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Abstract submission is now open for Neuroscience 2016

15 April 2016

15 April, 2016 in Societies & Partner News Are you planning to attend the SfN in San Diego? Request an ISM slot to register and present your abstract as a FENS member. The abstract submission period for Neuroscience 2016 officially opens 14 April and ends at 5 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, 5 May.  FENS members can register and present an [...] Read More

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The Brain Prize Winners 2016 announced

01 March 2016

01 March, 2016 in Societies & Partner News Ground-breaking research into memory honoured with the world’s largest prize for brain research. The Brain Prize for 2016 is awarded to Timothy Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris for their ground-breaking research on the cellular and molecular basis of Long-Term Potentiation and the demonstration that this form of synaptic plasticity underpins spatial memory and [...] Read More

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Too Much Sugar During Adolescence May Alter Brain’s Reward Circuits

20 January 2016

20 January, 2016 in Societies & Partner News Published in the European Journal of Neuroscience, a new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence. The study shows that the enjoyment of such foods later in adulthood is reduced in those who over-consumed early in [...] Read More

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The Brain Prize Master Class on Translational Neuroscience

18 November 2015

18 November, 2015 in Societies & Partner News The Master Class is an ECNP and Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation (The Brain Prize) initiative. The first Master Class will take place 10-12 April 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Brain Prize Master Class is a high-level small audience meeting where twenty talented European junior neuroscientists [...] Read More

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A live webcast by The Kavli Foundation: A Call for ‘Brain Observatories’

29 October 2015

29 October, 2015 in Societies & Partner News On Friday, 30 October at 1 pm EDT (10 am PDT), join The Kavli Foundation for a live webcast with Miyoung Chun, Michael Roukes and Rafael Yuste on this proposed new way to catalyze the BRAIN Initiative. Spotlight Live: A Call for 'Brain Observatories' Six researchers essential [...] Read More

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The Kavli Prize: call for nominations open for 2016

03 September 2015

03 September, 2015 in Societies & Partner News The call for nominations for the 2016 Kavli Prizes is open from 1 September through 1 December 2015. The winners of the 2016 Kavli Prizes will be announced 2 June 2016 and the award ceremony will take place in Oslo, Norway the 6 September 2016. The Kavli [...] Read More

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Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2016

19 June 2015

19 June, 2015 in Societies & Partner News The award is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and is announced by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). It is given in recognition of outstanding and innovative scientific contributions in any area of neuroscience research. This is a personal prize of 25.000 €. Applications can either be [...] Read More

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The Brain Prize – Call for Nominations 2016

20 May 2015

20 May, 2015 in Societies & Partner News Call for nominations have been announced to identify candidates for the € 1 million prize, The Brain Prize, which has been established by a private Danish foundation, the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation. The Brain Prize recognizes highly original and influential advances in research on the [...] Read More

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The Brain Awareness Week celebrates its 20 years

10 March 2015

10 March, 2015 in Societies & Partner News Just a week away from the 20th anniversary celebration of Brain Awareness Week, taking place on the 16-22 March 2015. To mark the occasion, the Dana Foundation has produced a wonderful video that looks back on BAW's 20 years of education and outreach about the brain. The video features [...] Read More

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The Brain Prize 2015 awarded

09 March 2015

09 March, 2015 in Societies & Partner News Neuroscience’s answer to the Nobel Prize - The Brain Prize - goes to four brain researchers for the invention, development and application of the revolutionary technique two-photon microscopy. Copenhagen, 9 March 2015: The world’s most valuable (€1m) neuroscience prize, The Brain Prize has been awarded, to four [...] Read More

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Professor Marc Kastner named President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance

26 February 2015

26 February, 2015 in Societies & Partner News Prof. Kastner, Renowned Physicist and MIT Dean, will head group of funders aiming to build U.S. philanthropic support for basic science research. Prof. Kastner is a distinguished physicist who recently served for over six years as Dean of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As [...] Read More

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Kavli Scientist-Writer Workshops open for selection

23 January 2015

23 January, 2015 in Societies & Partner News The Kavli Foundation has announced the second annual Kavli Scientist-Writer Workshops, 5-day writer's workshops for professional scientists and engineers, which are sponsored by The Kavli Foundation with additional support from New York University. These intense workshops aim to help scientists move beyond technical writing, so that they [...] Read More

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Larry Swanson Elected Next Secretary-General of IBRO

19 January 2015

19 January, 2015 in Societies & Partner News Larry Swanson, University Professor and Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences, Neurology & Psychology, at the University of Southern California (USC), has been elected Secretary-General-elect of IBRO by its Governing Council. Professor Swanson will officially succeed current Secretary-General Sten Grillner, distinguished Professor at Karolinska Institutet, in January 2016 and [...] Read More