Connecting European Neuroscience

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Welcome

FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 44 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 20,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.  

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Meetings

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 addition, 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. It publishes papers on a broad range of topics, aiming to advance our understanding of the nervous system in health and disease.

 

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Societies

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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EBRA launches the 3rd & final call for clusters

The EBRA 3rd and final Call for Clusters is currently open, aiming to promote cooperation and exchange between brain research projects and to enable or enhance international collaboration and the development of clusters in all areas of brain research. The call targets a number of cluster types: Potential, Emerging, Consolidated and Global. Deadline for application extended: 1 September 2020

May 11, 2020 in FENS News

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FENS Virtual Forum Grant and Voucher Programme

FENS would like to ensure the possibility for all of its members to attend the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum by implementing additional grants intended for early career scientists impacted by the current crisis.

May 06, 2020 in FENS News

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EJN celebrates neuroscience in Finland

EJN celebrates neuroscience in Finland in a dedicated Virtual Issue, now accessible online.

April 30, 2020 in FENS News

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The Brain Prize 2020 awarded

The Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize announces that The Brain Prize 2020 is awarded to Professor Huda Zoghbi and Sir Adrian Bird, for their "fundamental and pioneering work on Rett syndrome (…) which also points to novel opportunities for treatment of this and other neurodevelopmental disorders".

April 29, 2020 in FENS News

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Call for nominations: Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission

The call for nominations for membership of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission. Deadline for nomination: 15 June 2020.

April 29, 2020 in FENS News

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Webinar "Toward Novel Therapies in Psychiatry: Zooming into Brain-Periphery, Dysfunction, and Crosstalk"

FENS Members - Registration now open to the webinar "Toward Novel Therapies in Psychiatry: Zooming into Brain-Periphery, Dysfunction, and Crosstalk" taking place on 6 May 2020 (11:00 am-12:00 PM EDT / 5:00-6:00 pm CEST).

April 28, 2020 in FENS News

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Symposium "100 Years of Microglia" available online

The symposium "100 years of Microglia" organised with the support of FENS-CHET is now available freely online.

April 22, 2020 in FENS News

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FENS President Message (April 2020)

"I hope that you share my excitement about the potential of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum in supporting the mission of FENS - to foster exchange and networking between neuroscientists, and to promote exposure to the latest neuroscientific developments. [...] I look forward to staying connected through the FENS community, and I wish you, your families and colleagues good health." Read the full message fril.

April 16, 2020 in FENS News

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COVID-19 update

Following the COVID-19 advice of the Belgian government, the FENS team is working from home until further notice.
To contact us, please send us an email as we may not always be reachable through the office phone.

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Online neuroscience resources

FENS is compiling a list of online resources intended to help the neuroscience community cope with the current situation. These initiatives can include educational materials, online events, platforms and other tools useful in these difficult times. Have a look at this list and share your contributions!

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Message from the FENS President

Dear colleagues, dear friends, 

This is a very difficult time for all of us in the FENS Community, and I want to extend my thoughts and best wishes to all of you who may be directly, or indeed indirectly, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. I wish all of you and your families health and safety in these unprecedented times. 

As you probably know by now, the FENS Forum 2020 cannot take place in Glasgow this summer and it will take place as a virtual meeting instead. Now that this decision has been made, I hope that you share my excitement about the potential of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum in supporting the mission of FENS - to foster exchange and networking between neuroscientists, and to promote exposure to the latest neuroscientific developments.

I look forward to staying connected through the FENS community, and I wish you, your families and colleagues good health." 

Carmen Sandi, FENS President

 

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Winter school on psychiatric disorders

Apply to the FENS Hertie Winter School on Multiscale approaches to probe psychiatric disorders.

Date: 6-12 December 2020
Venue: Obergurgl, Austria

Stipends are available.

Deadline: 29 June 2020

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