We are proud to announce a symposium in honour of Christoph Eisenegger, titled

“The neurobiological basis of human social behavior”

The aim of the symposium is to commemorate the late Christoph Eisenegger, and the achievements he has accomplished together with his international collaborators and early career researchers at the Neuropsychopharmacology & Biopsychology Unit (NBU). Chris had established the NBU in 2014 at the University of Vienna with the goal to investigate the neurobiological mechanisms underlying dynamic social interactions using behavioral paradigms, psychopharmacology, imaging methods and computational modelling. The symposium will showcase the fruition of his work, in talks held by the early career researchers of the NBU, and his national and international collaborators. The thematic focus will thus be on the role of testosterone, of dopaminergic drugs, and the amygdala in social decision making.

The symposium will take place on July 19th 2022, at the University of Vienna, prior to this year’s ESCAN conference, which will take place in Vienna from Tuesday evening, July 19th, until Friday, July 22nd.

We invite you to honour the scientific work of Christoph Eisenegger and that of his lab, the Neuropsychopharmacology & Biopsychology Unit! The current and alumni members of his lab, as well as their collaborators will present their work on a wide range of topics related to the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of social decision making.

Participation in the symposium is free, but we kindly ask you to register. More information, including the preliminary program and how to register can be found on the symposium’s webpage.