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Position available: Editor-in-Chief, BrainFacts.org

23 March 2018

23 March, 2018 in Neuroscience News Serving a three-year appointment, the next Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for BrainFacts.org will be the third Editor-in-Chief, following John Morrison and Nicholas Spitzer. The EiC’s term will begin 1 January 2019, after a period of transition with Dr. Morrison. SfN solicit nominations from its members for the BrainFacts.org EiC position.Nominations, or [...] Read More

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ERA-NET Neuron/Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award announced

22 March 2018

22 March, 2018 in Neuroscience News Dr. Cristina García Cáceres, awarded with the prize, will be the ERA-NET Neuron/Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award Special Lecturer at the FENS Forum 2018. Her presentation entitled "Astrocytic Insulin Signaling Couples Brain Glucose Uptake with Nutrient Availability", will be held on Wednesday 11 July. A research team headed by [...] Read More

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USA Nationals of the World’s Largest Neuroscience Competition for Teenagers

19 March 2018

19 March, 2018 in Neuroscience News The USA Nationals of the World's Largest Neuroscience Competition for Teenagers was held this week. Chapter winners from 54 cities and 37 states competed. USA Brain Bee Championship The Eleventh USA National Brain Bee Championship was held in Baltimore on March 16 to 18, 2018. The Brain Bee is [...] Read More

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FENS 2018 travel grant offered by Proteintech: winners announced

12 March 2018

12 March, 2018 in Neuroscience News Congratulations to the 4 winners of the 2018 FENS travel grants offered by Proteintech. Congratulations to the 4 winners of the 2018 FENS travel grant: Monique Marylin, University of Portsmouth Raquel Real, Imperial College London Stefano Espinoza, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Irene Busti, University of Florence All our winners have been awarded €500 [...] Read More

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EARA is recruiting for a Stakeholder Engagement Officer

01 February 2018

01 February, 2018 in Neuroscience News Under the management of the Executive Director, the role holder will oversee the planning, implementation, and delivery of specific short-term and long-term EARA advocacy and public engagement projects in Germany, Belgium, Portugal and other countries as directed. EARA STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OFFICER Contract: Permanent, full-time (35 hours a week) Salary: [...] Read More

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Obituary Larry Weiskrantz

01 February 2018

01 February, 2018 in Neuroscience News Larry Weiskrantz, the pre-eminent neuropsychologist, founding member and twice President of EBBS which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and former chair of the Department of Psychology in Oxford died recently. Larry Weiskrantz, the pre-eminent neuropsychologist, founding member and twice President of EBBS which celebrates its 50th anniversary this [...] Read More

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BNA 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize awarded

09 January 2018

09 January, 2018 in Neuroscience News At its Christmas symposium in London, the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) awarded its 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize to Dervila Glynn, Coordinator of Cambridge Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Dr Glynn supports the scientific activities of the university’s many neuroscientists, for example in the organization of of [...] Read More

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2018 Gruber International Prize Program in Neuroscience

22 November 2017

22 November, 2017 in Neuroscience News The Gruber Foundation invites nominations on behalf of individuals whose achievements in Cosmology, Genetics, or Neuroscience would make them suitable candidates for recognition through the 2018 Gruber International Prize Program. Each prize, which is accompanied by a $500,000 unrestricted monetary award, is designed both to recognize groundbreaking work in [...] Read More

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The challenge of mental disorders: European neuroscience answers the call

17 November 2017

17 November, 2017 in Neuroscience News Executive Director of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Alexander Schubert looks at how science is unravelling the complexity of the human brain. Read the article by Alexander Schubert, PhD about the importance of brain research, especially when it comes to mental illness.  It is mentioned "Brain research is one [...] Read More

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100th anniversary of the Russian Physiological Society

14 November 2017

14 November, 2017 in Neuroscience News The Russian Physiological Society created by Ivan .P. Pavlov organised a scientific forum on the occasion of its 100th anniversary on 17-19 April 2017 in St Petersburg. The Russian Physiological Society was created by Ivan Pavlov in St Petersburg in 1917. On the occasion of its 100 years, the society organised [...] Read More

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Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience

17 October 2017

17 October, 2017 in Neuroscience News The Award was established to commemorate the outstanding achievements in developmental neuroscience of the late Dr. Joseph Altman, who discovered adult neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex. Announcement of the Second Call for Applications On April 19, 2016, Dr. Joseph Altman, who discovered adult neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex and received [...] Read More

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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young

11 October 2017

11 October, 2017 in Neuroscience News FENS congratulates the 2017 Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. FENS had the honour to have Michael Rosbash as a speaker in one of its activities. He attended The Brain Conference on 'the Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian [...] Read More

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2018 Grass Fellowships

25 September 2017

25 September, 2017 in Neuroscience News The Grass Foundation: 2018 Grass Fellowship Program. The 14-week Grass Fellowship Program provides early-career investigators with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and conduct independent neuroscience research projects within the vibrant scientific community of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole. Fellows function as both an intellectual and social group during their stay and [...] Read More

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The Brain Prize – Call for Nominations 2018

22 August 2017

22 August, 2017 in Neuroscience News Nominations open for The Brain Prize, awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation. It is € 1 million prize. The Brain Prize 1 mio. € is a personal research prize awarded annually by The Lundbeck Foundation. The Brain Prize is awarded to one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution [...] Read More