The Translational Neuroimaging Group participated in the annual worldwide video symposium, organized by the International Association for Mapping the Brain (IamBrain)/Brain Mapping Society, which took place on March 20 and 21, 2021, and was held online due to COVID-19. We were captivated by the informative lectures and talks, held by a group of renowned, multidisciplinary researchers in clinical and basic neurosciences and were able to learn a lot that will be valuable and of great interest for our own research. Amid these very challenging times, the symposium was a great chance for scientific exchange that is definitely restricted at the moment. We spent the time between talks virtually discussing particularly interesting talks for our group, but also to keep in touch, as we do not regularly see each other, due to the pandemic. So not only did we have a great weekend with interesting talks and valuable scientific exchange, but we also strengthened our team spirit.

The Translational Neuroimaging Group has contributed to the Summer School on Imaging in Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Epilepsy Research and Cognitive Neuroscience, found by Jörg Wellmer, for the last three years. Last year, Theodor was appointed as a board member for the preparation of the next conference year. In 2020, there will be two sister meetings, one of them being the Summer School as we know it (SuSIE), while the other one was geared towards being a scientific meeting (AMIE). The Translational Neuroimaging Group will chair four symposia at the AMIE, which is not the only reason why we highly recommend participation in either meeting. As long as we know it, the SuSIE has been an inspiring, innovative and social meeting. Due to the pandemia, the AMIE & SuSIE had to move to an online format this year, but we are very confident that it will not lose there whatever it had in the last years. We hope to see you there!

The pandemia has forced the Translational Neuroimaging Group into the home office. The only one leaving the house in the morning is Theodor, as he is on clinical service in the neurology department at the moment. As strange as the situation may be, the science continues: Labmeetings are held biweekly on Zoom®, all members of the group have VPN-access to the lab computers and some even said that the groups work more efficiently than normal and it definitely is true that, as a computational neuroscience group, our work is hit less hard be the sequelae of the pandemia. Our thoughts are, thus, with our colleagues who cannot continue their work, and, most of all, by those who are hospitalized due to a COVID-19-infection and by the healthcare workers who take care of them.