Connecting European Neuroscience

The Brain Conferences

The Brain Conferences establish a series of high-level meetings on neuroscience in Europe. Organised by FENS in collaboration with Lundbeck Foundation, awarder of The Brain Prize, these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Upcoming Brain Conferences

Leading experts from basic and clinical science will present their advances that contribute to a deeper mechanistic understanding of stroke.

Due the COVID-19 latest developments, the Brain Conference has been rescheduled for 11-14 April 2021.



  • This meeting will explore how neurons regulate RNA molecules and protein synthesis and how these mechanisms represent vulnerabilities for various neurological diseases.
  • Due the COVID-19 latest developments, the Brain Conference has been rescheduled for 18-21 April 2021.

Early application timeframe:        2 January 2020 - 25 February 2020

Regular application timeframe:   26 February 2020 - 25 March 2020
Applications will reopen in November 2020.

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IBRO-PERCThe Brain Prize and FENS offer a number of stipends of 1,000 EUR for international students or early career scientists that attend The Brain Conferences. Part of the grant will cover the registration fee for the awardees. For more information, please click here.


  •    Credits: Anders Gade 

What they say about The Brain Conferences

“Having attended two Brain Conferences, I can attest that these meetings provide an ideal combination of excellent science, an open atmosphere and comfortable facilities [...]'
Noah W. Gray, PhD (Senior Editor, Nature, USA). Read more here.

"I have attended two of the conferences and found them both to be of very high quality. The topics were cutting edge and the programmes were broad and varied. [...]"
Stavroula Kousta, PhD (Senior Editor, PLOS Biology). Read more here.

"I really enjoyed The Brain Conference in sleep since I was able to have a close look at other people's science and interact with top scientists in the field of sleep. [...]"
Shinjae Chung, Postdoc (University of California, Berkeley, USA)Read more here.

For further information and enquiries, please contact:

Check here The Brain Conferences Committee.




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European Journal of Neuroscience

EJN is the journal of FENS. EJN publishes original articles and reviews from all over the world, in all areas of neuroscience.


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FENS Forum

The FENS Forum of Neuroscience is the largest international neuroscience meeting in Europe, involving all neuroscience societies members of FENS, and held biannually on every even year. 

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FENS Forum 2020 will be held entirely virtually - accessible from all over the world! For further information, please visit the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum website.