Connecting European Neuroscience

The Brain Conferences

The Brain Conferences establish a series of high-level meetings on neuroscience in Europe. Organised by FENS in collaboration with The Brain Prize, these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Upcoming Brain Conferences


Spring Brain Conference 2017

     - Apply here. Early application deadline: 23 Jan. 2017; Regular application deadline: 14 Feb. 2017.


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Fall Brain Conference 2017

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What they say about The Brain Conferences

“Having attended two Brain Conferences, I can attest that these meetings provide an ideal combination of excellent science, an open atmosphere and comfortable facilities [...]'
Noah W. Gray, PhD (Senior Editor, Nature, USA). Read more here.

"I have attended two of the conferences and found them both to be of very high quality. The topics were cutting edge and the programmes were broad and varied. [...]"
Stavroula Kousta, PhD (Senior Editor, PLOS Biology). Read more here.

"I really enjoyed The Brain Conference in sleep since I was able to have a close look at other people's science and interact with top scientists in the field of sleep. [...]"
Shinjae Chung, Postdoc (University of California, Berkeley, USA)Read more here.

For further information and enquiries, please contact:

Check here The Brain Conferences Committee.


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Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity

23-26 April 2017, Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark

Early registration deadline: 23 January 2017.

Start your application.



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Apply for our Summer School on Neuromodulation

FENS-SfN Summer School 2017 on Chemical Neuromodulation: Neurobiological, Neurocomputational, Behavioural and Clinical Aspects is co-chaired by Prof. Trevor W. Robbins and Prof. Martin Sarter.

18-24 June 2017 - Bertinoro, Italy.

Stipends are available!

Deadline: 13 February 2017. 


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European Journal of Neuroscience

EJN is the journal of FENS. EJN publishes original articles and reviews from all over the world, in all areas of neuroscience.