Upcoming Events


We are happy to announce the
1st International Spring School on Resilience Research
to take place from May 21 – 25, 2018, in beautiful Seeon Abbey, Germany (close to Munich).

The aim of this spring school is to educate young scientists (PhD students, postdocs) about novel theoretical and methodological developments in resilience research. The spring school will provide participants with first-hand knowledge about the paradigms suitable for examining resilience, as well as their potential caveats and pitfalls. It addresses researchers in both the animal and human fields. The program includes short lectures, daily practical sessions in small groups, and a poster session.

The spring school is supported by Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ), DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC1193 “Neurobiology of Resilience”, International Resilience Alliance intresa , and the EU Horizon 2020 project DynaMORE.

Erno Hermans, Donders Institute, Nijmegen
Birgit Kleim, University of Zürich
David Lyons, Stanford University
Marianne Müller, DRZ Mainz
Isabelle Ouellet, University of Montreal
Gal Richter-Levin, University of Haifa
Karin Roelofs, Donders Institute, Nijmegen
Soojin Ryu, DRZ Mainz
Rajita Sinha, Yale University
Oliver Tüscher, DRZ Mainz

Registration deadline: February 26th.
Number of attendees: 20. Fees: 200 € for PhD students, 300 € for postdocs.

Applicants should send their CV (max. 2 pages), an abstract of their current or planned project for presentation as a poster (max. 1 p., incl. a title), and a motivation letter (max. 1 p.) in one single PDF file (all English) to For further details, see

Administrative questions: (Martina Diehl)
Scientific questions: (Sarah Ayash)

Feel free to pass this information on to interested colleagues.

Best regards,
Sarah Ayash, Daniel Turner (Mainz), and the organizing committee (Jessica Fritz, Cambridge; Anna Gerlicher, Mainz; Ilya Veer, Berlin).


4th International Symposium on Resilience Research, Sept 26-28 2018, Mainz (near Frankfurt), Germany

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

Again, a fantastic line-up of world-leading speakers. Come to meet the resilience research community:

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
Marianne B. Müller, DRZ Mainz
Carla Nasca, Rockefeller University, New York
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

More info to come soon.

Information about last year’s event: here.

Organizers: intresa, DFG Collaborative Research Center 1193Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ), EU Horizon project DynaMORE

The venue is 30 min away from Frankfurt International Airport.