FENS facilitates the dissemination of scientific information through a series of online resources, available to all.

Browse the directory below and access a vast array of online materials, including position papers, training and career development materials, outreach and advocacy resources.

Title Description Type Year
NENS Exchange Grants online session

Are you a Master or PhD student located in Europe? Do you know about the NENS Exchange Grants? This funding opportunity of EUR 3,000 allows you to spend 1 to 3 months in another European lab to learn a new technique. Learn everything you need to know by watching this flash webinar. Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2021 NENS Exchange Grants online session
Neuroanatomical Histology

Website examining the history of Romanian neurology and psychiatry: understanding the connection between science, political ideals and national contexts, both at a regional and international level.

Website 2010 Open URL
Neurolaw: A New Frontier – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
What would a future look like in which neuroscience is incorporated into our legal system? As our knowledge of the human brain grows, so do the ways we can apply neuroscience to different facets of research and society. Neurolaw aims to use our understanding of the brain to create more equitable policies and to advance justice. Rapid technological and scientific achievements pave the way for this growing interdisciplinary field. This talk by Mikayla Dilbeck will introduce the ways neurolaw has started to influence policy, neuroethics, and possibilities for the future.
The Corpus Curiosum series was produced with the support of FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET)
Video 2020 Neurolaw: A New Frontier – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
Neuroscience 7,000 years ago

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2019 Open URL
Neuroscience Career Paths

Special interest event organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET) at FENS Forum 2020.

Video 2020 PLAY VIDEO
Neuroscience Giants

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2017 Open URL
Neuroscience in British Literature

Online exhibition exploring the intersection of neuroscience and British literature.

Website 2016 Open URL
Neuroscience in Georgia

Full information regarding past and present Neuroscience research in Georgia.

Website 2018 Open URL
Neurosciences and History in Images

Online audio-visual display of the Spanish Society of Neurology’s museum and historical archive (MAH SEN).

Website 2013 Open URL
Neurosciences in-formation: a visual history of Galvanism

Interactive website in which the visual representation of Galvanism in the late 18th and early 19th century illustrations allow to navigate the history of this practice.

Website 2016 Open URL
Neurosexism and the Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
The ‘Hunt the Sex Difference’ agenda has informed brain research brain for decades, if not centuries. This talk by Dr Gina Rippon aims to demonstrate how a fixed belief in differences between ‘male’ and ‘female’ brains can narrow and even distort the research process. This can include the questions that are asked, the methodology selected and the analytical pipeline. It can also powerfully inform the interpretation of results and the ‘spin’ used in the public communication of such research.
The Corpus Curiosum series was produced with the support of FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET)
Video 2020 Neurosexism and the Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
New Neurons in the adult Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
The adult brain is capable of undergoing neuronal plasticity at different levels ranging from molecular changes to circuit modifications. Until the early 90s, the general rule was that the mammals’ central nervous system lacked the ability to generate new neurons upon birth. It is now clear that the hippocampus, the structure in the brain involved in learning and memory, produces dentate granule cells throughout the lifespan. Adult neurogenesis can be shaped by physical exercise, experience, aging and disease. A talk by Dr Mariela Trinchero.
Video 2020 New Neurons in the adult Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
Newport Langley, John – UK

Biography of Newport Langley, John – UK
Via IBRO

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Non-coding RNAs in Nervous System Function and Disease

Thousands of non-coding (nc)RNAs have been identified with functions in processes, such as translation regulation and RNA processing. Different classes of ncRNAs exist, including microRNAs, circRNAs and tRNAs, some of which are enriched in the nervous system and neural cells. This webinar will discuss some of the functions of these ncRNAs in the developing and adult brain and highlights how their deregulation contributes to brain trauma and disease. Webinar organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Website 2020 Open URL
Olga Viogradova (1929-2001): role of the hippocampus in selection and registration of information

Collection of all the scientific achievements of Olga Vi0gradova and coverage of the facts of her biography.

Website 2017 Open URL
Online workshop: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2021

This workshop aims to provide neuroscientists with useful tips to plan an event for Brain Awareness Week 2021, from writing a successful proposal for Brain Awareness Week to running an engaging outreach event, both online and in-person.

Workshop organised by the FENS Communication Committee with the support of the Dana Foundation.

Video 2020 Online workshop: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2021
Open Letter on recent developments in science in the US

An open letter from FENS on recent developments in science in the US

Document 2017 View/Download
Opening up: open access publishing, data sharing, and how they can influence your neuroscience career (FKNE opinion article published in EJN)

Opinion article produced by FENS-Kavli Scholars (FKNE), and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).

Website 2016 Open URL
Oxford Sparks: You’ve Got a Nerve

Most of us take movement and balance for granted, and it’s only when something goes wrong that we realise how complicated it is. In the early 1900s, an Oxford researcher called Charles Sherrington examined microscope slides of muscles, nerves, the spine and the brain and traced the connections between them. Using this box of slides, he built up a picture of how muscles are controlled. Some diseases can damage nerve cells and affect muscle control. Researchers today still use the basic principles established by Sherrington to investigate how to fix these problems.

Video Oxford Sparks: You’ve Got a Nerve
Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Koorski’s life

Short documentary movie on Jerzy Koorski, well-known Polish neuroscientist.

Video 2018 Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Koorski’s life
Peters, Alan – UK

Biography of Peters, Alan – UK
Via IBRO

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Pioneers of neuroscience in Poland

Biographies of pioneers of Polish neurology and neuroscience living in the 19th century and early 20th century

Website 2017 Open URL
Portraits of European Neuroscientists

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2010 Open URL
Postdocs Share: Moving From Europe to the United States

Article by Alicia Puscian, Kevin Kenna, Marina Vidaki.

In this article, we’ll share cultural themes that arose among our personal experiences moving from Europe to the United States. Our intent is to empower you to make a more informed choice about where to take this next step in your career.

Material produced under the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET) umbrella, published on Neuronline.

Website 2020 Open URL
Prof. Colin Blakemore – Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision

Professor Colin Blakemore (Professor of Neuroscience & Philosophy, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses School of Advanced Study, University of London) on “Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Prof. Colin Blakemore – Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision
Prof. Gordon Shepherd – Creating Modern Neuroscience
Professor Gordon M Shepherd (Department of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA) on “Creating Modern Neuroscience: How Do We Compare Today with the Revolutionary 1950s?”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.
Video Prof. Gordon Shepherd – Creating Modern Neuroscience
Prof. Marco Piccolino – Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei

Professor Marco Piccolino (Italian Institute of Neurosciences University of Ferrara, Italy) on “Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Prof. Marco Piccolino – Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei
Prof. Richard Brown – Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?

Professor Richard Brown (Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie, University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) on “Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Prof. Richard Brown – Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?
Ranvier, Louis – France

Biography of Ranvier, Louis – France
Via IBRO

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Rediscovering Hibernation: Research of the Belgrade School of Physiology

Biography of the Sorbone graduate and member of several national academies of sciences, the Serbian scientist, Professor Jean Giaja (Ivan Djaja).

Website 2015 Open URL
Research on Drugs – Is it Time to Lift Restrictions? – Corpus Curiosum (Series I)

What is psychedelic microdosing and why are people doing it? Where does all the hype about it come from and most importantly, does it actually work? So many questions that currently remain unanswered.

Video 2020 Research on Drugs – Is it Time to Lift Restrictions? – Corpus Curiosum (Series I)
Running a Brain Awareness Week event

Find useful resources to run a Brain Awareness Week event: organisation tips, ideas and inspirations.

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Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2022

Find the presentations from speakers with useful resources to run a Brain Awareness Week event in 2022: organisation tips, ideas and inspirations.

Document 2021 View/Download
Science & Society: Parkinson’s Disease

This video “Parkinson’s Disease” explores Parkinson’s disease, a complex, progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.This educational video is part of the ‘Science & Society’ series developed by EBC in partnership with FENS.

Video 2020 Science & Society: Parkinson’s Disease
Seizing balance and success during your PhD experience (EJN article)

Highlights of the difficulties shared among all PhD students while discussing personalized strategies and coping mechanisms to deal with adversity (EJN article)

Website 2021 Open URL
Simarro, Luis – Spain

Biography of Simarro, Luis – Spain
Via IBRO

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Sobre el comportamento y signification de la oligodendroglia en la subtancia gris central, y de los gliocitos en los ganglios nerviosos perifericos – Fernando de Castro, 1946

Paper published by Fernando de Castro.

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Start your lab

A webinar focusing on topics relevant for senior postdocs and newly appointed PIs who want to start their own lab. Organised by the FKNE and the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET) at FENS Forum 2018.

Video 2018

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Starting and mid-career PI hurdles

Organised by the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE) and hosted by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET), the event focus on topics relevant for senior postdocs, newly appointed and mid-carrier PIs. The approached themes include: how to get a first PI position, selection of team members, application and management of funds, the mid-career gap, early and mid-career mobility, and coping with stress while balancing life with career.

Video 2020 PLAY VIDEO
Statement in support of animal research in Belgium and a transparent approach

A statement in support of animal research and a transparent approach in Belgium to mark World Day for Laboratory Animals (24 April).

Website 2016 Open URL