Connecting European Neuroscience


FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 43 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 24,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.  

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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.

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Higher Education and Training

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.

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FENS Outreach and Advocacy

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.

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European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)

Excellent science is communicated through EJN, the official scientific journal of FENS and relevant and timely information is disseminated through the FENS bi-weekly news alert and by targeted emails to FENS members.

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Federating numerous pan-European single discipline societies and all national neuroscience societies from across more than 30 European countries, FENS represents European neuroscience from basic to clinical research.

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  • EJN Virtual Issue on the Basal Ganglia

    A frequently occurring theme in many of the papers and reviews of EJN is the basal ganglia. These papers include basic studies on the cellular and molecular organization of the basal ganglia in animals, functions of the basal ganglia in animals and humans, and studies of basal ganglia diseases in both animal models and patients.

  • Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture 21 March

    "Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture - Robinson College, Cambridge at 6pm - Featuring a Cambridge Neurologist and a patient that has been involved in MS trials.

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SfN, FENS Issue Joint Statement on New U.S. Immigration Executive Order

Society for Neuroscience (SfN) President Eric J. Nestler and Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) President Barry Everitt released the following statement addressing the new White House executive order on immigration, scheduled to take effect March 16.

March 16, 2017 in FENS News


Hertie Foundation and FENS award Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize to Marta Zlatic

The Hertie Foundation and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) have announced the winner of their prize for young neuroscientists: Marta Zlatic, a Croatian/British neurobiologist, will receive the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize worth EUR 100,000 for her research into decision-making processes in the brain.

March 14, 2017 in FENS News


"Brain Diaries": New exhibition opening in Oxford

The secret life of your brain is revealed in new exhibition at the Museum of Natural History.

March 10, 2017 in Neuroscience News

FENS-Kavli Scholars’ survey on how to get the perfect grant

The opinion article based on the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence’s survey, led by Tim Vogels, Matt Grubb, Carlos Ribeiro and Yiota Poirazi (chair of the Network) has been published in the 9th March issue of Nature.

March 08, 2017 in FENS News


A message from Professor Barry Everitt, President of FENS: March for Science

Save the date: 22 April 2017. Join our colleagues in the United States to ‘March for Science’.

March 07, 2017 in FENS News


March for Science: 22 April 2017

On 22 April the scientific community will march in the US as a call to support and safeguard science and research to the recent policy change.

March 07, 2017 in Neuroscience News

The Brain Prize 2017 winners announced

Three UK-based neuroscientists have won this year’s prestigious Brain Prize. Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz share the €1 million euro prize for their analysis of how the brain recognises and processes reward.

March 06, 2017 in Neuroscience News

Open policy by EJN published in Wired

Rogue Neuroscientist on a Mission to Hack Peer Review: Wired article about open policy discussed in the EJN editorial

March 04, 2017 in Neuroscience News

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Message from FENS President

Save the date. On 22 April 2017, neuroscientists in Europe have the opportunity to join with our colleagues in the United States to ‘March for Science’ and to show the strength of our feelings about the importance of global collaboration.

Professor Barry Everitt, FENS President.

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EJN Best Publication Award 2017

This biennial award recognises the best original research article published in EJN over the preceding two-year period (published or accepted in 2015 and 2016). It is a personal award of 3,000 £.

Deadline for application: 31 March 2017.