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

RNA mechanisms 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 pandemic, the Brain Conference has been rescheduled for 20-23 October 2021.
  • Application opens on 1 June 2021

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Brain Stroke 2021Leading experts from basic and clinical science will present their advances that contribute to a deeper mechanistic understanding of stroke.

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brain Conference has been rescheduled for 24-27 October 2021.

Application opens on 1 June 2021

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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 2022

The FENS Forum 2022 will take place on 9-13 July 2022 in Paris, France.  

The call for symposia and technical workshops is now open. Take this opportunity to shape the scientific programme: submit your proposal by 20 May 2021!

Visit the FENS Forum 2022 website for more information