FENS Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
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The upcoming Brain Conference on Prediction
Interview with Peter Dayan and Kerstin Preuschoff

The 2017 Brain Prize was awarded to Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz for their work on understanding learning and reward systems of the brain.

With world renowned scientists as invited speakers, the upcoming Brain Conference (15-18 April) will explore the nature and importance of prediction in the brain's reward system. Read more about this conference in an interview with the scientific organisers Peter Dayan and Kerstin Preuschoff. 

Early application deadline: 20 January 2018. Apply here. 

Neurogenomics – towards a more rigorous science
EJN January Editorial: an important perspective on Neurogenomics by Kevin Mitchell

“The field of neurogenomics is coming of age, but not without some teething problems. To make real progress, the field will have to learn from these mistakes and adopt more rigorous standards. In addition, our emerging understanding of the genetic architecture of psychological traits or psychiatric disorders has important implications for the design and interpretation of imaging and neurogenomics experiments.”  

Read more about this fascinating topic here:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejn.13801/full

Slots in national training courses in 2018
Are you an MSc or a Ph.D. neuroscience student? If so, check out these short courses organised by NENS schools

The FENS and IBRO-PERC stipends of 750 EUR each are intended to cover travel and accommodation costs for master and Ph.D. students interested in attending short courses outside the country where they are studying or residing.  

Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience (Berlin, Germany, 19-23 February 2018)
Application deadline: 15 January 2018.

Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity (Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2-6 July 2018)
Application deadline: 9 April 2018.

ENCODS 2018 conference for PhD students
Register now! 5-6 July 2018 - Berlin, Germany

Are you a PhD student in neuroscience? Register now for the ENCODS 2018 conference - European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students.

ENCODS will be held as a satellite event of the FENS Forum 2018.

Registration deadline: 15 January 2018.

Developmental Neurobiology and Pathologies
Tune up your technical skills with a CAJAL hands-on course

3-21 April 2018, Bordeaux Neurocampus, France.

During this 3-week course, we will provide participants with a comprehensive theoretical and experimental/practical training on the most advanced methodologies and models in developmental neurobiology, in health and disease. 

Course director:

Application deadline: 15 January 2018.

This course is organised in partnership with ERA-NET NEURON

FENS Forum 2018: Registration and abstract submission open
Save up to 30% on registration as a FENS member!

Reduced registration rates are offered to all FENS members with savings of up to 135 EUR!

FENS and IBRO/PERC are also offering Travel Grants of 750 EUR to early career scientists from around the world to attend the FENS Forum 2018. A number of travel grants are also offered by several of the FENS member societies.

Don't miss out these activities:

Deadline for early registration, abstract submission and travel grants application: 13 February 2018.

Join us for Brain Awareness Week 2018!

FENS, on behalf of the Dana Foundation, offers financial support of up to EUR 1,000 to event organisers within Europe during the Brain Awareness Week. 

Apply now for a BAW grant and boost your project!

Deadline: 22 January 2018.

FENS Job market page
Jobs are added every day

PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellowships, jobs in academia and industry - check out the FENS Job Market page.

With more than 100 jobs posted every month, the FENS job market page is a precious resource for international neuroscientists at all stages of their careers:

FENS' members can take advantage of a new benefit: unlimited free submissions to the Job Market page.

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