ENCALS meeting 2022 in Edinburgh was a success!

23 June 2022

From June 1st until the 3rd 2022, more than 650 people from 22 different countries came together in Edinburgh – Scotland to participate in the ENCALS meeting 2022. The first meeting that was live again after COVID.

McEwan Hall – venue of the ENCALS meeting 2022

With 52 platform presentations and 234 posters the meeting was a huge success. Besides many informative and interactive presentations by young investigators, Prof. Ammar Al-Chalabi (chair of the ENCALS Award Committee) also awarded three winners of the Young Investigator Award:

  • Chen Eitan (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Ruben van Eijk (University Medical Centre Utrecht)
  • Ahmad Al-Khleifat (King’s College London)


And 16 researchers who received a poster award:

  • Mohamed El Mendili (Aix Marseille Univ)
  • Andreas Hermann (University Medical Center Rostock)
  • Yahel Cohen (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Allan C Shaw (University of Sheffield, Sheffield)
  • Calum Harvey (University of Sheffield)
  • Brett N. Adey (King’s College London)
  • Mathias De Decker (KU Leuven and Leuven Brain Institute)
  • Claudia S. Bauer (University of Sheffield)
  • Thibaut Burg (KU Leuven and Leuven Brain Institute)
  • Abrar Alhindi (University of Edinburgh)
  • Irene Mei (Stockholm University)
  • Samuel Pattle (University of Edinburgh)
  • Danielle Leighton (University of Edinburgh)
  • Charis Wong (University of Edinburgh)
  • Federica Pilotto (University of Bern)
  • Yinyan Xu (University of Oxford)

Winners of the ENCALS Poster Awards 2022

The ENCALS Executive Board would like to thank the 2022 Organizing Committee, all attendees, all speakers and all session chairs for their valuable input.

“It was great to see everyone again after such a long time. The quality of the presentations was very high and the interactions were very interesting. My compliments to the local organisers. We hope to see you all again next year in Barcelona!” – Leonard van den Berg, Chair of ENCALS


All attendees at the ENCALS meeting 2022 in Edinburgh

All photos are taken by: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY – credits to University of Edinburgh 

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