Announcing the ESRS – FENS joint session at eSleep Europe 2023

15 June 2023

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The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) are thrilled to announce the joint session “What can we learn about mechanisms and functions of sleep from different model organisms and systems?” at eSleep Europe 2023. Taking place on 4 October at 15:30 CET, the event will explore the complex world of sleep research.

Sleep is a fundamental biological phenomenon that is studied at different levels of organisation, from molecular and cellular processes to behaviour and ecology. Traditional sleep models continue providing important insights, and new methods and experimental approaches have emerged to tackle new questions in the field. This joint session aims to bridge the gap between established and emerging approaches, bringing together experts from different fields: mathematical modelling and AI, in vitro models, flies, fish, rodents and humans.

Representing both FENS and ESRS, esteemed chairs Vladyslav Vyazovskiy (UK) and EJN Senior Editor Antoine Adamantidis (Switzerland) will welcome attendees and set the stage for an engaging discussion.

Renowned speakers from different corners of the scientific community will share their insights and expertise, each representing a unique model organism or system:

  • Umberto Olcese (The Netherlands) will focus on mathematical impact modelling and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Mojtaba Bandarabadi (Switzerland) will showcase the exciting potential of in vitro models in the phenomena of underlying sleep.
  • Dragana Rogulja (Serbia) will talk about her drosophila melanogaster findings and will let us know how these flies could provide invaluable insights into sleep research.
  • Lior Appelbaum (Israel) will present the fascinating world of zebrafish and their contribution to our understanding of sleep.
  • Charlotte Boccara (Norway) will share her research on rodents and highlight their significance as a model organism in studying sleep.
  • Svenja Brodt (Germany) will conclude the session by providing valuable insights into sleep research in humans.

eSleep Europe 2023 is an extension of the internationally renowned Sleep Europe conference dedicated to sleep research, and the joint session organised by ESRS and FENS is expected to be a highlight of the event, promoting cutting-edge advancements and stimulating dialogue around sleep research. You can still register and attend this outstanding event. ESRS and FENS members will benefit from waived registration fees.

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About European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)

The European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) is the official journal of FENS. Edited by Prof. John Foxe from the University of Rochester (USA) together with four Senior Editors Antoine Adamandis (CH), Paola Bovolenta (ES), Yoland Smith (USA), Vidita Vaidya (IN), EJN publishes original high-quality research articles and reviews in all domains of neuroscience. See the full Editorial Board on the EJN website.

EJN embraces Open Science, offers a rapid and easy submission process, fair and transparent peer review, no submission fees, page charges or formatting requirements, and ensures visibility with close to a million downloads per year (many being cited years after publication). EJN also serves fellow researchers by helping to support FENS activities and awards such as the FENS EJN AwardFENS EJN Young Investigator Prize and EJN Best Publication Award.

About the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) 

Founded in 1998, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies is the main organisation for neuroscience in Europe. It currently represents 44 national and single-discipline neuroscience societies across 33 European countries and more than 22,000 member scientists. Discover FENS and subscribe to our biweekly News Alert, with information on our latest calls and activities.

About the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) 

The European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) is an international scientific non-profit organisation that aims to: promote all aspects of sleep research and sleep medicine, improve the care for patients with sleep disorders and facilitate the dissemination of information regarding sleep research and sleep medicine. The ESRS aims to integrate all important European players with an interest in sleep research and sleep medicine at the basic and medical, as well as graduate and postgraduate levels, including individual researchers, National sleep societies and patient organisations.