Reading Emotions Symposium

20-21 June 2024

University of Reading

Mechanisms of Resilience

From bench to bedside

This year’s Reading Emotions will feature step-change developments in the theory and practice of resilience. From neuroscientific explorations to the applications of AI in building every day resilience ‘in illness and in health’, we have brought senior and early career researchers to showcase their transformative and progressive research in building resilience across the lifespan.

There will be keynote lectures and short talks, and we will be online so that we can accommodate many of us around the world. There will be opportunities for informal exchange of ideas and feedback. Come and join us for this exciting event.

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Keynote speakers:


Professor Raymond Bond

University of Ulster, Belfast, UK


Professor Stella Chan

University of Reading, UK


Professor Alon Chen

President of the Weizmann Institute, Israel


Professor Nazanin Derakhshan

University of Reading, UK


Dr Georgios Manikis

Karolinska Institute, Sweden


Professor Anthony Ong

Cornell University, USA


Dr Paula Poikonen Saksela

University of Helsinki, Finland


Professor Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt

University of Ghent, Belgium

Chair: Professor Nazanin Derakhshan

Please email the chair if you are interested in presenting a short talk.

Schedule and Registration