Announcing the 21st Annual Meeting of the

International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society

Genes, Brain and Behavior 2019

To be held at the University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. May 10th -14th, 2019

 University of Edinburgh

The 21st Annual Genes, Brain & Behavior Meeting will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 10-14, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh which was established in 1553 and boasts alumni such as Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, and Arthur Conan Doyle. The university is central to the city of Edinburgh which is Scotland's capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

Please join us for exciting scientific lectures, research presentations, workshops, as well as opportunities to share your work with fellow scientists. More information will be posted regularly in the coming weeks. Download the meeting flyer 

Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus 

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration 


Important Dates

November 30, 2018: Symposia Proposals Due
November 30, 2018: Young and Distinguished Investigator Nominations Due
February 18, 2019: Travel Award Applications Due
February 2019: Abstract Submissions Due (Poster/Oral)
May 10 - 14, 2019: Conference Dates

Tentative Schedule

May 09 - Satellite Symposia
May 10 - Evening gathering - Pre-meeting social
May 11 - Main meeting (full day)
May 12 - Main meeting (full day) /Poster session & Pub
May 13 - Main meeting (full day) /Poster session & Pub
May 14 - Main meeting (full day) Banquet Dinner at Dynamic Earth and Ceilidh Band & DJ//Dance
May 15 - Departures


Call for Symposia

The Program Committee invites IBANGS members and non-members to submit proposals. Non-member proposals should be sponsored by an IBANGS member. Please contact the program committee chair for assistance: Karl Clark [email protected]

Call for Investigator Award Nominations

Call for Travel Awards


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William Schafer

Presidential Lecture

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Behavior


Program Committee

Douglas Armstrong, University of Edinburgh
Karl Clark, Mayo Clinic
Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh
Robert Williams, University of Tennessee

Awards Committee

Richard A. Radcliffe, University of Colorado 
Leo Schalkwyk, University of Essex
Dai Stephens, University of Sussex
Lisa Tarantino, UNC Chapel Hill (Chair)

Local Organizing Committee

Douglas Armstrong, University of Edinburgh
Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh
Allison Taylor, University of Edinburgh


Meeting Sponsors
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Accommodations Edinburgh


Hostels & BBs


Travel information for Scotland 

Scotland culture and traditions

Official guide to Edinburgh

What is Ceilidh dancing?