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The Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme 2015

A new initiative for providing advanced training in neuroscience has been launched by FENS and IBRO. Applications are now open! The Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme is a new initiative launched by FENS and IBRO, in collaboration with Bordeaux Neurocampus and the Champalimaud Foundation to offer international high-level courses in Europe. The programme will include cutting-edge techniques and concepts relevant to modern neuroscience in a diverse array of disciplines. The CAJAL hands-on training courses will take place in dedicated state-of-the-art neuroscience training facilities in Bordeaux and Lisbon. Topics in the…

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EMBO | EMBL Symposia: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

Date of Meeting 14-17 June 2015 Location Heidelberg, Germany Description Neurodegenerative diseases represent a major challenge for today’s society in terms of the large and rapidly increasing number of the population that are afflicted and the general lack of effective treatments. The emphasis of this symposium will be on the genetic, cellular and molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Prion disease. The meeting will cover the major mechanisms linked to neurodegeneration and highlight the similarities and differences between the diseases. A strong emphasis…

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YREP stipends available for training courses or exchange training stays

Young researchers from Europe and Australasia or Japan: YREP stipends available for training courses or exchange training stays The Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) support (under the Young Researchers Exchange Programme (YREP)) travel and/or accommodation costs associated with participation in training courses or exchange training stays of young researchers from Europe and Australasia or Japan. YREP stipends are up to a maximum of € 2,000 and cover the actual travel expenses and accommodation during the training period. For…

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How to compress TIF figure files without losing resolution

Having trouble uploading your figure files to an online submission system? Figures should be uploaded in the desired resolution, but should be limited in size so that proofs may easily be reviewed. To reduce the file size of a figure, save your image in TIF format using LZW compression. This will reduce the file size without affecting the resolution of your image. Did you know? Publishing in EJN is entirely FREE if you print your color figures in black and white? Experience a fair, high quality peer reviewing process and…

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How to publish two related papers with interdependent results

When you wish to publish two related articles, we recommend you submit both articles to the same journal at the same time, especially if one of the papers relies on the results of the other paper. This will ease the reviewing process and enable you to publish both papers together in the shortest time. Before submitting your papers, check the author guidelines of the journal where you intend to submit; and see if they have specific instructions for submitting companion papers. If not proceed with the steps below. 1)   Prepare…

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Did you know? Members of FENS societies and of the SfN have FREE Access to EJN!

EJN is the journal of FENS, published in association with Wiley Blackwell. As such, publication proceeds fund the educational activities of FENS and all members of the FENS societies and of the SfN have free access to EJN online! To freely access full-text articles of EJN: If you are a member of a FENS society, log into the FENS website and go to the EJN page If you are a member of the SfN, log into the SfN website and go to the Individual Member Benefits page  and scroll down…

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) funding opportunities

2014 Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s Research Funding Priorities   The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) funds four different categories of research; drug discovery and preclinical development, early detection, clinical trials and prevention. The ADDF does not fund basic research. The ADDF is interested in novel targets and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. These areas include, but are not limited to: Energy utilization/mitochondria function, insulin sensitivity, protein degradation/autophagy, ApoE function and cholesterol metabolism, vesicular trafficking, inflammatory pathways, synaptic function/morphology, calcium regulation, myelin changes, ischemia and oxidative…

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NENS Travel Stipends for Graduate Students

NENS The Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) represents over 150 graduate schools and programs across 30 European countries that offer Masters, MD and PhD degrees in neuroscience. Are you a student in a NENS program who would like to gain international experience? The NENS Stipends are intended for MSc and PhD students registered at NENS member schools. Applicants are expected to spend a period of one to three months at a NENS member school of their choice, in a different European country, for the purpose of methodological training. Applicants…

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