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Funding call opens to tackle big challenges in mental health

07 April 2016

07 April, 2016 in Neuroscience News MQ has now launched its funding call providing a total of over £1 million to researchers exploring new and better ways to understand, treat and prevent mental illness. Through the Fellows Award, MQ is looking for the best and brightest early-career scientists and clinicians from all corners of the globe and [...] Read More

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Brain awareness week 2016 – The importance of research in neuroscience

08 March 2016

08 March, 2016 in Neuroscience News In the framework of the Brain Awareness Week 2016, the European Parliament organises a workshop on the importance of research in the field of neuroscience. Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh, UK (The Brain Prize Winner 2016), Mara Dierssen, Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain (Chair Host Society Committee FENS Forum [...] Read More

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Launch of the EBC Consensus Statement on European Brain Research

23 February 2016

23 February, 2016 in Neuroscience News The event will take place on 18 March 2016 from 12.30 to 14.30 at the University Foundation, Rue d’Egmont 11 in Brussels in the form of a seated lunch. In promoting brain health in Europe, the EBC recognizes the vital need to create a body of evidence supporting our [...] Read More

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Public survey conducted by the JRC in the framework of animal testing

12 February 2016

12 February, 2016 in Neuroscience News Accelerating progress in the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing through better knowledge sharing. In the context of the European Commission's Communication (Action 1) published in response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection", the Joint Research Centre's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is conducting this [...] Read More

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EMBO Workshop on Dendritic Anatomy, Molecules and Function

10 February 2016

10 February, 2016 in Neuroscience News The conference will put the spotlight on molecules, structure, and function. Among the speakers, FENS President Monica Di Luca and FENS Kavli Scholars. 18-21 June 2016 - Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete. Dendrites 2016 will provide the substrate for inter-neuronal communication and their nonlinear properties play [...] Read More

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Call for Symposia: 12th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society

19 January 2016

19 January, 2016 in Neuroscience News The Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Societies is one of the largest multi-disciplinary neuroscience meetings in Europe with around 1.700 participants. The meeting covers a wide range of research fields in the neurosciences including vertebrate and invertebrate systems, molecular, cellular and systemic neurobiology, neuropharmacology, developmental, computational, behavioral, cognitive [...] Read More

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ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award

11 January 2016

11 January, 2016 in Neuroscience News The ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award recognises exceptional research achievements in applied and translational neuroscience. The award is granted each year, alternating between basic science and clinical research. The 2016 award will be in clinical science research. The award winner receives a prize of EUR 10,000, a commemorative statuette and certificate, and is [...] Read More

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New Ethics Course at Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago

14 September 2015

14 September, 2015 in Neuroscience News A new, half-day short course, which focuses on the responsible conduct of research will be held on Friday, October 16, 1:00-5:30 PM at Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago, IL. The course, “Optimizing Experimental Design for High-Quality Science,” meets NIH requirements and aims to differentiate itself from similar courses offered at [...] Read More

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The Grass Foundation 2016 Grass Fellowship Program

09 September 2015

09 September, 2015 in Neuroscience News Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, support investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their career. 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 [...] Read More

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Brain Chat: new podcast now out

28 July 2015

28 July, 2015 in Neuroscience News Two new part neuroscience podcast series from Cambridge University are now out: reporting on exciting brain research revolutions presented at the Cambridge Neuroscience 2015 Seminar. This podcast addresses key questions including: can we boost the brain through diet? What is the reason for our existence? Will Sat Nav and [...] Read More

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European Commission published response to ‘Stop Vivisection’

05 June 2015

05 June, 2015 in Neuroscience News FENS welcomes the commitment of the European Parliament and the European Commission to reaffirm the importance of the Directive 2010/63/EU, which promotes animal welfare and high-quality standards in animal research. On 3 June the European Commission issued its formal reply to the ECI ‘Stop Vivisection’, whose aim is to [...] Read More

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European Parliament hosted Public Hearing to discuss the Initiative ‘Stop Vivisection’

14 May 2015

14 May, 2015 in Neuroscience News On the 11th of May the European Parliament hosted the European Citizens initiative entitled ‘Stop Vivisection’, which demands to abrogate directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and requests animal testing to be stopped for biomedical and toxicological research. The Public Hearing, chaired by the [...] Read More

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European Parliament to discuss research using animals

24 April 2015

24 April, 2015 in Neuroscience News On 11 May the European Parliament will host a public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the ECI's supporters and experts in the field. The ECI aims to repeal the Directive on the [...] Read More

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Mental Health Research Funding Landscape Report issued

16 April 2015

16 April, 2015 in Neuroscience News MQ: Transforming Mental Health has been formed to harness the power of a community of researchers, doctors, service users, families, advocates and funders to tackle mental illness. On the 2nd of April the MQ's new landscape analysis of mental health research funding has been published. MQ intends to produce this analysis [...] Read More

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The first Nordic Neuroscience Meeting

10 March 2015

10 March, 2015 in Neuroscience News The first Nordic Neuroscience conference will take place in Trondheim, Norway, the 10 - 12 June 2015. The objectives of the conference are to open more interactions with neighboring countries and establish networks for future collaborations. This meeting has been organised so to achieve greater knowledge about the work [...] Read More