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To our members: please be aware that some members have received fraudulent requests from the TravelerPoint agency requesting money for hotel bookings in Carthage. We exclusively partner with Quinta Travel and Event for all aspects of MNS2023, and all payments (registration/hotel booking) should be made only through the official MNS website.
The MNS Meeting Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. Submissions can be made via your MNS member panel. All abstracts must follow the instructions listed below and be submitted by June 15th, 2023. The requirement to submit the abstract is to be an MNS member in 2023.

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By submitting an abstract, authors confirm that they understand and accept the following rules for participation in MNS Meeting 2023:

The confirmed keynote lectures will be:


The MNS strives to strengthen exchanges between Mediterranean neuroscientists, promote education in the neurosciences and increase public awareness of progress made. The participation of scientists from the South countries, whether as organizers of symposia or as speakers, is, therefore, highly encouraged. The gender ratio, and the geographical distribution in order to promote a diversity of the attending members, within each proposal will also be taken into account to reach a decision.

The MNS and its partners will provide a limited number of stipends for qualified early-career candidates (guidelines to be released soon). However, the symposium proponents are invited to seek funding for travel, accommodation and conference registration of the invited participants (MNS only offers logistic support at the meeting venue).
Position: Post-Doctoral Scientist / Research Assistant Professor
The Bortolato lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah is delighted to announce two new positions for highly motivated Post-Doctoral scientists / Research Assistant Professors, generously sponsored by two new R01 and three R21 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The successful applicants will join a vibrant team of researchers committed to understanding the biology of pathological aggression and tic disorders. Our research is based on a translational strategy, which combines clinical and preclinical research with a strong focus on developing novel therapies for these disorders. To this end, we have developed unique models of these disorders and successfully translated some of our discoveries into clinical trials. Our multifaceted approach integrates behavioral, biochemical, molecular biological, and neuroanatomical techniques and offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and make a tangible impact in these critical areas of medical science. Our laboratory collaborates with a vast network of biologists and clinicians all over the world and is currently spearheading clinical and preclinical research to solve some of the central questions related to these disorders, including the mechanisms of sex differences, gene x environment interactions, as well as the neural processes whereby stress exacerbates symptoms.

Key Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Neuroendocrinology, or related fields with an established track record in one or more of the following:

1. Proteomics/ protein biochemistry
2. Immunofluorescence and neuroanatomy (tracing, etc.)
3. Behavioral procedures in rodents (preferably previous experience with operant chambers and/or machine learning analysis)

Experience with animal models and/or translational science is essential.
NOTICE OF SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR THE ADMISSION TO PhD PROGRAMME IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE (CYCLE 39, A. Y. 2023/2024) headquarters at the School of Advanced Studies - International Doctoral School University of Camerino
Selection procedure for admission to the PhD programme in "THEORETICAL AND APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE", 39th cycle . Academic Year 2023-2024, with headquarters at the School of Advanced Studies - International Doctoral School of the University of Camerino. National PhD Programme in "Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience" aims to provide PhD students with the scientific knowledge and methodologies necessary for the integrated study of neuroscience in areas ranging from the investigation of the mind-body-brain relationship to molecular neurobiology and cellular, computational, cognitive, preclinical, clinical, diagnostic, rehabilitative neuroscience up to the study of neurorobotic systems. The Programme is divided into the following 4 curricula: COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE; NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMANITIES; PRECLINICAL CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE; COMPUTATIONAL AND SYSTEM NEUROSCIENCE
The Pharmacology and Brain Pathology lab directed by Professor Michela Matteoli aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms at the basis of synapse dysfunctions in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases and at defining how glia-neuron interaction and inflammation affect these processes, in order to identify new targets suitable for therapeutic intervention.
In this framework, the unit led by Dr. Elisabetta Menna is now opening a position for a junior scientist at the postbac (post “laurea”) level to study the consequences of prenatal inflammation on the brain development of the progeny. The project will exploit a cohort of subjects for genetic and molecular analysis and will investigate the biological mechanisms
underlying using in vitro and in vivo models, with a focus on the so far poorly understood role of astrocytes.
The project implies the use of a wide range of techniques that span from cell and molecular biology to mice behavioral testing.
The position is available immediately with the possibility to enter in the institutional 3-year PhD program next fall 2023.

Job requirements
- Degree in biology, biotechnology, medicine or related disciplines;
- In vivo working experience (mice colony management, treatments, behavioural tests);
- Experience to work with cellular cultures and molecular assays will be an advantage.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive person, with an excellent ability to work in team.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of interest and contact information of two referees to Dr. Elisabetta Mennan ( and Dr. Giuliana Fossati (

Selected references
• Fossati, G., Matteoli, M., Menna, E. (2020) Astrocytic Factors Controlling Synaptogenesis: A Team Play. Cells

• Fossati, G., Pozzi, D., Canzi, A., Mirabella, F., Valentino, S., Morini, R., Ghirardini, E., Filipello, F., Moretti, M., Gotti, C., et al. (2019). Pentraxin 3 regulates synaptic function by inducing AMPA receptor clustering via ECM remodeling and β1-integrin. EMBO J.
Open Matchmaking Tool.The European Research Agency (APRE), in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Egypt, has developed the Open Matchmaking Tool: a tool open to all R&I stakeholders interested in bilateral Italy-Egypt cooperation, in different fields identified by the scientific and technological cooperation agreement signed in 2005, including HEALTH. An entity established in a non-associated Third Country associated with lower-middle income, such as Egypt, is automatically eligible for funding under Horizon Europe. By completing a simple online form, it will be possible to find and offer collaboration in the context of Horizon Europe and get in touch with potential Egyptian partners. Registration: