Connecting European Neuroscience
FENS offers a range of state of the art platforms for interacting international researchers from the entire spectrum of neuroscience disciplines.
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In collaboration with prominent and long-standing partners of FENS a new programme for European higher education – schools and training will be started in 2014.
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Check out the latest articles and News of EJN. All FENS members have FREE access to EJN!
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FENS calls on the European Parliament and Commission to reaffirm their commitment to the Directive.
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FENS provides its members with a full package of services to facilitate the exchange of information and enhance networking activities among neuroscientists.
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FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 42 neuroscience member societies across 32 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents close to 23,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.
FENS meetings and events offer a wide range of learning- networking- and professional development opportunities. Learn about current topics in your field of interest, network with top figures in neuroscience, meet with your European peers whether from basic, translational or clinical neuroscience research, and share best practices with colleagues from around the world.
FENS actively supports graduate education and postgraduate training in neuroscience in Europe through a variety of initiatives. A new training framework launched in 2014 proposes appealing activities for students, post-docs and early career neuroscientists. Looking ahead and supporting the next generation is a key priority for FENS.
FENS, also in collaboration with its global partners (DANA, EBC, IBRO and SfN), aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research. In addtion, FENS is committed to providing solid advice to policy makers and stakeholders on the importance of continuous support for brain research in order to solve the burden of brain-related diseases in Europe.
Excellent science is communicated through EJN, the official scientific journal of FENS and relevant and timely information is disseminated through the FENS Trimestrial Newsletter and by targeted emails to FENS members.
Federating numerous pan-European mono-disciplinary societies and all national neuroscience societies from across more than 30 European countries, FENS represents European neuroscience from basic to clinical research.
2-6 July 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
By uniting thousands of participants, the FENS Forum 2016 will facilitate and promote the exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research. Molecules and photons, neurodegenerative diseases and stem cells are only a few of the key topics to be covered by a top-level scientific programme, alongside lively networking and social events.
The FENS job market is an open resource for the entire neuroscience community. Individuals, partners and relevant organisations may upload information on open positions and vacancies. It provides an easy searchable overview of jobs and training, including for PhD students, post-docs, and senior staff positions and professorships.
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FENS and its partners offer travel grants and stipends for students and early career scientists to attend FENS educational programmes and meetings.
See the full overview of FENS awards for neuroscientists under FENS Awards page.
The FENS Award Directory lists upcoming and recurring awards donated by other granting agencies. FENS invites all granting bodies to announce their neuroscience awards here. The award directory presents an overview of neuroscience awards all over Europe. This service is free of charge.
In collaboration with the Kavli Foundation, FENS set up a prestigious network of excellent young neuroscientists, with the goal of fostering exchange between excellent junior/mid-career neuroscientists.
The Master Class is an ECNP and Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation (The Brain Prize) initiative. The first Master Class will take place 10-12 April 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ronald Hanson and Renato Renner discuss the strongest proof to date that quantum theory explains the true nature of the universe.
November 05, 2015
Societies & Partner News
On Friday, 30 October at 1 pm EDT (10 am PDT), join The Kavli Foundation for a live webcast with Miyoung Chun, Michael Roukes and Rafael Yuste on this proposed new way to catalyze the BRAIN Initiative.
October 29, 2015
Societies & Partner News
FENS President Monica Di Luca presented the CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme in front of trainees and instructors from the Advanced Techniques in Synapse Biology directed by Matthijs Verhage at the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience.
October 28, 2015
Get weekly updates about the ATSB course, including insights into laboratory activities and keynote lectures.
October 27, 2015
A new opinion article from the FENS-KAVLI Scholars has been published on the European Journal of Neuroscience. It discusses about how starting a lab from scratch comes with a unique set of pressures and struggles.
October 23, 2015
Pearl on a necklace: The fourth Brain Conference – this time centred on sleep and circadian sleep - took place last week, in Copenhagen
October 21, 2015
Nobel prize-winner John O’Keefe was on the winning 'old timers' basketball team at the FENS regional meeting in Thessaloniki this week.
October 09, 2015
Funds to strengthen public/private BRAIN Initiative.
Establish new neuroscience institutes at Johns Hopkins University, The Rockefeller University and the University of California, San Francisco.
October 02, 2015
Here you can search for a person who is a member of one of the FENS member societies.
Nominations Deadline: 15 February 2016 (midnight, Brussels time)
17-20 April 2016, Rungstedgaard-North Copenhagen, Denmark
Registration is now open
Early registration deadline: 20 January 2016
Regular registration deadline: 10 February 2016
Applications for the FENS-SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction (29 May - 4 June 2016, Bertinoro, Italy) are open.
Applications deadline: 25 January 2016 (Midnight, Brussels time)
EJN is the FENS journal. EJN publishes original articles and reviews from all over the world, in the broad fields of molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, and cognitive neurosciences.
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