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ISSR 2020 ISSR 2020


Join us in Cancún for our 20th International Meeting in 2020!
“Serotonin on the Mexican Caribbean”
Marriott Cancún Resort
Cancún, Mexico
July 26-29, 2020
Important ISSR 2020 Meeting Deadlines

Meeting Registration

  • Opens in January, 2020
  • Early Bird: March 15, 2020 (fees increase after March 15)
  • Regular: April 20, 2020 (fees increase after April 20)
  • Late: July 1, 2020
Due to our contract with the meeting venue, registration fees will not be refunded after April 20, 2020

Abstract Submission

  • Opens in January, 2020
  • For short oral presentations: March 15, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance by mid-April
  • Abstracts accepted for short talks will also be programmed as a poster presentation
  • For poster presentation only: April 20, 2020


  • Reservations open in January, 2020
  • Deadline for the discounted room rates is April 20, 2020
The Marriott Resort in Cancun is a complex that includes two hotels (the Marriott Cancun and the JW Marriott Resort and Spa) along with 9 restaurants and numerous activities available on site. We have a room block with discounted rates at both the Marriott Cancun ($185 per night) and the JW Marriott ($285 per night).

Note: rooms available at discount are limited and we strongly encourage you to make reservations early!


14 September – 2 October 2020 – Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, France

  • Course director: Luísa Lopes (iMM Lisboa)
  • Co-directors: Cheryl Grady (Rotman Research Institute) & Nora Abrous (University of Bordeaux)

Keynote speakers:

  • Hélène Amieva – University of Bordeaux
  • Adam Antebi – MPI for Biology of Ageing
  • Carol Barnes – University of Arizona
  • Luc Buée – Centre de Recherche Jean-Pierre Aubert
  • Gwenaëlle Catheline – University of Bordeaux
  • Maria Llorens-Martin – Centro de Biologia
  • Molecular Severo Ochoa
  • Aline Marighetto – University of Bordeaux
  • Lars Nyberg – Umeå University
  • Laure Rondi-Reig – Sorbonne University
  • Yaakov Stern – Columbia University
  • Tony Wyss-Coray – Stanford University

Application deadline: 8 June 2020

The normal ageing process is associated with reduced performance on cognitive tasks that require quickly processing or transforming information to make a decision, including measures of speed of processing, executive cognitive function and working and relational memories.

This course will cover the fundamentals of cognitive aging -including inter-individual differences, cognitive and brain reserve and risk factors- and highlight the newest functional imaging methods to study human brain function. Participants will learn the potential and limitations of these methods, through practical experience in a combination of lectures addressing ageing in both humans and animal models.

SONA 2021 Ghana SONA 2021 Ghana

15th SONA/4th GNS Conference 2021 Accra, Ghana 25-28 April

The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the umbrella organisation for the regional and national neuroscience societies and groups in Africa, and an affiliate of the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO). The Society’s mandate is to advocate for neuroscience research and teaching in Africa and host an international conference every two years. The Ghana Neuroscience Society (GNS) is a member of SONA and IBRO.
Venue: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana

Female Pioneers from Ancient Egypt and the Middle East
Newly published book, about the appreciation of women who played vital roles in the evolution of science from the East. This book verifies that knowing about Eastern female pioneers' historical contributions in science, politics, and arts can advance today's gender roles in Middle Eastern countries and encourage young women living in Western societies with Eastern migration backgrounds.Broadening the public perception of these significant historical figures, therefore, has very high societal relevance. This knowledge offers a detailed evaluation of women's gender roles in Ancient Egypt and the Middle East, outlining their prominence and influence. It also discusses the possible psychological and social impact of this knowledge on today's gender roles. The evaluation involves crossing disciplines such as natural sciences, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, Islamic theology, history and arts, including diverse geographical regions worldwide.
Prestigious Italian Honour of ‘Knight’ for MNS President Giuseppe Di Giovanni
Congratulations Sir!!! Our President Giuseppe Di Giovanni has been awarded the honour of Cavaliere of the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of the Italian Republic Mattarella. The award included a diploma signed by the President of the Italian Republic and a Knight pin.The Ordine della Stella d’Italia recognises President Di Giovanni’s efforts to develop cooperation between Italy and Malta in the fields of science and culture.
The decoration is awarded to Italian and foreign citizens for their “extraordinary achievements in promoting friendly relations between Italy and other countries”.
“I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award,” said President Di Giovanni. This reflects Prof. Di Giovanni’s growing reputation for excellence in professional education and research as well as the international culture.
Throughout the years, President Di Giovanni has supported cultural exchanges strongly associated with Italy.
This award represents another significant honour for our President.
PhD studentship at the Medicine Department, University Jaume I de Castelló (UJI).
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the Medicine Department, University Jaume I de Castelló (UJI).The PhD candidate will be granted for a period of 4 years with a planned start between September 2021/January 2022 upon agreement with the successful candidate (Santiago Grisolia's Program from the Generalitat Valenciana; must be enrolled in a master program and hold a BsC in Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Psychology or related disciplines issued by a non-EU University or Institution. Neuroscience MsC is strongly desirable but not mandatory. The PhD project will aim at understanding the role of peptidergic transmission in pathological aggression related to alcohol abuse. During these 4 years, the candidate will work with two transgenic mouse lines and will be skilled in stereotaxic surgery, pharmacogenetics, optogenetics, behavioral paradigms, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, molecular neurobiology, confocal microscopy, RNAscope, ....To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) before 10 June 2021 to:Dr. Esther Castillo-Gómez ( Francisco Olucha ( Francisco Ros (
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Post-doc position for an in vitro electrophysiologist @ Crunelli/Di Giovanni Lab
Post-doc position for an in vitro electrophysiologist available at Giuseppe Di Giovanni's laboratory at the University of Malta for a collaborative research project with Professor Vincenzo Crunelli, Cardiff University, to investigate the role of serotonin 5-HT2C receptors in absence-epilepsy.
Job descriptionCALL FOR APPLICATIONS (Call ID: 37/2021) Post/s of Full-Time Research Support Officer III Project – “Lorcaserin as New Treatment for Absence Epilepsy – A Preclinical Study to pave the way for the clinical trial” And any other projects undertaken by the Department of Physiology & Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery 1. Applications are invited for the post of Research Support Officer to carry out duties in relation to the Lorcaserin as New Treatment for Absence Epilepsy – A Preclinical Study to pave the way for the clinical trial project funded by the University of Malta’s Internal Research Fund. The Research Support Officer may also be required to work on other projects undertaken by the Department of Physiology & Biochemistry within the Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. 2. Applicants should be in possession of a PhD in the area of Neuroscience. The University of Malta is an Equal Opportunity employer. 3. Applicants must be willing and able to work in Malta. 4. The full-time post is for a period of 12 months and carries an initial remuneration of €31,200 per annum. 5. Candidates must submit their covering letter, a copy of their curriculum vitae, a scanned copy of their certificates (certificates of degrees must be submitted in English), and contact details of at least two referees. Applications must be sent by e-mail by not later than Friday, 30 April 2021. Late applications will not be considered. 6. Further information about the vacancy may be obtained from: Office of the University, Msida, 16 February 2021