The members set the following objectives of the Society:

  • to organize and support development of research and scientific studies on the nervous system
  • to bring together scientists engaged in neurobiological, neuropsychological and neuroinformatics studies;
  • to disseminate knowledge about the nervous system and scientific achievements in this field, by popularizing, educational and publishing activities
  • to represent Polish neurobiological community in the country and abroad.

The main forms of PNS activity include organizing:

  • International Congresses of the Society (biennially since 1995). Twelve PNS congresses have been held till now: I - Warsaw 1992, II - Krakow 1995, III- Łodz 1997, IV - Gdansk 1999, V - Torun 2001, VI - Warsaw 2003, VII - Krakow 2005, VIII – Krakow 2007, IX – Warsaw 2009, X – Łodz, 2011, XI – Poznan 2013, XII- Gdansk 2015.
    XIII Congress will be held in Warsaw in 2017.

  • Spring Schools of PNS;

  • Annual neurochemical conferences;

  • Popular science lectures during annual Brain Awareness Weeks (since 1998) in cooperation with the international organization DANA and the weekly newsmagazine „Polityka”.

PNS initiates and supports organization of numerous scientific meetings, symposia, conferences and sessions, focused on different subjects related to neurobiology. Training sessions organized till now concentrated on:

molecular bases of addiction, mechanisms of learning and memory, plasticity of the nervous system, cytokines and the brain, sensory and motor systems, neurogenesis and development, neuroimmunology of the brain, neurodegeneration, pain, neuropsychology, cortical integrative mechanisms, neuroinformatics.

Popularizing activity of PNS involves the organization of open annual events during the Brain Awareness Weeks: lectures, discussions, workshops and brain knowledge contests for high school and university students.

About us

Polish Neuroscience Society was founded in 1991. The Society provides assistance in organization and supports development of studies of the nervous system. It brings together researchers conducting studies in this field and is involved in dissemination of knowledge. It is also engaged in popularization of neuroscience, organization of training courses, publication of related materials and represents Polish community of neuroscientists both in Poland and abroad.


Instytut Biologii Doświadczalanej
im. Marcelego Nenckiego
Polska Akademia Nauk

ul. Ludwika Pasteura 3
02-093 Warszawa
tel.: +48 22 589 24 38
fax.: +48 22 822 53 42

Krystyna Ossowska - Sekretarz PTBUN
Instytut Farmakologii PAN
Polska Akademia Nauk
ul. Smętna 12
31-343 Kraków

tel.: +48 12 662 33 21
fax.: +48 12 637 45 00
Paweł Boguszewski - administrator

2016, Polskie Towarzystwo Badań Układu Nerwowego Wszelkie Prawa Zastrzeżone Projekt: SOJUZ Studio. Realizacja: Pawel Boguszewski.