Connecting European Neuroscience

Awarded History Projects: 2014-2018

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 and Nebojša Lasica 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 ScienceRichard 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.

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