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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.

20th International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barriers

The organizing committee warmly invites you to the “20th International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barriers,” which will be held September 13–15, 2017 in Kraków, Poland.

The symposium program covers all areas of blood-brain barriers research and reflects the latest developments in neurodegenerative diseases, membrane receptors and transporters, transcytosis regulators, epigenetic and transcriptional regulators, metabolic and nutrition regulation, in vivo and in vitro brain barriers models as well as the role of tight junctions and glycocalyx in blood brain barrier permeability. In addition, signaling pathways implicated in the development of neurological diseases and brain tumors are addressed.

The symposium is intended to encourage interactions between basic science researchers and clinicians working in academia, universities, and industry. There will be presentations from eminent scientists and a significant part of oral presentations will be chosen from submitted abstracts. Younger scientists are strongly encouraged to participate and present their projects.

We hope to meet you all in Kraków for this anniversary Blood-Brain Barriers event!

For more see: LINK

Winners of the Young Investigator Award competition have been selected

Winners of YIA competition are:

Łukasz Chrobok (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) and Joanna Sowa (Institute of Pharmacology, PAS, Kraków).


12th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)

12th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on March 22-25, 2018  Chairmen of the Congress are: Prof. Amos Korczyn and Prof. Jarosław Sławek

You are invited to visit the Congress website for further information: www.comtecmed.com/cony/2018 

Organizers would like to offer PNS members with a significant REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE see: LINK

Deadlines: Abstract submission: January 6, 2018; Early registration: February 9, 2018

2nd HBP Young Researchers Event: Integrating neuroscience data into models and simulations

The 2nd Young Researchers Event (YRE) 2017 is hosted by the Human Brain Project (HBP) and organised by young researchers within the HBP. It will take place in Geneva on 12-13 September and is immediately followed by the in-depth CodeJam on 13-15 September.

This year’s theme is integrating neuroscience data into models and simulations. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the Information & Communication Technology Infrastructure offered and developed by the HBP, and how to use it for their own research. They will further get the chance to meet other researchers with similar interests, work in small groups and get support on their projects from the HBP Platform experts.

For more see:LINK  Annoucement Description

Upcoming deadlines: Project submission deadline: 18 July 2017; Registration deadline: 16 August 2017

European History of Neuroscience Online Projects - CALL FOR PROJECTS

The FENS History Committee has recently published a call for for 'European History of Neuroscience Projects'. These grants of up to EUR 1,500 support projects in which historical material such as films, photos, images or histological slides of prominent European neuroscientists or major developments in a particular area of brain research are presented online. 

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of FENS in 2018, the history committee of FENS would like to encourage the submission of projects that are specifically focused on the development of neuroscience at a national level (through major scientific figures or events). Successfully funded projects will be invited to present their project in a poster at the History Corner during the FENS Forum 2018 in Berlin.

For more information about the activities of the FENS History committee including the history online projects archive, please follow this link to the FENS website.

Deadline for submission is 2 October 2017.