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FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 43 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 24,000 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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  • A transatlantic cooperation for enriched neuroscience training

    The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) are delighted to announce their strategic collaboration on priority areas including scientific training and career development. The two organizations recognize the importance of thinking globally about science and the enrichment that comes from a global perspective.

  • FENS and SfN statement in strong support of Prof. Logothetis

    FENS and SfN are extremely dismayed by the treatment of Professor Nikos Logothetis and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPIK) in Tübingen. In a joint strong statement the two societies call on the Max Planck Society to rectify their unfair treatment of Professor Logothetis and to reinstate the planned scientific review cancelled by the MPS in the wake of the Logothetis case.

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FENS and SfN statement in strong support of Prof. Logothetis

FENS and SfN are extremely dismayed by the treatment of Professor Nikos Logothetis and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPIK) in Tübingen. In a joint strong statement the two societies call on the Max Planck Society to rectify their unfair treatment of Professor Logothetis and to reinstate the planned scientific review cancelled by the MPS in the wake of the Logothetis case.

August 03, 2018 in FENS News

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Travel grants available to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society

FENS and ANS provide travel grants to support young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society.

August 01, 2018 in FENS News

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FENS members benefit from special rates at the ANS annual scientific meeting in 2018

FENS members can register for the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society in 2018 at the same rates as ANS members.

July 30, 2018 in FENS News

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FENS Anniversary 1998-2018: interviews with FENS presidents

FENS is pleased to present a series of video-interviews that were produced on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration of FENS in 2018.

July 17, 2018 in FENS News

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FENS supports EBC calls for “Horizon Europe” budget increase

The launch of the European Brain Council (EBC) statement “Counting down to zero: Towards a future with underfunded health research?” calls on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to increase the budget of the “Horizon Europe” programme to at least €120 billion.

July 17, 2018 in Societies & Partner News

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Message from the new FENS President: Carmen Sandi

"During my term, I would like to ensure representation of all neuroscientific disciplines at our meetings, applying special actions to incorporate underrepresented fields. Another important focus will be promoting gender equality and reinforcing networks and activities for young investigators."

July 16, 2018 in FENS News

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FENS Forum 2018: The European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) Publishing Workshop

The European Journal of Neuroscience organised a special interest event at the FENS Forum 2018 in Berlin entitled: 'Publishing Workshop: What happens to your paper when submitted to a journal?'

July 12, 2018 in FENS News

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The five winners of the final of the international Brain Bee Competition announced at the FENS Forum 2018

(Berlin, July 8 2018) Eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Krakow (Poland) has won today (July 8) the international Brain Bee Competition at Europe’s biggest brain research conference in Berlin.

July 10, 2018 in Neuroscience News

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Message from the FENS President

"During my term, I would like to ensure representation of all neuroscientific disciplines at our meetings, applying special actions to incorporate underrepresented fields. Another important focus will be promoting gender equality and reinforcing networks and activities for young investigators."

Carmen Sandi - FENS President

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The Necessity of Cell Types for Brain Function

7-10 October 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Co-chairs: Ed Lein (Allen Institute for Brain Research) & Rafael Yuste (Columbia University)

Application extended: 5 September 2018.

 

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FRM 2019: Call for Symposia and Workshops open

The next FENS Regional meeting will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, 10 - 13 July 2019.

Key dates:

Deadline for Symposia and Workshop proposals: 1 September 2018.

Call for abstracts, early registration open: 1 November 2018.

FENS Travel Grant applications open: 1 December 2018.

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