Connecting European Neuroscience

Awarded History Projects: 2014-2017

The FENS History Committee organises a yearly call for projects reflecting the History of European Neuroscience. A selection is made and the best projects are awarded.

Explore funded history projects already available online here.

Projects awarded in 2018

Brains by catalogue: surveying preserved Human brains in Portugal - Ana Nunes from Lisboa, Portugal
Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the Time of the Development of the Cell Theory - Helmut Kettenmann from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Berlin, Germany
Continuing the legacy of ancient neurosurgeons: Rebuilding ancient trephined skulls with the 3D printing technology - Jagoš Golubović from the Clinical Centre of Vojvodina, Clinic of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
E.N. Sokolov the founder of vector psychophysiology in Lomonosov Moscow State University - Evgenia Nikonova from Lomonosow Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Living History — The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person - Alex Gomez-Marin from the Instituto de Neurociencias, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Spain
Neuroscience in Georgia - Mzia Zhvania from the Ilia State University and I. Beritashvili Center of Experimental Biomedicine, Tbilisi, Georgia
Neurotoxicology: historical roots in Europe - Michele Augusto Riva from the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano Bicocca, Monza, Italy
Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Konorski’s life - Łukasz Bijoch from the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Tracing the origins of modern neuroscience in ancient Greece - Kyriaki Sidiropoulou from IMBB-FORTH, Heraklio, Greece
Unraveling the Past of Women in Neurosciences: their Contributions to Understanding of Brain and Behavior - Isabel María Martín Monzón from the University of Seville, Spain

Projects awarded in 2017

A Brain Museum Tour of Europe - Richard Brown from Halifax, Canada
- A Virtual Museum of Irish Brain Science - Richard Roche from Maynooth, Ireland
- Discovery of the first neurotansmitter receptor - Jean-Pierre Changeux from Paris, France
- European Innovations in Sensory Neuroprostheses - Daniel Rathbun from Tuebingen, Germany
- Friedrich Sanides: A unifying framework of cortical organization with ontogenetic,  phylogenetic and functional ramifications - Alexandros Goulas from Hamburg, Germany
- Heinrich Obersteiner and the Foundation of Neuroscience at 19th C. Vienna - Sonia Horn from Vienna, Austria
- Neuroscience Giants - Valeria Lavín from Madrid, Spain
- Neuroscience in Naples: institutions and protagonists - Clelia Sedda from Bologna, Italy
- Olga Vinogradova (1929-2001): role of the hippocampus in selection and registration of information - Evgeniia Samokhina from Pushchino, Russia
- Orbeli’s Phenomenon - Lusine Ghulikyan from Yerevan, Armenia
- Platon Kostyuk - founder of Ukrainian school of neuroscientists - Elena Lukyanetz from Kyiv, Ukraine
- Stars and thorns  of the Ukrainian neuroscientist Oleksandr Chernyakhivsky - Yuri Chaikovsky from Kyiv, Ukraine
- The legacy of Russian School of Neurophysiology - Lilya Andrianova from Exeter, United Kingdom
- The Magnus-Rademaker Neurocinematography Film Collection:  European pioneers of the study of body posture and reflexes - Thomas Younts from London, United Kingdom
- The pioneers of neuroscience in Poland - Slawomir Gonkowski from Olsztyn, Poland

Projects awarded in 2016

Projects awarded in 2015

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A Short History of European neuroscience - from the late 18th to the mid 20th century.