Connecting European Neuroscience
FENS offers a range of state of the art platforms for interacting international researchers from the entire spectrum of neuroscience disciplines.
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In collaboration with prominent and long-standing partners of FENS, new programmes for European higher education – schools and training – will be offered every year.
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Check out the latest articles and news of EJN. All FENS members have FREE access to EJN!
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FENS calls on the European Parliament and Commission to reaffirm their commitment to the Directive.
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FENS provides its members with a full package of services to facilitate the exchange of information and enhance networking activities among neuroscientists.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the extended access!
The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum took place live on 11-15 July 2020 and brought together more than 5,000 participants. You can now enjoy the unlimited on-demand access until 15 October 2020: 132 scientific sessions, 20 plenary and special lectures, 56 symposia and 38 Open Theatre sessions!
Visit the Forum 2020 website for more information.
The FENS job market is an open resource for the entire neuroscience community. Individuals, partners and relevant organisations may upload information on open positions and vacancies. It provides an easy searchable overview of jobs and training, including for PhD students, post-docs, and senior staff positions and professorships.
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We are pleased to present a series of video-interviews with FENS Presidents that were produced on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration of FENS in 2018.These films were created by Malcolm Love at Solid Gold Hat Ltd.
- Reduced-rate registration at the FENS Forum, FRM and The Brain Conferences
- Free abstract slot submission at SfN annual meetings
- Travel grants and stipends
- Attractive discounts on subscriptions to several top neuroscience journals
- Free online access to EJN, and a special discount rate for subscription to the print edition
The first call for NENS Education and Training clusters is open with funding opportunities of up to EUR 7,000.
Submission deadline: 5 December 2020
Every week, on #FENSFriday, we revisit some of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum content. Find out our plans for today and check out the graphic recording of Jan Born's lecture on "Sleep's role in memory consolidation"!
How can we, together, improve the future of neuroscience? Let us know your thoughts by 30 September.
September 11, 2020
Registration are open to the webinar "How to publish in the European Journal of Neuroscience", dedicated to neuroscientists based in China. Chaired by Prof. Chan (Section Editor at EJN) and Xiaolin Li (Wiley), the webinar will take place on 18 September 2020.
September 10, 2020
The call for symposia and abstracts for SONA 2021 (25-28 April 2021, Accra, Ghana) is now open. Submission deadline: 1 December 2020
September 04, 2020
Every week, on #FENSFriday, we revisit some of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum content. Today, we are focusing on science communication: make sure to download the 'How to use Twitter in your science life' guide!
Due to the development of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe, the FENS-Hertie Winter School 2020 has been rescheduled to January 2022.
September 03, 2020
FENS is recruiting a Training and Meetings Coordinator. Full time position in Brussels (permanent contract).
Application deadline: 10 September 2020
September 01, 2020
Every week, on #FENSFriday, we revisit some of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum content. Find out our plans for today and check out the graphic recording of Rui Costa's plenary!
August 28, 2020
Every week, on #FENSFriday, we revisit some of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum content. Find out our plans for today and check out the graphic recording of Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg's plenary!
August 21, 2020
FENS regrets to announce that the FENS Hertie Winter School on Multiscale approaches to probe psychiatric disorders is rescheduled to 9-15 January 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will reopen in the summer 2021.
Jean-Antoine Girault MD, PhD (France) is the FENS President for 2020-2022.
Inserm Research Director, Head of the Institut du Fer à Moulin (Inserm and Sorbonne University) in Paris until September 2020, his research focuses on the signalling mechanisms involved in the plasticity of the nervous system, in normal and pathological conditions.
Former President of the French Neuroscience Society, Jean-Antoine Girault has also actively contributed to the coordination of Neuroscience research and training in Paris region.
The next FENS Regional meeting will take place in Krakow, Poland on 25-27 August 2021.
Submit your proposal for symposia by 20 October 2020.
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!
View the resources here
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