Conor Murphy, University of Innsbruck
Kerry Ressler, Harvard University
Scott Russo, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Cambridge University

Short biographies of the speakers (for download)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM (flyer 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). Deadline: July 1. 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
Building 906
Am Pulverturm 13
55131 Mainz

The venue is located in Gaustraße Quarter, with many opportunities to go out for lunch, dinner or just a few drinks (PDF for download).

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)
Take back exit ("Ausgang West"). The bus stop is under the bridge. Take buses 52, 53 or 66 to "Am Gautor" (3rd stop). Buses leave every few minutes. Tickets can be bought from the driver (cash) or from ticket machines at the bus stop (cash, EC card).

Costs: 1.70 €. Travel duration: 9 min.

For cabs, take main exit to station square. Travel duration 5 min.

By car
Use parking garage Augustusplatz (Am Römerlager, 55131 Mainz, 5 min by foot) or parking garage Trajan/Novotel Mainz (Augustusstr. 6, 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, 15 min on foot to venue)
Hilton Mainz City (10 min on foot)
Historisches Hotel Schwan (in the historical city center next to cathedral and Gutenberg Museum, very cosy, 15 min on foot)
Hyatt Regency Mainz (on the banks of the Rhine, spectacular location, excellent restaurant, 20 min on foot)
Hotel Hammer (on central station square, for the moderate budget)

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. Places are filled on a first come-first served basis.

Fees: Senior researchers: €150, students and postdocs: €80, FTN and rmn2 students: €20. Fees are waived for speakers.

rmn2 PhD credit points: 0.1 points per 45 min, 0.5 points per half day, 1 point per full day

Bezirksärztekammer Rheinhessen
(6 points per full day, 3 points per half day)


Registration Form

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Please note that your registration is only guaranteed upon receipt of your payment by 20th August 2017 at the latest.

Bank details:
Sparkasse Mainz
IBAN: DE 83 5505 0120 0000 0000 75
Beneficiary: Universitätsmedizin Mainz
Cost center: 93643 – Resilience Symposium 2017

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