Neuroscience is one of the fastest developing fields of life sciences. Its main goal is to understand bases of functioning of the brain and the remaining components of the nervous system, to grasp processes underlying psychic phenomena and behavior and to explain origin of mental and neurodegenerative diseases.
Polish Neuroscience Society brings together neuroscientists, is involved in dissemination of knowledge on the nervous system and progress made in neuroscience, is engaged in popularization of neuroscience, organization of training courses, publication of related materials and represents Polish community of neuroscientists both in Poland and abroad.
The Brain Awareness Week is an annual educational event aimed to disseminate knowledge about the brain and nervous system and its functioning in health and pathology. Its mission is to build awareness in the society on the significance of brain research.
We are pleased to annouce, that the joint comittee formed by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Neuroscience Society headed by professor Marian Lewandowski has awarded the Konorski Prize for best Polish neuroscience paper in 2017 to the article entitled: "Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 and Synaptic Plasticity in the Central Amygdala in Control of Alcohol-Seeking Behavior", authored by Marzena Stefaniuk, Anna Beroun, Tomasz Lebitko, Olga Markina, Szymon Łęski, Ksenia Meyza, Anna Grzywacz, Jerzy Samochowiec, Agnieszka Samochowiec, Katarzyna Radwańska and Leszk Kaczmarek, which appeared in Biological Psychiatry (vol. 81, pages 907-917).
According to our tradiition, the authors will present their work as a special lecture durng the upcoming meeting of the Polish Neuroscience Society in 2019.
Yale Neuroscience Department has just opened a new program called: Seminars at Yale Neuroscience: Advanced PoStdoc Extramural Series (SYNAPSES). It is aiming at strengthening the connections of Yale Neuroscience Community to young scientists (over 3 years of postdoctoral experience) in the field from around the world.
During their visit to Yale, selected speakers will present their research, talk with faculty members in one-on-one meetings, and go out to dinner in New Haven with Yale postdocs. Yale covers the costs of travel and gives a small honorarium to the selected applicants. Application deadline for the first round of speakers is December 15th, 2018. All the information and application form can be found here: https://medicine.yale.edu/neuroscience/seminars/synapses.aspx