Connecting European Neuroscience

FENS Publications

This page includes a collection of articles and publications produced by the FENS leadership


Neuroscience without borders: preserving the history of neuroscience
Lorenzo Lorusso, Marco Piccolino, Saba Motta, Anna Gasparello, Jean‐Gaël Barbara, Laura Bossi‐Régnier, Gordon M. Shepherd,  Larry Swanson,  Pierre Magistretti, Barry Everitt, Zoltán Molnár, Richard E. Brown. 
DOI:10.1111/ejn.14101 (12 August 2018)

A transatlantic cooperation for enriched neuroscience training
Menno P. Witter, Domna Karagogeos, Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, Rosalind A. Segal
DOI: 10.1111/ejn.14056 (25 June 2018)


The perfect grant and how to get it
Nature Column - World view
Nature 543, 151 (09 March 2017)

Writing a constructive peer-review: a young PI perspective
David Belin, Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir.
Eur J Neurosci.
5 October 2016

Moving on: mobility for early-career neuroscientists
Matthew S. Grubb, Casper C. Hoogenraad, Lars Schwabe and Guillermina López-Bendito. Eur J Neurosci.
PubMed link
16 July 2016 

Balancing family with a successfull career in neuroscience
P Poirazi, D Belin, J Gräff, I Hanganu-Opatz, G López-Bendito. Eur J Neurosci.
16 May 2016

The European Journal of Neuroscience from 1997 to 2008
Barry J. Everitt. Eur J Neurosci.
12 May 2016

Collaboration in neuroscience: the young PI perspective
D Belin,  A Rolls. Eur J Neurosci.
31 March 2016. 

Consensus Statement on European Brain Research The need to expand Brain Research in Europe
RGM Morris, W Oertel, W Gaebel, GM Goodwin, A Little, P Montellano, M Westphal, DJ Nutt and M Di Luca. Eur J Neurosci.
10 March 2016

Opening Up: open access publishing, data sharing, and how they can influence your neuroscience career
TL Spires-Jones, P Poirazi, MS Grubb. Eur J Neurosci. 
14 March 2016

Getting published: how to write a succesfull neuroscience paper 
L Schwabe, G López-Bendito, C Ribeiro. Eur J Neurosci.
23 February 2016

The road to independence: how to get funding in neuroscience 
Yaksi E, Poirazi P, Hanganu-Opatz I. Eur J Neurosci. 10 January 2016 doi: 10.1111/ejn.13169
PubMed link
10 January 2016


You are not alone: Selecting your group members and leading an outstanding research team
Ileana L. Hanganu-Opatz, Manuel Mameli, Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir and Tara L Spires-Jones
DOI: 10.1111/ejn.13109
PubMed link
23 October 2015

Your ticket to independence: A guide to getting your first Principal Investigator position
Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir, Johannes J. Letzkus, Manuel Mameli and Carlos Ribeiro
Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13048
PubMed link
19 August 2015

The voice of next generation 
Di Luca M, Everitt BJ, Joels M;
Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13027 (PMID: 26228565)
PubMed link
31 July

The Hitchhiker's Guide to a Neuroscience Career
Joëls M, Hoogenraad CC, Poirazi P, Di Luca M.
Neuron. 2015 May 6;86(3):613-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.04.002.
PubMed link
24 June 2015

Neuro opinion: reforming the academic system is a joint responsibility
Joëls M., Di Luca M., Everitt B. J.
European Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 41, Issue 9, pages 1111–1112, May 2015
PubMed link
24 April 2015


A Tale of Two Sexes
Joëls M, Mason C
Neuron, Volume 82, Issue 6, p1196–1199, 
PubMed link
18 June 2014 

The Cost of Brain Diseases: A Burden or a Challenge?
Di Luca M, Olesen J
Neuron, Volume 82, Issue 6, p1205–1208
PubMed link
18 June 2014

Megascience Efforts and the Brain
Grillner S
Neuron, Volume 82, Issue 6, p1209–1211
PubMed link
18 June 2014

Neural and psychological mechanisms underlying compulsive drug seeking habits and drug memories – indications for novel treatments of addiction
Everitt B J
European Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 40, Issue 1pages 2163–2182, July 2014
PubMed link
16 June 2014


Consensus Document on European Brain Research
Di Luca M, Baker M, Corradetti R, Kettenmann H, Mendlewicz J, Olesen J, Ragan I, and Westphal M
European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 33, pp. 768–818, 2011
PubMed link
9 March 2011


Cost of disorders of the brain in Europe 2010
Olesen J, Gustavsson A, Svensson M, Wittchen HU, Jönsson B; CDBE2010 study group; European Brain Council.
European Neuropsychopharmacology (2011) 21, 718–779
PubMed Link 


Biological Pattern Generation: The Cellular and Computational Logic of Networks in Motion
Grillner S
Neuron, Volume 52, Issue 5, p751–766,
PubMed link
7 December 2006

Consensus Document on European Brain Research
Olesen J, Baker M G, Freund T, Di Luca M, Mendlewicz J, Ragan I, Westphal M.
Journal of neurology, neosurgery & psychiatry
August 2006 


Costs of Disorders of the Brain in Europe
Andlin-Sobocki P, Jönsson B, Wittchen HU, Olesen J.
Eur J Neurol. 2005 Jun;12 Suppl 1:1-27.
PubMed link
June 2005

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FENS Featured Articles

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FENS Policy positions

FENS aims at setting forth advocacy strategy to increase awareness about the importance of brain research. 
This section includes a collection of FENS' position papers and documents on different issues related to neuroscience research.