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  • The Brain Conference on The Computational Neuroscience of Prediction: Q&A with the co-chairs, 10/01/2018
  • The application procedure is now open for the next Brain Conference, which is taking place 15-18 April 2018, in Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark. Co-chairs Peter Dayan and Kerstin Preuschoff talk to FENS about the topic and what the attendees can expect.
  • BNA 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize awarded, 9/01/2018
  • At its Christmas symposium in London, the British Neuroscience Association awarded its 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize to Dervila Glynn, Coordinator of Cambridge Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. 
  • ENCODS 2017: An interview with participants and organisers, 7/06/2017
  • Maria Luz Montesinos, FENS Communication Committee, had the chance to attend the conference and talk with participants and organisers about this new platform where students have the chance to start new collaborations and improve their skills in neuroscience.
  • An interview with Prof Judy Illes, President of the International Neuroethics Society, 17/05/2017

    It is 15 years since neuroethics emerged as a discipline and this year the International Neuroethics Society (INS) has become an associate member of FENS. Professor Judy Illes, president of INS talks to Dr Jane Haley (FENS Communication Committee) about the society, the importance of the field, and the relevance of neuroethics to all neuroscience researchers. 

  • The Brain Conference on Cortex Evolution and Development: Q&A with the co-chairs2/05/2017
  • The application procedure is now open for the next Brain Conference, which takes place in Copenhagen on September 2017. It is dedicated to the evolution and development of the cortex. Co-chairs Zoltán Molnár, an evolutionary biologist from the University of Oxford and developmental biologist Arnold Kriegstein from the University of California, San Francisco talk to FENS about what attendees can expect. 
  • Interview with the chair of the FENS Forum 2018 Programme Committee, 19/02/2017
  • The call for proposals for symposia at the FENS FORUM 2018 meeting in Berlin is now open (deadline 1 March 2017), so we thought it would be useful to find out, from the chair of the programme committee (Professor Thomas Mrsic-Flogel), what makes a good meeting symposium.
  • Q&A with Salvador Martínez, director of the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Spain, 25/01/2017

  • In April Salvador Martinez became director of the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, a joint research centre of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH). Martinez shares with FENS his thoughts about his plans, the scientific diaspora and the general situation for neuroscience research in Spain.
  • The Brain Conference on Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity: Q&A with the co-chairs,  15/01/2017
  • Registration is open for the Brain Conference on Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity, which takes place in Rungstedgard, near Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-26 April 2017. FENS talked to conference co-organisers 2016 Brain Prize winner Richard Morris and Robert Malenka about what is special about the meeting.
  • Behind the scenes at the FENS Forum 2016 Press Centre, 15/09/2016
  • The Forum Press Centre in Copenhagen worked quietly and efficiently to help our neuroscientists communicate their research to the media and the outside world. Take a look at what our two Forum press officers do.
  • International Brain Bee at the Forum of Neuroscience 2016: Meet the winner, 30/08/2016
  • This year, for the first time, the FENS Forum hosted International Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition for high school students. And for the first time, the competition was won by a European. Sixteen-year-old Ana Ghenciulescu from Bucharest, Romania, explains here what that honour has meant to her.
  • The Brain Awareness Week 2016: Magic Brains and much more besides..., 14/03/2016
  • What do brain bicycle helmets in Croatia, pupil conferences at the European Parliament, a play about smell in France, bird behaviour dances in the UK, magic brains in Portugal, brain twister in Germany, and the psychology of tiramisu in Italy all have in common? Well, they are all Brain Awareness Week events...
  • Interview with the new President of the French Society for Neuroscience11/02/2016
  • Jean-Antoine Girault, director, Fer à Moulin Institute (Paris, France) gives us insights about the recent changes for the French neuroscience community.
  • "Imaging neurons and circuits in neuroscience"28/01/2016
  • Interview with Valentina Emiliani and Karel Svoboda, the two co-chairs of the upcoming Brain Conference 'The Brain in Focus: New Approaches to Imaging Neurons and Neural Circuits', about the achievements of optical microscopy in neuroscience .
  • "One year as EJN co-editors-in-chief", 7/12/2015
  • One year into their terms as co-editors-in-chief of the European Journal of Neuroscience, John Foxe and Paul Bolam talk about the changes they have made to the journal and the changes the journal has made to their lives.
  • "The activities of the FENS–KAVLI Network of Excellence come into focus", 20/09/2015
  • Read the full interview with two Network members -Yiota (Panayiota) Poirazi, a research  director at the FORTH Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in Heraklion, Crete and Carlos Ribeiro, a group leader at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • "The Brain Conference: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm", 15/06/2015
    Co-chairs Professor Russell G. Foster (University of Oxford) and Professor Joseph S. Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) talk to FENS about the next Brain Conference.
  • "When Landscape Architecture meets Neuroscience",  03/03/2015
    Jane Haley, scientific coordinator of Edinburgh Neuroscience speaks with project director Catharine Ward Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the ECA.