The Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is composed of 17 elected or appointed members.

The committee’s composition takes into account its members’ fields of scientific expertise and the geographical distribution.

The Committee prepares and independently supervises the scientific programme of the FENS Forum, and selects the plenary lecturers, symposia and technical workshops.

The Chair of the Programme Committee is a member of and reports to the FENS Executive Committee and the Governing Council.

Meet the Programme Committee 2022-2024

Liset de la Prida

Liset Menendez de la Prida, Spain

Chair of the Programme Committee

2022-2024

Past Programme Committees

Past Programme Committee Chairs

Angela Roberts, United Kingdom

2020-2022


Frijtof Helmchen

Fritjof Helmchen , Switzerland

2018-2020

Thomas Mrsic-Flogel,

2016-2018

Rui Costa ,

2014-2016

Silvia Aber ,

2012-2014

Ole Kiehn ,

2010-2012

Pico Caroni ,

2008-2010

Eckart Gundelfinger,

2006-2008

Edvard Moser ,

2004-2006

Wolf Singer ,

2002-2004

F.H. Lopes da Silva ,

2002-2004

Joël Bockaert ,

2000-2002

Barry Everitt ,

1998-2000

Past Programme Committee Members
FENS Forum 2022 (France)

Angela Roberts, United Kingdom - Chair
Alain Chédotal, France - Chair Host Society Committee
Christelle Baunez, France
John Cryan, Ireland
Fiona Francis, France
Balazs Hangya, Hungary
Hailan Hu, China
Gregory Jefferis, United Kingdom
Katja Kanninen, Finland
Andrew King, United Kingdom
Manuel Mameli, Switzerland
Liset Menendez de la Prida, Spain
Jonathan Roiser, United Kingdom
Anne Rosser, United Kingdom
Amar Sahay, United States
Anne-Laura van Harmelen, The Netherlands
Tim Vogels, Austria

FENS 2020 Virtual Forum

Fritjof Helmchen, Switzerland, Chair
Raul Andero, Spain
Trevor Bushell, United Kingdom
Laura Cancedda, Italy
Helen Cooper, Australia
Jozsef Csicsvari, Austria
Marianne Fyhn, Norway
Iiris Hovatta, Finland
Thomas Nevian, Switzerland
Marta Nieto, Spain
Stephane Oliet, France
Michael Platten, Germany
Magdalini Polymenidou, Switzerland
Carlos Ribeiro, Portugal
Daniela Schiller, United States
Lars Schwabe, Germany
Tim Vogels, United Kingdom

Forum 2018, Berlin (Germany)

Thomas Mrsic-Flogel, United Kingdom, Chair
Helmut Kettenmann, Germany
Diana Bautista, USA
Haruhiko Bito, Japan
Guillermina Lopez-Bendito, Spain
Rosa Cossart, France
Panayiota Poirazi, Greece
Peter Brophy, United Kingdom
Fritjof Helmchen, Switzerland
Carlos Ribeiro, Portugal
Angela Roberts, United Kingdom
Paolo Calabresi,Italy
Christiaan Levelt,The Netherlands
Steven Kushner The Netherlands
Tiago Branco, United Kingdom
Megan Carey, Portugal
Johannes Gräff, Switzerland

Forum 2016, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Rui Costa, Portugal, Chair
Nicolas Caesar Petersen, Denmark
David McCormick, USA
Shumin Duan, China
Pirta Hotulainen, Finland
Fabio Benfenati, Italy
Maria Vicotoria-Vives, Spain
Andrea Volterra, Switzerland
John Rothwell, UK
Elisabeth Binder, Germany
Carmen Sandi, Switzerland
Mihai Moldovan, Denmark
Thomas Mrsic-Flogel, Switzerland
Steven Kushner, Netherlands
Megan Carey, Portugal
Scott Waddell,UK
Ulrik Gether, Denmark

Forum 2014, Milan (Italy)

Silvia Arber, Switzerland, Chair
Alexandru Babes, Romania
Marina Bentivoglio, Italy
Alain Chédotal, France
Rui Costa, Portugal
Thomas Klausberger, Austria
Oscar Marín, Spain
Concetta Morrone, Italy
May-Britt Moser, Norway
Stéphane Oliet, France
Brigitte Roeder, Germany
Botond Roska, Switzerland
John Rostas, Australia
Erin Schuman, Germany
Leonidas Stefanis, Greece
Tarja Stenberg, Finland
Scott Thompson, USA

Forum 2012, Barcelona (Spain)

Ole Kiehn, Sweden, Chairman
Silvia Arber, Switzerland
Alexander Borst, Germany
Angela Cenci-Nilsson, Sweden
Mara Dierssen, Spain
Robert Greene, USA
Patrick Haggard, United Kingdom
Tadashi Isa, Japan
Domna Karagogeos, Greece
Istvan Katona, Hungary
Arthur Konnerth, Germany
Malgorzata Kossut, Poland
Jon Storm-Mathisen, Norway
Dionysia Theodosis, France
Alessandro Treves, Italy
Pierre Vanderhaeghen, Belgium
Patrik Vuilleumier, Switzerland

Forum 2010, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Pico Caroni, Switzerland, Chairman
László Acsády, Hungary
Christophe Bernard, France
Gerard Boer, The Netherlands
Christian Büchel, Germany
Francisco Clasca, Spain
Steve Dunnett, United Kingdom
Stan Gielen, The Netherlands
Peter Hagoort, The Netherlands
Ole Kiehn, Sweden
Richard Kvetnansky, Slovak Republic
Andreas Lüthi, Switzerland
Michela Matteoli, Italy
Catarina Oliveira, Portugal
Marina Picciotto, USA
Iris Salecker, United Kingdom

Forum 2008, Geneva (Switzerland)

Eckart Gundelfinger, Germany, Chairman
John Aggleton, United Kingdom
Patrik Brundin,Sweden
Pico Caroni,Switzerland
Erik De Schutter, Belgium
Herta Flor, Germany
Sten Grillner,Sweden
Ron Harris-Warrick, USA
Leszek Kaczmarek, Poland
Ann Kato, Switzerland
Ferdinando Rossi, Italy
Carmen Sandi, Switzerland
Ana Maria Sebastiao, Portugal
Guus Smit, The Netherlands
Gabor Tamas, Hungary
Dionysia Theodosis, France

Forum 2006, Vienna (Austria)

Edvard Moser, Norway, Chair
Mathias Bähr, Germany
Graham Collingridge, United Kingdom
Eckart Gundelfinger, Germany
Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Germany
Malgorzata Kossut, Poland
Andrew Lumsden, United Kingdom
Hans-Rudolf Lüscher, Switzerland
Dominique Muller, Switzerland
Susan Sara, France
Alois Saria, Austria
Peter Seeburg, Germany
Mike Stewart, United Kingdom
Piergiorgio Strata, Italy
Menno Witter, The Netherlands
Andrezej Wrobel, Poland

Forum 2004, Lisbon (Portugal)

W. Singer, Germany, Chair
M. Bentivoglio, Italy
K. Braun, Germany
J. Castro-Lopes, Portugal
F. Clementi, Italy
Y. Dudai, Israel
Y. Fregnac, France
H.J. Freund, Germany
J-A.Girault, France
L. Kaczmarek, Poland
H-R. Lüscher, Switzerland
R. Melcangi, Italy
Z. Nusser, Hungary
O. Paulson, Denmark
A. Ribeiro, Portugal
W. Schultz, UK

Forum 2002, Paris

F.H. Lopes da Silva, The Netherlands, Chair
E. Alleva, Italy
P. Bolam, UK
S. Grillner, Sweden
M. Hamon, France
P. Hoffman, Germany
M. Joels, The Netherlands
J. Lobo Antunes, Portugal
D. Monard, Switzerland
H. Monyer, Germany
R. Morris, UK
J. Parnavelas, UK
D.A. Poulain, France
S. Sara, France

Forum 2000, Brighton (United Kingdom)

J. Bockaert, France, Chair
M. Almaric, France
B. J. Everett, UK
S. Grillner, Sweden
J. Lopez-Barneo, Spain
M. Di Luca, Italy
P. J. Magistretti, Switzerland
G. Rizzolati, Italy
W. Singer, Germany
M. Stewart, UK
S. Hunt, UK
D. Stephens, UK
P. Ascher, France
J. Bures, Czech Republic
R. De Kloet, The Netherlands,
A. Simeone, Italy

Forum 1998, Berlin (Germany)

B.J. Everitt, United Kingdom, Chair
M. Amalric, France
T.V.P. Bliss, United Kingdom
J.G. Bockaert, France
C. Cavada, Spain
H. J. Freund, Germany
T.F. Freund, Hungary
H. Kettenmann, Germany
M. Di Luca, Italy
A. Lumsden, United Kingdom
R. Menzel, Germany
H. Monyer, Germany
O.P. Ottersen, Norway
G. Rizzolatti, Italy