Your brain - for life! Closing conference for the Lifebrain consortium

The goal of the Horizon 2020 “Lifebrain” consortium has been to harmonize, enrich, and fully exploit some of the largest longitudinal studies of age effects on brain, cognition, and mental health in Europe. 

Our focus has been on the effect, over time, of education, socioeconomic status, lifestyle factors such as sleep, physical activity, and diet on potentially enhancing and protecting brain structure and function. At the closing conference of the Lifebrain Horizon 2020 consortium, Lifebrain scientists will discuss their findings regarding the effect of these factors on cognitive and mental health throughout life, with invited keynote speakers setting the international context.

This conference will gather international speakers from different disciplines including psychology, neurology, neuroimaging, psychiatry, genetics, molecular biology, and medicine.

Researchers and healthcare professionals with an interest in cognitive and mental health, representatives from patient groups and professional societies, patients, and anyone with an interest in brain health may attend. The conference is free of charge.

The event is organized by the EU Horizon 2020 project Lifebrain and the University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry.

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About the organizers

Lifebrain (coordinated by the University of Oslo, Norway) is focused on environmental, social, occupational and lifestyle factors influencing brain health. Lifebrain includes 13 partners integrating data from approximately 5200 European research participants collected in 11 European brain-imaging studies from 7 countries. The Lifebrain project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732592.

The University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry is an important contributor to the University’s Strategy for Neuroscience. Our core interest is in the mechanism of action of psychotropic drugs and psychotherapy, understood from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. By harnessing cognitive neuroscience models, often based on brain imaging, we can provide surrogates for understanding mechanisms of psychiatric disease, individual differences, and how effective treatments really work. In the last Research Excellence Framework 2014 Oxford ranked top in the UK for the quality and impact of its psychiatry research.

Registration to the conference

The conference is free. Anyone wishing to attend should register at Eventbrite.

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A maximum of 120 tickets are available on a first come, first served basis with no registration fee.

Note that the conference might be held digitally, if travel restrictions do not allow a physical meeting.

In case of any questions with regard to the organisation of the conference, please contact


Ensuite single rooms incl. breakfast are subject to availability at St. Anne`s College. Contact details: St Anne’s College, Kate Harris, Tel.: (+44) 1865 274800.

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Tags: Brain health, neuroimaging, lifestyle and the brain
Published Jan. 24, 2022 10:01 AM - Last modified June 28, 2022 12:56 AM