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 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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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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  • Neuroscience Networks Administration - Internship position

    A 6-month internship position is available at FENS to assist with the administration of research networks and graduate training in neuroscience. Application deadline: 12 February 2020.

  • Training and Events coordinator - job opening at FENS

    Are you looking for an interesting job in a stimulating work environment within the scientific non-profit sector? Are you service minded and willing to go the extra mile? If yes, then you may be our new colleague in the FENS training & meetings team in Brussels. Application deadline: 14 February 2020

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Message from the FENS President

"At the start of 2020, I would like to wish you all a year of important progress in scientific discoveries and personal accomplishments. My good wishes also go to our community as a whole for impactful neuroscientific findings and success in establishing a culture that fosters collaboration as well as personal support and well-being."

January 09, 2020 in FENS News

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FENS members benefit from special registration rates for the 2020 JNS annual meeting

FENS members can register for the Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2020 at special rates.

January 03, 2020 in FENS News

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Season's Greetings

Carmen Sandi, FENS President, and all the FENS team would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year!

December 23, 2019 in FENS News

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INCF welcomed as a new FENS member

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) has been welcomed as a FENS new member. INCF members can benefit from the services of the FENS membership. FENS now counts 44 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries.

December 19, 2019 in FENS News

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BAW 2020: call for projects

Do you have an idea for a project promoting brain research? The call for Brain Awareness Week projects is now open and financial support is available. Submit your event before 16 January 2020.

December 18, 2019 in FENS News

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2019 call for History Online Projects: laureates announced

The laureates of the 2019 call for History Online Projects, celebrating for the first time the global history of neuroscience, have been announced. Find out more about the selected projects here and make sure to see them on display at the FENS Forum 2020.

December 16, 2019 in FENS News

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FENS President's interview in SciTech Europa

Carmen Sandi, FENS President, is interviewed in the December issue of the online journal SciTech Europa. Learn more about FENS, our activities and our vision for the future.

December 05, 2019 in FENS News

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Summer School 2020: applications now open

Applications for the FENS-SfN Summer School 2020 "Artificial and natural computations for sensory perception: what is the link?" are now open. The School will take place on 7-13 June 2020 in Bertinoro, Italy. Deadline for applications: 3 February 2020

December 03, 2019 in FENS News

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Message from the FENS President

"At the start of 2020, I would like to wish you all a year of important progress in scientific discoveries and personal accomplishments. My good wishes also go to our community as a whole for impactful neuroscientific findings and success in establishing a culture that fosters collaboration as well as personal support and well-being.

Largely boosted by rapid technical advances, neuroscience is nowadays progressing at an impressive pace. Being exposed to recent developments in the field at large is essential, not only to foster collaborations and interdisciplinarity, but also to position our own work within the broader picture; still, it is extremely challenging to keep up to date on our own. This is one of the reasons why participating in large meetings, such as the upcoming 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience taking place in Glasgow this July, is becoming increasingly important. [...]"

Prof. Carmen Sandi
FENS President

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RNA Mechanisms and Brain Disease

21-24 June 2020, Rungstedgaard, Denmark

Co-chairs: Erin Schuman (MPI Brain Research) & Giovanna Mallucci (University of Cambridge)

Early application deadline: 25 February 2020

 

 

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Join us for Brain Awareness Week 2020

Funding is available to support events organised during the Brain Awareness Week 2020 in Europe.

Apply now for a BAW grant and boost your project.

Deadline: 16 January 2020 at 12 PM CET.

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