Travel Bursary Application Deadline Extended: Now 3rd of June 2016

The 2016 Call for Neuroscience Ireland Travel Bursaries is open.

The deadline for this call is now extended to the 3rd of June 2016.

These bursaries are awarded to post-graduate and post- doctoral members of NSI whose work has been accepted for presentation at an international conference. These bursaries are valued at up to €300 each and there are up to five grants available this year.  Bursaries are awarded to post-graduate and post-doctoral members of NSI whose work has been accepted for presentation at an international conference six months ahead and after the deadline.

The application form can be downloaded by clicking the link below.  Please complete the form, include evidence of acceptance of your abstract for either a talk or oral presentation, and submit to the neuroscience Ireland gmail account. Please include “Travel bursary application” in the title.  E-mail completed applications to:

Travel Bursary Application Form 2016

Young Neuroscientists Symposium, 1st Sept 2016

The 2016 Young Neuroscience Symposium took place on September 1st, 2016 in Trinity College Dublin.

More information, the provisional schedule, and our generous sponsors.

The goal of the symposium is to provide a platform for young Irish based neuroscientists to showcase their research in an engaging and supportive environment. It is also hoped that the symposium will encourage and enable collaborative efforts amongst the young neuroscience community in Ireland.
The event will feature three keynote speakers representing clinical, basic science and industry including Dr. Dara Cannon (NUI Galway), Dr. Lee Dawson (Astex Pharmaceuticals) and Prof. Dr. Alon Chen, Director and Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. This year’s event will also feature an interactive career panel discussion which will allow attendees to interact with faculty members, including Dr. Stella Vlachou (DCU) , as well as industry representatives, including Dr. Niamh Murphy (MSL, Novartis).
The event will provide a wonderful opportunity for research dissemination through oral communications and poster presentations spanning all aspects of neuroscience. There will be prizes for best postdoc oral communication and best PhD oral communication as well as poster prizes for outstanding research potential and presentation. This year will also see the return of the Neuroscience Ireland Early Career award. Attendees and PIs are encouraged to nominate outstanding members of the young neuroscience community by emailing a short description of the researcher’s achievements to
The social event will also return and will be held at the nearby Xico on Baggot Street.
Abstract submission and registration is now open!!!
General information can be found on the Symposium Info page.

Please make sure to be following updates regularly.


Biology of Brain Disorders, 28-29th June 2016, Trinity College Dublin


Biology of Brain Disorders 2016 (BBD 2016) is a workshop that will be run on the 28th and the 29th of June 2016 in Dublin. The workshop will have international experts giving talks on the latest developments neurobiology of a range of Brain Disorders. Specifically the talks will engage with basic mechanisms that underpin the onset and the progression of the disorders as well as identifying unique molecular mechanisms that are specific to a given disorder.

During this two day workshop the international speakers will present advances in a number of basic biological mechanism involved in Brain Disorders including the disorder’s neurogenetics, neuroimmunity, epigenetics, plasticity and new technologies that may help in examining these conditions.

The aim of the workshop is to present a better understanding of these disorders that will help encourage new research and possible new avenues for therapeutic interventions. In many ways this is an ideal platform for students of all levels to enhance their own knowledge and discover the latest research directions in Brain Disorders.

We hope that BBD 2016 will help to update the scientific communities’ understanding of these Brain Disorders and to open up possibilities for collaboration between the attending scientists, medical researchers and industry partners using this workshop as an interface for the participants.

For further information and registration, please visit:

2016 Eurogenesis Meeting on Adult Neurogenesis in Bordeaux, France

The 2016 Eurogenesis meeting  organizing committee  is looking forward to welcoming you at the 3rd  Eurogenesis meeting which will be held in Bordeaux, France  from July 11th to july 13th, 2016.

Registration is now OPEN. Please visit the conference website : http:/

The Eurogenesis conference will cover several aspects of adult neurogenesis function and its related pathologies. It aims to highlight the benefits of interdisciplinary research for gathering innovative knowledge in adult neural stem cells biology, and will promote new opportunities for cross-border disciplines interactions.

The topics covered by plenary lectures include:
•    Control of adult neurogenesis
•    Neurogenesis as a substrate for network plasticity: focus on GABA
•    Role of adult born neurons in diseases
•    Novels tools to analyze adult neurogenesis and stem cell heterogeneity
•    Role of adult born neurons in memory processing
•    Role of adult born neurons in stress related disorders

The organizing commitee brings together worldwide leaders of the field :

•    Nora Abrous, Magendie Neurocenter, Bordeaux, France
•    Alejandro Schinder, Leloir Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina
•    Paul J. Lucassen, Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
•    Sebastian Jessberger, Brain Research Institute, Zurich, Switzerland
•    Georg Kuhn, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
•    Chichung Lie, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich, Germany
•    Nicolas Toni, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
•    Gerd Kempermann, Genomics of Regeneration, Dresden, Germany

In addition to plenary lectures, the conference will offer a poster session and some exciting social events.

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BNA Festical of Neuroscience 2017 – Call for Proposals

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BNA2017: Festival of Neuroscience – Birmingham, 10-13 April 2017


The BNA would like to invite you to submit proposals for Symposia and/or Workshops, and also to propose special events.  The themes for 2017 are:

  •     Developmental neuroscience
  •     Genetics and epigenetics
  •     Neuronal and glial molecular and cellular mechanisms
  •     Sensory and motor systems
  •     Novel treatments and translational neuroscience
  •     Psychiatry and mental health
  •     Attention, motivation and behaviour
  •     Learning and memory
  •     Neuroendocrine and autonomic nervous systems
  •     Neurodegenerative disorders and ageing
  •     The neurobiology of stress – a topic meeting of The Physiological Society

Please submit your proposal online using the form at the following link, where you will also find guidelines for workshops and symposia and details for meeting speaker costs:

The closing date for proposals is 5pm on Friday 18th March 2016. The programme committee will then consider proposals for inclusion in BNA2017.

Please contact Thelma Lovick ( Chair of the Programme Committee) if you have any questions about the scientific programme, and the BNA office ( if your questions are about the submission process.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope very much that you will be able to contribute to BNA2017.

Best wishes,

Dr Thelma Lovick
Programme Committee Chair
Meetings Secretary, BNA

Prof John Aggleton
President, BNA

BNA-ABN joint symposium ‘Meeting of Minds’, Sept 2016

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‘Meeting of Minds’ is a one-day symposium jointly convened by the BNA and ABN, hosted by the Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI).

Thursday 29th September 2016

Hadyn Ellis Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University

The British Neuroscience Association and the Association of British Neurologists not only share initials but also a desire to understand the translational links between basic and clinical neuroscience.
For the first time, the two societies are joining forces, to bring together experts and interested researchers in a one day ‘Meeting of Minds’.   Two related topics, epilepsy and amnesia will be discussed, with talks given by international experts in their fields and attendees presenting posters for discussion.

The meeting will bring together people from related, but different, disciplines in order to shine a light on these two taxing neurological conditions.  The meeting will promote informed discussion in an informal atmosphere.

We expect 150 delegates to attend this one-day symposium.
Sponsorship opportunities and exhibition packages are outlined here.

Louise Tratt                                           
Executive Officer
British Neuroscience Association