Polish Neuroscience Society

The seat of the Society is located at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Pasteura 3, 02-093 Warsaw.

The organizational structure of the Polish Neuroscience Society (PNS) is comprised of the General Assembly of the Members and the Executive Committee.

The members set the following objectives of the Society:

  • to organize and support development of research and scientific studies on the nervous system;
  • to bring together scientists engaged in neurobiological, neuropsychological and neuroinformatics studies;
  • to disseminate knowledge about the nervous system and scientific achievements in this field, by popularizing, educational and publishing activities;
  • to represent Polish neurobiological community in the country and abroad.


The main forms of Polish Neuroscience Society (PNS) activity include organizing:

  • International Congresses of the Society (biennially since 1995).
  • Spring Schools of PNS;
  • Annual neurochemical conferences;
  • Popular science lectures during annual Brain Awareness Weeks (since 1998) in cooperation with the international organization DANA and the weekly newsmagazine „Polityka”.


PNS initiates and supports organization of numerous scientific meetings, symposia, conferences and sessions, focused on different subjects related to neurobiology. Training sessions organized till now concentrated on:

  • molecular bases of addiction,
  • mechanisms of learning and memory,
  • plasticity of the nervous system,
  • cytokines and the brain,
  • sensory and motor systems,
  • neurogenesis and development,
  • neuroimmunology of the brain,
  • neurodegeneration,
  • pain,
  • neuropsychology,
  • cortical integrative mechanisms,

Popularizing activity of PNS involves the organization of open annual events during the Brain Awareness Weeks: lectures, discussions, workshops and brain knowledge contests for high school and university students.

Status: Full Member Society

President: Professor Irena Nalepa, PhD


Member Benefits

Visit the Polish Neuroscience Society website to discover the benefits.


As a member of the Polish Neuroscience Society, you become automatically a member of:

  1. Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS),
  2. International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)


The benefits of being a member of the Polish Neuroscience Society / FENS / IBRO:


Lower registration fee to:

  • International Congress of Polish Neuroscience Society
  • FENS Meetings: FENS Forum, FENS Regional Meetings, Brain Conference
  • IBRO World Congresses


Free abstract slot submission at Society for Neuroscience (SFN) annual meetings


Travel grants and stipends for attending:

  • FENS Meetings
  • SFN Meetings
  • IBRO World Congresses
  • Summer Schools and Winter co-organized by FENS


Opportunity of training grants and stipends for:

  • European Network of Neuroscience Schools (NENS) more
  • Young Researchers Exchange Programme (YREP) more
  • International courses and programs more


Free access to the European Journal of Neuroscience

Access to Neuronline, the SfN online training platform

Apply for FENS membership via this society

Visit this URL to submit your application: http://ptbun.org.pl/en/membership-types