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  • 2 positions for Ph.D. students at IIBEAA Georgopoulos lab

    Dr. S. Georgopoulos’ lab at IIBEAA is looking for 2 Ph.D. students to investigate the neuroinflammatory mechanisms that involve the peripheral adaptive immune system in Alzheimer’s disease using transgenic mouse models. Both positions are funded by the “National Network for Research for the genetic basis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson Diseases on the basis of Medical Precision”

    Deadline for applications 8-12-2023.

    For expression of interest please contact and see attached announcements.

  • PhD opportunities in neuroscience available at the University of Birmingham, UK.

    The PhD student will engage in a cutting-edge research project aimed at understanding how the brain makes decisions when faced with conflicting options. Using state-of-the-art techniques such neural synaptic tracing, optogenetics, live imaging, and Drosophila behaviour, we aim to dissected decision-making during conflict at a molecular, cellular, and neural circuit level. As part of our dynamic team, the PhD student will be immersed in the vibrant and international academic environment of the School of Biosciences, contributing to the fascinating fly community.

    For further information visit

    About our research:

    Animals engage in daily activities that are essential for survival and reproduction, such as feeding, mating, or fighting for resources. How does an animal prioritise one behaviour over others? We know that cues conveying external information (e.g., threats from other animals, access to food) and internal state (e.g., fear, hunger) guide behavioural choices. However, exactly how action-selection occurs in the brain remains unknown.

    Our lab takes advantage of unparalleled genetic and neural tools available in the fruit fly Drosophila to unravel the mechanisms underlying behavioural choices. By studying how the brain makes decisions at a genetic, cellular and circuit level, in an accessible experimental system, we aim to reveal fundamental principles underlying behavioural choices that might be present across species.

  • FENS Virtual workshop on Publishing

    European Journal of Neuroscience Wiley /FENS
    Virtual workshop on Publishing
    Organized by the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society

    Tuesday December 12th, 2023
    10:00-11:00 a.m. CET (Rome time)

    This workshop will give an overview of the goal of the journal, the review process and its role as the official journal of the FENS, with the aim of educating (young) scientists in what actually happens to their paper once submitted for publication. The workshop will also highlight the importance of ethical practices and considerations, emphasizing the value of integrity, transparency, and fairness throughout the publishing process. Attendees should gain a better understanding of the importance of society-owned journals in supporting the neuroscience community. Details about the peer review process and ethical issues around reproducibility and scientific publishing will be provided. The workshop will also discuss hints on scientific paper writing and provide the opportunity of interacting with experienced researchers to seek personalized guidance. Following the presentation, ample time will be devoted to discussion with participants to assure that attendees gain a comprehensive understanding of the publishing process in a society-owned journal, like EJN.

    Connection details:

    Meeting number (access code): 2782 909 6366
    Meeting password: 6TCnHMF5r3u

    The workshop will be recorded and it will become available online on the MNS website

    Prof. Bernard Balleine, Section Editor European Journal of Neuroscience

    Bernard Balleine received his BA with first class honours and the University Medal from the University of Sydney in 1987 and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1992. Subsequently, he was elected to a Research Fellowship at Jesus College Cambridge and spent three years conducting post-doctoral research in behavioural neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Cambridge University. He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995, Associate Professor in 2000, and Full Professor in 2004. He was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2004 and, in 2005, was appointed Director of Research in the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. He was awarded an inaugural Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council in mid-2009 and was appointed to a Professorial position at the University of Sydney in that year. In 2015 he was made a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and subsequently an NIMH Senior Investigator in 2020. In 2016 he moved his laboratory to the University of NSW (UNSW Sydney) and was appointed a UNSW Scientia (Distinguished) Professor during that year.

  • FENS Forum 2024 & HSfN membership

    Αγαπητά μέλη της ΕΕΝ,

    Όπως όλοι θα ξέρετε το FENS Forum 2024 θα διεξαχθεί στη Βιέννη 25-29 Ιουνίου 2024. Η διεξαγωγή του FENS Forum 2024 τον Ιούνιο αντί τον Ιούλιο που ήταν το σύνηθες έχει σαν αποτέλεσμα να είναι νωρίτερα οι διάφορες σχετικές προθεσμίες.

    Έτσι το Deadline of the call for early registration, abstract submission and FENS travel grants είναι 9 February 2024.Δεδομένου ότι το νέο ΔΣ της ΕΕΝ αναλαμβάνει καθήκοντα στην αρχή του έτους και οι διαδικασίες για τη νομιμοποίηση του Ταμία από την Τράπεζα διαρκούν τουλάχιστον ένα μήνα, η δυνατότητα εγγραφής νέων μελών στην αρχή του 2024, πριν την προθεσμία της 9ης Φεβρουαρίου, είναι αμφίβολη. 

    Για το λόγο αυτό παρακαλείσθε να ενημερώσετε τους φοιτητές σας που επιθυμούν να λάβουν μέρος στο προσεχές FENS Forum 2024 να υποβάλλουν την αίτηση για να γίνουν μέλη στην ΕΕΝ ( το αργότερο μέχρι τη 10η Δεκεμβρίου 2023 προκειμένου να μπορούν να ολοκληρωθούν οι διαδικασίες μέχρι το τέλος του έτους.

  • PhD position available, Biochemistry lab in Ioannina