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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  • ENCODS 2020: registration open

    Register to ENCODS 2020, an international conference designed for early career neuroscientists. The conference will take place on 9-11 July 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom, prior to the FENS Forum. Deadline for applications: 1 March 2020.

  • Call for Forum Voluntary Press Office Assistants

    Are you an early career neuroscientist, with a keen interest in science communications? We are looking for 3 Voluntary Press Office Assistants to ensure the smooth running of the Forum Press Centre. Application deadline: 16 March 2020

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New European statistics on the use of animals for scientific purposes

European Commission publishes new statistics on the use of animals for scientific purposes across the EU.

February 07, 2020 in FENS News

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2020 Cajal courses open for application

Improve your technical skills by participating to a CAJAL course! Check out which courses are open for applications.

January 27, 2020 in FENS News

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Summer School 2020 - application closing soon

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

January 27, 2020 in FENS News

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HBP EBRAIN call for proposals

Human Brain Project / EBRAINS: Call for Proposals for European Neuroscientists at Large for Using ICEI e-Infrastructure Resources

January 27, 2020 in Neuroscience News

The travel grant awardees to attend the Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2020 have been selected

FENS provides travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (Kobe Convention Center, Japan, 29 July - 1 August 2020).

January 21, 2020 in FENS News

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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.

January 16, 2020 in FENS News

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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

January 16, 2020 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."

January 09, 2020 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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