Konorski Prize awarded!

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.

Seminars at Yale Neuroscience: Advanced PoStdoc Extramural Series (SYNAPSES)

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:


2nd Neurogenesis Conference, 05 – 08 March 2019

Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich) and Hongjun Song (University of Pennsylvania) are organizing the 2nd Neurogenesis Conference, which will take place from 05 – 08 March 2019 in Nassau, Bahamas. This conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity, neuronal specification and functional significance of circuitries modified by the addition of new neurons. In addition, translational perspectives and implications for disease modelling will be covered. Confirmed Keynote Speakers include Jonas Frisén (Karolinska Institute) and Fred Gage (Salk Institute).


More information may be found here: