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29th GÖTTINGEN NEUROBIOLOGY CONFERENCE - June 11-15, 2003

Click to enlarge Göttingen has an old town center with many beautiful buildings. Click to enlarge More timbered buildings (and one of the many bicycles).
Click to enlarge We walked through these streets each day from the hotel to the meeting. Here, Päivi just escapes the street sweeping machine. Click to enlarge The meeting was held in part of Göttingen University. Here, Andrew greets colleagues from Oulu and Cambridge.
Click to enlarge Matti Weckström, Mikko Vähäsöyrinki, Kyösti Heimonen, Andrew French Click to enlarge Left to right (foreground): Mikko Vähäsöyrinki, Matti Weckström, Verena Wolfram, Jeremy Niven, Andrew French.
Click to enlarge There were lots of posters and the place was often crowded. Päivi Torkkeli and Ian Meinertzhagen are showing posters here. Click to enlarge K. Draslar, Andrew French and Ewald Gingl at the Gingl and French Poster.
Click to enlarge Ulli Höger and Andrew French at the Höger and French poster. Click to enlarge Ansgar Buschges, Ulli Höger, Ian Meinertzhagen, Ewald Gingl and Andrew French.
Click to enlarge Päivi Torkkeli at the Panek, Meisner and Torkkeli poster. Click to enlarge Jeremy Niven and Andrew French at the Juusola, Niven and French poster (upstairs, more room, but much hotter!).
Click to enlarge Friedrich (left) and Dagmar Schürmann held a wonderful dinner party at their home on Friday evening. Click to enlarge Andrew French, Nicholas Strausfeld and Dagmar Schürmann.
Click to enlarge Andrew French and John Hildebrand. Click to enlarge Päivi Torkkeli, John Hildebrand, Reinhard Wolf and Harald Esch.
Click to enlarge Reinhard Wolf Click to enlarge Nicholas Strausfeld, Dagmar Schürmann and Andreas Elepfandt.
Click to enlarge Ian Meinertzhagen and Ela Pyza. Click to enlarge John Hildebrand.
Click to enlarge Friedrich Schürmann and Nicholas Strausfeld. Click to enlarge Harald Esch.
Click to enlarge Nicholas Strausfeld. Click to enlarge Andrew French and Päivi Torkkeli.
Click to enlarge On Saturday evening some of us met at the old Rathaus (behind Andrew) in the town square for dinner. Click to enlarge Andrew French, Ewald Gingl and Ulli Höger at the Rathaus.
Click to enlarge There was unexpected entertainment. A young man, still unmarried on his 30th birthday was subjected to the Fegen tradition. Dressed in green and carrying a small broom, he must persuade a virgin to kiss him. Click to enlarge Many virgins ran away, but eventually two very young ones were bought with ice cream. Here, Andrew congratulates him on his success.
Click to enlarge The last day. Andrew French and Ian Meinertzhagen join the audience for a lecture. Click to enlarge Jeremy Niven, Verena Wolfram and Ulli Höger were also in the audience at this stage.